We are living in the age of dietary restrictions. No day passes by without running into phrases like gluten-free, dairy-free or alternative and there are many people who deal with digestive issues that require a specific diet. Funzine compiled a list of 7 special places in Budapest that offer special goods to people with various diets, intolerances or preferences.
If you are a health-conscious eater, you might also want to check out our article about the best healthy confectioneries in Budapest, where you can have a sweet tooth without the guilt!
Start your day right: bakeries and breakfast spots
Manioka is a gluten-free bakery, where you will find gluten-free baked goods, and they also have a wide selection of lactose-free, soy-free, egg-free or sugar-free options. Customers can find the special version of almost all of their favourite baked goods which they can enjoy with a cup of coffee.
The ultimate breakfast spot, Zoska in the heart of Budapest offers so-called mindenmentes [everything-free] cookies, besides its regular menu of eggs, pancakes, and everything Hungarian breakfast is all about.
KicsiZso and MiniZso Bagel are both very popular breakfast spots among street food enthusiasts, vegans and vegetarians alike. Their gourmet bagels are their most highly praised items, but the egg dishes and desserts are also said to be delicious.
I have already praised VegaCity in our Have lunch for a thousand forints in Budapest series. My opinion has not changed since. VegaCity is a self-service place that always reminds of my high school cafeteria, only with much better food. Besides their daily menu, which always has soups, stews, pasta and reform dishes, you will always find something among their permanent dishes like fried veggies, salads or veggie burgers. You will also find sugar-free, paleo and gluten-free desserts. Very lovely and very reasonably priced place. Highly recommended.
The restaurant is located in the heart of the capital, near Rózsák tere. On the menu, you will find breakfast and lunch options, a daily menu, sandwiches and soups, as well as desserts. Some of their meals are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. They also have special coffee and tea selections, and of course, everything is lactose-free.
Napos Oldal was the first vegan and vegetarian restaurant in Budapest. It is located near Kálvin square in downtown Budapest. Everything is made fresh and without preservatives, flavour enhancers or added sugar. Raw vegans are welcome too. The Hungarian specialities are all made without flour and sugar.
FitCandy makes low calorie, sugar- and gluten-free cookies and cakes that you can enjoy without feeling guilty. They offer premium quality desserts to their health-conscious customers. You do not have to be an athlete or diabetic to enjoy a full plate of their premium low-calorie sweets.
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