The Cheapest Foodie Cities in Europe

Posted May 2, 2022 in Food & Drink Features

Most people love to travel, there’s no point in denying that fact. Traveling around the world, visiting different places and people are all well and fine. But let’s be honest here, you’re not just visiting another country or continent for sightseeing alone.

You do it for the food as well. You simply can’t go through a place without stopping for some local cuisine at least once during your stay. Fortunately, there are plenty of tasty dishes to try out no matter where you go.

Speaking of which, European cities are renowned for their beauty and colorful cuisine. Many different cultures flock to major cities of Europe and bring their own traditional meals to the table. After a while, you have a mix of various foods that create a whole new level of sensation.

That said, some of the cheapest cities for food lovers around Europe often have the best dishes available to visitors. Just because everything is cheap, according to some standards, doesn’t mean that your stay will be any less worthwhile. With that in mind, here are some of the cheapest foodie cities in Europe.

1. Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia is the cheapest foodie city in Europe. Belgrade has a rich history that dates back centuries. Many people have come and gone through this city but they all left something behind when it comes to food.

Traditional Serbian cuisine is commonly found throughout restaurants and fast food joints in Belgrade but you can find others, as well as a mix of different cuisines if you know where to look. Serbian food isn’t just tasty and cheap, it’s also plentiful. Usually that involves more food than a single adult can manage on their own.

2. Budapest, Hungary

When it comes to cheap and tasty food, Budapest is a city every food lover should definitely visit. Traditional Hungarian cuisine usually involves a mix of ingredients and spices to make the dish more memorable.

Be vary though, Hungarians like their food spicy and they are not afraid to use it. If you don’t like spicy food, Hungarian chefs will make it in accordance with your preferences just let them know beforehand. If you have the opportunity to do so, don’t skip on a traditional Hungarian stew.

3. Zagreb, Croatia

If you ever wondered what the traditional Slavic cuisine mixed with the Mediterranean one tastes like, you should definitely visit Zagreb. Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, may not be located on the beautiful Croatian coastline but all the products of the sea eventually end up there.

This is where the mainland and seafaring cuisines mix into something new and extravagant. For a relatively cheap price, you’ll get amazing dishes that will blow you away. Anything you can possibly imagine can be found in various restaurants and local food joints throughout Zagreb.

4. Frankfurt, Germany

Germany is famous for their beer and sausages. They have other dishes as well but people usually don’t pay much attention to those. That’s a mistake for any food lover because every dish has its own unique vibe. Then again, the so-called Frankfurter Würstchen is definitely not something you should miss out on.

Over the years, Germans have perfected their sausage-making process and have thus created true masterpieces. You can find any type of sausage with any type of fillings that will suit your needs. Frankfurt may be more on the not-so-cheap side, unlike the rest, but it’s definitely worth every penny.

Closing Words

No matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian or none of the above, you’ll find something tasty and plentiful to eat in one of the cheapest cities in Europe. Just because the food is cheap it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth tasting. Many gems are there for the taking if you’re willing to give them a chance.

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