Csirke Csibész is a fast-casual chicken joint in Budapest's District 6. The place has been serving chicken sandwiches since 1992, meaning that they know a thing or two about preparing poultry. As is the case with pizza, good chicken has a democratizing force - it brings together people from all facets of life. This is certainly true for Csirke Csibész. Their small, standing-only space is the ultimate melting pot of Budapest: construction workers and white collar employees alike line up for the flavorful fried and roast chickens here at lunchtime.
The main component of the sandwiches is an oversized fried and breaded chicken breast fillet, which is topped with a creamy, mayo-based salad, and enclosed in a sesame roll. For the best experience, opt in for the fried chicken liver to add a welcome textural and flavor contrast. The whole thing comes out to a wallet-friendly price of €2.5, and you won't have to worry about leaving hungry. If you're looking for more interesting cuts, Csirke Csibész also serves thighs, wings, and even a whole roast bird fresh out of the rotisserie.
From Wednesdays to Saturdays, Csirke Csibész stays open late (I mean, very late: until 5 a.m.). In the wee hours of the morning the place draws partygoers, who're are trying to preempt a hangover with these tasty chicken sandwiches.