Pékműhely 2

Pékműhely's motto — "all you need for a good bread is excellent flour, water, salt, sourdough, and a pinch of love" — neatly encapsulates the candid spirit of this unassuming Budapest bakery, which has two additional locations apart from this one. Unlike other craft bakeries where the hip interior is part of the appeal, here the focus is purely on the treasures of the oven.

Take the whole wheat bread, for example: the crunchy crust yields to a tender, air pocket-filled interior that impars the unmistakable tang of sourdough. But best of all is the kakaós csiga. I know people who come from the other side of the city for this tiny but delicious chocolate roll (often spiked with sour cherries).

To remain unbiased, I visit all places incognito and pay for my own meals and drinks. I never accept money in exchange for coverage. But this means I must rely on readers to support my work. If you're enjoying this article, please consider making a one-time payment (PayPal, Venmo) or becoming an Offbeat Patron.