#1: Városház Snack — $$$$$
The type self-service/take-out lunch venue of Városház Snack was popular during communist times, but now they are nearing extinction. Go before it’s too late.
#2: Kádár Étkezde — $$$$$
If you wonder what everyday dining was like during communism, look no further and visit Kádár Étkezde.
#3: Tera Magyar Konyhája — $$$$$
Many local residents can be found at Tera Magyar Konyhája, a diner with traditional dishes in Újlipótváros, a must-visit neighborhood not usually on visitors' radars.
#4: Öcsi étkezde — $$$$$
At Öcsi Étkezde, Erzsi, the driving force behind the kitchen since the 1980s, occasionally pops into the dining area with cilantro-covered hands to chat with regulars.
#5: Frici Papa Kifőzdéje — $$$$$
Those in search of the lost communist-era dining scene won't be disappointed at Frici Papa Kifőzdéje.
#6: Akácfa Étkezde — $$$$$
Neighborhood Roma and office workers alike line up for outstanding home-made Hungarian flavors from the bizarrely decorated Akácfa Étkezde diner.
#7: Retro Büfé- lángos, palacsintázó — $$$$$
Lángos, a popular Hungarian specialty is the area of expertise at Retro Büfé, a tiny communist-era kiosk.
#8: Balla-Hús — $$$$$
Balla-Hús, one of the few remaining independent butcher shops downtown, serves delicious sausage omelettes for breakfast (for €2) and various meat-heavy dishes for lunch.