• Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Sample the best of Budapest on this 4-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

What You Can Expect

Budapest Food Walking Tour

Enjoy Hungarian food

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

Linda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Monika was amazing -- not only did she take us to a great variety of places and help us to experience tasty food and beverages, but she went out of her way to explain the cultural significance and history of the area Central Market, ruin bars, etc.. It was like sitting down to eat with family, rather than being on a paid excursion. We have taken food tours in many cities, but this one in Budapest with Monika was definitely the very best.

LINDA C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Truly enjoyed the food walk. We learned so much about the food and the history of Budapest. Would highly recommend it!!

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

One of the best food tours we have taken. Sampled Hungarian food, drinks, and desserts all over the city.

Dantes G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Had an amazing time with this tour. We got to walk around and see a lot of the city and enjoy the restaurants.There was enough to eat and plenty of rests, and by the end of the tour you've enjoyed the entire trip.
Would recommend to anyone traveling to Budapest.

Dana G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

lots of stops, lots of photo opportunities, well worth it.

m.mihalik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It's always great to eat good food and learn interesting things about the city at the same time. Whenever we travel, we try to take advantage of Viator's food tours and we've never been disappointed.

Leslie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The Budapest Sights and Bites tour was great! The 4 hour walking tour by our guide Monika was fabulous. Wevstarted at the Grand Market, visited several restaurants and were given a historical background about the city and its buildings. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Budapest.

John S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Gergo is an exemplary: passionate guide, gastronome and historian. A fine ambassador for Budapest. We tasted so many delicious examples of authentic Budapest food via the various bakers, delicatessens, stall holders, chocolatiers, bar proprietors and restaurateurs we could not eat for the rest of the day! His perceptive attention to detail meant every participants needs were satisfied. His advice included further restaurant, bar and market locations, which allowed us to fine dine, drink and buy authentic souvenirs inexpensively for the rest of the week. I recommend this tour without reservation as a must do activity especially on your first day for anyone visiting Budapest.

Jill H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was a great way to really see the out of the way sights and to enjoy wonderful, local food. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend this tour. Jill Australia

sue

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Great guide, excellent food tastings....make sure you start on an empty stomach

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