In the last couple of years more and more health-conscious shops and restaurants opened in town and it’s always a pleasure to test a newcomer. Organic Kitchen at Jókai square is the latest addition that made its debut in August with some best practices and some new tastes in Pécs.
The small shop that has enough space for 8-10 people has a very cosy interior, supported by different shades of green. But more important is that the foods are superb. Almost everything comes from local or nearby suppliers – sure olives and avocados don’t grow in the outskirts of the city – and shows that Hungary has some good produces. Like the paneer in the grilled cheese panini that we tested on our first visit.
Organic Kitchen has a daily soup offer too, and this is how we started our lunch. The celery soup with caramellized pears was smooth and refreshing. Their daily soup will be usually a vegan offer. Not everything in the shop vegan or vegetarian but healthy for sure. No added sugar, preservatives or anything. Just like with the previously mentioned paneer sandwich. The fresh cheese that comes from a Hungarian manufactory sits on an initial layer of spicy hummus, and is topped whit paprika an lettuce. The bread (they call it brioche but it’s dough is a little bit lighter I think) comes from a bakery nearby Pécs. On the whole it was a great menu bringing me to a bill of HUF1200.
There are some great, basic salads with couscous, chickpeas and so on but the flavours are changing on a regular basis. You can choose several juices and smoothies, some with quite unique flavours. Other items in the fridge include yoghurts and hummus made on location. The coffee is also great.
Everything is available for take-away too, and they also plan to start a delivery service in the upcoming weeks.