With so much to do and so much to see in the Hungarian capital, you might find yourself lacking in time to get everything done, and you may be forced to grab a meal on the go. One of your best bets is grabbing a Kebab or Gyros, as it is usually referred to by its Greek name in Hungary. But as in every city, the quality of Kebab shops and Gyros stands varies extremely, so here are some of our favorites.
Located just off of Andrássy avenue a few minutes walk from the Oktogon is the most authentic Greek restaurant in Hungary, Kerkyra. They have amazing Gyros that is brimming with lamb meat, and they have special Greek salads to go with them (the carrot and smoked cheese one is especially delicious). Kerkyra is located behind the Hunyadi tér marketplace.
One of the first Kebab places in Budapest, this establishment has really outgrown itself. It is now a two story Turkish restaurant, but still make most of their income from street food, so their Kebabs are cheap, delicious and filling, delivered in something more of a tortilla than a pita. The soups are also delicious and can be easily carried in a cup, and the Lahmandzun is also worth trying if you are on the go. Szeráj is located opposite of the Víg Theater near Jászai tér.
An interesting approach to Gyros, this tiny authentic Greek restaurant uses special spices to flavour their chicken gyros, something like a mixture of cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seed and nutmeg, and they sell the inimitable Greek roast chicken as well. Located in Hegedűs Gyula 32. Very cozy and familial, the perfect place for a quick sit down meal.
Many Turkish chains operate in Budapest, but the best by far, and the one with the most variety is Istanbul kebabs. They can be found all throughout the city, in most districts, and there is usually one open near you, so you can grab a reliable kebab or falafel sandwich whenever you are hungry.