When it comes to food, few traces remain of Budapest’s rich Jewish history. Just a hundred years ago, 23% of the city’s residents were Jewish, and today, still, 80,000 or so Jewish people live in Budapest. Yet only a few kosher restaurants have remained (they're also included in the list below).
Driven by booming tourism in Budapest’s old Jewish Quarter, however, Hungarian-Jewish dishes are beginning to reappear on restaurant menus. Most common are cholent and flódni (a layered cake), but diners will also find excellent "Jewish eggs" salad and even helzel at some of the restaurants below. There's always room for improvement though: a stronger showing of Ashkenazi favorites like pastrami sandwich, gefilte fish, matzo brei, and babka would be a welcome development in Budapest.