Join us as we learn about Hungary through its food and drink. By the end of this tour, your guide will have shown you all the best things on a Hungarian's dinner table and you'll have the chance to try most of it as well.
Highlights and Themes
- Overview of Hungarian cuisine through its history, culinary culture and ingredients, focusing on both the traditional side and modern artisan producers and speciality food shops
- Tour of Budapest’s Central Market Hall with tastings.
- Visits to three additional venues during the walk with tastings at each location.
- Several food tastings at the market, and during the walk at the other locations including main course and dessert as well. Come hungry!
- A taste of a typical Hungarian spirit, and an introduction to Hungarian wine with a tasting of three top-quality local wines.
- Small groups with a private, food and wine-specialized guide.
Dates & Times
All Year Round
14:00 – Tuesday, Thursday
Fővám tér, V. district, 1052 Budapest – in front of Burger King restaurant
Conclusion point: Tour ends in the city center, close to public transport links
Full Tour Description
Duration: 4 hours
Exploring Budapest through its cuisine is an excellent way to get to know the city.
Central Market Hall
Our Classic Hungarian Food tour begins at the Central Market Hall. This is one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets. Here we will get acquainted with Hungarian cuisine through a great variety and abundance of local and seasonal ingredients which are on display. We’ll discuss the history of the building, along with the culture of food and drink and the everyday cooking and eating habits of Hungarians.
The Classic Hungarian Food tour includes an introduction to the Hungarian spice “paprika”. You’ll discover why it is so special, how it’s used and produced. Then after tasting a few carefully selected samples at the market, we will head out to the surrounding neighborhood to visit a few more places. Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant where we will taste a special and very strong Hungarian spirit. As no day in Budapest is complete without dessert, we’ll also stop at a local cafe to taste some special Hungarian dumplings.
The Classic Hungarian Food tour concludes with a wine tasting involving three quintessential Hungarian wines. During the tasting you’ll learn about the different wine regions of Hungary. And by the end you’ll be able to distinguish between their varieties and the different styles of wine which are popular here. You can pick up items to take home in the specialty food shops visited along the way.
Be sure to come with an appetite because there’ll be plenty of delicious things to eat!
Our Classic Hungarian Food tours run with small groups and generally have less than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips and hints of where to go and what else to do.
Important note: We try our very best to cater for dietary requirements but due to local food customs we cannot guarantee that this will be possible in all cases. Options for vegetarians, guests with allergies and religious dietary restrictions may be very limited.
English speaking guide, generous food and drink tastings.
Entry fees to sights and museums,transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.