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We've got you covered with the go-to spots to ease those post-night-out munchies.
While several locales offer low-cost slices across the city, this Italian eatery serves you a whole pizza for just 1,000 forints with basic toppings. If you are willing to fork out a few hundred more, 1,400 forints buy you pizzas with extras such as tuna or bacon and sausages. Meals are simple, but the fine basic ingredients and a cheerful atmosphere make all the difference.
Serving cupful of soups and a variety of handheld treats, Rapaz fills a gap near Blaha Lujza Square, an area mostly dominated by kebab eateries. Soups come hot, cold, sweet or savory, priced between 490-590 forints, while chicken sandwiches and wraps cost no more than 1,000 forints.
A reliable spot for quick and tasty food on Kazinczy Street, Bors feeds you with a range of tried-and-tested sandwiches and new creations, while the selection of innovative soups attracts both regular customers and newbies in the neighborhood. Within a 1,500-forint budget, you can have a multiple-course meal.
One of Budapest’s best burger bars offers many of the American snacks for under 1,500 forints at multiple locations citywide. Those who can’t have the juicy treat without French fries can opt for the basic burger with chips and still won't shoot over the budget.