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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Budapest is complete without tasting the traditional Budapest food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Budapest to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.


  • Kifli: crescent-shaped pastry.
  • Pogácsa: a type of bun, round puffed pastry with bacon.
  • Szalonna: back bacon made of smoked pork fat with the rind.


  • Gulyásleves: a soup made of beef, vegetables, ground paprika and other spices.
  • Húsleves: chicken soup with vegetables and thin pasta.


Main courses


  • Csöröge: crispy, light Angel Wing fry cookies.
  • Dobos torta: a sponge cake layered with chocolate paste and glazed with caramel and nuts.
  • Fánk: a doughnut-like pastry.
  • Lekvar: a thick jam or fruit butter.
  • Linzer torte: a tart with crisscross design of pastry strips on top.

Fast food

  • Lángos: a deep fried flat bread made of a dough with flour, yeast, salt and water.

Street food

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

  • Traubi: a soft drink flavored with grape juice.

Drinks (Alcoholic)

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