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7 Typical Austrian Foods You Must Try in Innsbruck

Austrian cuisine is one of my favourites. Austria is the home of my favourite cake - Sacher cake and one of my favourite foods - Spätzle. I was lucky enough to live in Innsbruck for a while and I have visited it over 15 times in the last decade. I love Innsbruck (it is actually my favourite city) and I love Austrian food so I have made a list of my favourite Tyrolean (T) and Austrian (A) foods and where to try them.


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1. Tiroler Gröstl / "Bauern Gröstl“ (T)

What is it: Bacon, onion and potato fry-up served with a fried egg and coleslaw.

Where to try it in Innsbruck: Stiftskeller (Stiftgasse 1-7, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria)

Price: € 11.70

2. Käsespätzle (A)

What is it: Home-made egg noodles (Spätzle) with melted cheese, roasted onions and green salad.

Where to try it in Innsbruck: Stiftskeller (Stiftgasse 1-7, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria)

Price: € 10.60

3. Tiroler Speckknödel (T)

What is it: Tyrolean bacon dumplings with sauerkraut, chives and brown butter.

Where to try it in Innsbruck: Altstadtbeisl (Herzog Friedrichstrasse Ecke, Hofgasse 2, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria - right next to the Golden Roof)

Price: € 11.70

4. Wiener Schnitzel (A)

What is it: Bread crumbed pork schnitzel (steak) with cranberry jam and parsley potatoes.

Where to try it in Innsbruck: Stiftskeller (Stiftgasse 1-7, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria)

Price: € 11.90

5. Apfelstrudel (A)

What is it: Apple pie originating from Austro-Hungarian Empire and popular dessert in ex Austro- Hungarian countries today.

Where to try it in Innsbruck: Strudel Cafe Kröll (Hofgasse 6, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria)

*They also do gluten free breakfast.

Price: € 3.80

6. Sachertorte (A)

What is it: Dense chocolate cake with a thin layer of apricot jam, coated in specifically for Sacher made dark chocolate icing, traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream. Copyrighted type of chocolate cake and one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties.

Where to try it in Innsbruck: Café Sacher Innsbruck (Rennweg 1, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria - opposite of Strudel Cafe Kroell)

Price: € 7.50

7. Bergisel cake (T)

What is it: Cheesecake type of cake.

Where to try it in Innsbruck: Bergisel Sky (Bergiselweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria - on top of ski jumping hill)

Price: around € 7.00


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