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We've got you covered with the go-to spots to ease those post-night-out munchies.
We have to start our list with the bejgli, because it is an essential (and probably the most delicious) part of Christmastime in Hungary. Shaped as a roll, this sweet pastry traditionally has a dense filling of poppy seeds or walnuts. Most families eat bejgli all throughout the Christmas season, but it’s such a beloved dessert that at legendary Auguszt Confectionery you can order a slice all year round.
In summertime, the main attraction of the Erdős family patisserie in Kelenföld is their endless ice cream selection, and in winter, they're popular for their Winter Wonderland window and the variety of sweets tuned for the cold weather. They make delicious winter ice creams in chocolate and pistachio varieties, but before Christmas, you can also purchase special gingerbreads made with a wooden mould.
There's not a dessert in Arán Bakery that you won't gobble up in no time, but you should know that in addition to their cinnamon rolls, Basque cheesecake and brownies, they also offer seasonal pastries. These include their heavenly flódni (a stuffed dessert of the Ashkenazic Jewish cuisine) or the mini mince pies, beloved in the island nation, which are crumbly, spicy and definitely evoke winter days.
Since its opening in 2019, there have been many changes and developments around FELIX Kitchen&Bar, but one thing remained: the beautiful and equally delicious aranygaluska (a traditional Hungarian dessert consisting of balls of yeast dough and vanilla sauce) for 2-3 people. Pecans, icing sugar, vanilla sauce and salted caramel ice cream crown the soft, flaky pastry. Their mákos guba (a sweet poppy seed-based bread dessert) is served in gigantic portions, also for 2-3 people, and is almost as popular as the Galushka.
Their signature pastry, kuglóf (similar to Bundt cake, traditionally baked in a distinctive ring pan) is of course available all year round in Kuglóf, in miniature and larger versions. With the holidays approaching, pre-ordering the family kuglóf is a big highlight, but you can also pop in at any time to spread it with Belgian chocolate cream, salted caramel or apricot jam and rinse it with some cocoa.