Kürtőskalács. If you have traveled to Northern, Central, or Eastern Europe you know that this is a staple of every open market especially during the festive days of Christmas. Children love it and grown ups adore it cause it makes them feel like children. Well this and a little bit of mulled wine.


There are of course all sorts of different names depending on the country but the outcome is almost exactly the same everywhere. A sweet, crunchy, fluffy, irresistible, chimney-shaped pastry. According to the website kurtos-kalacs.com Hungarians used to make this on special occassion or on wedding celebrations. A thought that makes it even more alluring.


If you want a taste of some of the best made in Budapest then head to Molnár’s Kürtőskalács. Molnár’s Kürtőskalács are always the most popular in the various exhibitions, open markets, and events but the good thing is that they also have their own shop which is also packed. From both tourists and locals alike.