I have not had too much issue eating Vegetarian abroad, of course, some places, like India, have been much easier than others (Sarajevo) but generally speaking being vegetarian while travelling does not mean having to compromise. However, before visiting Budapest I did have to do some research, Hungary is known for its meat goulash and paprika chicken, so I did have slight concerns my vegetarian diet in Budapest would consist mainly of bread and potatoes, but I was pleasantly surprised. I found plenty of vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Budapest all with a wide selection of dishes, being vegetarian in Budapest is relatively easy if you know where to go.
Where to eat Vegetarian in Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Andrássy út 38, 1061
I could have lived purely off of Langos as a Vegetarian in Budapest to be completely honest with you. Langos is the ultimate comfort food, warm dough smothered in a thick layer of sour cream finished with a generous helping of cheese, you will find this served at many food carts around the city, but if you are looking for a sit-down meal then head to Papa Langos for cute interiors and various vegetarian options.
Kazinczy utca 18, Budapest, Hungary
Eating Vegan in Budapest is possible as well, Las Vegans is a street food truck that just sells Vegan food, from Seitan burgers with veganaise, shakes, smoothies, all the good vegan junk food basically.
Open Mon-Wed 11:30am-12:00am, Thu-Sat 11:30am-2:00am, Sun 11:30am-12:00am.
Karavan Street Food Market
Budapest, Kazinczy u. 18, 1075
In the same area as Las Vegans you will also find multiple other street food trucks, many are heavily meat based but you will find most will have at least one vegetarian option, so be sure to check all of the menus. Karavan is a really cool area to have some beers have a laid-back lunch or dinner, especially in the summer.
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Budapest, Dohány u. 54, 1072 Hungary
Fancy some Indian food while in Budapest? Head to Delhi Darbar for a large selection of Vegetarian and Vegan options alongside options for the meat eaters as well. Delhi Darbar is centrally located as well so easily accessible after a day of site seeing.
Bamba Marha Burger
Budapest, Andrássy út 46, 1062 Hungary
Bamba Marha calls itself the ‘best burger in Budapest’ and it seems Tripadvisor seems to agree. Their menu is heavily meat-based, so it is not the most Vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Budapest, but they do have a Mega Vega Burger which is pretty damn good.
Slow Foodiez Restaurant
Budapest, Szondi u. 11, 1067 Hungary
Slow Foodiez only serves Vegetarian and Vegan food and is a great place to head to for brunch, their dishes include vegan omelettes, tofu frittata as well as a wide selection of cake for dessert.
Budapest, Holló utca 10., F003, 1075 Hungary
As with most places you travel to, eating both vegetarian and vegan while in Budapest is possible, you just need to do a bit of research first to find where the vegetarian-friendly restaurants are and if all else fails you could happily live off Langos for the duration of your trip.
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