Even though Budapest might not be the first destination that comes to mind when thinking about food, it will disappoint the hungry foodie tourist. I visited Budapest for 5 days, ate and drank a lot, and now I’m here to help you experience the best Budapest has to offer.
In the second of three posts I’ll be taking you on a savory journey through the streets of Budapest. From cheap street food to Michelin starred restaurants, I’ve got everything your heart (and stomach) desires, including some places to stay clear of.
In Neve Tzedek, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of TLV, is Meshek Barzilay. The restaurant offers an organic, mostly vegan, menu. It operates around the clock and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have a rotating seasonal specials menu and in addition host cooking workshops.
Last September we spent four and a half days in Copenhagen. Even though we couldn’t get a table at Noma, Copenhagen is full of other culinary gems. This guide follows our trip through this fantastic city. While it’s not a complete guide by all means, I did spend quite some time researching online for an itinerary that includes a variety of interesting places, kitchens and activities. The gamut runs between cheap street food and Michelin starred restaurant.
This guide is divided into 5 sections: Breakfast\Brunch, Coffee Shops\Bakeries, Restaurants, Food Markets and Smørrebrød (traditional Danish dish). Each section also includes tips to what kind of things you can see and do in the area and of course a link to the full story on our blog.
At the end of the post you’ll find a map with all the places mentioned for your convenience.
This iconic artisanal bakery can surely take care of your sugary needs. It was founded by Clause Meyer, who, among his other great achievements, opened Noma together with chef René Redzepi. The culinary superstar is often credited as the founder of new Nordic cuisine. Today he is the co-owner of the Michelin starred restaurant Studio, a vinegar brewery, a cooking school and many other establishments.
Lately many restaurants in Tel Aviv started serving brunch over the weekends. This is perfect for us, seeing as how we mostly go out to eat on the weekends. We are always looking for new places that serve more than just the all-Israeli-breakfast that had become so prevalent lately.
If you have searched online for the perfect breakfast in Copenhagen I guess you read all about Grød, Cafe Granola, Mad & Kaffe and Møller Kaffe & Køkken. Wulff & Konstali is not as frequently mentioned online as the other places, so you might not have read about it (up until now, that is), but it’s definitely a place for you to add to your itinerary.
Grød is one of the most popular breakfast spots in Copenhagen. What’s so special about Grød that makes it so successful? They are the world’s first porridge bar! Yes, you read that right, porridge. Their mission is to “redefine porridge, and to show the world that porridge can be delicious, delicate and versatile”. The first porridge bar was opened on Jægersborggade, in the heart of Nørrebro, and they have since expanded to 3 more spots in Copenhagen.
Shuk Levinsky is becoming a very interesting neighborhood in the culinary sense. With new restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries and gastro pubs, opening up constantly, and lot of available parking space nearby (a rare commodity in Tel Aviv), it has become one of our favorite go-to areas. To name a few interesting establishments: Ouzeria expanded to open the sister restaurant Ouzeria Next Door (fantastic food, high VFM but we didn’t enjoy the service), a great and decadent American bakery named Sweet Box opened up (don’t miss their huge decadent cinnamon bun) and Fifi’s, a tiny Thai place which created a buzz and amassed long queues.