Hummusbar (Nagymező utca)

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