Who'd of thought it, Budapest, the place to visit for Vegans! I had done a little research before going, to find out what kind of food I could expect and a few restaurants popped up offering a vegan burger, so I had expected a burger filled weekend! How wrong I had been.
It quickly became apparent that we would be spoilt for choice, an unexpected turn in our trip.
Our first little find was Vexicana. Located in the vegan street food garden.
We ummed and ahhd over what we should order and we ended up with a little treat. The tostada came in a little biodegradable box with wooden cutlery and the taste was beautiful. A little kick from the added jalapenos kept us warm, as we were eating outside in mid February. This little creation quickly became the inspiration for our menu favourite, bean tostada. With the accompaniment of sriracha sauce and yogurt and mint to perfectly compliment each other. Safe to say we went on our way happy, full and excited to share the tostada with our friends and family!
The next little gem we found was Napfenyes Etterem, located up a side street. Don't do what we did and walk into the theatre next door and begin to take the complimentary drinks thinking we were in the restaurant. It wasn't until we asked if there were any available tables did it become apparent we were in the wrong place. Quick move over to next door and again we were spoilt with vegan food. This time we really couldn't decide what to eat and after a brief discussion with our very friendly table neighbour we settled on the lavish sharing platter.
A massive plate was presented to us with grilled cheese, roasted carrots, grilled tofu cutlets, Hungarian flavoured oat fritter, mashed potatoes with onion, and that is to name just a few. The plate was overflowing with a selection of beautiful food. Even though we finished the plate we still had room for pudding as we couldn't resist the selection of beautiful cakes that we had walked past on our way in.
We were so pleased with the food and service here that we went back on our last day. This time we ordered pizzas and again we were not disappointed. I had the Hungarian pizza and Paul had half and half, jalapeno and margherita, which of course we shared!
These are just two places we found that we wanted to share with you so if you're ever in Budapest make sure you visit them and enjoy the wonderful food they offer. It's no wonder I came back half a stone heavier!
If you don't fancy hopping on a plane to try the tostada, come and visit us we'd be happy to provide you with a little taste of our holiday.