For a truly, deeply local experience, make your way to this food stall inside the Rákóczi Market Hall in Budapest's District 8. Hiding in the back of the building is JóKrisz Lángos Sütöde, a mom-and-pop, standing-only eatery that specializes in lángos, a traditional, deep-fried Hungarian flatbread.
JóKrisz's lángos is exactly as it should be: crispy, golden brown on the outside, and beautifully doughy and chewy inside. If unsure, get the classic version with sour cream and grated cheese toppings (€1.2). In addition to lángos, you should also try a couple of palacsinta - JóKrisz makes some of the finest of these simple-but-delicious Hungarian crepes (€1). I especially like the ones with jam, cinnamon sugar, and Nutella fillings.
I like to visit Jókrisz early in the mornings when the colorful cast of characters flock here from the still mainly working-class neighborhood. In addition to lángos, the scrambled eggs with crisped-up sausages are worth the visit. Specify how you want your eggs done, then pair it with a thick slice of bread. Prices are rock bottom: the equivalent of €4 will buy you a full breakfast.