This weekend I went to the amazingly beautiful and enchanting city of Budapest and fell in love. The history is extremely rich, the people are charmingly nice, and the food is simple and delicious.
I have also developed a taste for paprika, and now require it on everything I own. I bought myself some Hungarian paprika to take back to the states but I am not sure it will make it back without me eating most of it.
My only complaint is that I didn’t have enough time in Budapest to truly experience it’s magic, but trust me I will be back.
Mushroom Omelette at Fruitcco
Maybe it was because it was my first real meal after an 8 hour bus ride, but this omelette tasted damn good. Hungarians know how to make omelettes. I forgot how much I like omelettes, and it’s the only breakfast food that I can’t seem to make. The whole flipping of the eggs just make a mess and I usually give up and end up with a weird scramble egg-frittata hybrid which tastes delicious but looks like a murder scene.
My mom would be so happy to know about the amount of vegan places there are abroad. There really is much more available to vegans than one would think. This vegan bakery was delicious as well. My friends and I all ordered tea, which came with the most adorable little flower diffusers that looked like I was drinking a pond. It was so cold and wet outside that the tea literally revived our tired souls. It was a relatively spiritual moment. My friend Gabby and I also ordered some cakes because we were at a bakery so why not? I got the raw chocolate and apricot cake and she got an apple pie. They were so sweet and tasty and I will now always have apricot with my chocolate when given the opportunity.
Budapest Central Market
Holy frijoles, the Budapest central market was such an awesome experience. Not only did they have literally every kind of fresh food imaginable, but on the second floor they had souvenirs and various trinkets for purchase. This is where I bought my Hungarian paprika and where I could have spent every Hungarian forint I had, but didn’t.
Hungarian Street food
Behold the holy grail of Hungarian street food. Lángos is literally fried bread with cheese on top. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. I am demanding that we bring this to the US immediately because this was devilishly good. I could eat like 20 of these. How is this not at the Big E already? Someone somewhere should be fired for this disservice to the American people.
Like I said before, I didn’t have nearly enough time to explore Budapest, and it is atop my list of places that I will come back to, but I honestly loved it and miss the enchanting views already.
This weekend I will be in Zurich, Switzerland! I am going to drown myself in chocolate. Please, if you have any recommendations I would be more than happy to hear them!!!