Top 10 Traditional Austrian Dishes – Sacher Torte, Tafelspitz

Austria is a fine country and is popular for numerous things, one is their food. Today we number the top 10 best Traditional Austrian Dishes and Foods.

10. Tiroler Gröstl

This dish is mostly favorite across the region called Tirol where people are engaged in skiing and hiking. It actually provides for the best way of re-using your leftovers and reinventing them in a new dish.  It mostly consists of bacon, onion, corns and of course potatoes. It can be served with a fried egg too.

Traditional Austrian Dishes, Tiroler Gröstl

9. Salzburger Nockerl

Served as a dessert, this dish is actually a soft and fluffy soufflé. This dish is actually the specialty of the city Salzburg, hence the name. It is made of egg yolks, lemon, flour, sugar, vanilla and egg whites. A Salzburg prince called Raitenau loved his mistress Salome only because of her Salzburger Nockerl.

Traditional Austrian Dishes , Salzburger Nockerl

8. Reindling Easter Cake

Starting out as an Easter Cake in Carinthia, Austria, this cake soon became a day-to-day recipe. It was made on only special occasions as Easter, weddings, baptism but soon people made it a common dish. It was a sweet cake with butter and jam but now people add ham, sausages and eggs to make it more savory.

Traditional Austrian Dishes, Reindling Easter Cake

7. Kärntner Kasnudeln

These are called the Carinthia noodles that are actually cheese noodles originating from Carinthia, Austria. These noodles can be topped with some delicious melted butter or any topping of your choice. It is filled with some delicious quark cheese and can be topped with bacon for a yummy experience.

Traditional Austrian Dishes, Kärntner Kasnudeln

6. Wiener Apfelstrudel

A delicious dessert, served with icing sugar and coffee, Wiener Apfelstrudel is made and eaten in many parts of the globe but with different names. It is an extremely delicious dish of light puff pastry and a juicy yummy feeling that makes you want to eat the whole dish.

Traditional Austrian Dishes, Wiener Apfelstrudel

5. Traditional Austrian Dishes – Linzer Torte

Named after the city Linz in Austria, Linzer Torte is an extremely delicious dish having a pastry topped with a lattice design. It has a light, fluffy and a delicious pastry having filling of jams and butters that makes it even more delightful. It is said to be one of the oldest cakes of the world.

Traditional Austrian Dishes, Linzer Torte

4. Palatschinken – Austrian Pancakes

An Austrian take on pancakes, Palatschinken are extremely delicious and can work many ways. You can make them with a sweet or a savory filling or can also incorporate them into soups by chopping them up. These pancakes are extremely fluffy and satisfying to eat as well.

Austrian Pancakes

3. Wiener Schnitzel

One of the national dish of Austria, Wiener Schnitzel actually originated in Vienna and is extremely mind-blowing for the people to eat. It is actually a cutlet of veal, breaded and pan fried. It originated in the 19th century and is the most famous dish not only in Austria but across the world.

Wiener Schnitzel

2. Tafelspitz

The king of beef dish, originating in Vienna, Austria, Tafelspitz is boiled veal or you can say beef made in broth having sides horse radish and mix minced apples. It is an extremely famous dish in Austria and Germany and is termed as one of the national Austrian dishes. It has vegetables and also spices that make it up as a whole meal.


1. Sacher Torte

An extremely delicious chocolate cake, Sacher Torte was originated in the year 1832 by a 16 yr. old apprentice chef named Franz Sacher. Little did he know that his recipe would be a huge hit and the cake would be termed as one of the best chocolate cakes in the world? But the recipe of this cake is kept secret behind the kitchen doors of the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria.

Sacher Torte

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  1. September 16, 2016

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