I searched this board for vegetarian restaurants in Budapest and was quite discouraged about our prospects. I should have noticed that the postings were all 2001. It is now 2003 (October) and things have changed. Every restaurant we went to had several selections, and not just salads and soups, main courses in abundance. Also the warnings of rip-offs were nonsence. And the $3, 3-day bus/tram/metro pass got one into every museum in town free.
Now we are in Prague and paying to look in every doorway. We like the food here, and the beer. For lunch today we had tomato soup; potato caserole with cheese, peppers, onion and white asperagus; and a toasted brie and spinach sandwitch at a place that kept turning away tourists who asked if they were a restaurant. No, they were a bar. Where we are going tonight for dinner is a 17th century restaurant where we stopped last night for a late night beer, mineral water, garlic soup (with cheese toast) and mushroon soup (with whipped cream). All delicious and all for just a little over $3 U.S., total.