Unpronounceably good

The unpronounceably good sandwiches by Trześniewski are a Viennese institution. They are the Viennese form of fast food and have been so for more than 100 years. The Viennese sandwich maker has been headquartered in Dorotheergasse, i.e. Vienna’s first district, since 1904. The recipe for success: brown bread with 23 different spreads. “Bacon and egg” is the most popular one. The recipes have largely remained unchanged to this day, and they are a tightly guarded secret. There is allegedly a special way of boiling the eggs …

Traditionally, one would have a small glass of beer (a “Pfiff”) with the sandwiches. The otherwise unusual volume of 4.4 ounces of beer and the accordingly small glass go exquisitely well with the size of the miniature sandwiches. By the way, the spread is put on by hand – and with the use of a fork, which gives them their unmistakable appearance. The “fork spreaders” are well-respected in the company. And if you want to know how to pronounce Trześniewski: Jeshnievski. Or something along those lines. Why don’t you pop into one of their shops and ask …


Dorotheergasse 1

1010 Vienna


+43 1 512 32 91

Mo-Fr 08:30-19:30, Sa 09:00-18:00, Su & hols 10:00-17:00

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