If someone had told me 5 years ago that a Creole restaurant would open in Budapest on the street level of a crumbling building, I would have probably laughed right away…
But now that Soul Food opened on Kazynczy (see my article on Wichmann) – the Budapest street that never sleeps, I’ve become one of their regulars!
That place is simply one of the best exotic deals you can get, it’s an excellent value street-food joint, serving lunches as well as dinners.
But the surprise (well not really!) is that Hungarians are cooking and serving all those delicious dishes straight from the American soul food tradition: creole curry (with chicken and pineapple), or Caribbean curry (with banana) – both real treats! Burgers (try the creole burger!), as well as fulfilling plates composed of various items of your choosing (BBQ wings, or fillets, chili homemade sauce, aioli…). I have a soft spot for their sweet potato chips (their potato chips are also homemade), and their homemade chili is really nice too! Vegetarians will pick the soul roll (the only option).
Add to that a super nice team that will gladly help you to pick the best meal in perfect English and will serve you nicely and quickly. The spot is quite small but the cool thing is that the main window is completely open in the summer, which is good because the upper floor gets quite hot!
For the lazy ones, they do home deliveries!