Bucharest tourism. A city break for food lovers!
Get on board my Bucharest tourism for foodies!!
Romania is a country that somehow, has been forgotten. When we think of Eastern Europe, we think of Czech Republic or Croatia for their vibe and beauty. Unfortunately, Bucharest has never been part of our favorite destinations for food and fun.
When I headed to Bucharest, in search for the best Bucharest tourism activities and sights, I had no idea of what to expect. Fortunately, I found out a vibrant, hospitable, friendly and extremely safe city. I can say that Bucharest was one of the biggest surprises I’ve had in many years of traveling.
Although I’m tempted to not share anything with the world and keep this secret my own, I think Bucharest deserves your love too. So here starts my love story with Bucharest…
Bucharest tourism – the perfect city break for food lovers
Bucharest offers a variety of foods, far superior than many other European countries. While walking around the city, I’ve noticed a huge variety of international cuisine, from local to Greek, Turkish, Italian and Syrian.
There’s something for everyone in this gorgeous city. Vegans and vegetarians will find Bucharest an easy city to visit and devour.
Bucharest counts with three 100% vegan restaurants and many vegetarian only and vegetarian friendly places.
A popular 100% vegan eatery, centrally located in the heart of the city. I’ve passed by a couple of times, since it was located right by the Intercontinental hotel, where I was staying.
The king of this eatery is the falafel and it won’t let you down.
FOOD AT THE INTERCONTINNTAL HOTEL
If you stay at the Intercontinental hotel, you’ll be presented with a wonderful and varied breakfast every morning. This is one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever encountered for vegans and vegetarians alike.
If you love a real meal in the morning, then the Intercontinental will be your favorite place. With a variety of juices, breads, teas, fruits and even beans and deliciously baked potatoes.
The hotel also counts with a restaurant and buffet service for events.
The food at the Intercontinental is fresh and varied. Hard not to feel satisfied.
The dessert section was probably one of the most impressive I’ve seen in a long time. With different options for every taste, from cakes, to fruit pies.
This was definitely my favorite place in Bucharest. The travel oriented decor of the upper floor, the vintage decorations all over the place made the Journey Pub one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve eaten at.
Although not a vegetarian or vegan only restaurant, they’ll accommodate you the best they can. The food was delicious, presented gourmet style.
Although the portions were small, the flavors were intense. We were served 2 dishes and a dessert. We all left happy and satisfied. Definitely recommended!
Hard to choose which dessert looked better. Maybe getting a couple of them is not a bad idea.
The place to be after a late night out at the old town. This place serves extremely delicious Falafels and has a whole vegetarian section, with some original delights, like the aubergine with pomegranate falafel, by far my favorite one!
The portions are generous, staff is super friendly and the vibe is great. Definitely recommended.
THE LOCAL MARKET
Head to Piața Amzel, where you’ll find the local market selling fresh fruits and vegetables.
Near by, there are many restaurants, cafes and bakeries you should definitely explore.
Located right next to the Piața Amzel. This organic cafe is the place to go to enjoy a cup of coffe while watching life go by at the esplanade.
A historical restaurant you can’t afford to miss. It’s not vegetarian oriented, but they’ll accommodate vegans and vegetarians. Service is on the slow side, I waited quite a while for my food, but I believe it was due to the size of our group.
The architecture of Hanul Manuc is breathtaking and its biggest highlight. This is the oldest building in Bucharest and a piece of local history you should experience.
A 100% vegan restaurant in Bucharest, offering some incredible treats for the food lover folks. With many different menus to choose from, you can have a vegan meal that best serves your budget.
FOOD IN BUCHAREST
Bucharest is an affordable city to enjoy food. With a rich history and influences, Romania will surprise in ways you never expected.
If you’ve traveled around a bit, you’ll notice the influences of the neighboring countries in certain Romanian cuisine classics. You’ll find many bakeries selling snacks similar to the ones found in Greece and Turkey. A great bite for the afternoon or mid morning.
Sneaking in a bakery, I could watch the local ladies preparing the pastries. They were quite nice and happy to be on camera.
Bucharest is definitely a city break paradise in the heart of Eastern Europe. I can honestly say, this city is ranking my top 5 favorite places on earth.
I’ve encountered the friendliest people in Europe, rivaling the bubbly and extrovert Spanish. And here’s my promise, I’ll be back for more pretty soon!
#EnjoyBucharest was hosted Eventur Bucharest, spported by ARCUB, Bucharest City Hall and Intercontinental Hotel. Sponsors: Telekom Romania, Travelport, Prestige Tours and Dent Estet Clinic. Logistic Partners: Blue Air, CDI Transport, The Harbour, Calif, Shoteria, Hanul lui Manuc, Palatul Noblesse, Journey Pub and Stejarii Country Club. Main media partners: Europa FM and Observator.tv.