What to eat in Budapest

The traditional Hungarian food is primarily based on meats served with noodles, rice or potatoes. The food is often seasoned with a lot of hot or sweet paprika. Check out the list “What to eat in Budapest” to find out which meals you should try while you are in the city.

What to eat in Budapest

  • Gulyásleves – is a soup with stew meat and a lot of paprika;
  • Pörkölt – is made from stew meat with paprika and vegetables. It is served with nokedli/galuska (egg noodles) as a side dish;
  • Paprikás – the only difference between paprikás and pörkölt is the sour cream, which is added to the meal;
  • Dobos torta – is a sponge cake with chocolate cream, topped with thin caramel slice;
  • Esterházy torta – is an almond cake with buttercream;
  • Kürtőskalács – is a chimney cake, sprinkled with sugar;
  • Lángos – is deep-fried dough, served with different toppings: cheese, ham, garlic sauce or sugar and whipped cream;

What to drink in Budapest

  • Unicum – is a herbal liqueur;
  • Pálinka – is a traditional fruit brandy;
  • Egri Bikavér – is one of the most famous Hungarian red wines;
  • Tokaji – is a sweet white wine;

One of the restaurants I visited during my trip was “Stex”. It is located very close to Hotel Palazzo Zichy. The atmosphere and the food were great. You shouldn’t also miss Hard Rock Café, which is located in the heart of the city at Vörösmarty square.

Useful information
Opening hours:
From Monday to Saturday: 08:00 AM – 04:00 AM
Sunday: 09:00 AM – 02:00 AM
Web site: http://www.stexhaz.hu/
Address: Budapest VIII. József Boulevard. 55-57.

Hard Rock Cafe Budapest
Opening hours:
From Sunday to Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 00:00
Thursday: 12:00 PM – 00:00
Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM – 02:00 AM
Web site: http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/budapest/
Address: 1051 Budapest, V. district, Deák Ferenc street 3-5

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