The Best Places For Gluten-Free Dining In Budapest

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Budapest | © Cristalmorando/Pixabay
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Freelance Travel Writer9 February 2017

Budapest has caught onto the healthy food trend, taking cues from the green-smoothie-sipping, kale-crunching, super-food snacking Millennials residing in the city. During your trip to Budapest, check out one of these fantastic gluten-free venues. These places understand that ‘gluten-free’ doesn’t mean ‘flavor-free,’ and that forgoing gluten is more about quality of life than a simple diet trend.


Restaurant, Gluten-free, $$$
Drop is a favorite among locals in Budapest, open all day and reasonably priced. On a cold evening, the pumpkin soup with toasted seeds is the perfect way to warm up while people-watching from the comfortable interior of the restaurant. The gluten-free beef burger with fries and coleslaw isn’t a nasty ‘healthy’ version of the real thing, it is made with quality ingredients and looks and tastes even better than a regular burger.


GluteNo opened in the fall of 2015, and the paninis have quickly earned a place in Hungarian hearts. Choose from a savory meat and cheese or a sweet banana-filled panini. The bread is made in-house, and the fillings are sourced directly from local farmers. While enjoying a snack, make sure to grab an espresso or a cup of tea. The best part of getting a bite to eat at GluteNo is the gluten-free dessert selection. Try the cheesecake, it’s the best.

GluteNo, Nagy Diofa utca 32, Budapest, Hungary +36 30 658 1840

Naspolya Nassolda

Cafe, Vegan
The best reason to go to Naspolyais to enjoy a coffee and a gluten-free, raw-food cake with a friend in the relaxing atmosphere. You can also purchase a bag of kale chips or cacao nibs to take away. Although Naspolya doesn’t do full meals, it is the best place to go for a healthy snack. Plus, it has a cute, wooden indoor swing, and dogs are welcome. Browse the Instagram account to whet your appetite before dropping in.


Restaurant, Vegan, Hungarian, Vegetarian
Kosmosz is not a strictly gluten-free establishment, but rather a vegan restaurant with several gluten-free options. Kosmosz claims, ‘Our goal is to spread the vegan lifestyle and prove that vegan food is not only delicious and healthy but also diverse, filling, and affordable.’ Kosmosz succeeds by providing diners with some of the best-tasting healthy food in the city. You will not regret ordering the Mexican plate and sipping a locally sourced kombucha at Kosmosz.

Slow Foodiez

Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, European, Contemporary, $$$
Slow Foodiez is another new vegan eatery which features several gluten-free dishes. Any place that gives you a free green smoothie when you sit down for brunch is worth talking about, but the vegan omelet is also worth waking up for. The staff here are super friendly, and Slow Foodiez offers an outstanding cappuccino with fresh milk (or any kind of milk you’d like)! There are reservations available on Friday evenings, call ahead, and enjoy the weekly specials at this outstanding new spot.

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