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National Geographic lists Budapest as an unexpected city for food lovers

National Geographic lists Budapest as an unexpected city for food lovers

National Geographic recently collected six places聽where you can unexpectedly meet tastes of each corner of the world. reports that Europe is represented by Budapest in the article from three aspects. It seems like they were captivated by our food scene 馃槈

The article recommends gastronomic adventures in different places by three aspects: they list the best neighbourhoods for food frenzy, getting fancy and DIY-s.

Regarding the best neighbourhood for food frenzy, they suggest that – especially if you only have a few days to spend in the capital –聽one should聽definitely spend it in the 7th district. There鈥檚 no reason to wander anywhere else since there are plenty of restaurants specialised for international cuisine in the Jewish Quarter. Furthermore,聽after your abundant meal, you can finish the gastro experience in a buoyant pub.

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Karav谩n is a paradise for聽food lovers with its yard full of street food trucks and delicacies. 鈥淒on鈥檛 leave without trying l谩ngos, that is fried flatbread, usually topped with grated cheese and sour cream.鈥 The writer also recommends visiting the New York Caf茅, one of the world鈥檚 most beautiful coffeehouses. 鈥淭he food holds its own against the ornate interior (think marble, gold leaf, and red velvet).鈥 Naturally, the leading ruin pub, Szimpla Kert can鈥檛 be missing from the list.鈥淭his unique spot is one of Budapest鈥檚 鈥渞uin pubs,鈥 eateries housed in old and derelict buildings.鈥



Next up is the best neighbourhood to get fancy. The Castle District is one of the oldest parts of Budapest, where you can find amazing restaurants along the cobbled streets and cosy buildings. The writer highlights Alab谩rdos, founded in 1964, which is a perfect spot to try authentic Hungarian meals. 鈥淎sk for the secret chef鈥檚-choice menu.鈥 And if you鈥檙e a fan of caviar, then you should visit Arany Kavi谩r, an opulent restaurant specialised in Russian food.

arany kavi谩r

Arany Kavi谩r

Lastly, when it comes to the best neighbourhood for Do It Yourself, Budapest markets and especially the Great Market Hall is recommended.聽The endless stands offer a wide variety of ingredients. 鈥淢ake a pilgrimage here for local meats, cheeses, and produce, as well as spices (smoked paprika is a must), pastries, and souvenirs.鈥


Great Market Hall

Well, we couldn鈥檛 agree more: Budapest is a unique gastro destination which dazzles tourists with peculiar flavours.

Photos:谩r脡tterem, SzimplaKert, KardosIldik贸Photography

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