the Universitatplatz along the historic center of Salzburg is not only filled with lots of attractions but is also a busy market area filled with various foods and goodies and you would find many Bake Shops and Food Cart Vendors offering a variety of Austrian and regional Salzburger Breads and Biscuits and snack foods and desserts which offers a tempting array of carbohydrate munching. these bakeries and food carts offer a variety of breads such as your typical Apfelstrudel, various Croissants (Austria disputes that the croissants was invented in Vienna rather than in France), Topfen, wienerbrød, Mohnstrudel and a lot more baked goodies to choose from.
opens: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday
Favorite Dish the list is endless, care for an apple strudel street food style at 3 euros, croissants at 1 euros per piece and a lot more baked goodies.
Pretzels are popular all over the world, in fact there are many pretzel chains in many countries, however since we are in Austria, which is one of the Pretzel Loving Countries as it is german and pretzel originated in Bavaria which is beside it (Salzburg was once part of Bavaria) then we have to try the Austrian Pretzel and they have a popular Pretzel Chain here in Salzburg which offers a wide variety of Pretzels in different sizes and with different topping as well and the chain is called Salzburger Brezen Reisinger (as the germen world for pretzel is Brezen) and they have several food carts all around the city and we tried one along the historic center of Salzburg, along Weiner Philharmonic Gasse, just beside the Kollegienkirche. The Company was founded by a local named Alex Reisinger in May of 1996 and he sells the various pretzel goodies from food cart trucks in and around Salzburg.
their branch at university square beside Kollegienkirche is open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday except sunday and holidays.
Favorite Dish they have 8 different kinds of pretzel and with different toppings such as pizza pretzel, choco pretzel, kleine pretzels, laugen pretzels and a lot more. prizes depends on the size of which a small size is from 1.20 to 1.60 euros and large size from 3 to 4 euros per piece.
warning: many of the pretzels are somewhat salty are salzburgers love salt so such as Salzburg originated from salt mines hence the local salburgers love them salt very much.
Having eaten at a Nordsee branch in Heidelberg and knowing that there are more nordsee branches in austria and staying more days in austria than in germany got me excited and I found a Nordsee Branch in Salzburg at the pedestrian street of Getreidegasse in the Old Town of Salzburg.
Nordsee, which is a German and Austrian Chain of Seafood Fastfood Restaurants and we ate at their branches in Heidelberg and Vienna as well.
Nordsee (North Sea) is a fishery which eventually expanded into a fast food seafood restaurant type of operation which started in Bremen in 1898 and in 1964 it expanded into the seafood restaurant of which is located mainly in Germany and Austria but with branches around Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Hungary, Cyprus, Dubai, Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey and Russia of which they now have more than 430 branches around Europe and middle east. The sell a wide variety of sandwhiches and delis and a larger variety of assorted seafood such as Fischbrötchen (fish sandwiches), clams, mussels, lobsters, fish fillets and even sushi meals as well and you can even order rice with your meals if you want.
Mon-Fri: 09: 00 am - 8: 00 pm
Sa: 09: 30 am -8: 00 pm
Thus: 11: 00 am -6: 00 pm
Favorite Dish there is a wide variety of seafood and deli and seafood salads to choose from and they now have Japanese sushi and sashimi as well as nordsee is now partly owned by a Japanese company we tried the fish sandwhich at 6 euros an order and the steamed half lobster in their other outlets in Salzburg of which it cost 30 euros for the half lobster with rice instead of potatoes as I am a rice lover after all! and a can of coke zero.
One way to save money when traveling around German speaking countries is to eat in butcher shops or Metzgerei in German. It is a great way to try local foods and do it cheaply too. It can be foreboding if you don't speak any German but everything is on display so you can always point if no one speaks English. Don't worry about the prices either. It's generally cheap and as you might expect in a butcher shop, they weigh the meat so you pay by the gram. Rolls etc are extra but also fairly priced.
Favorite Dish Can't remember exactly what everyone had but my guess is it was pork, tasty and cheap. I do remember everyone was quite happy with their meals and with the choice of places to eat as we were all hungry after the train trip and this was a quick fix that we just stumbled across.
To check out a few great places to eat that I visited in 2004 but are still in town go here
Nordsee is a chain of restaurants that has a large variety of uncooked and cooked seafood.
For about E$8.00-10.00 you can get a crumbed fish and salad meal.
They have a wide variety of fish and side dishes available.
Family friendly environment.
Favorite Dish I loved the fish meals that included fresh salads and salad dressing. Always so fresh.
Businesses in the old-town have a rule that if someone's business leaves for some reason, someone should die or just sell to another for profit, the sign on the outside has to stay basically the same with no large changes. McDonalds wanted very badly to be on this shopping street, so agreed, and just put the golden arches in this great old iron sign!
Favorite Dish black coffee
I couldn't go to eat in a real and fancy restaurant but as always I can suggest to try the Nordsea.
After 3 years, again Salzburg and again Nordsea. In fact you can find this seafood/ fats food in many place around Austria and Germany. But tell me please, how you can say no to such beautifull plates.
Nordsee is a chain within Europe that offers the diner a selection of mostly seafood items amongst others. It is a fastfood place so don't expect the best quality. However, it's a European fastfood restaurant so expect more that you would for an American fastfood place. I wish that weren't true.
One other thing, it's split into a deli and also a restaurant. So you can sit down and eat, but again not the highest quality although Nordsee will tell you differently.
Favorite Dish The fishcakes were pretty good.
Wurst stands are all over the town also. There are two just on opposite ends of the river, across the main bridge. One on the new side of town, just as you get onto Linzergasse and the other at Hanuschplatz (the bus depot). The one on new town is open later I believe. The wurst are great and cheap dining!
These little Doner Kebap stands are all over town... I believe they are turkish food. Anyway, it is basically slightly spicy meet sliced off a larger slab and then put on a fluffy pita with some sour cream and maybe some extra toppings. VERY GOOD! Especially after some late night beer drinking. There is one by the old stadium and one by Augustiner Brau.
The Salzburg Open Air Market is a mixture of prepared foods, produce, and arts and crafts. It's a must see even if you aren't going to eat there.
Favorite Dish Kaesekrainer (cheese-filled sausage) is typical Austrian food. Go to one of the sausage stands (Imbißstube) and have one with some spicy mustard (scharfer Senf.)
These are usually just informal little places- fun to hang out at. The picture shown is from the Kebab stand on the LinzerGasse, my favorite!
Favorite Dish Döner kebaps, or pizza. If you're not familiar with kebap, it's a turkish sandwich of sorts made from beef. It's on a big cylinder (see pic) and they shave it off for you, then put it in a roll with yogurt sauce and lettuce, onion and tomato (and often curry, if you want).