Budapest’s kosher restaurants, unfortunately, aren’t known for offering the most convincing or nuanced flavors in the city. Most people who frequent them, of course, have no other 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). 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, Kosher Deli specializes in egg-based breakfast dishes and a range of pizzas and pastas. Although not memorable, the scrambled eggs (€4), the shakshuka (€8), the margherita pizza (€7), and the spaghetti aglio e olio (€8) are unlikely to disappoint.

It has no bearing on the quality of food, but it’s worth noting that unlike all 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 Jewish community and the operator of the nearby Dohány Street Synagogue.

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