Olive Tree is a cozy restaurant in Budapest's District VI, serving a variety of traditional Israeli, Hungarian, and Ukrainian dishes. Their goal is to bring the wonderful flavors of Jerusalem to Budapest for locals and tourists to enjoy. The founders of Olive Tree chose hummus as their primary dish because of its health benefits and the way it compliments several other dishes such as falafel and salad. At Olive Tree, you can choose from 16 hummus entrees or one of their other Middle Eastern falafel or shakshuka dishes. Everything on their menu is made with fresh and real ingredients for both the taste and health benefits. You will also find many vegan and gluten-free options, making it a perfect stop for anyone looking for authentic Israeli cuisine. The interior is simple, yet cozy, and the menu is well priced for the high-quality flavors and ingredients. If you are a hummus fan, Olive Tree will give you a new way to explore this Middle Eastern dish.
Mazel Tov is located in the city center's 7th district, in the middle of the historical Jewish quarter. The restaurant provides an urban, casual and comfortable feeling filled with herbs and trees that allows you to dine in a garden-like atmosphere. Sometimes guests get lucky and come when one of the local bands is performing, which adds even more to the already cozy vibe of the restaurant. It is recommended to start off your meal here with one of their amazing starters, either the sweet potato wedges with pesto tahini or their homemade za'tar flavored pita chips. For the next course, they have several options from classic shakshuka and hummus plates to quinoa tabbouleh salad and falafel sandwiches. Mazal Tov also serves a wide variety of wines, beer, cocktails, and liquor, making sure there is something for everyone.
The cuisine served at Dobrumba is inspired by several cultures and incorporates flavors from the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Caucasus. Some of the menu items you will find include baba ganoush, shawarma, shakshuka, Moroccan beetroot, labneh, and pomegranate chicken liver. One of the best things about Dobruma is their unique twists to traditional Middle Eastern dishes. While they offer a traditional hummus, they also have a spicy paprika hummus, a warm hummus dish, and even a butternut squash hummus that has become a house favorite. It's hard to come here and not fill up on their delightful entrees, but try and save room for dessert because you don't want to miss out on the famous Basboussa or tahini brownie. The Basboussa is the most popular dessert item and consists of a Levante semolina cake with orange blossom syrup, toasted almosts, and thick yogurt. If you're one of the many people who prefer a rich chocolate flavor, the vegan tahini brownie will not disappoint. Dobrumba always tries to cater to those with dietary restrictions by providing gluten free bread and several vegan options. If you find yourself in Budapest's 7th district, make sure to make a stop at Dobruma for some of the best Middle Eastern food this city has to offer.
Fülemüle Étterem is located in the 8th district of Budapest, offering both traditional and modern Hungarian and Jewish cuisine. The homecooked meals are said to bring back childhood memories of parents or grandparents cooking matzo ball soup, goulash, or crispy goose. Many travelers are recommended to this restaurant because of the friendly staff, good-sized portions, and flavorful dishes, and they sometimes stop by multiple times during their stay. This family-run restaurant is definitely a Budapest gem that will leave you satisfied, yet wanting more.
The history of Carmel Restaurant goes back almost 30 years. During this time, both the menu and style have changed and for ten years now, the restaurant operates as a Glatt kosher restaurant. This restaurant serves a variety of traditional Jewish and Hungarian cuisine from matzo ball soup and liver to beef goulash and a Hortobagyi-style pancake. Locals and guests from around the world come to dine at Carmel Restaurant and enjoy the authentic food and inviting atmosphere. It is located in the heart of the Jewish quarter and a perfect place to stop by while exploring the historic area. Many travelers also come to the Carmel Restaurant for Shabbat where they can enjoy fresh Challah and a delicious warm meal. If you're in the area and want amazing kosher food, this is a spot you don't want to miss.