Smells evoking civilization

DOWN a flight of stairs and in the heart of town is Govinda, one of Budapest's best kept culinary secrets. Run by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Govinda is on a mission to prove that vegetarian cooking can be just as, if not more, exciting and satisfying than meat.

This wonderland of authentic Indian cuisine is a lunch-time haven for people working in and around District V, a quiet and inspiring place for regulars to meet friends for dinner, and, with the Átma center down the hall providing yoga classes and Bhagavad-Gita discussion groups open to all, Govinda also serves as a spiritual pit-stop of sorts for followers of Hare Krishna.

The Budapest Sun Online