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Hungarian food in the Boston area?

Oljavia Dec 20, 2006 08:08 PM

Does anyone know of authentic and affordable Hungarian food sources in the Boston area? I'd be interested in restaurants, delis and all kinds of places where I could get a hold of Hungarian goodies (like salamis and cheeses, etc. - plus homestyle meals/cooking).

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  1. hiddenboston RE: Oljavia Dec 20, 2006 08:16 PM

    There was a Hungarian place in Worcester called Anna's that may or may not still be open. Does anyone know if it is still around?

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      Aromatherapy RE: hiddenboston Dec 20, 2006 08:29 PM

      Closed recently. No plans announced.

    2. BobB RE: Oljavia Dec 20, 2006 08:49 PM

      Closest one I know of is in London. That's only 5 1/2 hours by plane... ;-)

      1. trufflehound RE: Oljavia Dec 20, 2006 10:08 PM

        jasmine bistro in brighton. naz, the owner worked at the budapest

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          MC Slim JB RE: trufflehound Dec 20, 2006 10:19 PM

          I think the Hungarian at Jasmine Bistro is wonderful. The menu also features French, Balukistani, and Lebanese dishes. A great little place.

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            elbev RE: MC Slim JB Dec 21, 2006 05:20 AM

            There is an excellent Hungarian place some 1+ hours outside of Boston in CT, perhaps on Rte. 84. Went there ages ago. It was listed in a handy guide to roadside food that a friend of mine had, and I believe it was named after a woman and/or had the word 'goulash' in the name. In any case, goulash is what I ate and it was delicious.

            Also, MC Slim JB, I am dying to know where Balukistan is and what kind of food they have there.

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              Aromatherapy RE: elbev Dec 21, 2006 11:19 AM

              Anna's used to be located south of Boston someplace, before they moved to Worcester. Hope that wasn't it.

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                MC Slim JB RE: elbev Dec 21, 2006 11:38 AM

                It's a region that lies mostly in modern Pakistan, but includes adjacent areas of Iran and Afghanistan; the cuisine reflects this: it's mainly Pakistani, but will remind you by turns of Afghan and Persian cuisine. I believe it's where the chef is from originally. He later trained as a chef in Paris, then did a stint at Cafe Budapest in Boston, hence his eclectic menu.

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                  elbev RE: MC Slim JB Dec 21, 2006 04:29 PM

                  Ahh, Baluchistan! It seemed like such an unlikely combination with Hungarian cuisine that I figured it was some small place in the Caucuses or something. Thanks for the info, now keen to try this unexpected melange.

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            mwk RE: Oljavia Dec 21, 2006 01:20 PM

            Anna's Hungarian Kitchen used to be in Quincy. I was really bummed when she closed. I saw on the web site that she moved it to Worcester. However, now it's saying that it's closed again. But there is a phone number you can try calling on the site: http://www.annaskitchen.com

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              slowcookedbeef RE: Oljavia Dec 21, 2006 01:23 PM

              The excellent Hungarian place in CT is (I think), the Goulash House in Danbury, so its a hike. Have not been there in years, but the food was excellent. Your basically eating in someone's converted parlor/first floor and the waitress was also the cook, it seemed.

              The Roadfood review is here:


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                elbev RE: slowcookedbeef Dec 21, 2006 04:33 PM

                That is exactly the place I was thinking of, thank you slowcookedbeef. Looking at those pix on the review site is making me ravenously hungry for delicious breaded meats, spetzel and goulash. Might have to plan a road trip to NYC in the near future so I can make the stopover...

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                  Chris VR RE: elbev Dec 22, 2006 12:30 AM

                  Call first to make sure they are still in business


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