The Fight Between Carnival and Lent: Eating Frugally in Vienna’s Naschmarkt

The Fight Between Carnival and Lent: Eating Frugally in Vienna’s Naschmarkt

Stretching nearly a mile long, the chaotic assemblage of food stalls and cramped cafés that comprise the centuries-old Naschmarkt in central Vienna can be an olfactory overload for newcomers. The first time I went, the mingling smells of dried fruit and döner kebab made me forget for a second that I wasn’t in Istanbul—until the sight of an enormous Wiener Schnitzel snapped me back to reality.

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