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Gluten Free Foods, Meals, Restaurants in Budapest, Hungary

How to Find Gluten Free Products and Places in Budapest?

When you go on holiday it is certainly not easy to keep you usual gluten free diet. Although Budapest is a big city of about 2 million people, and hundreds of restaurants, there are very few places where you can find specifically gluten free menus or well educated staff who could help you choose gluten free meals.

Some of the few restaurants who have special menus and meals to help guests with food intolerance including gluten sensitivity are listed below. Mind you, several restaurants have Hungarian only websites, but you can contact them on the phone if you have any questions.

Restaurants with Gluten Free Menus – Gluten Free Budapest

Gluten Free Meals at Etna Restaurant Budapest

Gluten Free Meals at Etna Restaurant Budapest

Etna Etterem is a – primarily pizza – restaurant where you can order gluten free pizzas, meals and dessets. Etna restaurant is close to the city centre of Budapest, in the 8th district, by Keleti train station. Address: Baross tér 10. (Baross square at Keleti metro station), Budapest. There is another Etna Etterem (it is sort of a mini chain restaurant) in the 2nd district, off the touristy areas (address:  Gábor Áron út 74-78., 2nd district Budapest)

Kolos Kantin is a cozy take away restaurant in the very city centre of Budapest 5th district, close to Deak ter where all metro lines meet. By default Kolos Kantin is a standard restaurant but they will make all meals with gluten free pasta at your request for a surcharge (and approx. 2o min extra waiting). The opening hours of the restaurant is very short from 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays, closed on weekends.

Due Fratelli Restaurant in the 2nd district of Budapest, close to Moszkva tér (renamed as Széll Kálmán square). Due Fratelli has a list of gluten free pasta meals. Address: Erőd u. 9., Budapest

Pata Negra Tapas Bar & Restaurant is a standard restaurant with a wide range of gluten free(GM) meals on the menu. Pata Negra has a restaurant on the Buda and another one on the Pest side of Budapest. The address of Pata Negra Pest side restaurant is Kálvin tér 8. (close to the Grand Market Hall or ‘Vasarcsarnok’), on the M3 blue metro line (Kalvin ter metro station), and the address of Pata Negra Buda side etterem is Frankel Leó út 55., not far from Margaret Bridge (and Margitsziget / Margaret Island).

Svabhegyi Vendeglo is a nice restaurant in the green and hilly 12th district of Budapest on the Buda side. The gluten free meals at Svabhegyi Vendeglo have a special ‘glm’ code on the menu. Address: Költõ u. 30. (Kolto street), Budapest H-1121

Free From Finom Gluten Free Snack Bar, Budapest

Free From Finom Gluten Free Snack Bar, Budapest

Gluten free snacks – Gluten Free Budapest

You can grab gluten free snacks, hamburgers, sandwiches, etc. at the Free From Finom Snack Bars in Budapest. Free From Finom is opening up more and more places. There is one eatery in each of the biggest city central shopping malls: one in Westend City Centre at Nyugati Train Station (M3 blue metro line, Nyugati metro station), and one on the 1st floor of Mammut Shopping Mall (close to the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill on the Buda side of Budapest). There is another Free From Finom Bar in Arena Plaza by Keleti Train Station.

Sweets, Desserts – Gluten Free Budapest

TAC Confectionary is not a restaurant, but they sell gluten free sandwiches, desserts, fresh bakery products, and in general all sorts of gluten free products. Basically TAC Budapest (Taplalek Allergia Centrum) started off as a shop and then expanded into a confectionary. Address: Vág u. 5. (Vag street), Budapest 13th district

Álomsüti Confectionary specializes in gluten and sugar free desserts, cakes, biscuits and more for those who have sweet tooth. Alomsuti Confectionary is in the 13th district of Budapest, the address is Balzac utca 27., Budapest 13th district.

Csillagfeny Teazo is a nice and calm place to drink teas and have some gluten free desserts. Address: Wesselényi u. 21., 7th district of Budapest city centre (in the old Jewish Quarter).

Home Delivery – Gluten Free Budapest

  • Online Pizza – Gluten free pizzas in Budapest: Etna Restaurant sells gluten free pizzas (of 32 cm diameter) online. The list of pizzas is here. They take orders between 11 am and 10:45 pm.
  • Repeta Menü Restaurant Budapest – special ‘sensitive meals’ on their menu (indicated by the word ‘sensitive’)
  • Body Food Restaurant Budapest – minimum 1o day menus

Finally, a funnily retro advertisement (in Hungarian) showing the interior, etc. of Csillagfeny Teazo (tea house):

The above list has been based on the recommendations of a Gluten Free Lifestyle magazine in Hungary: Liszterzekeny.com

 
Comments

I am Coeliac and have just come back from a short break in Budapest. This webpage was most useful to me – putting me at ease, knowing there was always somewhere I could eat. We visited both Pata Negra and Etna Etterem which were both good. Pata Negra had very helpful staff. We also visited some other restaurants and I was very impressed by the service provided. All were able to adapt dishes were necessary. Particularly good were Cafe Kor, near the Basilica and Klassz, on Andrassy Ut (excellent wine too). Both served excellent food.

Thank you for such useful information.

I’m a regular visitor to Budapest who has only fairly recently (last few months) been diagnosed coeliac. It’s very difficult to be in the city of cakes knowing you can’t eat the delicious fare. I recently stumbled across the Finom Freefrom outlet at the Arena shopping plaza the other day (mentioned in the webpage) and was very impressed at the fine, dainty look of the cakes – just like those in our old favourite cafe, the Muvesz on Andrassy. The cakes I tried were really excellent, indistinguishable from normal baking (yes, I tried more than one, I’m afraid!). The fresh crusty bread loaf I bought there was the best gluten-free bread I’ve had in the few months since I’ve been eating gluten-free. It was so nice to go somewhere and not think “I can’t have that; I can’t have that; and I can’t have that, that, or that either.”
In terms of restaurants, we generally don’t eat out much, but for my husband’s birthday we went to a favourite restaurant, the Central Kavehaz, which is on the corner of Karoly Mihalyi and Iranyi in the fifth district. There the waiter and chef went to some trouble to adapt one of the vegetarian dishes for me – a goat’s cheese salad, for which the chef grilled the cheese slices, rather than covering in breadcrumbs and deep-frying. I ate that, with another starter dish – their delicious grilled vegetables sprinkled with pumpkin seeds – and enjoyed one of my best meals out since getting my diagnosis. The menu hadn’t looked promising at all, from the point of view of a vegetarian coeliac, but the staff were knowledgeable and bothered enough to adapt the dish for me. I really appreciated it.

Thank you for the really informative comment, hopefully it will help tourists find gluten free restaurants, cafes etc. in Budapest.
I am sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with coeliac disease. It must be quite a shock and a thorough change in your lifestyle too. Nevertheless, it is good to hear that some of the beloved desserts are available in gluten free version in Budapest, what is more in the city centre. (my daughter has baby eczema (allergic to egg white), and it is not easy to cook in an ‘unusual’ way for her and us, yet we adapt)

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