After the revelry of Christmas, thoughts turn to making a healthy start to the new year. Here are ten great suggestions for eateries around town whose kitchen focuses on healthy and nutritious dishes, with bright salads, vegan combinations and bowls of crunchy vegetables.
The Acai Spot
doesn’t want to refuel with a little colourful, healthy
Brazilian vitality in all this January grey. The Acai Spot at the Hegyvidék shopping centre provides the perfect opportunity to
sample delicious acai bowls conceived in the Amazon rainforest,
turbo-charged with a myriad of healthy extra ingredients, from fruit
to peanut butter to granola. The perfect energy bomb and immune
booster during the dark winter, it is also an ideal dish for
breakfast or a snack, individually put together on-site, not from
powder, but from fresh berries and sorbets, making it even healthier.
And if you want a nutritious, active and colourful lunch, also have a
look at their delicious weekly menu of a soup, salad and juice. (x)
health and quality are all found near Kelenföld station.
The three owners with a strong background in hospitality have focused
on fresh crunchy ingredients in putting together Hawaii-style dishes
of fish and vegetables, and can now be delivered to your home and
served on-site in food bar surroundings.
A refreshing breakfast
awaits at one of the cosiest spots in town. In
addition to cakes and pastries, you can sample more substantial dishes such as Eggs
Benedict, avocado toast, a fruit-oatmeal bowl or a green smoothie. From noon, you can switch to hearty but healthy vegetable lunches.
Freeat – Mentes Vegán Bisztró
Near Feneketlen-tó, the leafy lake near Kosztolányi Dezső tér in Buda, you find Freeat Bistro, offering a bunch of meat- and dairy-free options.
Either if you follow a gluten- or lactose-free diet or just want to eat more
consciously, there are plenty of options. As part of their weekly menu, you
can try the better-known traditional dishes as delicious vegan versions, plus order their food as home delivery.
Good Karma Kitchen
the well-known classics in a fast casual direction, this restaurant
serves Indian cuisine with a European twist. Their aim here is to
offer everyone a dish to suit their taste. In practice, this means
that you can choose different combinations and seasonings for the
delicious basics, and your order will then arrive swiftly. Most of
the ingredients come from nearby, so not only are they fresh, but
your ecological footprint also benefits.
Léműhely - Buda
The owner of the tiny juice outlet at Bikás Park makes delicious, preservative-free juices with a self-developed press. They always make use of seasonal vegetables and fruit, without pasteurisation or heat treatment. The shop is just taking a Christmas break now, but from 6 January, they will be waiting for juice lovers again with renewed energy and even fresher drinks.
ONO Poké Bowl Bar
Sali – Salad Library
sugar-free and vegan formulations, vibrant colours
and great flavours
all combine here.
No matter the
lifestyle or diet you
don’t have to compromise at
Sali. In addition to salads and wholemeal wraps, they
also offer gently warming and healthy vegan cream soups in the winter
cold, and innocent delights are provided by desserts without added
sugar. The menu includes nutrient information beside
can easily calculate what exactly suits
your diet. And if you prefer
to have a salad at
can deliver these delicious dishes to your door.
Tökmag Vegan Street Food
Vegans will do well to visit Jászai Mari tér in Újlipótváros, as they will find a hummus bar, a vegetarian canteen and a vegan bakery here. Among
them, Tökmag Street Food stands out, first because of its superior buns. Secondly, it offers delicious pumpkin, beetroot and mushroom burgers, but it’s also worth tasting the
yummy sweet potato chips.
This vanguard of the vegan scene has been in operation since 2014 and now it can be found at two locations. At their newer, larger restaurant, in Pest, you can choose from all their meat-free dishes, even specialities not available elsewhere, such as crab tails. You can also find sandwiches and their regular vegan kebabs and burgers.