The Culinaris branch in Perc utca opened almost exactly a year ago. It might seem a little silly to celebrate the birthday of a gourmet food store, but we are dealing with a special case here. The history of Budapest for serious foodies can be divided into two parts: B.C. (before Culinaris) and A.C. (after Culinaris).
For the anniversary, we decided not drone on again about how how every obscure catalan sausage or pickled mango can be found at the Óbuda shop, but to concentrate on the sadly overlooked fact that it is also possible actually eat at Culinaris. Well, most people probably wouldn’t eat a sandwich inside the shop, but we are pretty sure that the lovely staff wouldn’t mind even if they did.
Culinaris sandwiches are freshly prepared little baguettes made from whatever is available that day. We had an excellent parma ham, ruccola and dried tomato specimen, and an even better one filled with cheese and a simply perfect eggplant paté. They only cost around 750-800 forints, you can grab a cold drink from the well stocked Culinaris fridge, and, as observed above, devour the whole thing as on the drive back to the office.