We enjoyed our 4+ hours spent with Andrea. She had lots of knowledge of the foods and history of the city. We started in the central market with some tastings and then walked around to several different !ovations. Lunch was almost more than I could eat! We finished off with some wine tastings of very nice wines in a nice place.
Did the tour yesterday with Danielle and had a great time. Danielle was very knowledgeable of Hungarian cuisine and shared in an informal yet informative manner. Sampled many foods - some familiar, many not. The food was good, the tour was well-paced, and the group was the perfect size at 8. Highly recommend this tour.
This was really a fascinating way to get to understand the Hungarian culture from a food and wine point of view. Really enjoyed the variety of stops (morning tea at the Market Hall, lunch, famous patisserie, artisan chocolates, and even Hungarian wine) although I think it might have been one stop too many! We were stuffed by the end of the tour. Perhaps drop the patisserie shop. The lunch spot was definitely where locals went for a quick bite to eat but might have preferred more choice in what we ate. Loved the small group format. Definitely recommend (but don’t even think about eating any breakfast!)
We ended up being the only 2 people on this tour and our tour guide made this an awesome experience. We ended up running an hour over the scheduled time. So much food we couldn't eat it all. Luckily our guide had a local homeless person who was thrilled to receive our leftovers. Our guide was so informative on the history of the area and of the foods and she was a delightful person. We highly recommend this experience to others who like food and drink tours.
The tour took us to the Central Market Hall where we got to sample a variety of typical hungarian snacks, meats, desserts... much more than we expected. Then we walked around the huge market hall before proceeding to a chocolate shop, a few minutes walk away, where we got to sample chocolates of our choice. Then we continued our walking tour to Tasting Table where we sampled 3 tyoes of wines, coupled with a variety of cheese and bread dips. The tour did not end there. We then walked to the butcher shop where we were served a traditional hungarian lunch of soup of choice (goulash or pheasant soup), 3 types of sausages with potato fries, and pork knuckle with pickled peppers and cucumbers and beer. Then we ended the tour with a stop at the coffee shop for coffee and 3 types of dessert. This was definitely much more than we expected - not only in quantity, but also quality. My only recommendation is for tour guide to speak a little louder, (and more "force") specially since we were in the middle of the market place. But she was very informative and helpful. I also wished we could see them preparing the food, when possible.
Our tour guide Andrew is so knowledgeable and friendly. He informed us he may bit late though eventually he didn't. We have tasted so many local food, alcohol even chocolate. Andrew explains everything with patience also willing to give us suggestions related to Budapest. I'm so happy to join this tour. It makes me know Budapest more with sweet memories.
I love food tours, they're interesting, fun and you finish off stuffed! This tour was no exception, our guide was very knowledgeable and took great care of us whilst ensuring we didn't want for anything. A bit of advice if doing this tour in summer wear loose airy clothing as it's very hot and you need plenty of space to fill up. Highly recommend.