Eat This: Newest Joints You Must Visit

Here we go again: summer is right around the corner and Budapest appears to be even more exciting than ever! If you feel like discovering the newest joints, here’s a list of what you shouldn’t miss out on!


Located right next to downtown Pest’s main hipster hangout-slash-art cinema Toldi Klub, Vágódeszka puts sausage in the limelight. The meaty wonder comes in all shapes, varieties and sizes: the Robuci sandwich, for example, looks like a gourmet hamburger, then there’s the juicy Provence grilled sausage, and exciting culinary peculiarities such as the chicken sausage. As for sides, you can ask for the classic mustard-pickles combo, but we’d also like to suggest you try Vágódeszka’s very own ratatouille-like ajvar condiment.

1054 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 40.

Typo Bár

This bar-gallery-showroom is situated at the back corner of legendary Corvin Department Store, close to the Party District but far enough to stay unique, awaiting you with an abundance of Berlin coolness everywhere you turn. Having opened in the middle of May, Typo is already a buzzing hub of Budapest’s underground fashion, art and music scene, as the vintage clothing shop hosts not just great exhibitions, but awesome parties as well. Besides emptying your wallet on chic items, you can also stuff your belly full with delicious breakfast bites or a hearty lunch deal during the day.

1085 Budapest, Stáhly utca 14.

Dear Budapest

If you’re looking for something more than what dime a dozen sandwich joints can offer to you, you shouldn’t look further than Dear Budapest. Following recipes put together by a Michelin star Hungarian chef (Olivér Heiszler), each item on the menu of this designer gastro bar tastes like a love letter addressed to the food lovers of the Hungarian capital, and spread on an open side piece of bread. Sophisticated flavors, exciting matches and a cool atmosphere await you in the Veres Pálné utca locale.

1053 Budapest, Veres Pálné utca 16.

Find Food

Found in an offbeat location near the beautiful Rózsák tere church and a couple of minutes from Keleti railways station, Find Food aims to win over the hearts of those with a lactose intolerance with delicious and healthy soups, various ragouts and pasta dishes, grilled sandwiches, mouth-watering desserts and all natural Hungarian fruit juices from the Derecskei Fruit Farm. The venue also serves as one of the bases of Synthesis, a Hungarian craft beer and soda company, refreshingly complementing Find Food’s culinary experience.

1078 Budapest, István utca 5.

MANIA Gourmet Bar

Clear, natural tastes and delicate wines are what you’re in for if you decide to pay a visit to Király utca’s newest gastro hotspot, the rustic style MANIA Gourmet Bar. Led by chef de cuisine József Huszár, the open kitchen’s main genre is Hungarian-International fusion gastronomy, with a special focus on elegant serving and harmonic tastes, to make every meal a true experience. The venue, whose á la carte assortment changes every week, seats 36 persons and is found in the Central Passage, near the Deák tér end of Király utca.

1061 Budapest, Király utca 8-10.

Hermina Terasz

Invigorating pick me ups, grilled dishes, and a seemingly endless crowd of tree foliages? Yes please! Hermina Terasz awaits you six meters above ground level at the north eastern corner of City Park with everything a thirsty throat and an empty stomach would have a fancy for. Refresh yourself with a soothing fröccs, have a couple of scoops of ice cream, or start your night out with a colorful cocktail creation. If you’re hungry, order a juicy hamburger or a spicy chicken fajitas platter, then crown your meal with a traditional cake!

1146 Budapest, Hermina út 17.

Dose Espresso Budapest

Another pearl in the bitter-brown necklace of Budapest’s specialty cafés, Dose Espresso opened its doors in the immediate neighborhood of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Its aim is to serve as the go-to place of nearby office workers for delicious black brews, and a pit stop for sight-seeing tourists, where they can comfortably recharge their low batteries with exciting import coffees (hot and cold alike) from countries such as Colombia and Kenya, and healthy raw juices supplied by JUICY Budapest.

1051 Budapest, Hercegprímás utca 21.

Beef Heaven by Tuning

An affiliate of one of Budapest’s best burger joints, Tuning, Beef Heaven brings the same, almost fanatic enthusiasm to barbecue and beef dishes that made Tuning such a highly esteemed venue in the first place. The menu, dreamt up by owner Róbert Erdélyi and executive chef József Majorszki, ranges from hearty soups and two-hand burgers to Asian infusion BBQ dishes, manly steaks and heavenly sweet desserts, accompanied by a wide selection of whiskeys, wines and craft beers. If you’re a big eater with a fancy for ingenuity, new flavors and quality ingredients, don’t miss out on this one!

1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 11.