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Budapest’s 10 best bonbon shops

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  • Zsófia Nagy

04/01/2022 9.20am

Unusual and exciting combinations can be found at these colourful sweet counters around Budapest, where rows of beautiful bonbons and irresistible chocolates await lucky owners.

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Cadeau Bonbon Manufaktúra

1/10

1053 Budapest, Veres Pálné utca 8

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The sweets in this shop on downtown Veres Pálné utca showcase the work of Gyula confectioner László Balogh, whose company has the most varied and longest candy counter in Hungary. It is lined by various packs of sweets, dragées and their own chocolates, with perhaps the odd Christmas addition still going begging.

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Chouchou

2/10

1136 Budapest, Hegedűs Gyula utca 23

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A fine sanctuary of French confectionery in Újlipótváros. Its chocolate master, Kinga Szász, gained significant experience as an apprentice in Germany, among other places. In addition to a restaurant, a small chocolate workshop and confectionery have been set up in this small area, where macarons, classic French confectionery and excitingly flavoured candies are also prepared.

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Ghraoui Chocolate

3/10

1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 61

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Ghraoui was one of the most prestigious Syrian merchant families, operating a chocolate shop since 1805. Fleeing the Syrian Civil War, they re-established their chocolate shop in Hungary. See our article about their story here. The delicacies are made in Csepel and the shop on grand Andrássy út is spacious and elegant. The technology of preserving the fruit embedded in the chocolate is passed down from generation to generation. Their artisanal knowledge of the craft has also been acquired through Syria’s French connections and the sweets are prepared according to a secret family recipe.

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Mocsári Liliom Cukrászda

4/10

1053 Budapest, Veres Pálné utca 14

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After studying chocolate in Switzerland and Brussels, Eleonóra Mocsári decided to open a gluten-free pâtisserie and artisanal chocolate shop because of her own daughter's gluten sensitivity. In this store on Veres Pálné utca in the city centre, you can choose from sweets made from premium Belgian ingredients, which you sweeten with honey or (upon request) erythritol.

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Mon Petit Dessert Boutique

5/10

1067 Budapest, Király utca 72

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It’s relatively rare for a dessert to be so beautiful that worry about ruining it by eating. But at the candy and cake shop, Mon Petit Dessert Boutique on Király utca, you will experience something unique. For winter, they have prepared special Christmas and seasonal-themed delicacies. The products are made from the finest French ingredients, so the excellent harmony of tastes is not lost behind the fancy exterior.

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MyChoccy Csokimanufaktúra

6/10

1092 Budapest, Ráday utca 40

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You can taste clean, straightforward flavours, fine ingredients in the 100-plus chocolate variations and meet the enthusiastic father-and-daughter team behind the counter. The entire assortment consists of more than 200 types, onion-flavoured among them, as well as the more common passion fruit and raspberry. The place has a pleasant, familiar atmosphere, the ideal setting for the sweets on offer.

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Nour Art of Desserts

7/10

2040 Budaörs, Felsőhatár utca 1

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Michelin-awarded chef, Eszter Palágyi, also participated in the creation of Nour's special cakes and delicious desserts. Excellent flavours and exciting textures await with small, often creamy surprises within. The treats are made according to an original French recipe. The store is just beyond the Budapest city limits, easily reached by buses 40, 88 and 140 from main points in Buda.

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Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé

8/10

1053 Budapest, Királyi Pál utca 6

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Behind this award-winning company is married couple, Katalin Csiszár and Zsolt Szabad, who, after starting in completely different careers, have been making their special chocolates for more than 20 years. The sweets are made from Venezuelan and Malagasy cocoa beans, to which only a little cocoa butter and organic brown sugar are added. Special truffles, dragées and candies are made from this base, among which you also find special flavours such as olive-bread and garam-masala.

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SWEETic Buda

9/10

1027 Budapest, Frankel Leó út 12

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These chocolate aficionados create special presentation boxes for the season. They make a variety of candies and cake pops, made exclusively from premium-quality Belgian chocolate and fruit, which can be found in particular, often personalised, wrapping.

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Zangio

10/10

1077 Budapest, Wesselényi utca 6

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This long-established chocolate manufactory is run by the family it is named after. Entering the small boutique, you are struck by the sweet aromas, and immediately notice the special varieties that work best with a glass of alcohol. Classic flavours also feature. Around the holidays, you can also choose from special chocolate postcards, hot-chocolate powder and sweet candies in festive shapes and colours.

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