If you want to eat your way around the world, you could buy a few plane tickets. Or you could simply spend some time at the European Street Food festival.
- Vienna stop on an ongoing tour
- Numerous food trucks serving international dishes
- Held outside the huge Stadthalle venue alongside the Wildstyle & Tattoo fair
- Next dates: May 20-21, 2023
- See also:
Street food in Vienna
(Poster for the 2021 edition)
If you ever get bored of Schnitzel and Sachertorte, the European Street Food festival makes an excellent alternative.
Picture a culinary map of the globe converted into numerous food trucks & stalls and you’ve pretty much got it… a chance to sample a wide range of edible (and drinkable) delights from around the world.
So you might find flame-grilled salmon next to tofu & bean wraps, Thai curry or Berlin curried sausage, corn dogs or churros, a pulled pork burrito or a chicken fajita, Bratwurst or baked potatoes…you get the idea.
The open-air festival takes place outside the Stadthalle event venue, which normally hosts the Wildstyle and Tattoo fair on the same weekend. Bring your appetite.
The Stadthalle is where, for example, many touring musicians, shows, and sporting events make their Vienna stop. Think Celine Dion, Holiday on Ice, KISS, James Blunt, Ricky Gervais, international tennis, the Chippendales…that sort of thing.
Dates, tickets & tips
This street food festival has been on tour since 2015. Dates for the next Vienna stop are May 20th and 21st, 20223.
The good news is that “entrance” is always free. (Obviously the food isn’t.)
On any other weekend, you might try the long and colourful aisles of the Naschmarkt open-air market for street food with a heavy international flavour to it.
How to get to the Stadthalle
As a major event venue, the Stadthalle is easily reached by public transport and has its own for-fee car parks.
Subway: The outdoor area is a short walk from the Burggasse-Stadthalle station (on the U6 line) and Schweglerstraße station (on the U3 line)
Tram/bus: Trams 6 and 18 also stop at Burggasse-Stadthalle. Another option is the tram 9 (or 49) to Beingasse or Urban-Loritz-Platz. Or bus 48A to Moeringgasse (when driving toward the city centre) and Koppstraße/Thaliastraße (when driving away from the city centre).
Address: Wiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna | Website