Hummusbar is a chain of Middle Eastern fast casual restaurants across Budapest. I live near and hence a regular customer at the Nagymező utca location where I’ve yet to be disappointed (variations exist among the branches; I can't speak for the others). My go-to is the sabich sandwich: a pita piled high with cooked egg, roast eggplant, sauerkraut, crispy potatoes, and all of it drenched in tahini. Filling, delicious, and affordable.

Shakshuka, hummus platters, and salads are also available, both vegetarian and meat-based. The cherry on top: watching the laser-focused Israeli manager prepare your order while he's feeling one with the ear-catching electronic music oozing from the speakers.

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