Wiener Schnitzel – this means Viennese cutlet. The most popular version is a thinly-pounded piece of veal. I’m not a huge fan of veal, so I opted for the chicken, which is probably the second most popular.
Viennese Sausage – I can’t compare it to the canned Vienna Sausage, since I’ve never had it, but this particular one just tasted like a hot dog.
Apfelstrudel – or an apple strudel, a layered pastry with apples inside. If you get the chance to go to Cafe Residenz the Schonbrunn, you’ll get to watch them make it.
Goulash – this is a soup/stew of meat/vegetables, which originated in Hungary. But luckily, I got to try it in Austria. Since Hungary is just next door, goulash is a pretty popular dish in Austria.
Sacher torte – dense chocolate cake (think, almost brownie-like), with layers of apricot jam. Maybe it was the cafe I tried it at (I didn’t go to a bakery), or maybe it’s because I don’t like apricots. But I didn’t really like the cake. It was very sweet and too dry.
Glühwein – also known as mulled wine, which can be found at any and every Christmas market you visit in Vienna. It’s not something that I would drink at home, but for cold nights in Vienna, it’s a nice treat to have while browsing all of the Christmas stalls.
Zweigelt – made from grapes that happen to be the most widely grown red grape in Austria, this is a type of red wine and it’s pretty great. Plus, wine is cheap in Austria!
McDonald’s – there are a few ‘snack wraps’ for breakfast. They also like eating chicken for breakfast here.