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best craft beer bars in budapest
Food and Drinks
February 10, 2018

Inside Budapest’s Craft Beer Boom: Where to Find the Best Beer in Town

Budapest has entered an age of Renaissance when it comes to craft beer. From niche interest to latest craze, craft beer bars and the microbreweries that support them can be found popping up all over the city and beyond. Of…
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places with vegetarian vegan and guten free options in budapest
Food and Drinks
November 22, 2017

6 Places in Budapest with Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Options

Hungarian cuisine is pretty meat and dairy orientated. Certainly yummy, but if you happen to have a food allergy or are vegetarian or vegan, you might worry you’ll be going hungry here in Hungary. Luckily, this couldn’t be further from…
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hungarian cook books
Food and Drinks
June 26, 2017

7 Books for You to Master Hungarian Cooking and Baking

One thing most people rave about after a visit to Hungary is the wonderful food on offer here. Steeped with over 1,000 years of history, passion and cultural mixing, Hungarian cuisine is a rich treat of flavors, colors and textures.…
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best places for cocktails in budapest
Food and Drinks
June 16, 2017

Best Places to Get Cocktails in Budapest

While Hungarian wine gains traction and Budapest’s craft beer scene is on the rise, even if you’re a cocktail lover there is no need to feel left out when you come to the Hungarian capital. If your preference is sipping…
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food truck udvar budapest
Food and Drinks
December 6, 2016

Street Food and Craft Beer at Food Truck Udvar

Food Truck Udvar is the latest addition to the growing neighbourhood of Budapest's District 9. While the month of December may not appear to be ideal for introducing such an outdoor food court, many braved the cold to try out…
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Food and Drinks
October 4, 2016

Whisky Show 2016: Taste Your Way Through the Spirit!

For many Budapest revelers, an evening out now often revolves around whisky. They might head to cozy Scottish pub Caledonia, say, for a dram of the Glenlivet alongside sausage & mash, or to the posh Boutiq Bar for one of…
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szalai tamas
Food and Drinks
July 3, 2016

VIDEO: Faces of Budapest – Tamás Szalai

Budapest Local & Infinitum Films present Faces of Budapest, a series which tells the story of local people and the connection they have with their home of Budapest. Watch the next episode below, featuring beer blogger Tamás Szalai from Fenékig.…
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budapest craft beer district
Food and Drinks
June 23, 2016

6 Must-Visit Bars in Budapest’s Craft Beer District

In the space of just about 18 months, Budapest’s IX district has grown from one that had pretty much no reason to visit, into an almost Mecca for craft beer lovers, thanks to the variety of great bars that have…
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főzdefeszt
Food and Drinks
June 15, 2016

VIDEO: Főzdefeszt

The 11th edition of Főzdefeszt took advantage of its wonderful settings at Városliget to create a special atmosphere, once again, for craft beer fans of Budapest. Featuring over 50 breweries, this year's festival embraced the "return of the lager" theme…
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kempinski hotel brunch
Food and Drinks
May 27, 2016

Brunch Time at Kempinski

There are more and more hotels in Budapest that have a lot to offer not only to travelers but also to locals. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest is a great example with the culinary offerings at its ÉS and NOBU restaurants…
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tiofelipe
Food and Drinks
April 21, 2016

TioFelipe: Spanish Tapas Bar with an Italian Twist

Nagysándor József is a short, scruffy street, just behind the lovely green Szabadság tér and close to the fresh produce mecca Belvárosi Piac. But with the arrival of the sleek Spanish-meets-Italian restaurant TioFelipe, the quiet block now flaunts a welcome…
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district 9 budapest
Food and Drinks
April 13, 2016

District 9 Beer Festival: The Ultimate Budapest Craft Beer Tour in 2 Days

District 9 held their indoor beer festival over the weekend, mapping out a community that involved 18 bars spanning a distance of 1999 meters serving 99 different craft beers on tap. By visiting each participating venue for a beer and…
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green sheep bar budapest
Food and Drinks
April 11, 2016

The Coziest Craft Beer Bar in Budapest

Tucked away down a side street off the tourist-popular Ráday Street, Green Sheep Bar is a cozy little basement bar and a great place to stop for a few after dinner. Founded by a local entrepreneur with a long history…
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district 9
Food and Drinks
April 3, 2016

VIDEO: District 9 Beer Festival

The festival will take place April 8 – 9, 2016 and will include over 20 bars within the district, all mapped out for your exploration. There will be a wide variety of beer served from 99 different taps over a…
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paneer budapest
Food and Drinks
March 31, 2016

Cheese Reinterpreted: Visiting Budapest’s First Cheese Bar

There is something wonderfully comforting about fried cheese. The crunchiness of the breading combined together with the smooth and delicious melted cheese inside makes it the ultimate comfort food. If you’re a fan of cheese and you’re in Budapest, then…
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unicum
Food and Drinks
February 27, 2016

Discovering the Spirit of Hungary: A Trip to the Unicum Factory

When it comes to drinking through Hungary, Unicum, that iconic dark green orb filled with a bitter herbal concoction, is one of the country’s flagship drinks. While you might have tried the country’s famous (or not so famous) wines, downed…
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globalista konyha
Food and Drinks
February 12, 2016

Global Flavors: International Pop-Up Dining in Budapest

It wasn’t dinner as usual in Sushi Sei on Bécsi út in the III District. Rather than the classic sushi affair, the Japanese restaurant in Óbuda had turned into a pop-up dinner dedicated to Japanese-fusion cuisine featuring the talents of…
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valentine's day dinner aria hotel budapest
Food and Drinks
February 5, 2016

Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs for Music Lovers

If you're celebrating Valentine's Day this year, you're probably thinking about how you could surprise your loved one with a truly special experience. There are many restaurants in Budapest offering Valentine's Day dinners, but if you're looking for a unique night out, then…
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budapest craft beer
Food and Drinks
January 9, 2016

What’s Brewing in Budapest?

Few years ago, three young guys from Budapest, a brewer, a publican and a journalist decided over a mug of bland, industrial lager that they would turn the boring world of Hungarian beer upside down. They were few of a…
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taste hungary
Food and Drinks
November 6, 2015

Thursday Dinners With Taste Hungary

Exploring Budapest through its gastronomy is always great, and when you can combine that with wine, then it's one of those perfect travel experiences. Luckily, Tasting Table Budapest offers wine dinners on a weekly basis, where you can both taste some delicious Hungarian…
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restaurant week budapest 2015
Food and Drinks
October 10, 2015

6 Restaurants to Try During Restaurant Week 2015

Restaurant Week is an annual food festival of sorts, where restaurants all over the city offer fixed price, three-course menus for only 3,000 HUF - occasionally with a few extra surprises on top. While fine dining in Budapest has always…
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cozy cafés in budapest
Food and Drinks
October 2, 2015

Cozy Up This Fall at These 7 Cafés and Restaurants in Budapest

As Kert season comes to a close, Budapest slowly starts to take life indoors as the weather cools down. While most of us spent the summer suffering from the intense heat, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the temperatures…
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budapest market
Food and Drinks
September 19, 2015

5 Markets to Explore in Budapest Beyond the Great Market Hall

The Great Market Hall makes it onto pretty much every tourist’s Budapest itinerary, and for good reason. It’s a charming place, packed every day with locals and tourists trying to spot good grocery deals or negotiating the narrow paths of…
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eat and meet video
Food and Drinks
September 3, 2015

VIDEO: Bogrács Dinner with Eat & Meet

If you've read our article on the Eat & Meet apartment restaurant, you already know how much we loved everything about it: The food was delicious, the service was top-notch, and the whole experience was like having a great dinner…
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budapest open-air bars
Food and Drinks
August 26, 2015

6 Open-Air Bars to Visit in Budapest Before the Summer is Over

As August is almost over, there are more and more signs that remind us of the coming fall season: The days are shorter, the sun has a different color and we need to put on more layers. However, luckily, there will still…
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Food and Drinks
July 22, 2015

Here is the Best Place in Budapest to Get Traditional Hungarian Food!

With its many restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés, Budapest is a mecca for exciting gourmet experiences. Over the last couple of years, the city has also gone through a culinary revolution, and today, you can practically get any kind of food in Budapest,…
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monk's bistrot
Food and Drinks
July 13, 2015

Check Out This Hidden Bistrot in the Busiest Part of Budapest!

Although we always encourage you to explore the less touristy parts of Budapest so that you can have a more local experience, we also understand that some of you do want to check out the main tourist sites, such as Heroes' Square and Váci Street. However, what…
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kollazs four seasons budapest
Food and Drinks
June 3, 2015

Cocktail Time at Kollázs

In Budapest, it's not very common among locals to go to a hotel bar for drinks. For some reason, we have this idea that a hotel bar is a sort of foreign territory, reserved for hotel guests, who are happy to relax in…
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fröccs
Food and Drinks
April 30, 2015

Take the Ultimate Fröccs Quiz!

Take this fun quiz and find out how many fröccs types you can recognize!
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café terraces in budapest
Food and Drinks
April 10, 2015

Best Café Terraces in Budapest to Welcome the Spring Season

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016. One of the best things about spring time in Budapest is that we can finally have our coffees on the café terraces while enjoying…
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hungarian food
Food and Drinks
March 6, 2015

Take the Budapest Local Food Quiz!

Have you been to Budapest yet? How much do you remember from your culinary adventures? Now it's time to test your memory with this fun quiz!
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budapest coffee house
Food and Drinks
December 5, 2014

Discover the Budapest Coffee House Culture (Part Two)

In the first part of this interview with literary historian Noémi Saly, we talked about the golden age of coffee houses in Budapest. In the second part, you will learn about how the role of coffee houses has changed over…
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budapest coffee house
Food and Drinks
November 21, 2014

Discover the Budapest Coffee House Culture (Part One)

One of the best things about Budapest is that while it's a truly modern metropolis, locals and visitors are constantly reminded of the city's great history. Besides the architecture that obviously provides an excellent way to learn about Budapest's history,…
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hungarian wine
Food and Drinks
November 5, 2014

Kadarka: The Place to Learn About Hungarian Wine

When you come to Budapest for the first time, going to wine bars to try out different Hungarian wines might not be the first thing that comes to your mind. Instead, you probably go to one or more ruin pubs to…
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Dinner on the Orient Express
Food and DrinksBeyond Budapest
October 3, 2014

Dinner On the Orient Express Restaurant Car

It’s just like any other Friday evening at Nyugati Railway Station. Everybody is busy catching their trains or picking up friends or family. But at platform 9, something unusual is happening: there is a strange crowd all dressed up drinking…
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Zeller Bistro
Food and Drinks
August 8, 2014

The Secret Behind Budapest’s Top Rated Restaurant

There are a lot of great restaurants in Budapest with excellent food. But there are only a few places, where you feel truly special. Zeller Bistro is one of these places. I'm not sure if it is the elderflower champagne, or the little cupcakes…
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Villa Bagatelle
Food and Drinks
July 28, 2014

Villa Bagatelle – Great Bistro and Bakery on the Buda Side

Although most restaurants, cafés, and bistros are on the Pest side, sometimes it's worth taking the trip to the other side of the river. But don't expect the same bustling atmosphere; Buda is primarily a residential area and with the…
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Le Petit Bistrot
Food and Drinks
July 16, 2014

Le Petit Bistrot – French Ambiance Behind the Opera House

Wandering off the main streets and avenues of Budapest is always exciting as you can find hidden places that are more local and less crowded.  Le Petit Bistrot is a perfect example of these hidden places with its central location, just a few…
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relaxing place in Budapest
Food and Drinks
July 1, 2014

You Won’t Believe That This is Also Budapest!

The Danube is one of the most defining parts of the breathtaking Budapest view. And yet, we don’t have much contact with the river in our everyday lives. In Budapest, there are no cafés and restaurants by the river like in…
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farmers market budapest
Food and Drinks
June 16, 2014

If It’s Sunday, Then It’s Farmers’ Market at FARM Bar!

FARM is an unusual place in the 6th district of Budapest: during the weekdays it is a trendy bar with a laid-back atmosphere and great cocktails, but on some Sundays, it turns into a farmers' market. Vendors are in the outdoor area…
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quiet café in Budapest
Food and DrinksHidden Places
May 30, 2014

Café Arioso: An Oases on the Pest Side

When you walk around in Budapest you usually don’t get to see what is behind the facades. If you’re not from Hungary, you might not even know that most of the buildings have an inner courtyard. Since only the tenants…
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