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.


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.