There is no better way to begin any exploration of Budapest than with its food and drinks. Though the Central Market and other venues are closed on Sundays, you can still eat, drink, and explore your way through Budapest. On this special 4-hour Sunday route, get a thorough introduction to the food and wine of Hungary, while tasting a variety of foods and drinks in the company of a food expert.
Meet your small group of no more than eight people in central Budapest at 10am for this 4-hour culinary walking tour. In the company of a local food expert, discover Hungarian food and wine, from the raw ingredients to the most delicious dishes and local wines. Stop first at a farmer’s market with a unique location inside of one of Budapest’s famous 'ruin bars.' As you wander around the market, discuss the history of the market, the culture of Hungarian food, the various common ingredients, and the dishes and recipes commonly made from them. Taste a selection of foods (and have a few drinks for fortification).Try a traditional Hungarian lunch, composed of a variety of dishes and annotated by your guide. Afterwards, continue on to a classic coffeehouse and pastry shop. Over fresh coffee and cake, your guide will explain the fascinating history of Budapest’s coffeehouses, which in the past were centers of literary life until they were shut down during communism.Duck into a few small shops along the way, absorbing the neighborhood atmosphere. Put the Hungarian wine scene in context as you taste local wine while discussing the state of Hungarian wine making, some of the important regions, and the major varietal. Try three quintessential fine local wines: a dry white, a dry red, and a sweet aszú from Tokaj. Sample different types of local artisan cheese paired to each wine. A sommelier will introduce the wines and the cheeses. This tour will whet your appetite for Hungarian food and wine and leave you with a deeper understanding of Budapest’s culinary scene.