5 Foods You Just Have To Try In Budapest

By Yasi Agah

Are you hungry? Or should I say, Hungary? Ok, I’ll leave…

But before I go I just want to say that this eastern European country is known for its incredible history, culture, architecture, and most of all…FOOD!

If you’re traveling through Budapest, here are five foods that you must try while you’re hungry in Hungary

1. Lángos (Flat bread)

Do you like bread? Do you like delicious deep-fried foods? Then this is the snack for you. This is a traditional Hungarian dish that is deep-fried dough. How could that get any better?

This delicious flatbread is usually eaten with toppings such as sour cream, cheese, ham, or garlic butter. Is your mouth watering yet?

You can grab lángos at cafes and restaurants around Budapest but the most notable place to try it is Retró Lángos Büfé. 

2. Goulash (Beef Stew)

This is probably the most famous Hungarian food so it’s an absolute must.

This delicious beef stew is made with beef, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and paprika. This combination of ingredients makes for one delectable meal!

Goulash has been eaten by Eastern Europeans all the way back since the 9th century. If it’s been around that long, I can guarantee it’s because it’s to die for.

You definitely have to grab this dish while you’re in Budapest, a great recommendation for a restaurant to try authentic goulash is Gettó Gulyás!

3. Palacsinta (Crepes)

Pala — what? Even if you can’t pronounce a lot of these dishes, the delicious taste of the food speaks for itself.

Palacsinta are crepes that are traditionally eaten throughout Central and Eastern Europe. You can go sweet or savory with these crépes and they will turn out incredible either way.

You can get Palacsinta with either meat, vegetables, and spices or have one with jam and berries for breakfast.

You can really eat Palacsinta with anything that will satisfy whatever craving you have.

An awesome place to try these Hungarian crepes in Budapest is Bajnok Palacsinta Egyesület. These Hungarian crepes will become your new favorite meal!

4. Nokedli (Dumplings)

Next up on the list is Nokedli, or traditional Hungarian dumplings. The Nokedli dumplings are similar to gnocchi, but it is made with eggs.

Nokedli is also similar to a popular German dish called Spätzle, so you can find variations of these egg dumpling dishes throughout Europe.

Nokedli is usually served with cheese, sauces, and paprika chicken. Try this traditional dish at Náncsi Néni, an even more traditional restaurant that used to be a 17th-century farmhouse!

5. Somlói Galuska (Trifle)

Now it’s time for dessert!

Somlói Galuska is a traditional Hungarian trifle made of layers of sponge cake. This cake is made up of walnut, chocolate, and vanilla layers that come together to create the sweet sensation that is Somlói Galuska.

The combination of these sponge cakes is topped off with vanilla pastry, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.


If you’re obsessed with chocolate, look no further.

Nika Restaurant has a wonderful Somlói Galuska so get your hands on these sponge cakes today!

Do you want to try these heavenly Hungarian dishes for yourself? Check out Bus2alp’s Budapest trips!

Not only will you get to eat your way through the beautiful city of Budapest, but you will also get the opportunity to see Vienna and Salzburg on this weekend away with Bus2alps.

It’s a delicious dream come true!