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Enjoyment to go: Streetfood Guide Austria 2024

Food & Beverage
Austrian cuisine

Colorful, sometimes even flashy, garnishes and then again very traditional like grandma's: street food is not a recipe, but a way of life. The FALSTAFF street food guide lists where you can find good food on the go.

The fourth FALSTAFF Streetfood Guide is once again an indicator of changing eating habits. Not just because you sometimes have to look up some exotic ingredients, even as a "foodie". But also because this kind of "easy eating" simply hits a nerve. This is not (only) about inflation! If you like, street food is the ideal answer to the increasingly digital lifestyle: quick to enjoy, available everywhere and yet very traditional when it comes to recipes.

The latter is important, as it allows classics of Austrian cuisine to take on new forms and win fans. Just as traditional everyday recipes of various peoples once enriched the menu. Just think of Phở, Ćevapčići or fish 'n' chips. Not everyone has to enjoy a "Tafelspitz Bowl", but basically this offer is a tribute to a cuisine that you would like to enjoy "casually".

The figures show the unbroken popularity of pizza, bánh mì, ramen, börek and poké bowls: the guide lists around 550 street food restaurants in Austria - almost 10% more than in the previous year. And quality is also improving according to the votes of the FALSTAFF community, the basis for all ratings: 150 businesses are rated better than in 2023. You will find the best lists in 21 categories, reflecting the colourful picture of the casual dining scene.

The best burger joint in Carinthia can be found as well as Burgenland's best sushi. And this can be done quickly thanks to the leaderboards. Just like street food!

The ranking is based on the total number of points and the food points.

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The best street food addresses in Vienna

Vienna is undoubtedly the heart of the Austrian street food scene. The capital offers a wealth of street food options that delight both locals and tourists. From hip food trucks and innovative fusion dishes to traditional stalls that reinterpret classic Viennese delicacies - everyone will find something to suit their taste here. Due to the variety on offer in Vienna, the capital's winners are also divided into different categories.

You can find the guide to the Vienna winners here:

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The best addresses in Austria

In Tyrol, Una Pizza in Innsbruck emerged as the winner. Italian antipasti, pasta and Neapolitan pizza delight fans of Italian cuisine. In Styria, Frankowitsch and Taflo share first place. While Frankowitsch in Graz is known for its sandwiches, Taflo in Bruck an der Mur serves burgers, bowls and bagels.

Neusiedl am See is home to Burgenland's national winner. The Neu Neusiedler offers vegan bowls as well as burgers. Whether a smash burger or Teresa Karlo's steppe beef, burger lovers are guaranteed to get their money's worth here. The selection of natural wines is also impressive.

In Lower Austria, the Beef + Burger Steakhouse restaurant in Herzogenburg is a hit. As the name suggests, there are burgers and juicy steaks here. In Upper Austria, the Koch Baukasten in Mehrnbach and once again the Leberkas-Pepi in Linz made it to first place. At the food truck in Mehrnbach, you can put together your own burger according to your own preferences using the modular principle.

If you are hungry for something other than a burger, the Leberkas-Pepi offers a wide range of Leberkas variations: in addition to the classic, it is also available with cheese, chili or truffle and porcini mushroom. The top address in Vorarlberg is the GAMS 1648 in Bezau. To accompany pizza from the stone oven, you can choose from a variety of wines in the wine bar.

In Salzburg, three addresses landed on the winners' podium. At Austrian Tapas - Foodtruck & Catering in Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer you will find – as the name suggests – Austrian tapas in street food style. At Gauchos del Gusto in Fuschl you will find Argentinian cuisine: salon beefsteak sandwiches, chimichurri burgers and choripan. At Siam Thaiküche you will find authentic Thai specialities such as Tom Kha Gai, Pad Thai or Wan Tan. In Carinthia, the Hafenstadt Urban Area in Klagenfurt delights with blues, jazz and cocktails as well as a weekly changing menu and breakfast from 7 am to 3 pm. The address is not just a restaurant, but also a meeting place for the creative scene and a living space in its own right with a culinary bonus.


Burgenland

Seven burgers as the core range are supplemented with changing specials. This could be a burger with bison meat from nearby Apetlon with juniper bacon, for example. The selection of minimally invasive wines is at least as celebrated as the solid delicacies.
Untere Hauptstraße 6
7100 Neusiedl am See
Austria
Neu Neusiedler.
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Neu Neusiedler.

Carinthia

The 200-year-old building on Klagenfurt's Lendhafen was renovated with great flair and transformed into an in-location in the provincial capital. Not just a casual hotspot for breakfast and brunch. As the bar menu has a lot of esprit, it is also the right place for a fine evening.
Villacher Straße 16-18
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Austria
Hafenstadt Urban Area.
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Hafenstadt Urban Area.

Lower Austria

Succulent steaks, burgers and pulled pork are on the menu when feasting to your heart's content. Regionality is firmly anchored in the house values. The premium meat comes from sustainable farming and great attention is paid to local quality in general.
Sankt Pöltner Straße 12
3130 Herzogenburg
Austria
Beef + Burger Steakhouse.
© Beef + Burger Steakhouse
Beef + Burger Steakhouse.

Upper Austria

Building burgers, I want to build a burger. According to my own taste. Utopia or reality? Probably the second, if you stand in front of the food truck in the Innviertel region. There are six buns, four patties and a great variety of fresh vegetables, cheese, grilled meat and sauces to choose from.
Mehrnbach 18
4941 Mehrnbach
Austria
Koch Baukasten.
© Kochbaukasten
Koch Baukasten.

Some see the Linzer Torte as the major culinary landmark of Linz. But the star of the show is still the Leberkas-Pepi with its huge selection of specialties. All served by a wonderfully friendly staff. A must-visit destination.
Rathausgasse 3
4020 Linz
Austria
»Leberkas Pepi«.
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»Leberkas Pepi«.

Salzburg

Innovative tapas-style indulgence comes from the food truck. Tanja Getzinger and Thomas Pichlmaier's delicacies, such as roast pork (in) dumplings or Nidei with pink sauerkraut, are fresh and sustainable. This is modern local cuisine and fast food with class.
Salzachstraße 3
5722 Niedernsill
Austria
You can find delicious Tapas at Austrian Tapas - Foodtruck & Catering.
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You can find delicious Tapas at Austrian Tapas - Foodtruck & Catering.

If you're looking for the ordinary, you've come to the wrong place! All the burgers and steak sandwiches are exceptional and, above all, delicious. From the Angus patty in gaucho style to the Argentina steak sandwich or the "Patagonia Chickenbabe". Spiced up with great sauces, the food here is incredibly tasty.
Bullenweide an der B158
5330 Fuschl
Austria
Gauchos del Gusto.
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Gauchos del Gusto.

If you love Asian street food, you simply have to go to Siam Thai Kitchen. Such a wonderful and delicious variety of flavours to discover - even spaghetti is served Thai-style ("Phat Khi Mau"). The ingredients are fresh and the preparation is superb. Be sure to try the spring rolls.
Karolingerstraße 31
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Authentic Thai street food can be found at SIAM Thaiküche.
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Authentic Thai street food can be found at SIAM Thaiküche.

Styria

The large selection of bread rolls is already legendary, accompanied by a freshly tapped Pfiff beer, a glass of house prosecco or sparkling wine - simply perfect! Small desserts round off the package. The aperitivo cocktail bar Ciccio is the perfect place to round off the day. An icon in Graz.
Stempfergasse 2-4
8010 Graz
Austria
Frankowitsch. 
@ Frankowitsch
Frankowitsch. 

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A bistro with burgers, bowls and bagels. There are plenty of variations, with bagels served with cream cheese and "carrot laxx" or bacon. Burger fans like the "cheese and bacon" version, vegans the one with sweet potato rösti or beet patty. Pleasant atmosphere.
Herzog-Ernst-Gasse 14
8600 Bruck an der Mur
Austria
Taflo.
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Taflo.

Tyrol

Neapolitan pizza as it should be: wafer-thin base, fluffy, elastic crust and generous toppings made from the best products (tip: the spicy house creation with 'Nduja, olives and ricotta crust). You almost forget that the antipasti, pasta and secondi are still waiting.
Universitätsstraße 3
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Una Pizza.
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Una Pizza.

Vorarlberg

The most beautiful location you could imagine for what is probably the best pizza in the country: in the old Bregenzerwald parlour, there is always a special edition (truffle, lobster, asparagus, etc.) in addition to the classic toppings. The finest wines from the in-house wine cellar are also available!
Platz 44
6870 Bezau
Austria
GAMS 1648.
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GAMS 1648.

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