Csirke Csibész

Open since 1992, Csirke Csibész is an iconic chicken sandwich shop in Budapest's District 6. As in the case of pizza, 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 here at lunchtime.

An oversized fried cutlet is the chief component of 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 morsels of fried chicken liver, adding a welcome textural and flavor contrast. At around €3, 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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