Budget travelers this one is for you! If you’ve missed Caredy Kitchen (check the Caredy kitchen article) or have eaten there already and you want another cheap but good lunch-to-go in the area I give you: La Nea Mitica. It’s near my office so we might run into each other, at the counter. If you recognize me feel free to say hi and ask me anything, just don’t get the last dessert if I’m right behind you.
Back to La Nea Mitica. It’s honest food, usually traditional dishes like cabbage with sausages, beans, eggplant, sour soup. They have several combinations for the lunch menu, starting from 10 lei up to 18 lei depending on how many courses you want and what type of food. If you’re having a crazy day, splurge on the dessert especially if it’s crème brûlée day.
And since you’re on vacation and every moment should count, even if it is just a budget lunch, take it with you to Cismigiu Park, sit down by the lake and have a picnic.
Extra tip for you: next to the little bridge in Cismigiu there is this kiosk selling fruit slushy in huge sci-fi looking glasses that look a little like a narghile.
It’s just crazy enough to work.