Mushroom Country

The season of mushrooms is upon us! In fact, the season of mushrooms has been upon us – from approximately July to September. Walk past any restaurant or cafe in Vienna and you will see menus boasting various cuts of meat doused in mushroom cream sauces, the more robust mushrooms fried like schnitzel and served with tartar […]

On Foot from Kahlenberg to Grinzing

Kahlenberg is a beautiful green space above the city that boasts a gorgeous and expansive view of Vienna. There are many paths – from the ambling kind to the challenging hiking kind – that diverge from Kahlenberg and yesterday I took the vineyard route to Grinzing. There is nothing particularly challenging about this 30 minute […]


Since February I have been on a quest to find the elusive Popcorn Milka chocolate bar. I glimpsed it once – on the shelves of my neighborhood Mueller – and penniless, I promised myself I would return as soon as possible to make it mine. While I may not be an avid chocolate fan, I […]

Waldseilpark Kahlenberg

Kahlenberg is well-known for its beautiful hiking trails and magnificent views, sloping vineyards and myriad of Heuriger but recently I discovered another way to spend a day on top of the hill. Waldseilpark Kahlenberg is a tight-rope/zipline course strung between the trees in the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald). Visitors strap themselves into a harness and are let loose on […]


Veganista Ice Cream is, to put it simply, the best vegan ice cream I have ever tasted – and as a lactose-intolerant, food-loving woman, I have tasted my fair share of watery, fruit-based piles of ice that have more in common with a snow cone than a sundae. I am in awe of the flavors […]