February 22, 2022
9:46 pm

Gastronomy map of Budapest through the eyes of students

High-quality street food, whether it's a less elegant but reliable flame, or a basic but fair burger, is also a must for fresh college students who are just moving to Budapest and high school students who are crumbling into a dried buffet and the first bite. Following this idea, we have collected some places, where you can be satisfied for a reasonably good price, if you choose skillfully from the menu.

Pizza Manufaktúra – Erkel street

Address: 1092 Budapest, Erkel utca 4.

The crew of the Pizza Manufactory has been supplying the area with better Roman-style pizza since 2011. Anyone who enters the shop on Erkel Street is guaranteed to be a returning guest, as the delivery is quite convincing: 32 centimeters, light, airy pasta, rustic edges, perfect sauce and topping ratio. They offer more than 20 types of pizza, with an extensive (and flawless) inventory from basic Margaret to well-packed royal versions.


Gyros Kerkyra Greek Food Bar

Address: 1067 Budapest, Eötvös utca 5.

Kerkyra Gyros has existed since 2012 and quickly became a concept among all those who like Greek flavors. In the winter of 2017, they moved from Eötvös Street to Hajós Street, and since then we have found the most delicious and authentic scroll in the city center. The gyro meat is made from chicken legs with a unique spice mixture, the pita also comes from Greece, meaning it is not the pocket but the half-fold variety. This includes delicious meat, tzatziki, thirochters (spicy cream cheese), beet salad, onions, tomatoes and the essential fries.


Zing Burger 

Address: 1117 Budapest, Október huszonharmadika utca 8-10. / 1024 Budapest, Margit körút 105. / 1068 Budapest, Király utca 60.

It would be a shame to miss a burger, and to take a risk. We prefer the juicy burgers of the reliable ZING Burger chain, all of which, apart from a couple ones, most of them stop at 1,500 forints, be it vegan or just a spicy burger. If we can’t imagine a two-handed American sandwich without fries, there’s no problem either, as their base burger, backed up with fries, also doesn’t shoot towards the amount.


Good Morning Vietnam

Address: 1054 Budapest, Nagysándor József utca 1.

Among the ethnic buffets, in Vietnam, for example, you can find dishes under 1,500 forints. Most of the time it is the pho soup itself, which in turn can be 1 liter, just as it is measured for Good Morning Vietnam. Plenty of juice, lots of pasta, the right amount of meat and fresh green spices are included, and we can even send them a hot sauce if we like. The huge pho of the place fills up the whole day from 1,500 forints.


Buono Bistro

Address: 1117 Budapest, Október huszonharmadika utca 8–10.

The Buono is somewhere halfway between the fast food restaurant and the experience of classic seating. At Allee, for example, it doesn’t mix with the plaza atmosphere at all, so you can also spend a slow dinner here in peace. You have to order at the counter, but the food is already brought to your table. This speeds up the process a lot. The prices are very friendly. It is almost impossible to go over 2000 forints with a main course. So if you salize, if you pizza, if you dough, you can smoothly throw a cookie next to it. And there are cookies that are worth it!



Address: 1053 Budapest, Kálvin tér 2.

It is a favorite of the audience in the area, at lunchtime the small shop, where you can only sit at the wooden tables in good weather, fortunately you get our pasta in a very practical paper box with metal handles. That way, you can easily take it with you, even if it doesn’t fit in your bag. Every day you can choose from four flavor variations that are in circulation, so you can try new recipes, but you don’t have to give up the tried and tested ones.



Address: 1082 Budapest, Baross utca 1.

There are loads of flavor combinations waiting for us at Rukkola, if we want a truly aesthetic and delicious salad. At first, the variations were named according to colors, but since then the menu has been expanded with a lot of new recipes. The salads are delivered in a takeaway box, as they can only be consumed locally at the tables on Baross Street. Not incidentally, many say we are talking about owning one of the finest coffees in the area.