Opened in 1992, Csirke Csibész is an iconic chicken sandwich shop in Budapest's District 6. As with pizza joints, good poultry vendors tend to be democratic establishments, bringing together people from all walks of life. This is also true for Csirke Csibész, where construction workers and office employees alike line up for the flavorful fried and roasted birds at lunchtime.
An oversized fried cutlet anchors most sandwiches, which are also layered with a creamy mayo-based salad and enclosed in a sesame kaiser roll. For the best experience, opt in for the bits of fried chicken liver, adding a welcome textural and flavor contrast. At around €5, the sandwiches are wallet friendly. If whole birds are more your speed, you can choose one fresh out of the rotisserie.
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