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10 Amazing Lunch Places in the First District of Vienna

Honu Tiki Bowls
If you work or stay in the city center of Vienna, you are surrounded by great restaurants and gourmet stores including a vast offering of lunch options. We have a lot of different lunch spots in the first district and have prepared a list of 10 amazing lunch places for you. They are all within walking-distance from St. Stephen's Cathedral, because we know how short a lunch-break can be.

1. Honu Tiki Bowls

The Hawaiian lunch place offers tasty Poke bowls, a new trend originated from Hawai, USA. Build your own bowl and choose your base, dressing, greens, protein, sauce and topping or select one of the signature bowls, such as the all-time favorite spicy tuna. Seating is available but limited. Take-away is always an option. Make sure to grab a loyalty card if you plan on coming back.

2. Max & Benito

The casual trendy lunch place offers fresh Californian Burritos in currently 3 locations in Vienna:
- Wipplinger Strasse
- Wien Mitte
- Mariahilfer Strasse
If you'd like to save a few calories, try the Burrito Bowl - the same ingredients just without the Tortilla. Sometimes people line until the street (e.g. Wipplinger Strasse) but staff is so efficient and well trained that the line moves quickly and everyone gets served promptly. Whether you eat in or take-away, make sure to grab a loyalty card to get a free burrito after ten visits.

Max & Benito

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3. Koestlich

The demand for vegetarian and vegan lunch options his still growing. Koestlich prepares one vegetarian and one vegan dish daily as well two different soups and desserts. They primarily cook with regional products and without preservatives.

4. neu deli

One of the trendiest lunch places in Vienna, neu deli prepares various fresh curries and soups and other dishes daily. Our absolute favorite: Spicy minced roast with mashed sweet potatoes. Most people eat in at the high tables and it is not unusual to squeeze in to another party. Takeaway, phone orders and loyalty program available.

neu deli Faschierter Braten

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5. ra'mien

ramien is one of Vienna's best places for ra'mien specialties, Vietnamese phos and rice bowls. ra'mien go is located directly at Hoher Markt across from Vienna's most famous Würstelstand.

6. Hidden Kitchen

Hidden Kitchen is one of the trendiest places in the city center of Vienna when it comes to healthy and vegetarian food. They do not use any preservatives in their food and most dishes are vegetarian or vegan. A classic lunch option is the main & salad which comes with a main dish and a variety of different salads. At first the proportion of main and salad might seem unusual if you are not used to it but as a healthy kitchen they focus on greens and vegetables.

Hidden Kitchen Lunch

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7. Schoenscharf

The restaurant offer Southeast Asian specialties such as spicy Thai green papaya salad, Red Thai Curry with beef and Khao Pad Gung as well as varying daily lunch menus. Due to limited seating, most customers prefer take away. During lunch hours, schönscharf collaborates with Ubereats for lunch deliveries.

8. Wiki Wiki Poke Bowls

The newly opened lunch place on Wipplinger Strasse impresses not just with creative Poke bowls but also with its beach style interior design with swings serving as seats and a totally laid back atmosphere. Leave the stress back in the office and indulge in this relaxing atmosphere while having lunch. Take-away and loyalty card available. "E'ai kaua!" - Hawaiian for Bon Appetit!

Wiki Wiki Poke Bowl

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9. Charly Fresh

Charly Fresh located at Karlsplatz in the first district of Vienna offers delicious wraps, salads, bagels as well as daily fresh varying soups for a light lunch. Furthermore Charly Fresh offers catering for your party.

10. IKO

The trendy Japanese fusion restaurant on Wipplinger Strasse offers fine business lunch including various dons, noodle- and rice dishes, salads as well as a special daily dish. Seating is limited, so try to avoid busy hours around 12pm if you can. IKO is a great place to meet a business partner over lunch and not overdo it in some super fancy restaurant.

IKO Wien Lunch Sushi

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We hope you enjoyed our lunch options in the city center of Vienna. If you did leave your comment below. We are happy to hear about your favorite places.

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