Budapest is best for...
Traditional dishes: Take the time to sample traditional Hungarian dishes such as goulash, chicken paprika and stuffed cabbage
Sweet treats: Head to coffee houses and cafes to sample a delicious Hungarian cake or pastry with a cup of coffee
Food markets: Budapest's largest indoor market - the Central Market Hall - has stalls filled with cheeses, meats and caviar
Language: The language spoken in Budapest is Hungarian
Currency: The currency used in Budapest is the Hungarian Forints
Local time: Budapest is 1 hour behind GMT/UK time
Fly to: Budapest's main airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
Hungary has had an interesting and eclectic past, and it’s reflected in the local cuisine. The food may have weird and wonderful names but much of it’s made from different forms of meat, vegetables and potato.
Goulash is the most well-known of all the Hungarian foods, which you may see written as Gulyas on a menu. Soup, cooked in a huge cast iron pan known as a bogracs, has always been popular, while lecso (onions, peppers, meat and a generous serving of paprika) is so popular here there’s an annual festival dedicated to it.
There’s one guarantee when it comes to Hungarian food, you won’t go hungry.