Vienna’s first food hall
Vienna has so much to offer, but until now that has not included a food hall. Now Vienna’s first food hall has opened in Meidling in a former carriage shed that used to belong to tram-operator Badner Bahn. The carriage shed, an old brick building dating from 1907, has turned out to be the perfect location for the food hall called Gleisgarten. The hall is airy and bright. Lots of wood and plants (even palm trees) create a pleasant ambience and great acoustics.
The food on offer is not as varied as you would find in other market halls in large cities, but everyone can still find something to suit their tastes. There are gyros and moussaka from Greece, couscous bowls from Morocco, wok dishes, ramen and gyoza from Asia, pinsa, the thicker version of pizza, and Trixie Kiddo's famous smoked BBQ dishes. There will also be a Local Heroes booth where local newcomers can showcase their work each week. The highlight is the in-house Vienna Craft brewery. There is also a café on the premises.
Food and drinks are available at the various stands, which you can then take with you to sit down at one of the many inviting wooden tables in the middle of the hall. There are three stages where concerts also take place.
A new urban district has sprung up in the area around the Gleisgarten in recent years. The Gleisgarten is a new meeting place in the neighborhood for many local residents.
Useful to know: the Gleisgarten is a cash-free zone.