This is my second time in Budapest and I couldn’t wait to explore the city. We had a full day of wandering around and I stumbled upon some really neat spots. Whenever I go somewhere I am always checking out two things: thrift stores and vegan restaurants/shops so here’s a little list of places to visit in Budapest.
Cream is a used clothing store chain with 7 locations in Budapest. The store I visited is on Rákóczi út 36 and offers a wide range of women’s, men’s and kids clothing at great prices. Just to give you an idea, I browsed through men’s jumpers and a lot of them were around 1400 HUF or less which is roughly 5 USD. The store was well-lit, very clean and had a massive assortment of clothing and accessories. If you are in need of clothing, I’d highly recommend you to check out Cream. Unlike lots of other thrift stores these days, this one has great prices and a huge variety of clothing and I bet whatever it is you are looking for, you’d find it there.
We randomly popped into Dubai Supermarket and I am so glad that we did. The store is on Rákóczi út 22 and has a wide range of packaged goods, fresh olives and lots of bulk bins with loose goods. They offer food from all over the world and also have a small selection of body care items. I ended up buying the olive soap you see on the right for 399 HUF. If you are looking for something very specific and prefer to buy it without packaging, then this is your place.
Bio ABC is a health food store on Múzeum krt. 19 that has got a great selection of vegan snacks, cheese, sausages and ice cream. They also offer a wide range of natural cleaning and body care products. What’s amazing about this store is that they also have vegan hungarian sausages and other local specialties. If you are vegan and in need of something special, this is your place.
The minute I found out about this place I knew I had to go and eat there. Vega City is a 100% vegan restaurant on Múzeum krt. 23 that offers a wide range of food, sweets and a weekly changing menu. Most things on their menu are already prepared and everything can be ordered cafeteria-style, at the front. I noticed that a lot of people came to get take-out and was happy to see that they let people bring their own food containers. The best part? It’s incredibly healthy food at great prices. I ended up getting a curry and my partner got a burger and what we ordered came out to be 850 HUF each which is roughly 3.31 USD. Prior to hitting the streets again I also treated myself to two cookies for 150 HUF each and both were absolutely divine. It’s worth noting that all their cookies are made from seeds and dried fruit, with no added sugar or flour! All in all a really lovely vegan restaurant and if you happen to be in Budapest I highly recommend you to check it out.