If the throngs of people filling downtown’s Strudel House put you off, go to Strudel Hugó instead, which gives any strudel shop in Budapest a run for its money. Located on the far end of the Jewish Quarter, Strudel Hugó quickly established itself as a favorite haunt of strudel fans when it opened in 2017 (its moniker pays hommage to modernist Hungarian painter, Hugó Scheiber). There are classic and unconventional strudels here, both sweet and savory. Of the latter, no one should miss the broccoli, bacon, and cream cheese version.
If sweet strudels are more your speed, try one with cottage cheese (túró), chestnut-raspberry, or cherry-chocolate. The strudels run a few euros apiece and two of them make for a satisfying dessert. Note that there are only a few seats inside, but you can take your order to go, as most people do. Closed on the weekends!