Food in Budapest

I will not claim to be an expert of food in Budapest as I did not have many meals here. That being said, I do have a few must-try places that you should add to your list! So without further ado, here is a short list of restaurants and bars that no itinerary would be complete without!

 1. Fanki Donuts

A chocolate lover’s heaven!

What better way to start your day or rest your tired feet than with donuts? Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with donuts (and treats in general…). And, if you need any further convincing, just look at these pictures! Basically a chocolate lover’s heaven. The hot chocolate was very different as well with a very intense cocoa flavor.

2. Nagyi Palacsintázója

Delicious pancakes and potatoes with dill and ewe cheese!

This delicious pancake place is exactly what you need after a long day of walking in Budapest. It was recommended to us by the sweet woman who worked at our hostel. When she was younger, she and her friends used to go here on late nights out as it is open 24 hours a day. I recommend both sweet and salty pancakes…and those delicious potatoes!

3. Ice Bar Budapest

Admittedly this is a bit of a tourist trap, but it was so fun (and cool, badum-tiss) that it deserves a mention. When you walk in you are immediately handed a menu and you can choose from an array of alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages. Then, you don on your giant poncho and head into the ice chamber! It is full of beautiful ice sculptures and everything is made of ice-including the glasses.

4. Ruin Bar

And finally, one more bar. The Simpla Bar is absolutely a must see. Think of Ariel’s treasure trove from The Little Mermaid as you walk in. It is filled with the most quirky and random items, surely you’ll be charmed-and maybe a bit confused- by this 2 story bar. It also has many bars that serve alcohol and non alcoholic beverages alike, hookah and food!

Thanks for tuning in! Where would you like to go? Anything you would add to the list?


  1. Oh my gosh those doughnuts!!!!! :O I spent just a day in Budapest a few months ago on a trip through Eastern Europe and I’m so desperate to go back and see it properly! It’s such a fun a beautiful city!

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