Five of the Best Schnitzels in Austria
Indulging in some armchair traveling. Today: Munich’s Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin had a recent feature on Vienna in which they asked their favorite Viennese where they preferred to eat their schnitzel.
The schnitzel is the kind of national dish that is found everywhere in Vienna, which is great news if you are in a hurry, did not do any research and just want to tick the schnitzel box on your list of things to eat in Austria. However if you are even just a tiny bit of a food perfectionist, this omnipresence of the schnitzel – not to mention its regular physical proximity to people dressed as Mozart trying to sell you concert tickets – may leave you in a perpetual state of dissatisfaction, wondering whether the huge, flat piece of fried meat in front of you is a good representation of the classic.
Here are, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin’s favorite Vienna locals, where to find the best representations of the art, mostly located in Vienna’s first district:
- The architect recommends Plachutta (Wollzeile although they do have other locations including Grinzing)
- The artist recommends Österreicher, the restaurant at the MAK (Museum für Angewandte Kunst/Applied and Contemporary Arts Museum)
- The d.j. recommends Oberforsthofalm in Sankt Johann im Pongau, Salzburg province
- The manager recommends Kanzleramt
- The world champion alpine skier: Gaalerhof in Gaal, Steiermark