Hi there! My names Josh Langely and I have spent the last decade of my life traveling the globe and tasting the different cuisines the world has to offer. During my time in Europe I obsessively documented my foodie adventures in 10+ journals. Now that I am back in the States for at least the next year I have decided to hand pick the best restaurants from the different European cities I visited during my time abroad and share them on our budget travel blog. Each week we profile some of the best budget eats to find in Europe. This week: Eating Cheap Budapest. Some of these restaurants feature the national cuisine of the country others are just great eateries that present food from neighboring nations.
This Week: Budapest
Central Market Hall
You can’t visit Budapest without checking out the city’s central market. There are several places to buy fresh ingredients and sample the local fare. It is very touristy but hey you are going to have accept the fact that you are a tourist.
Located near the popular tourist attraction St. Stephen’s Basilica Szendvics serves up take-away sandwiches for a light lunch. Utilizing mostly traditional Hungarian flavors Szendvics offers fluffy egg salad sandwiches, pickled herring, and spicy pepperoni. Order a box of four, six or eight to share with the family.
This communism-themed bar specializes in Serbian cuisine such as pleskavica, and cevapcici, or spicy hamburgers and spicy meatballs respectively. The crowd at this fun bar is mostly college students who come for the delicious food and stay for the cheap beer.
Continuing Budapest’s culinary tradition of borrowing food from all around the world, Iguana serves up Mexican food with a Hungarian twist. Don’t visit this restaurant expecting to have a traditional Mexican meal because that is not what you are going to get.