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Budapest Food Walking Tour

Budapest, Hungary
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Sample the best of Budapest on this culinary walking tour. Your expert foodie guide shows you the local ingredients at the Great Market Hall and where to try a hot helping of goulash, a stew made Hungarian-style with paprika and other famous local dishes. Stop for a seasonal sweet treat, an award-winning, authentic hand-made chocolate bonbon and in a local restaurant taste a world-famous Hungarian dish and a popular dessert tasting. As you walk, relish the chance to snap photos of top attractions like the Great Synagogue and get a glimpse into smaller hidden streets.
  • Walk along unknown streets and visit hidden bars and eateries
  • Taste award-winning, authentic hand-made chocolate bonbons
  • Learn about Jewish culture during a tasting at a traditional restaurant
  • Get a history lesson while enjoying the highlights of Hungarian gastronomy

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Tour guides dish up plenty of insight into Hungarian culture along with samples of must-try meals.

What's Included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food tastings at six different locations
  • A glass of spritzer (or soft drink)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Vámház krt. 1-3, Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093 Hungary

    At the main entrance of the Central Market Hall

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

  • Andrássy út, Budapest, Andrássy út, Hungary

    Near the Opera House

What To Expect

Over a century old, the Great Market Hall is beloved in Budapest, home to fresh produce and spices from all over the country. You’ll meet your guide here to begin your tour, perusing the rows of peppers, cheese, and spices as you learn about the food scene in the capital city.

Meat lovers will find many dishes to delight their taste buds when it comes to the Hungarian diet. But don’t despair, vegetarians: peppers, eggplant and other seasonal veggies also play a key role in recipes, and traditional plates like stuffed pancakes are often filled with rich cheeses.

Next, try delicious chocolate bonbons in a tiny, hidden shop and continue your walk toward your next stop to Then cleanse your palette with a Hungarian spritzer while discussing the popular drink list in Budapest. Afterward, burn a few calories with a stroll to taste freshwater fish and walk to the Jewish Quarter, where you can admire the Great Synagogue and the area’s kosher bakeries and pastry shops.

You’ll stop to sample traditional Jewish treats before making your way to the final stop. Next stop, the beautiful Andrássy Avenue, a noted UNESCO World Heritage site.

Your tour concludes in an establishment serving hearty Hungarian meals, where you'll taste the famous chicken paprika.

Central Market Hall

At the Central Market Hall we will see the building itself and also typical Hungarian food products. Backstreets of downtown: We will explore the backstreets of downtown where locals live, and where we will see some marks from the largest flood of Budapest. Chocolate shop: We will visit a chocolate shop to see their handmade chocolate products.

1 hour 5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Public Parking

We will visit a park to see locals going about their day, gardens, and flowers.

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: One of the stops on your food tour works exclusively with smaller farmers in close proximity to Budapest, something that helps to promote sustainable consumption practices.
  • Your tour starts in the Great Market Hall, located at the edge of the World Heritage protected area and continues towards the buffer zone of the UNESCO-listed Andrássy Avenue. The Jewish Quarter is situated just next to it and as such, cannot be altered dramatically, which helps to preserve the cultural integrity of the area.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Intrepid Urban Adventures - Hungry

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Budapest Food Walking Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Budapest Food Walking Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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This food tour is a fantastic introduction to Budapest
Scott_G, Jan 2020
On this afternoon-long, leisurely-paced food tour, we were introduced to Hungarian cheeses, meats, pastries and drinks. We made at least seven stops in the Central Market and the old city. Our guide, Ange, was a gifted hostess. Her enthusiasm was infectious and her knowledge of the local cuisine made each meal even better. When choosing a food tour in Budapest, choose this one.
A weekend relaxing time away.
Darragh K, Dec 2019
Our recent trip to Budapest was very enjoyable, connected with a great interesting foodie walking tour, with some great past history, and Quirkey gems of shops and markets, shared with dear family, Our tour guide Peter was so welcoming and helpful. With thanks. From Darragh Kelly, Shane Kelly and Daniel Kelly. November 30th 2019.
Great food, great guide
Steven_D, Nov 2019
Ange led us around the city sampling wares from different places as well as giving us some background on the city itself, politics and history. Great tour - highly recommended.
Deserves SIX stars!
SusanLudwig, Nov 2019
We had a fabulous tour guide and a very enjoyable walk around the city. We sampled lots of food, learned interesting information about Budapest, and checked out some fantastic places we never would have known about.
Food & Fun in Budapest
Sue_M, Nov 2019
We totally enjoyed our time with our guide, Angie, on this tour. She was friendly, knowledgeable and able to answer questions we had about food, history and Budapest in general. We went to a variety of places so there was something for everyone. Angie also went the extra mile and sent us a list of the places we visited, recipes and photos. THANK YOU Angie!
Great way to acclimate to city.
lr0y1988, Oct 2019
Snacking while learning about the city was nice. Our guide was knowledgeable and did not rush the tour. We retraced some of our steps the following day on our own.
Excellent food and sights tour
MrsAus, Oct 2019
Excellent tour great guide. We loved this tour. Comprehensive and varied. The area covered was interesting as well as the different tastings.
Great Introduction To Local Cuisine
John D, Oct 2019
Our guide, Orsi, was very knowledgable and friendly. She did a great job of explains all of the varied foods that we were eating. Also, knew the city very well. Overall, a fantastic tour.
Come hungry!
290cassym, Oct 2019
Very comprehensive food tour. Our guide Gergo was fantastic. He knew everyone’s name on the tour (maybe a dozen of us on the tour), very impressed! Gergo took us to places we would never have found on our own and we had a great sampling of the local cuisine. Highly recommend this tour!
A Hungarian Feast
Caryl P, Sep 2019
The food walking tour In Budapest was a good way to sample Hungarian traditional food and also some modern cuisine. Our guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. There was quite a long way to walk between different eating places but interesting sights were pointed out. We didn’t need to eat dinner after the tour.
Food tour
Deborah_C, Sep 2019
Alex our tour guide was excellent! She gave us lots of information and even e-mailed us the list of the places we went and also wrote some suggestions of ruin bars, and restaurants . We started in the Great Market Hall but spent very little time there. If we had known we would not be seeing much of the market we would of gone early before the tour to walk around. The places we visited to eat was quite varied.
Tasty and Delightful! Worth every Euro
Joan J, Aug 2019
Fanni was our tour guide, and her sweet and bubbly personality made our tour twice as fun. She took us to 5 bars/restaurants. We enjoyed wine spritzers, deep fried carp, venison & truffle sausage, donkey sausage, summer and winter sausages, white fish dip, foie gras dip, chicken Paprikash, trifle for dessert, and a unique Hungarian dessert of chocolate covered cottage cheese roll flavored with lime and sugar. Altogether a wonderful afternoon in a small group. Fanni left us with an email containing recipes for some of the dishes we sampled. She was also kind enough to call us a cab using her app. We highly recommend the tour, and Fanni in particular as a guide.
Wonderful Walking Food Tour
Wanda_M, Aug 2019
The Budapest walking food tour was wonderful. It offered a variety of foods and beverages as well as history of Budapest. Our tour guide, Fanni, was fabulous and made the tour interesting and engaging. I would recommend this tour to adults who are interested in a sampling of Budapest cuisine.
Lots of fun and food
Cherie A, Aug 2019
This was a good mix of culture, sights and food. The ruin bars were a nice surprise - would not have known about them otherwise. Would have like the opportunity to try langos on the tour since it is quite iconic. I went back to a place after, but it was huge and would have been better taste tested by the group since we walked past the place anyway. Definitely recommend this tour. Very nice guide.
Excellent guide
Anders_P, Jul 2019
Our guide Orsi was very nice, helpful and tell us many things about Budapest. We give her a ranking of 5. However the food takes it down a bit. The fish tasted like..fish, the soup like water and the roaster like nothing. We give the food a ranking of 1.
Great Walking Tour!
Ruaraidh_J, Jul 2019
This was an excellent walking tour, Fanni our guide was very knowledgeable and had an excellent way of talking around all the Hungarian food and culture that we encountered as we walked around. Lots of interesting food to sample - we had some paprikash for the main meal part (similar to goulash), salami (several pork, venison, goose and horse which I didn’t personally try), traditional Jewish soup, trout chips, smoked trout, several fish patè’s, chocolate, sweets etc. I would highly recommend it as a more interesting way to explore Budapest!
Excellent value, superb guide
mohandasv2018, Jan 2019
The guide was geeat and had picked some really great spots for the food tasting that we could never have done on our own. There was also more food than i expected- great value for. money. Terrific introduction to Budapest
Food tour Budapest
Eliett_S, Aug 2018
It was fantastic and our tour guide, FANNIE was knowledgeable, personable, professional and absolutely helpful. We saw and ate in all the most interesting places Budapest has to offer. Highly recommend this tour and her services, she is SPECTACULAR.
Budapest Bounty
Gary_P, Jul 2018
What a wonderful job Zsuzsi did with our small group food tour in Bucharest. She combined history with culinary expertise in visiting six locations to sample the wares. We did an extensive tour of the Market and learned much about Hungarian specialties including sampling from a large assortment of sausages. Other stops sampled drinks, gelato, fish (carp), soup and goulash. It was supposed to be a lunch tour but dinner was not needed that evening.
Exceeded expectations!
Lisa_K, Jun 2018
Wow- what a great way to see the city, while experiencing the culture and learning about Hungarian lifestyle via a variety of foods and locations. Our tour guide, Dori, was great and gave personal perspectives on everything from locations, to food preparation, typical household dining customs, and more. I thought the tour sounded good, but it was way better than I'd even expected. Very fun to try different foods in different locations throughout the city while learning about the culture. Highly recommend.
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