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Enjoy an authentic taste of Hungary with this 4-hour cooking class in Budapest. You’ll begin with a walk through a local market with your guide to learn about the necessary ingredients for your menu. Then, travel to a professional kitchen to learn how to cook traditional Hungarian dishes. Reward yourself at the end with the 3-course meal that you and your group have created. All ingredients are included on this tour, as well as fun recipes to take home.


  • Short tour of the Market Hall
  • Hungarian foods and ingredients
  • Hungarian Cooking lesson
  • Real cooking school
  • Professional kitchen
  • Eat your creation

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What You Can Expect

Hungarian Cooking Course with Food Market Walk Through

Budapest cooking class & food market tour

Your gastronomic experience will begin in Fovam Ter, a square in central Budapest, where your guide will meet you. Take a stroll through the Great Market Hall where you’ll learn about traditional Hungarian ingredients. Your guide will ensure that you quickly become familiar with the culinary essentials, including ingredients which have been used in Hungarian kitchens for hundreds of years.

After the market tour, your next stop will be to a professional kitchen for your cooking class. Here your guide will teach you the basics of Hungarian cuisine and technique. You’ll be asked to prepare several dishes over the course of the class.

To help you along the way, Hungarian chefs will work closely beside you to explain the appropriate uses of paprika and other ingredients and spices. The menu will be designed around ingredients in season, and vegetarian and other dietary needs will be attended to.

At the end, enjoy the fruit of your labor! You’ll sit down to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal served with soft drinks. You’ll leave the class with copies of the recipes so that you can impress your friends with your newfound culinary techniques when you arrive home.

Customer Reviews

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What a wonderful class! Our host was a lot of fun, and took us through the main market while she purchased some items. The class then moved to the cooking school, where we each had our own kitchen. We cooked a number of traditional savory and sweet dishes, and enjoyed a meal at the end. We also tasted a number of Hungarian wines and liquors.

Beth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great class! We got to tour the market and discover local specialties and then learn to cook like a Hungarian. There were 10 people in the class so we were able to get individual attention and hands on experience. It was truly a great experience!

Sandra O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Anna is great! She was very sweet and offers explanations for the history of the market and background for all the foods used in the cooking course. Anna showed us how to properly cook Hungarian cuisine in the Hungarian style! She is very patient and fun to spend time with and our lunch was delicious! I highly recommend this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

I was disappointed in Viator not the booking. Everyone else in the class paid less than us and received their cookbook, an apron, and a bottle of wine. We paid over 20.00 more each and got nothing. I use your service every time we travel and am going to rethink this procedure.

Neil M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Had a lovely time with Anna cooking and chatting. The market was interesting in particular all the different pickles, one question I had Is there anythin the Hungarians do not pickle?

On to the cooking school where we made a three course meal.all of which was great. I think it was time well spent on our holiday.

Robert H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was everything it promised to be. Their were only three of us. The market tour was excellent. Cooking was fun, but more hard work than we expected. The meal was very tasty and our best taste of Hungarian food during our visit.

James E. P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Market Tour and Cooking Class with Agnes was extremely good. Very informative and the end product Lunch was awesome.

Natalia R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great experience! My husband as a bit put out that I had booked this for the two of us without consulting him, but he ended up loving it. We went to a huge covered market and picked out the ingredients and then we were taken to a class kitchen where we put together three dishes. Afterwards, we got to eat what we made. Lots of fun! The class was small just myself, my husband, and a father with his daughter, so we had a lot of attention from our instructor. Definitely recommend!

Elizabeth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Amazing day! We started at the market where I learned about Hungarian spices, ingredients and speciality items. Then off to cooking at a local cooking school. I made Goulash Soup, Chicken Paprika, and dumpling. I learned what ingredients to purchase and have now made for guests and family to rave reviews. This is a definite must for any foodie!

Terri L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was a fantastic experience. We had never done a cooking class while on holiday yet, so we were a bit concerned that it would be awkward or disappointing. Not at all. Agi was a great, personable and helpful guide of the market - we say everything and she bought little tastes for us along the way. Then we took a taxi to the cooking school, which is a proper cooking school complete with professional kitchen with several cooktops, etc. She walked us through making Chicken Paprikash, Gulyas Soup and a cheese pastry dessert. We have been back only a week and already made Gulyas Soup - fantastic!

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