On visiting Budapest you will find yourself eating your way through the city. The Hungarian capitals food scene is incredible, with its vast selection of restaurants, cafes and markets that can be found on every corner. From its incredible street food, to traditional dishes such as Goulash and fancy ice cream, there’s something for everyone to try! Here are only a few of the many best food places in Budapest.
1. Vintage Garden
Located in the centre of Budapest’s party district, this cute restaurant boasts shabby chic interior featuring cherry blossoms and inspirational messages written across the walls – the perfect Instagram spot! The food offering is great too and includes the traditional Hungarian dish Goulash, Pasta, and various desserts among other things – you’ll be spoiled for choice!
This city centre spot boasts two Michelin Stars and offers a fine dining experience. The waiters don white gloves and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling – a fancy dinner spot indeed! If you ever choose to visit and find yourself wanting to splurge on dinner, Onyx is the place to do it! You certainly won’t be disappointed.
3. Great Market Hall
Budapest is famous for its various Markets that sell a whole range of delicious Hungarian food, from local produce to fruits and vegetables. The Great Market Hall is the best market in the city, especially if you’re looking for a varied culinary experience. Try out Langos, a Hungarian speciality that will fuel you up for a day of exploring the city!
4. Gelarto Rosa
This little ice cream parlour offers the most Instagram worthy gelato you will ever see. The gelato is not only pretty but it tastes so good too – act fast and get the shot before you scoff it all down! They offer flavours like vanilla bean, sea salt caramel, hazelnut, dark chocolate, and cookies and cream. There’s always a line for this tasty gelato but trust us, it’s well worth the wait!
5. Street Food Karavan
A cosy outdoor area which plays host to a wide selection of street food such as burgers, tortillas, pasta, ice creams and delicious cocktails – there’s even a dedicated spot for Vegans selling burgers and sweet potato fries variations! The area is located right in the heart of the city’s party district and is popular with the locals – so you know you’re onto a winner. Grab a late night bite here and head next door to the famous “ruin bar” Szimpla Kert to dance it off. A perfect night in Budapest!
6. Street cakes
Got a bit of a sweet tooth? If yes, then this is the place for you! Street Cakes is home to the famous Chimney Cake (traditionally called Kürtöskalács – it’s the official dessert in the country), and among one of the best food places in Budapest. Offering you a wide selection of fillings and toppings, the combinations are endless! Try a nutella filling for a warm, chocolate delight!
7. Fekete Café
Breakfast in Budapest is a delight and a great reason to wake up early – hangover or not! Fekete Café is located in a small courtyard in the city centre; the perfect place to escape the noise of the city. The café offers a range of hip breakfast dishes such as shakshuka, granola and your favourite coffee. The perfect place to relax before a day of exploring or to soak up the alcohol from the night before – we know how late those ruin bars are open!