Budapest Street Food Show, 7 - 9 September

  • 6 Sep 2012 12:45 PM
Budapest Street Food Show, 7 - 9 September
Everyone can discover new things to appreciate in Budapest, even those living here for decades. Especially those who appreciate Hungarian street food culture, like the local sausages, kürtőskalács, lángos, and other yummy snacks you instantly fall in love with while walking the streets of Budapest. And walking a lot in Budapest is a must, there is so much to see, looking up the facades, looking into the courtyards, you can't help looking and eating. Now here's news of a great eating opportunity on the streets of the capital next weekend, read on for full details.

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This is the second Street Food Event in Budapest organized by

Event: Dining Guide Street Food Show Budapest 2012

Date: 7-9 September 2012

Venue: Hold Street Market Hall, downtown Budapest (close to the Basilica and Szabadsag Square), District V, 13 Hold Street, Market Hall, 1st floor level

How do I get to the Street Food Festival Budapest 2012?

The easiest way to get to the Street Food Show is to take the public transport. Get on the blue metro line, M3 line, and get off at Arany Janos Street metro station. Then walk to the Market Hall in Hold Street – about 2 min from the M3 metro station in Arany János utca. The Hold Street Market Hall (Hold utcai Piac) has two entrances from two steets in fact. One of the main entrances is from Hold Street (Hold utca) while the other one is from Vadász Street.

What time does the Street Food Festival Budapest 2012 begin and end?

September 7 Friday 12.00-24.00
September 8 Saturday 10.00-24.00
September 9, Sunday 10:00-20:00

What programs will there be at the Street Food Festival Budapest 2012?

7 September 2012

On the first day, September 7, which is a Friday you can meet some of the celebrity chefs in Hungary as well as the owners of recently opened culinary establishments. On Sep 7, from noon 3 pm Viktor Segal (one of the outstanding Hungarian chefs) will be cooking as well as Gianni and Angela Baracskay (household names in the culinary media in Hungary). From 5pm, some foods will be prepared by the Buddha-Bar Restaurant (offering chicken salad), by Trafiq (ice burger, gelato burger) and by Spíler (tuna burger with avocado), which you can buy either as a menu or as a la carte. The nU (offering wrap street burger deluxe) and Gastropolis (barley risotto, pork knuckle stew) will also be serving foods.

8 & 9 September 2012

September 8th and 9th ‘Blog tasting’ is going to take place, which means that you can try some of the foods of gastro bloggers in Hungary right in the market. On Saturday (Sep 8) between 12 am to 9 pm, you can try the delicacies made by 9 bloggers, while on Sunday from 11 am to 17 pm, there will be 6 gastronomy bloggers offering street foods.

Will the market be open as usual?

The event takes place on the first floor, what about the regular market on the ground floor? Yes, the market hall will be open as usual, but some stalls may remain open on Sunday too. They only accept cash if you want to buy something.

How much is the entrance fee to the Street Food Show and Festival?

No tickets to enter, it is free of charge to participate in the festival, but you will need to buy your own food.

Is the food at the Street Food Show also free?

No, unfortunately it isn’t. Eating the foods costs money. Instead of cash, you can buy coupons of small value (HUF 100 and 500 denominations). Sorry, You can not pay by card.

Which are the participating street food places? Some of them are actual street food makers, while others are fine dining restaurants in Budapest

Ring Café & Gourmet Burger Bar (Ring Gourmet Burger, Chedar & Bacon Burger, Full Extra Burger, House Cut Fries, Cole Slaw Salad)
Gyradiko (gyros, etc.)
A „Sonkás” (édried and cooked ham, grilled porchetta, grilled Pleskavica, etc)
Húspatika (Mangalitsa grilled sandwich, Gourmet hot-dog, etc.)
Wang mester (Kou Shui Fei PianDim sum, Hakao, etc.)
Arany Kaviár (Siberian meaty pelmeni, and other Russian delicacies)
Budaörsi Halpiac, The Fishmonger (fresh seafood)
Spíler (home made sausages, hamburger)
Jacques Liszt – Misi the baker (bakery products)
Olivaliget (oils)
Spazio Caffe ManueL (miscellaneous)
Vénusz lángosos – Hungarian Langos, the traditional Hungarian snack
Waffel a la Angela Baracskay

More FAQ of the Budapest Street Food Show:

Where can I get a food coupon?
There will be coupon vendors all over the festival, on the stairs and in the mobile ticketing kiosks.

Can I redeem the food coupons if I have not used them all?
Yes, sure: you can re-sell the unused coupon to us and get back your cash during the festival (but not after the festival)

Is there an ATM at the Street Food Festival?
No, there are no ATM machines in the market hall itself, but there are many in a few minutes walk. You had better prepare with a little cash.

Who can I contact if I need help at the Street Food Festival Budapest 2012?
Ask the guys selling coupons or the organizers wearing uniform T-shirts.

Can the Disabled also attend the festival?
Yes, there is a lift to the 1st floor.

Source: Top Budapest travel guide

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