Vienna's sausage vendors tend to be old-school establishments where quality or cleanliness isn't always the main priority. Wiener Würstelstand, a polished new-wave sausage kiosk, embodies a different ethos: here, the meat is organic; the bread bio-certified; the beers crafty. Not to mention vegan sausages, which are also served.
You could dismiss this as a hipster-apocalypse, but the food is delicious and places like this will that help sausage shops survive the 21st century (in the city of Gustav Mahler, it's good to remember his famous maxim: "Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire."). Naturally, Wiener Würstelstand is located in Vienna's well-off and progressive District 8 and its price points are a bit higher than usual.
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