10 tips for the Viktualienmarkt
According to Tripadvisor, the Viktualienmarkt is one of the top tourist attractions in Munich - and we dare not doubt that. When we think of the Viktualienmarkt, our thoughts quickly turn to traditional costumes on beer benches, giant pretzels, stag parties and fabulously expensive exotic fruits. Yet the Viktualienmarkt is so much more than its clichés. It is the ideal place to go for everything from small snacks to huge meals. So you know where to start - here are our ten favorite stalls at the Viktualienmarkt.
Cozy and warm: Soup kitchen
A classic in the middle of the Viktualienmarkt. Every day, the soup kitchen offers a large, changing selection of soups, stews, curries and chilis, as well as a few standards on the menu. Especially on cold, gray days, nothing beats a big plate of warm soup in the soup kitchen's heated tent. But beware: it can get very crowded here at lunchtime - so it's best to arrive before 12:30 or after 13:30. Or sit together at the bar tables.
Where exactly: Pretty much in the middle of the Viktualienmarkt in the direction of Frauenstraße. Hard to miss.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm
With a view: Rischart Café
Do you prefer to watch the hustle and bustle from the sidelines? Then we recommend the roof terrace of the Rischart bakery on the edge of the market. There you have the very best view of the Viktualienmarkt and can enjoy a sandwich or a sweet pastry while people-watching.
Where exactly: Viktualienmarkt 2
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hip potatoes: Caspar Plautz
The neighbors of the soup kitchen have a bit of a space problem, as their potato creations are extremely popular. And the crowds are right - it really is delicious here. From green sauce to shakshuka, Caspar Plautz rethinks baked potatoes and makes potato lovers' hearts skip a beat. Here, too, it's better not to come at mainstream lunchtime, but five minutes earlier or later to get one of the seats.
Where exactly: In the immediate vicinity of the coffee roastery and the soup kitchen
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., hot meals from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You're in falafel-taboulé-shawarma heaven here! Don't be put off by the queue that you're sure to encounter here. Even if you don't get a seat, there's a wide selection of tasty treats to choose from. However, if you opt for a seat and a mixed plate, you would be well advised not to plan any other big meals that day - you get your money's worth here.
Where exactly: Westenriederstr. 9
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm
Bavarian fast food: butcher's mile
Definitely not an insider tip among meat eaters. Next to the Rischart Café (see tip number 2), there is one small butcher's stall after another. So if you want something hearty and quick, this is the place to go. After all, you can never go wrong with a proper Leberkassemmel. And you can avoid queuing thanks to the alternative options.
Where exactly: Viktualienmarkt 2
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday until 6 p.m.
Caffeine boost: Viktualienmarkt coffee roastery
Morning grouchiness or afternoon slump? What luck that you can get one of the most delicious coffees in Munich at the Viktualienmarkt. And small, sweet treats for the sugar high. There's usually a queue at the coffee roastery too - but don't worry, it's quick. And if you want a little bit of that Viktualienmarkt feeling to take home with you, it's best to pick up a bag of coffee at the serving window. It also makes a great gift for coffee lovers.
Where exactly: In the immediate vicinity of the soup kitchen and Caspar Plautz
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sandwich break: Marina's Feinkost
Fast food meets delicatessen: at Marina's Feinkost you can get the most delicious sandwiches. With bruschetta, buffalo mozzarella, fine ham and crispy baguette... our mouths are watering just thinking about it. But it makes you wonder why you've had to put up with boring sandwiches for years when a sandwich can be so fulfilling!
Where exactly: Viktualienmarkt 4-8
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Juicy: Chico's juice bar
Whether you have a cold or an afternoon slump - at Chico's juice bar you get the full vitamin load in juice form. From classic, freshly squeezed OJ to ginger shots and colorful fruit blends, there's something to suit everyone's taste. Tip: If you drink the juice on the spot, you get it in a glass and save on annoying waste. So much time is needed.
Where exactly: In the extension of Reichenbachstraße
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Healthy: regional fruit & vegetables at Resi am Markt
Fans of regional, seasonal and fresh fruit & vegetables here? Then Resi am Markt is the right place for you! Many products are offered here in Demeter & organic quality. Yesterday still in the field, today already on sale at Resi, so to speak. But you can also enjoy freshly squeezed juices, lunch and preserved fruit and vegetables here. Our highlight is the "happiness in a bag": Twice a week you get 5kg of fruit and vegetables for just 10 euros! But please note: only while stocks last...
Where exactly: Opposite Douglas & Starbucks at Viktualienmarkt
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 08:00 to 18:00
Sweet finale: Handmade treats at the Lea Zapf market patisserie
The best comes at the end - not only for dessert, but also for the Lea Zapf market patisserie. So if you want to end your Viktualienmarkt tour on a sweet note, stop by master confectioner Lea Zapf. Located on Frauenstraße, the stand tempts you with cakes, a new version of the cream puff called Luftikus, all kinds of tarts and brioche. Add to this a hot or cold drink and the rest of the space in your stomach is filled.
Where exactly: The stand is located on Frauenstraße
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 18:00
and Saturday 10:30 am to 5:00 pm