When you or someone in your group has a dietary restriction, it can make picking a restaurant stressful. People with food allergies want a good selection to choose from, while their friends and family don’t want to eat tasteless ‘health’ food. The places that offer gluten-free options on this list have tasty and filling options for everyone, even vegans and vegetarians. Try everything from Greek food to traditional Hungarian desserts with these restaurants and cafes in Budapest, conveniently located near the attractions.
1) Drop Gluten Free Restaurant
Drop is a restaurant serving only gluten-free meals, located near the Opera House and not far from the Basilica. Open 7 days a week from 7:30 am to 12:00 am in a perfect location near the attractions downtown, this can be a very convenient addition to your day of sightseeing. They also offer a few vegetarian options, such as roasted vegetable pasta, so this restaurant can accommodate almost anyone.
Drop Gluten Free Restaurant
Address: Budapest, Hajós u. 27, 1065
Facebook: Drop Gluten Free Restaurant
2) Mazi Greek Kitchen
One of the most popular Greek restaurants in Budapest, Mazi can easily accommodate those with gluten intolerance while providing an abundance of vegetarian options. Located in District V near Freedom Square, you should come to Mazi prepared to feast. Be sure to try their Mazi burger - a delicious lamb burger with feta cheese.
Mazi Greek Kitchen
Address: Budapest, Alkotmány u. 19, 1054
Also downtown in the 5th district, a few minutes walk from the Danube river, Baraka serves gourmet French-Asian cuisine with artisanal cocktails. Although they’re cooking up some of the best seafood in town in their open kitchen, Baraka offers a vegetarian menu carrying flavors such as geranium, curry, and pineapple. For the wine lovers, they also have a wine menu with dozens and dozens of options.
Address: Budapest, Dorottya u. 6, 1051
Mahalo is a health-food cafe on the Buda side of the river. They serve breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and desserts for the allergy-conscious among us. Stop by Mahalo on your trip to pick up some gluten-free bread and pastries. Whether your diet is gluten-free, sugar-free, or whether you’re vegan, Mahalo has something for you.
Address: Budapest, II. 11-A, Lövőház u. 12, 1024
Manioka offers allergy-free sweet and savory baked goods, near Kalvin Ter, the National Museum, and the Great Market Hall. Drop by Manoika for a hearty gluten-free breakfast before exploring the Great Market Hall, or crossing the bridge to visit the Gellert Thermal Bath. If you’re concerned that you won’t get to try traditional Hungarian food because of your dietary restrictions, you can sample gluten-free Hungarian desserts at Manioka.
Address: Budapest, Ráday u. 15, 1092
6) Bistro Fine
Practically sitting between the Basilica and the Opera House, Bistro Fine is a glamorous addition to a day of sightseeing. Bistro Fine has plenty of gluten free-options, such as salmon with quinoa and Belgian chocolate mousse, but they have few vegan options. They are on the pricier side of restaurants in Budapest, but you can come by for their business lunch or between 3pm and 6pm for reduced prices.
Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 8, 1061
Website: Bistro Fine
7) Konyv Bar & Restraurant
Konyv Bar is a literary-inspired restaurant in the Jewish District, near popular pubs such Szimpla Kert. Each week they feature a new menu item inspired by a different book. Konyv has concocted menus based on books from Harry Potter to Lord of the Flies. Their menu, however, isn’t always vegetarian-friendly so be sure to check their website ahead of time. It’s also a good idea to make reservations.
Konyv Bar and Restaurant
Address: Budapest, Dob utca 45, 1072
Website: Konyv Bar & Restaurant
8) Hokedli Pottage Bar
Hokedli Pottage Bar is a vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free restaurant near the popular shopping area Andrassy Avenue and all of the most popular attractions. They serve mostly soups, stews, and desserts. Stop by Hokedli in the winter to warm up with a hearty winter stew. Hokedli is budget-friendly, and cash-only.
Hokedli Pottage Bar
Address: Budapest, Nagymező u. 10, 1065
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9) Koles A Reform Konyha
Koles is a gluten-free restaurant that offers a daily menu featuring many vegan options at very inexpensive prices; you can get a meal here for around $3.00. Koles is in the Jewish (Party) District, just off of the popular Kiraly street, not far from the Opera. Come to Koles for filling, homemade meals before going out in the Party District. If you were out a little too late last night and don’t feel like leaving the hotel now, Koles delivers!
Koles A Reform Konyha
Address: Budapest, 1073, Kertész u. 41, 1073
Website: Koles A Reform Konyha (in Hungarian)
Located near some of Budapest’s most popular bars in the Jewish District, GluteNo is an entirely gluten-free panini bar. Stop by when you’re in the area visiting the Great Synagogue or before you head out on a pub crawl. Everything at GluteNo is handmade and natural from ingredients hand-selected from local farmers. Their prices are great, their desserts are to die for, and they’re kid friendly. What’s not to like? Oh, and they deliver.
Address: Budapest, Nagy Diófa u. 32, 1072
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