Budapest has a lot to offer for hungry stomachs. I don’t know whether it was normal or not but when we walked through the city we stumbled upon one food market to another. It seemed like the whole city was a big giant food fair, mostly serving hearty Hungarian staples. It’s definitely a paradise for meat lovers and big eaters as everything is rather on the heavy side, but the good part of a city trip is that you walk it off mostly, right?
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Rooster intestine stew was simmering in giant pots…
Lángos – a greasy, deep fried dough with lots of sour cream and cheese! Yummy!
After all the grease in our stomachs, we needed some tea to digest it. Marumoto tea house was the perfect place to take a break.
And suddenly there was room for a daifuku 😛
I liked this place so much, that we came again for some ice tea!
We were very happy with our hotel pick. Although located in an old building, Bohem Art Hotel was modern and artsy inside. Especially the breakfast buffet was amazing. Their paprika sausages were addictive o_O
More food, more people. With that background it felt somewhat medieval.
Lamb goulash. A bit too strong for my taste but my bf loved it.
Oh the smell of those is irresistible, I’m telling you!
In the middle of the Jewish quarter we found this cool place: Szimpla Kert. An old, run-down building converted into an awesome party space. So called “ruin bars” are a big thing in Budapest.
We only went during day time but that place was filled with so much random stuff and scribbles, that we enjoyed exploring nevertheless…
Abszolut Pho satisfied our cravings for some lighter food and vegetables. Also they claim to have one of the largest Palinka (Hungarian schnapps) selection of Budapest (with more than 200 types). Pho and alcohol seem to be a well working combo!
Duck is another popular meat in Hungary, so we had some duck dishes at the modern Hungarian bistro Magyar Qtr.
Bors is a hugely popular takeout spot serving soups and sandwiches, perfect for quick lunch! Too bad I didn’t try their Nutella soup… If anyone of you did – please tell me how it was!
Lastly we grabbed some souvenirs at the main market. Although it’s a bit touristy, you’ll find a lot of local delicacies at one spot. Hungary is popular for its paprika, so if you’re there, don’t forget to take some home!
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