Many butcher shops in Budapest ("hentes" in Hungarian) serve ready-made lunch for the city's meat-craving populace. Paprika-laced roasted sausage, or kolbász, is the classic order, but liver and blood sausages, pork belly, ribs, and fried cutlets are also usually available. As locals do, pair your kolbász with a dollop of mustard, a side of pickled vegetables, and a slice of bread.
These old-school sausage shops bring together Budapest locals from all walks of life — construction workers and corporate lawyers alike tend to stand in line during the midday rush hour. Note that there's a codified system to a meal at a hentes: pick up a tray, holler your order across the counter, wait for your food to be handed to you, eat it at one of the high-top tables elbow-to-elbow with other customers (there's no seating), and return your tray after you’re finished. Here, that's a real Budapest lunch experience!