Belgrade is a city where it is quite impossible to stay hungry. There is so many bakeries, kiosks, eateries, restaurants and fast food joints on practically every corner of the city. Street food is quite popular. The locals just love it.
We can recommend a few good fast food places, such as:
This may well be the only authentic burger in the city. Burgers are made of quality meat and bread and besides the original recipe you can pick and choose more side dishes such as sauces, French fries and onion rings. Price for the standard burger is around 3 euros.
Address: 3 Nikole Spasica St., 11000 Belgrade
Dorćolac is definitely one of the most well-known food joints in the city centre. Its name was inspired by the Dorcol neighbourhood where it has been located for more than 10 years now. Here you can drink some Coca Cola, soda or beer from the can and eat some of the famous Serbian barbecue specialties while on the go i.e. while standing on your two feet without sitting down at any odd table such as: pljeskavica, cevapi, stuffed pljeskavica, homemade sausage, stuffed drumsticks and salads. For side dishes we recommend traditional Southern “urnebes” salad made of pepper and cheese, hot peppers or onion and mustard. Prices range from 2 up to 5 euros per serving.
Address: 15 Venizelosova St., 11000 Belgrade
Bucko is a famous pizza place in Francuska Street. The slice of pizza itself is not so tasty on its own but you can choose some of the salads for extra 20 dinars and add it on. Yes, you’ve heard it right. Pizza with beef or chicken salad added on top. That’s the specialty Bucko is known for in the city and it’s gonna cost you less than 2 euros per slice.
Address: 18 Francuska St., 11000 Belgrade
Byblos Snack Bar
Byblos stores mainly quick sandwiches in the Lebanese pita-bread style (hollow buns) with no additives or preservatives (recognized as the healthiest type of bread by the World Health Organization), with servings that do not contain any additives, which are made up of the healthiest ingredients and combinations out there (the healthiest sprouts, olive oil, garlic, avocados, famous Zaatar (thyme, sesame, olive oil), fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products ….) all fresh and prepared before your eyes. Prices start from 3 euros.
Address: 6 Nebojsina St.
Tel Aviv Humus House
Tel Aviv is a popular humus house, which looks a little like a kiosk. It’s located in in the city center, at 3 Kraljice Milice Street.
It offers falafel, humus and other delicious Israeli food. It works 24/7 so you can drop by late at night or in the early morning hours, when coming back from the splavs (the river raft nightclubs) on the banks of the Sava river, and you have a bad case of the munchies.
Fancy trying local fast food in the Hot Good joint? It’s a place where locals like dropping by for some fast but delicious meals while listening to cool music. Guests are urban local folks from DJs, Hip Hop musicians to foreign guests.
You can find city famous foot long (50 cm) hot dogs on the menu locally called “every girl’s dream”. But also very fine burgers from beef and horse meat, tasty home sausages made of pork or horse meat, original Berliner curry wurst, mini burgers, a variety of sandwiches ranging from the ones with baked chicken with chicken cream to so called a cowboy sandwich with beefsteak, mushrooms, peppers, onions, and pavlaka cream, but also vegetarian ones with domestic goat’s cheese, olives, nuts, rocket and many other types.
Desserts are also on the menu. We suggest trying some of the sweet pancakes with nutela, plazma cookie and pineapple.
Hot Good stands in the inner city, near the Tasmajdan park. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and works till 2 AM on work days and till 5 AM at the weekend. So if you feel like having a snack early in the morning after attending a party elsewhere in Belgrade this place is perfect. Not to mention that the prices of the food ranges from 1 to 3 euros per meal.
Location: Abardareva BB, near Tasmajdan park, 11000 Belgrade
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.