Every city holds the same challenge for a tourist: finding good, cheap food in the center. When it comes to Bucharest I say: “Challenge accepted!”. So, if you find yourself hungry at University Square don’t run towards Spring Time, Pizza Hut or Paul. Instead have some good “home cooked” Transylvanian dishes over at Caredy Kitchen. The catch is not to enter the restaurant, but their “take away” cafeteria next door. Here, you’ll find some of the same dishes, cooked in the same kitchen, at a third of the price.
Get some pea stew or some sweet cabbage with sausages at 10 lei, fixed price. Want something lighter? They also have a soup of the day, three or four types of salads, rice, oven baked vegetables and more. You’ll get them well packed, tableware included and ready to eat.
If you crave some dessert, stop by Andreea F-artisan patisserie, across the street for their traditional cheese and raisin pie or their modern poppy seed and orange cake.
If it’s not too cold take your “picnic basket” down the street to the nearby Cismigiu Park and serve it with a lakeside view.