Upper Austrian meals are tasty and hearty, offering rich meat dishes and a great variety of dumplings. One should take the opportunity to taste "Innviertel Speckknödel" (potato dumplings, filled with small chunks of bacon) and freshly fried brook trout.
An Upper Austrian meal would not be complete without a delicious dessert which can be either a cake, any baked specialty made with flour (pastry), or a warm or cold after-meal sweet treat. A unique culinary classic, best enjoyed with a cup of fine coffee, is the well known "Linzertorte", a flaky cake lined with currant or raspberry jam, encased and covered by a lattice of cake dough.
With a fine meal, Upper Austrian adults favor drinking either beer or fruit wine, which are of very good quality. There are many small breweries and fruit wine taverns, where you will be introduced to the secrets of production - and can treat yourself to taste the fine produce.