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Best artisan ice creams of Budapest

Best artisan ice creams of Budapest

Singh, Pamela 16-06-2022

Can you think about summer without ice cream?! We neither. So we decided to gather all the best artisan parlours of the city, so that you don’t have to search for it, just pick one from the list! We have good news for those who can’t enjoy every type of ice cream: there are plenty vegan- and lactose/sugar free options! Moreover, you can take your beloved dogs as well to have their best time of the summer, and have a dog ice cream.

Let’s see the most famous and obvious ones:



This is that ice cream spot, that you can find on almost every corner of the city center, you can recognize it from the purple banner with lavender on it. They are also opening more and more shops in smaller cities of Hungary. They have so many flavours, in every colour of the rainbow, that it makes really hard to choose from! But you have to taste it, and visit all over again.

Closest spot to our hostels: Rákóczi út 25., next to Urania Cinema, or Vámház krt. 6., opposite to Great Market Hall.



It is also very well-known parlour in Hungary, on several spots of the city. They have the flavours which you will never forget, such as sea buckthorn, poppy seed or pomegranate fondant. From this year, you can also order Fragola ice cream from your comfortable sofa at home, in big boxes. But we think it can’t beat the fresh feeling of ice cream-licking, during having a great chat with your friends in the city, so step by in one of their shops.

Closest to our hostels: Károly körút 3., almost next to the Dohány street Synagoge, at Astoria.



If you visit the St. Stephen’s Basilica, then you will see everyone having this rose shaped ice cream during the summer. You can find them here, in countless flavours. It’s very satisfying watching how the petals of the roses come together from the different flavours. In addition to that, the ice cream is fabulous, so it’s worth a try!

You can find them here: Szent István tér 3., opposite to the Basilica.

Here are some smaller, but maybe even more better parlours, which you cannot miss from your summer trip:

MAMO Gelato


Are you a fan of Italian ice cream? Then this is your place! Best artisan Italian falvours, right in the middle of Ráday street. Their slogan is „One lick, and you’ll fall in love”, so that is something, you can’t resist! Besides their permanent offers, their summer products are really irresistible: they have Watermelon granita (fruits are from the Great Market Hall), Grapefruit & Campari Ghiacciolo popsicles and Ice-Bons.

You can find them here: Ráday utca 24., just a few steps from our Maverick Urban Lodge, and Pop Up Hostel Downtown accommodations!



Take a little trip to the Buda side, and visit Park Városmajor, but before you have to stop by this small heaven! They are open since 1990 and make every visitor crying from happiness since then. They have specialties which are on the palette since 2005: „Csaba street specialty” (nougat-white chocolate pistacchio) and „Opera” (ice cream from 4 nuts: pistacchio, peanut, almond and pine nut).

You can find them here: Csaba utca 8.



This lovely gelateria is mostly famous for not just their delicious ice creams, but for those filled in a chimney cake! Yes, you read that right, it is the most incredible sweet in Hungary, which you can try in the city center. Don’t miss this calorie bomb, it’s the coolest thing right now!

You can find them here: Kossuth Lajos u. 4., at Ferenciek square, right next to our Leo Boutique Rooms and Maverick Hostel and Apartments accomodations!



Additional fun to you and your dog:



This place is the coolest if you travel with your dog, and you would like to be the best owner of him! They serve dog ice cream, with iced-liver cream. Your dog will love you forever for this! Moreover, you can have some really tasty ice cream as well, if that even matters..

You can find them here: Telepes utca 35/b, near Bosnyák square, approx. 15 minutes from the city center.