Welcome to Salzburg, the city usually known for its music – be it Rodgers and Hammerstein’s the Sound of Music or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. But Salzburg also has great food and I am willing to share “a few of my favourite things…”
First, visit the Café Bazar (Schwarzstraße 3, 5020 Salzburg) – a traditional Austrian Coffee House, which has maintained its local vibe and serves delicious cuisine. The food is yummy – I highly recommend trying the Fritattensuppe (traditional broth with pancake strips), anything off the daily lunch menu, a piece of the famous Sachertorte (chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam and chocolate icing) and of course the delicious coffee! Also, the atmosphere in here is unique. People still come here to have coffee and read the paper! Now, is there a better way to really see and taste Salzburg?!
During your stroll through the old city, you must try Konditorei Schatz (Getreidegasse 3, 5020 Salzburg). This is my grandmother’s favourite place to buy a sweet treat and as such has been passed on through the family as an invaluable culinary part of Salzburg. The place is truly unique and a glimpse into a different world beyond chic or touristy cafes.
For dinner head above the city to M32 (Mönchsberg 32, 5020 Salzburg). The restaurant is housed in the city’s Museum of Modern Art and perched on top of the Mönchsberg. The result is a stunning view of the city and the surrounding mountain ranges. The interior is inspired by the modern art next door, creating the perfect setting in which to serve fantastic food. The food is indeed fantastic, being contemporary yet inspired by traditional local cuisine. Overall, M32 manages to strike the perfect balance between the tradition, beauty and modernity surrounding it.
And finally, the Mozartkugel. This piece of round chocolate is known throughout the world but is best tasted in its hometown. There is a plethora of brands claiming to be the best, however, it is the Konitorei Fürst, which invented the Mozartkugel in 1890 and until this day uses the original recipe. They continue to use the highest quality products and take incredible care in their production, leaving you with the best Mozartkugel there is! Tradition and chocolate at its finest! (They have four locations in Salzburg, but my personal favourite is in the Ritzerbogen.)