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Sample the best of Budapest on this 3-hour culinary walking tour. Your expert foodie guide will show 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. You’ll also taste traditional sweets, seafood and local meats. As you walk, you’ll also have the chance to snap photos of top attractions like the bustling Andrássy Avenue and the towering structure of St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Highlights

  • 3-hour Budapest food tour including the Central Market Hall, Central Pest and the Jewish quarter
  • Learn about Hungarian cuisine from a local guide, passionate about food
  • Sample salami, sausage, freshwater fish and award-winning chocolate
  • Visit Budapest Central Market Hall and a retro bar to enjoy a spritzer
  • Stop for photos next to the Great Synagogue and try some local Jewish specialties
  • Enjoy a bowl of Hungarian goulash near St Stephen’s Cathedral

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A must-do tour for all foodies and for those who want to get a real taste for the Hungarian culture!

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Food Walking Tour

Enjoy Hungarian food on your Budapest food tour!

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 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.

Your next stop will be at a local café, where you can try out freshwater fish and delicious chocolate made in Pest. 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 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.

As you cross the famous Andrássy Avenue, a noted UNESCO World Heritage site, you’ll conclude your tour in an establishment close to St. Stephen’s Basilica. Savor Hungary's signature dish of dumplings and goulash before you go.

Customer Reviews

Jason E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Agnes was great!! She was charming, knowledgeable, and engaging. The tour was really fun and informative. I would strongly recommend this tour!

Raul D M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We got lucky to be the only persons on this small group eating tours. We got to sample foods in the market and other non tourist areas. foods from different cultures and some trending food. Andrea did a great job explaining the food as well as the history of the city and food.

Simone C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Agnes was our tour guide for this trip and she was fantastic.We were very fortunate that there was only 4 of us on this tour, and we all got along great. Agnes was not only friendly and outgoing but so knowledgeable about both Hungarian cuisine and the history of Hungary. Her stories and insights were fascinating. The food on the tour was great, plenty to try including salami's, goulash, ice-cream and strudel and it was great to visit the market which we went to a few days later also. I'd definitely recommend this to anybody visiting Budapest.

sheritoig

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Relaxing, informative, a great way to spend the morning !!

Jean S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We LOVED this tour!!!!! Agness is phenomenal - very personable, very knowledgeable, so willing to share her country and culture. She took time to share not only the food but the history of the country, the culture, and areas of the city that you wander on the tour. She also gave us lots of tips about what and where to buy everything from the wines to the ingredients, and what to eat and where. The selection of food sampling was wonderful - from outstanding chocolate to watching them make strudel and selecting from many varieties to sample, to great food in the Jewish Quarter. Can't say enough about the experience. She made it by far the best food tour I have had in any country. Well worth the time and the money.

Daniel G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wish we got to eat more food

Joann W C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great guide. Had a wonderful tour!

James E. P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highlight of my trip to Budapest -- Agnes, my guide, was quite charming, loaded with wonderful inforamtion and she became a dear, dear friend. I will highly recommed this tour to others!

kelly a e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We were very fortunate to have Agnes as our guide, she was informative, professional and friendly. I highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling to Budapest. Learning about the local cuisine and tasting samples while walking around the city is a wonderful way to learn about the people and culture of a country. Every city I visit I look for a viator food walking tour.

Kristen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was such a lovely tour, and I highly recommend it to anyone. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, spoke great English and took us all around the city. Starting at the market hall where we samples some sausages, we visited a chocolate shop, a great retro bar, a fish bistro, and a Jewish cafe. The tour ended with some goulash and strudel. Perfect tour.

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