Fast is not always good, but time is precious!
Sometimes you just want to grab a bite and not sit for hours at a restaurant table. Here’s a list of Bucharest best fast food places. Of course we have KFC, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Burger King but I suppose you want to try something with a local flavor so here are my top fast foods in town.
Calif, lovely turkish / oriental flavors, this is my first choice when I want fast food. The food is great, always fresh ingredients, large and really delicious portions. Pretty diverse menu, from classic meat kebab to cheese kebab, cooked food during the day, food for vegans and tea on the house.
Locations: Centrul Vechi-Selari Street, No.19, Iancului, Avrig Street, No.63, ($)
Dristor Kebab probably the biggest fast food chain in town. As the name let’s you know, they serve Arabic kebab which can be taken at a plate or as a sandwich (Shaorma), French fries, ayran and baklava. It’s always busy so you will stand in line, but never for more than a few minutes.
Open 24/24, ($)
Locations: Centrul Vechi-Franceza Street No.17, Bd. Marasesti, No.42, Bd. Camil Ressu. No. 1, Plaza Romania and Sun Plaza Shopping Malls.
Bagel Brunch, newly opened in Bucharest, brings us the delicious sandwich in the north of the city. Who doesn’t love a good bagel? It’s warm, chewy and crunchy outside, soft and doughy on the inside. (insert drool here) They are widely popular in The United States, Canada and United Kingdom. The New Yorkers developed a true obsession for this delicious bread with a hole in the center and so did we!
Open 8 – 18 ($)
Putul lui Zamfir Street, No. 60
Pizza Cut, a must if your in Romana area. It is a delicious bottom toasted, thin crust pizza topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, basil or peperoni. Really one of the best slices of pizza. You can’t go wrong by getting one!
Caderea Bastiliei No.1 ($)
Gyros Thessoloniki, the Greek influence is quite high in Bucharest so of course we had to have a gyros place in this list. The best place for a gyros is at Gyros Thesaloniki in Centrul Vechi. They only serve gyros, souvlaky and bifthekia but all good and fresh.
Open 24/24 ($)
Locations: Gabroveni Street, No.2
Shaormeria Genin I’m not sure if this fast food is on this list because of its good food or because it’s a place where everybody ends up in the mornings after the clubs. If you missed somebody at the club, you will most likely to meet them at Genin. Clasic Arabic shaorma place.
Open 24/24 ($)
Calea Floreasca, No. 17-19
$ – close to market prices
$$ – regular prices
$$$ – have all the cards with you
$$$$ – good bye piggy bank