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You can only eat these in Hungary

Pörkölt (meat stew)
A stew made of meat (often beef or chicken), tomato, paprika, and onions, usually served with a side of Hungarian noodles called nokedli. If pörkölt is cooked outside it is even more delicious.
Töltött Káposzta (stuffed cabbage)
This is a traditional Hungarian comfort food with large cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice, which are cooked and then smothered with sour cream.
Kürtöskalács (chimney cake)
It is a Transylvanian festival cake baked rotisserie-style outdoors over charcoal and is often rolled in cinnamon, sugar, cocoa, nuts, or coconut flakes. Chimney cake is hot, fresh, sweet and delicious.
Túrógombóc (sweet cheese dumplings)
Balls of sweetened túró (cottage) cheese boiled, rolled in toasted bread crumbs, and generally served with vanilla sauce or sour cream and sugar.
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Best breakfast in town

Cserpes Tejivó

Cserpes Tejivó

If you are in the habit of eating a more healthy diet I recommend you to visit the Cserpes Milk bar (Cserpes Tejivó) where among many organic diary products you can find their rudi as Trudi which is one of my favorite.The milk bar itself is a perfect casual and affordable place to spend your breakfast by also having some unique and delicious local bakery product.The traditional Túrós Batyu (Sweet Quark Bag) or a Sandwich with Mangalitsa ham or Mangalitsa kolbász and Korozott (Savory quark with paprika) offer a great culinary voyage.

Cafe Gerlóczy

„Freshly baked croissants, omlettes, and all sorts of things you would want in a cafe, you can get in Cafe Gerloczy in the city center of Budapest. What makes it an excellent choice is the terrace from May to October. A little people watching in a side street adds a good vibe to the breakfast of the one day visit in Budapest. The Parisian feel will oftentimes come back in traces in the city, especially in architecture.

Café Gerloczy


For a more extravagant breakfast you can visit either Cafe Gerbeaud on Vorosmarty Square (four star experience and prices) or the Cafe of Gresham Palace Four Seasons Hotel Budapest just by the Chain Bridge (five star experience and prices).Both cafes are great for a breakfast in an elegant, historical setting. Cafe Gerbeaud terrace is open from spring to fall, and offers lots of people watching. In Gresham Palace, you can arrange a table by the window to look over the Royal Palace, the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias Church. Romantic splurge for a good start of your one day in Budapest.

Best desserts in town


In November 2011 Szamos Gourmet Ház at Vörösmarthy Square was opened. It is a sweet-shop, café and chocolate manufacturing shop at the same time. In its new shop Szamos lets its guests have an insight into the process of manufacturing handmade bonbons, and you may also get familiar with how air gets into the chocolate Santa clause.



Run by one most prestigious confectioner family the shop was opened in 1827. Just off Matthias church and the Holy Trinity column. the interior suggests the cosy Biedermeier atmosphere of the period when the consumption of sweet products was one of the most characteristic delights.

Vilmos Ruszwurm with the Tóth couple, who were already owners, in 1928. The items of furniture and equipment, declared to be protected, can be regarded as the most important confectionery complex in the country. Despite the major damage to the building itself, the internal equipment miraculously survived the siege in 1849 and 1944. Ruszwurm Krémes (Creamy) is probably the best of its sort in town.

This is a good place to chill after a long walk in the castle district. Enjoy!

My favourite places to eat

The Macesz Huszár

Macesz Huszár is a Jewish-Hungarian bistro in the Old Jewish district of Budapest. Traditional and modern dishes have been born from their grandmothers’ recipes and the unfailing creativity of their chef.

Their menu is renewed according to bigger Jewish Holidays and the changing of the seasons accompanied by a fantastic Hungarian wine list, from fruity reductive whites to big body reds and some dessert wines from Tokaj.

I mainly love this place because of its interior which resembles a Grandma’s living room.

Macesz Huszár is probably the best culinary choice of the Old Jewish district for a big lunch, a romantic dinner as well as a start for the night out in the area.

Macesz Huszár

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