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Jun 23, 2006 12:52 AM

Budapest - Need suggestions

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I will be in Budapest, Hungary for a week in early August. I would appreciate some restaurant suggestions. Places where to have good hungarian food.

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  1. I had the best stuffed cabbage at Carpatia. Very authentic. (almost as good as my mother's who got the recipe from my grandmother, who got the recipe from........

    Also, if you are looking for a fancier place, Gundel was also very good. Although it is known a little more for its ambience and class rather than its food, the food at Gundel is also very good.

    For a great pastry shop, try Rusworm and be sure to get the kremes. They are located up around the Citadell area.

    BTW, I am probably bastardizing my spellings on everyting.

    One last tip, there is a food market just on the other side of the Danube from the Gellert Hotel. Not sure the name, but its right there where the bridge from the Gellert meets the other side of the river. In this market is a very wide variety of local, authentic style food, meats, etc. Although I somehow missed it, I hear later that I should have gone upstairs as this is where you can get all sorts of prepared foods to eat on the spot.

    I hope this helps and have a great trip.


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    1. re: MunkeeCIAO

      I assume the market being referred to here is the vasarcsarnok. It is a great building, architecturally and food-wise - good fresh/hot pastry in the basement and decent langos upstairs.

      1. re: igj

        Yes, that is exactly the one I was referring to. I couldnt think of the name. Thank you!


    2. Here is the correct info on Ruszwurm Cukr·szda.

      1. If you are downtown try Cafe Kor on Sas utca (street)..Excellent food and good prices. The Budapest Sun is in english and on-line, check out the restaurant reviews.

        1. Check out They have a good Eats section. Also, listen to the "Breakfast of Champions" podcast, where they hit a lángos (a disk of fried dough typically topped with sour cream, grated cheese and sometimes a bit of garlic oil) stall in the area of the Grand Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok) mentioned in MunkeeCIAO's first post above.

          1. Affoldi. Funky and yummy