Welcome to Budapest - a great destination for gluten free travellers. There and so many 100% gluten free bakeries and restaurants, you probably won't get round to them all, especially because there is also gluten free McDonalds options, so easy when you are on the go.
You can check out my Budapest blog post here, or check out below for my quick, handy guide to gluten free Budapest - don't forget to use the interactive map!
Kata restaurant was our first stop off in Budapest. We went on a Monday night so it was lovely and quiet. After a huge day of walking, we order starters, mains and desserts, and I was quite glad we did as it was all delicious. They offer all sorts of food, for our starter we had tempura chicken and then I had ribs, my partner had a pasta and our dessert was a traditional Hungarian somlói galuska, pictured right.
Kata restaurant is a 100% gluten and lactose free facility!
Open everyday 9am-11:30pm.
Drop is Kata's sister restaurant. When I say sister - I mean they are literally next to each other. It made for great confusion when I thought I was following the wrong google map instructions. Drop is the original restaurant and is also a bar, it has a slightly more casual feel than Kata, but the food was just as delicious. We went in when the snow was coming down so we could warm up and have some lunch. I ordered a creamy soup and my partner got the chicken schnitzel, pictured left. It was really good, warming food for a snowy Hungarian day. Like Kata, Drop is 100% gluten free.
Open everyday 11:30am - 11pm.
Yes! Hungary is one of the 11 countries in Europe that have gluten free McDonald options. In Hungary, the gluten free menu consists of a cheeseburger, fries, salad and a couple of ice-cream sundays. It might not seem like much, but for a Coeliac, that's all you need. What makes me laugh is that I barely ate McDonalds before I became a coeliac, but as soon as I was able to eat it, I had it two days in a row. I guess you don't know what you got till it's gone. I ate it the traditional Kiwi way - fries in the burgers. The way it should me be.
Various locations/various hours.
This was my last stop off in Budapest before we went to the airport, and it was by far the most varied and well stocked bakery that I had visited. They had cakes, sandwiches, pinwheels, croissants, cookies, bagels as well as a whole wall of packaged gluten free items. I would recommend this is a great place to stop by in the morning to stock up if you are planning a whole day of site seeing, and you are unsure of where your next gluten free meal will be.
Open Mon – Thurs 8am-4pm, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. Closed Sunday.