There's a smell of crusty bread patties, freshly brewed coffee, and on the opposite side of the street sits a child with a large portion of soft ice cream with a sweet caramel topping. In the middle of Wilten, more and more eateries have accumulated over the years, enriching the city's culinary scene. It's not far from one to the next - off to gastro-hopping for foodies!
Stroll through the culinary scene
We start in the northern part of the district, directly at the Triumphpforte. This is where the district of Wilten begins, which extends all the way to the Sill Gorge and is home to a particularly large number of green spaces. The restaurants couldn't be more different: some very small and take-away, others with inviting guest gardens.
The Vitrine: The vegetarian snack
Well hidden in the older building complex next to the Triumphpforte, you will find a real fast food treasure. The small kiosk store Vitrine serves only vegan and vegetarian dishes, lovingly prepared and very well tasted. The bread is homemade, as are the fries. Add to that a friendly smile, a nice chat, and you have the perfect lunch or night snack!
Salurner Str. 15, 6020 Innsbruck
Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 to 11 p.m., Fri. 11:30 to 3 a.m. and Sat. 12:30 to 3 a.m
Tony's: Pizza with a difference
For some time now, there has been a new Italian-run pizza restaurant on Maximilianstraße: Tony's. Here, a distinction is made between normal Neapolitan pizza and "Contemporary Pizza", which is topped with fine ingredients. You can't really go wrong here either way, though you should know that the Contemporary is more of a pizza flatbread and could also pass for a fancy sandwich, for example. Which doesn't take anything away from its taste. For pizza cravings, though, it's better to stick with the classics. Pro-tip: go halves with your counterpart and taste the vest of two worlds!
Maximilianstraße 9, 6020 Innsbruck
Tues.-Thu. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m
Your Placel: The burger joint
The house classic here is the "Kaos Burger", with sesame bread, filled with 180 grams of beef, cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles and BBQ. If you'd rather go on a culinary adventure, try the "Man in Black" with blue cheese and pears - or maybe some quesadillas right now? Either way, it's a good stop for a big, quick bite.
Your Placel also includes Ann’s Diner, across the street, where a mix of hot dogs, bowls and tacos await connoisseurs of American fast food. Tip: Soft ice cream is also available!
Leopoldstraße 30, 6020 Innsbruck
Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m
Leopoldstrasse 30, 6020 Innsbruck
Mon.-Thu. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m
Meanwhile, an absolute classic in vegan circles: In Jakob's store you are always well fed. The ever-changing burgers with, for example, roasted pumpkin and the crispy fried wedges are just too good! Even the meat fan forgets that he might be missing something here. Tip: book in advance!
Leopoldstraße 36, 6020 Innsbruck
Tue.-Sat. 5 p.m. to 11 p.m
Yes, you can go to one of the wonderful alpine pastures to get classic Tyrolean cuisine served in the green. But you can also simply go to the guest garden of Riesen Haymon. For example, after a short hike through the Sill Gorge. On the menu are Austrian inn classics (actually, the fitness salad and shrimp salad must probably be counted in the meantime!) like Gröstl, Schnitzel and Schinkenrahmspatzln. Also the Tris can be seen, salad should one however in addition-order for a butter-green balance.
Haymongasse 4, 6020 Innsbruck
daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m
What sounds like a fine brunch spot, is actually one! The Heublume serves brioche rolls, egg dishes and particularly delicious sandwiches. If you really want to know, order the "Burki", the flatbread combines the other three toppings on one piece.
Templstraße 32, 6020 Innsbruck
Tues.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
The Italian restaurant at Wiltener Platzl is a wonderful place for a good glass of wine in the evening. It is just as wonderful to sit here in the morning in the sun with a cappuccino and a warm cornetti and watch the hustle and bustle. If you sit down in front of the restaurant on a Saturday morning, you will see a lot, because Saturday is market day in Wilten, and the farmers sell their goods.
Wiltener Platzl, Leopoldstraße 27, 6020 Innsbruck
Mon., Tues. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m
Old or new? Both. The former Israeli restaurant from Universitätsstraße is back in Innsbruck: at the upper end of Leopoldsstraße, in the direction of Egger-Lienz-Straße. In addition, there is - brand new! - a Späti store with takeaways.
Leopoldstraße 42, 6020 Innsbruck
Wed.-Sun. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m
The little ramble through Wilten comes to an end here, although there is of course much more to discover. From Bierstindl to Afghan food ... here are a few complementary tips:
- Verenas: In the small café in Leopoldstraße there are homemade cakes (also gluten-free!), good coffee and hearty snacks.
- Kulturgasthaus Bierstindl: beautiful guest garden at the foot of the Bergisel, large portions and events.
- Ariana Afghanisches Restaurant in Andreas-Hofer-Straße: something different, and very good!
- Wilten Brunch & Bar: a bar in the evening, during the day a cozy place to meet friends or have a coffee.
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