- Nicolette Stathopoulos
Hungary for you...
Following on from where to visit in Budapest, I’ve made a list of my favourite places to eat at in Budapest. The Budapest food scene is just thriving at the moment, with so many hip little places popping up all over the place. From brunch to dinner to delicious food markets, here are my hot spots when eating in Budapest.
Address- Budapest, 1074, Dob u. 23, 1074 Hungary
Circusz was also another one of my favourite breakfast places in Budapest. They have one of the most delicious smoked salmon bagels, and good coffee. I also love that they have a range of different lactose free milks available, being lactose intolerant its often hard to find a milk that is allergy friendly.
Address- Budapest, Dob u. 46/a, 1072 Hungary
Stika is about as close to a Melbourne café as you can get when you’re in Budapest. The burgers were delicious here at Stika, and great coffee too which is hard to find in Hungary. Its not the cheapest places to go to in Budapest but it was worth it. During peak season you may have to wait a few minutes for a table but it was worth it.
Address- Budapest, Holló utca 10., F003, 1075 Hungary
As you can probably tell by now I really didn’t try a lot of the Hungarian cuisine. One place I did love that wasn’t Hungarian at all was Sao, a cute little Vietnamese place located in a strip of restaurants in the Jewish Quarter. Here you can find a heap of noddle and rice stir fry dishes, as well as noddle soups and dumplings. I loved the noodle stir fry here, its very filling and reasonably priced. If you’re craving Asian in Budapest this is the place to come.
Address- Budapest, Akácfa u. 47, 1072 Hungary
Mazel Tov would have to be my favourite place to eat at in Budapest, with a delicious range of Middle Eastern dishes, you really can’t go wrong in here. Coming here for breakfast compared to dinner is such a different experience, but I loved coming in here any time of day. If you’re wanting to come for dinner do get in early, during peak season there can be a wait for a table. I absolutely loved the eggs shakshuka for breakfast, don’t forget to add the grilled eggplant to make it a little more filling if you’re hungry. And for dinner you really cant go wrong with what you pick, and their cocktails are also delicious, so do order a few of those to try as well. If you're feeling a little cold the Yemen style chicken soup is deliicous! Another one of my favourites on the menu.
Great Market Hall
Address- Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary
Markets have to be one of my favourite places to visit all around the world. Theres nothing better than seeing people gather together surrounded by amazing food and local produce. Walking into Great Market Hall one of the first things you see are all the meat shops with Hungarian cured meats hanging from the roof. These stores are just filled with a range of Hungarian salamis, long cured sticks of meat and various cured hams. Do yourself a favour and try these delicious cured meats. You also cant go past the beauitiful fruit arrangements in the little fruit and vegetable stores. If you’d like some traditional Hungarian food go upstairs to the little strip of shops and grab something to eat in there. Or have a little picnic along the seats looking over the Danube and grab some cheeses, cured meats and fruit and make a little grazing table.
Address- Budapest, Dob u. 17, 1074 Hungary
One of the best fish and chips I've ever had was right here in Budapest. Steg is a cute little fish and chip place right in the heart of Budapest. I had the fried catfish with chips. The batter on the fish was delicious and crispy and not too oily. This place is a cute place to stop off at for a quick lunch with cheap prices.