Discover Hungary’s famously hearty cuisine on a 4-hour food tour of Budapest! Led by a food-loving local guide, the tour includes several samples of the capital’s tastiest treats like locally cured salami, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate. Learn about Hungary’s meat-heavy reputation while browsing the wares at Budapest Central Market Hall; enjoy the highlights of Hungarian gastronomy; and see top city sights like the Great Synagogue and Andrássy Avenue.
Meet your guide in Budapest’s Central Market Hall – a legendary landmark that’s more than 100 years old. Loved by locals and visitors alike, the hall is an institution in Budapest, selling specialty produce from all over Hungary. Browse the stalls, sample slices of locally cured salami and sausage, and learn about Budapest’s ever-intriguing food scene.
While still using enough meat to make vegetarians weep, Hungarian cuisine – in Budapest at least – has more to it than meets the eye. Seasonal vegetables play a starring role in many of the capital’s kitchens, and classic dishes like
palatschinke (stuffed pancakes) are often filled with ripe cheeses or sauerkraut. Embrace the local love for freshwater fish by sampling specialties in a side-walk café, and then try chocolates from an award-winning chocolate factory in Central Pest.
Wash down the tasty treats with a Hungarian spritzer in a retro café while discussing the different drinks that feature in many Budapest bars. Work off the food with a walk to the city’s historical Jewish quarter (often called Elizabeth Town or district VII) and then stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue, an impressive place of worship tucked away between the neighborhood’s kosher bakeries and cake shops. Sample some of the local Jewish fare and then stroll back toward the center of town.
We’ll cross the World Heritage-listed Andrássy Avenue and make our way to Hungarian food heaven at one of our favourite little restaurants to try one or two local dishes. What we eat will depend on the seasons, but expect such delights as stew or chicken with paprika. Your Budapest food tour ends here, happily full of some of the best Budapest food in town.