I was asking my friends studying at CEU about CEU and its social life before I came here. They kept pointing out the ‘diversity’ and the co-existence of ‘different’ cultures in the University. I tried to understand why they kept talking about diversity. Since I started studying at CEU, I’ve seen how amazing diversity at this university really is, and how big a part it has to play in the university culture. Moreover, I’ve realized that I am also from a ‘different’ culture because I have to explain to my friends what ‘halal food’ is when I say, “I only eat halal food.”
Such moments in one’s life are interesting as you get to feel like a foreigner in a place that will be your home for the next two years. It is a great experience for me to find a chance to share my culture with other people. However, it has led to a few practical difficulties. So I decided to make a list of stores where you can buy “halal foods” in Budapest in case you face the same issue as I do.
Halal food is mainly consumed by Muslim people. It has its own specific process defined by Islamic rules. This process has to be followed, in order to make a food “halal” and edible for you. There are several shops and stores that follow these processes and sell halal foods. Here is the list of those shops.
- Török élelmiszer. Baross utca 109, Budapest
- Troya Török Elelmiszer Üzlet. Népszínház utca 40, Budapest
- Koser Piac. Dohany utca 36 - 1072 Budapest.
These are the stores that I go to in Budapest to buy Halal and Kosher foods and would strongly recommend to anyone looking for it. I hope you will find it useful and will try to add to the list over the course of your stay.