Want to know where to eat and drink in Budapest? Or where to eat the best Goulash in Budapest? Traditional Hungarian food isn’t all Budapest has to offer on the foodie scene. Due to a rich history and a modern day mix of cultures the food in Budapest, Hungary is unique, not to mention delicious! Find out the top 5 places to eat in Budapest (from a tour guide) below.
1. Mazel Tov
Israeli cuisine might not be your first go to in Hungary but it’s one of the best places to eat in Budapest. Situated in the hip Jewish ghetto, amongst the Ruin Bars. Mazel Tov serves up some of the tastiest meals in Hungary’s capital city. The vast atrium style hall is covered in hanging plants; and is one of the coolest Insta’ spots in Budapest. Be sure to arrive early. This place is just as popular with locals as it is with tourists and queues can stretch right out of the door!
Just around the corner is one of the best breakfast spots in Budapest. Eggs Benedict is what this Gastro-pub is best known for. But Stika-round for the cocktails, they’re just as delicious. The cosy atmosphere is perfect for a late brunch or early dinner.
3. Gettó Gulyás
Try the best of the local Hungarian cuisine at this super Instagram-able bistro. Paprika is king here. A spice integral to Hungarian cooking, made out of peppers. The menu is small at Gettó Gulyás and each dish is prepared with a lot of love.
4. Kiosk Budapest
A little further out of Budapest center is another great Hungarian restaurant. With a mix of influences from around the world, each dish is a masterpiece of flavour and colour. Kiosk has big open outdoor areas and is popular with locals on warm summer evenings. But the real stars of the show are the desserts. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Top tip: For a less crowded spa experience head over the river from Kiosk to Rudas Baths where you can enjoy a rooftop pool and views over Budapest City.
5. Street Food Karavan
Right next to the infamous Ruin Bar Szimpla Kert is one of the best spots to eat in Budapest. A food court with some of the most unique food trucks around. Everything from Angus burgers to Chimney cakes, popular in this part of the world, make sure to arrive hungry as you’ll want to try it all!
Budapest is a treat, with so much great food and cool areas to explore it is one of Europe’s true treasures. Heading to Prague? Don’t miss the top 5 eats in Prague here.
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