Cluj's varied restaurant scene can satisfy every taste, from hole-in-the-wall coffee spots, hearty Hungarian restaurants, polished bistros and all-vegetarian cafes. Piaţa Unirii and the old town have plenty of choice.

One warming local dish is varză a la Cluj, layers of cabbage, minced pork and soured cream.

Self-Catering

For fresh produce, stroll through the central market, by Piaţa Mihai Viteazul, or pick up honey and jam at the occasional craft market by the river. There's also a Carrefour on Str Argeș near Piaţa Mihai Viteazul and smaller food shops dotted around town.