Budapest’s ever-bustling District VII has just added one more destination for night owls. Found right by the Király utca entrance of Gozsdu Udvar, newly opened Lángosh sells hearty Hungarian deep-fried dough to sate the appetite of the drinking crowd. Lángos offered here comes with a thin base, just moderately oily, slathered with sour cream and cheese, topped with cabbage or filled with creamy carbonara sauce. Imagine a few sweet variations in addition to the savory treats and then you’ve found your next late-night eatery in the party vortex.
The popularity of Hungarian grab-and-go fare seems unstoppable. Along with the international street-food revolution sweeping over Budapest in recent years, favored local edible inventions are also on the rise. With recently opened eateries such as stew-focused Pöriző and Paradicsom for takeaway lecsó, the city has been expanding with many new venues selling Hungarian delicacies to eat on the go.
Now, a newly opened outlet proffers the nation’s disc-shaped staple, lángos, right at the heart of the city’s party central. While this is far from being the first central lángos locale in Budapest, its prime position along the migration route of intoxicated revelers should make it a cherished destination to ease the next day’s hangover.
The menu abounds in classic variations, such as the magyaros (Hungarian-style) lángos covered with just the right amount of bacon, cheese, sour cream and onion. Those who want their lángos with a twist can order one topped with jalapeño and chili beans. For the sweet-toothed, Lángosh adds marmalade or sweet cottage cheese mixed with candied fruit.
On request, the food is filled with bryndza (sheeps’ cottage cheese), dill, onion and garlic or Bolognese sauce for a little Italian flavor. A plain lángos sets you back 500 forints, with toppings it costs 600-800 forints. Those with a filling come to you for 1,000 forints. And if you want to wash the dish down with some alcohol, four type of brews are available courtesy local FIRST Craft Beer. Lángosh is open late into the night, until 3am on weekdays and 6am at weekends.