It was a lazy start to today – we made it out the hostel around 11am and decided to head back to the market to stock up on supplies for our long train journey to Prague tomorrow. After the market, we headed to St Stephen’s Basilica, the third largest church in Hungary and one of Budapest’s top tourist attractions. For a small donation, you can explore the church and climb the tower, or pay a little more and attend one of the many concerts held inside.
Afterwards, we wandered down Andrássy Street in the direction of our hostel to try and find somewhere for lunch. As Gary was keen to find somewhere with a set lunch menu and I was keen to check out another vegan restaurant I’d read about, we decided to split for lunch and meet back at the hostel later on.
I had lunch at Kozmosz, another 100% vegan restaurant, offering a range of dishes, including Hungarian specialities. I went for the Hungarian stew, made with seitan (a meat-like substitute made from wheat gluten) instead of beef. It came with a pasta/ gnocchi type side which was really good!
For dessert, I walked ten minutes up the road to Slow Foodiez, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that offers a lot of raw options. The dessert I chose wasn’t raw, but was pretty good! Millet balls with a cashew cream and raspberries – it tasted a little too healthy for my liking though!
We spent most of the evening chilling out at the hostel thanks to a couple of hours of heavy rain. It cleared up towards the end of the evening so we decided to go out for a few beers. We were going to try a couple of rooftop bars, but sadly they were shut due to the rain. We ended up at Kuplung, another cool Kurt bar with an outdoor area (complete with jellyfish lights!) and an indoor area (complete with giant whale sculpture!).
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