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Discover 88 local hidden gems in Bucharest

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Smashed burgers – LA style meets Bucharest

Our favorites are Eggs & Bakey, Triple Smashed Angus and the loaded fries, and they mean it when they say loaded! Oh and the bacon... it's just perfect.

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Paduraru

Bean to cup – Friendly neighborhood coffee shop

If you're a foodie you have to try their pistachio or cheesecake croissant (best in Bucharest in my opinion) and pretty much every other snack they have.

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Bars
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Codrut

Paduraru

Slow – Hidden terrace with american food

You can find a pretty unique menu here, slow cooked, pulled pork/turkey, bagels, and even their special recipe of hummus with grilled peppers and turkey.

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Parcul Circului – A breath of fresh air

I also come here when I just wanna sit on a bench (there are plenty of those here) and have a snack, read a book, or even have a picnic with my loved ones.

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Relaxing
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The Owl – Bucharest finest cocktail bar

The cocktails are not only delicious but visually stunning as well, served in exquisite glassware that enhances the experience...

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Diana

Nanciu

Pho thin – The jolly vietnamese spot

I highly recommend the Pho - it's the best I've had in ages! The broth is rich and savory, and the noodles are cooked to perfection...

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Mario's Osteria – Best smash burgers in town

The options are limited (and I absolutely love that) & every burger has ingredients matched to perfection from the thyme and garlic toasted sourdough bun.

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Restaurants
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Paduraru

Pastrami and more – New York deli in Bucharest

Every sandwich on the menu comes with a pickle so you just have to order some fries for a full menu (my go-to is the pastrami poutine version)...

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Edessa – Food for everyone

Their head waiter Catalin is the perfect guide for this culinary experience. He knows the menu by heart and always has some menu tweaks/hacks to offer.

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Casa de tacos – A real taqueria

Everything is done taqueria style: there are 5-6 tables inside, everything you order is served in less than 5 minutes, and you're gonna eat it even faster.

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Bars
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Restaurants
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Noua B.A.R – Gourmet with a hint of rustic

The name B.A.R is an acronym for “almost Romanian kitchen” which hints that, here, you’re gonna eat reinterpretations or adaptations of Romanian dishes.

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Senvis Coffeestation – Happiness in a sandwich

Craving a delicious sandwich? At Senvis Coffeestation the owner believes that the best sandwiches are made fresh and served immediately.

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Coffee & tea
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Restaurants
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