Food, drinks & shopping in Graz

Enjoying the Capital of Delight

There’s a reason why Graz is known as Austria’s Capital of Delight: Local chefs regularly whip up creative dishes from regional products, proving their expertise and innovative spirit. However, there’s more on the menu than just regional food and drinks. The fine-dining restaurants and cafés of Graz offer culinary highlights from all around the world.

The partner restaurants of the Capital of Delight regularly prepare seasonal, fresh and truly Styrian dishes. The culinary level in Graz is high, living up to the highest international standards. How do you tell if a restaurant is a Capital of Delight partner? Simply look out for the “GenussHauptstadt” logo!

You can also experience culinary highlights beyond the city borders. After all, the Region of Graz is not just known for its sports and culture offers, but also for its culinary landscape. For instance, a crispy “Backhenderlsalat” prepared with the famous Styrian pumpkin seed oil is the most delicious way to fuel up during a leisurely cycling tour through Styria’s Mediterranean south. Or how about a glass of Styrian wine to top off your visit to beautiful Frohnleiten with its distinctive cityscape?

Enjoy your meal – and the highlights of the Capital of Delight!

Graz - The Capital of Delight
© Graz Tourismus - Astrid Schwab
Long Table of Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Culinary events

in the Capital of Delight

Again in 2024, Graz, the Capital of Delight, will host a series of top-class culinary events. The whole year round you will find a large range of events celebrating Styria’s first-class cuisine. From the Long Table of Graz through to cooking courses for young and old and gastronomic guided tours of all kinds.

Event calendar
Mohrenwirt I Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm

Restaurant guide

for Graz

Tracking down the culinary delights of Graz with the restaurant guide. Be it an award-winning establishment in an ideal setting, a café round the corner or a well hidden pub that's popular with the locals. Whatever your preference, enjoy your meal.

Restaurant guide
Kaiser Josef market | © Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm

Culinary hotspots in Graz

Explore and enjoy

If you visit the Capital of Delight, you should definitely drop by at one of the city’s farmers’ markets. They are great places to fill your hamper with home-made bread and fresh fruits and vegetables for a relaxed picnic at one of the many parks and gardens . There, you can enjoy your purchased delicacies and the city’s nature.

Culinary hotspots
El Gaucho | © 5komma5sinne - Rene Strasser Fotografie

Shopping in the Capital of Delight

Stroll through the city center and hunt for bargains

Once you have recharged your batteries with some regional treats, you’re all set for a little shopping spree. The main shopping streets, such as the Herrengasse section between Hauptplatz and Jakominiplatz, offer an abundance of different shops. If you would like to combine shopping with sightseeing, we recommend dropping by at Kastner & Öhler. The 20,000-square-metre shopping mall is located right in the heart of the “City of Design” and offers Austria’s largest selection of fashion. What’s more, it is also one of Austria’s ten most beautiful shopping malls. From the mall’s rooftop you have splendid views of Schlossberg hill and the Clock Tower.

Shopping in Graz

Food, drinks and shopping in Graz

The Capital of Delight

Graz - the Capital of Delight