Review of Meinl am Graben in Vienna
No visit to Vienna would be complete without a stop in this opulent supermarket, known for its trademark coffee brand. Once upon a time, Meinl am Graben served as the elegant flagship location for the Julius Meinl chain of grocery stores. In the late '90s the company decided to close its numerous outlets in Austria and Eastern Europe while expanding its principle store into a singular foodie paradise. The resulting three-story gourmet market offers the finest meats, cheeses, fish and baked goods, while simultaneously giving shoppers access to an enormous selection of international brands. Here you can find your favorite Japanese beer or American barbeque sauce, and then pick up some exquisite cuts of Austrian pork. For those who don't shy away from extravagance, the restaurant located above the store is one of Austria's best and offers unparalleled views of the Graben.