Kosher Deli Budapest

Unfortunately, Budapest’s kosher restaurants aren’t known for serving delicious or nuanced dishes but most people who frequent them, of course, have no choice. Kosher Deli Restaurant, which opened in 2019, has quickly established itself as the better of Budapest’s only two dairy restaurants (the other is Tel Aviv Café around the corner). Unlike the other kosher restaurants in Budapest that are operated by either of the two local orthodox communities, Kosher Deli belongs to MAZSIHISZ, the main faction of Budapest's Jews and the proprietor of the nearby Dohány Street Synagogue.

The ground floor consist of a small kosher grocery store and a pastry counter with the restaurant occupying the upstairs area. Being a non-meat restaurant, there are egg-based breakfast dishes and a range of pizzas and pastas here. Although far from memorable, the scrambled eggs (€4), the shakshuka (€8), the margherita pizza (€7), and the spaghetti aglio e olio (€8) are unlikely to disappoint.

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