Debrecen offers a wide range of restaurants for lovers of both Hungarian and foreign flavours. In case you want to try traditional Hungarian dishes, such as the slambuc (lebbencs noodles and potatoes with toasted smoked bacon) or the töltött káposzta (stuffed cabbage), or you are craving for some specialty of the cuisine of the Middle East, India, Japan, China, Korea, Germany or Italy, the city can provide you all. Most restaurants offer vegetarian options and there are also exclusively vegetarian and vegan places. To read more about the specialties of the Hungarian cuisine and the region that are a must-try, visit the ‘Gastronomy’ section within the ‘Culture, recreation and sports’ theme.

Food can be ordered in the restaurant where you can also choose take-away option, or you can order from your home through Foodpanda from almost all restaurants. Fast-food stands, inns offering traditional Hungarian dishes, ice cream shops, confectioneries (try the famous Hungarian Dobos torte and Gerbeaud cake), pubs, cafés and buffets can also be found in Debrecen. In Hungary, the giving of gratuities (borravaló) is always appreciated but never mandatory. At sit-down eateries, it is standard to tip about 10% of the total for decent service or up to 15% for an outstandingly helpful server. See also at the Local menu (Entertainment).