Cheap eats in Budapest, my summer travels

 

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An assortment of dishes available at Hummus Bar
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Aerial night views of Anker’t – a great place to grab a burger and a beer
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Karaván – the entrance to the food van motherland 
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Karaván from the inside

In my last post I spoke about an amazing few days I had in Berlin. But this post is all about my favourite thing, food. I want to go over and share some of the awesome places we ate at in Budapest, so hopefully any of you reading this can check them out one day.

The first place we hit up was Hummus Bar, a Middle-Eastern food place that specialised in, you guessed it, hummus. It was one of those places where you could happily eat 99% of the menu and whilst we were taking our time to decide, the staff brought out some complimentary homemade lemonade.

I ended up going for a chicken hummus wrap, which was insane, super cheap and incredibly filling. There are several ‘Hummus Bars’ located around Budapest so you’d be a fool not to hit-up one of them if you’re in Buda.

The next place I want to talk about is Anker’t, whilst primarily it’s super cool ruin bar, it also does pretty great street food.

Initially we went to Anker’t because of its amazing reputation for being one of Budapest’s best ruin bars. However, from that we actually found that they had pretty banging food. They had a brilliant selection of street food, specialising in multiple varieties of burgers.

Again the food was super cheap and totally worth the money, especially considering the amazing vibe and atmosphere that comes with it all. But what’s also great is that if you don’t fancy food, it’s a great place to kick back and have a beer.

The final cheap eat of Budapest is a place called Karaván. It’s an oasis of quality food stalls; that feels like it was plucked straight out of the back streets of Camden. If you’re with a large group of friends and need some variety, this is the place to go. With gourmet food trucks lined up selling pizza, burgers, fried and breaded cheese, traditional Hungarian, and the list keeps on going.

We actually ended up going to Karaván twice and consequently had to be rolled out both times for eating too much. The varying food types aside, the best part about it is the price. If you’re looking for a banquet under £10 this is the place to be.

The general vibe of Karaván is great too, dimly lit with fairy lights coupled with long tables and odd chairs; it’s the perfect hang out spot for students, artists and young professionals.

So that’s it for Budapest eateries, see you next time,

Ben

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