With another pandemic Easter upon us – who would have thought? – we have put together a few tips on where to buy your holiday treats for the dinner table. Note that for Hungarians, Easter isn’t Easter without kalács, traditional braided bread the texture of brioche.
Encouraged by last year’s success, adjoining businesses Jacques Liszt and DiVin Porcello are combining forces once more. Until 1 April, you can order a selection of Hungarian, Italian and Spanish ham platters (8,700 HUF-9,900 HUF) from DVP’s top-quality offer, accompanied by the fine braided breads (890 HUF-950 HUF) of Jacques Liszt. See more information here.
Another favourite in 2020, Four Bites Catering has created two-person Easter boxes for this year as well, with homemade delicacies including premium ham, wild-onion pesto, marinated radish and apple horseradish cream with braided bread and other treats. Packages (7,390 HUF) are made up in District XI and delivered by bicycle courier around the city. More details here.
Babka has pushed the boat out for Easter again this year, with six different hams and seven types of braided breads, cakes, Easter-focused meze and spreads. Order in advance.
At FALU on Szent István körút, you can find good sought-after hams, Tokaj mangalica and Kőrös. For braided bread to accompany, Artizán has created a sourdough version. They deliver on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or you can pop in during opening hours.
The KIOSK restaurant has come up with traditional (9,850 HUF) and vegan (9,550 HUF) Easter boxes, one with smoked ham and sausage, pickled vegetables and sourdough bread, the vegan with beetroot humus, curry egg spread and whole roasted cauliflower. They also offer traditional bejgli cake, scones and egg liqueur.
For a wider selection of Easter meats, look no further than Sonka Ház (‘Ham House’), on Maglódi út in District X, where you can choose among the domestic and foreign varieties. Zsebi (XI. Bartók Béla út 35) is another good source of quality hams.
Pasarét Bisztró (II. Pasaréti út 100) has put together its own Easter package, this one top-of-the-range with Tokaji Aszú duck-liver páté and rack of lamb. There’s free delivery elsewhere in District II or a charge of 750 HUF to other parts of Buda and Óbuda (minimum order 2,750 HUF) Details are Hungarian-only on their website.