Budapest Food Tour

On this unique 4-hour Budapest Food Tour, you’ll get a great introduction to the wonderful Hungarian culinary scene, while visiting the Central Market Hall, a spice shop, a butcher shop, a kosher bakery, a coffee house, a traditional patisserie, a candy manufacturer or an artisan chocolate shop. The tour includes plenty of food and drinks, and you’ll also walk through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods of the city. This small-group tour is ideal for those who want to learn about and sample both the traditional and the modern sides of Hungarian cuisine.


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Highlights of This Tour

This tour features some of the best eating spots in the city. You’ll start your culinary adventure at the Central Market Hall, where you’ll not only get a chance to taste the local specialties, but you’ll also learn about the history of the building and about the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary. You’ll have your lunch at a butcher shop, where you’ll sample traditional Hungarian dishes. Depending on the day of the week, you’ll then continue to a few more places, including a spice shop, a kosher bakery, a coffee house, a candy manufacturer, or an artisan chocolate shop.

The tour also includes Unicum tasting and wine tasting with three quintessential Hungarian wines. You’ll also get an introduction to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals and styles. The tour can also accommodate vegetarians.

The Menu

  • Lángos (Hungary’s favorite street-food), túró rudi (a classic chocolate confection made with a surprising ingredient), charcuterie selection, pickled vegetable selection, lunch (includes several traditional dishes), chocolate tasting, artisan cheese selection
  • Coffee and Cake tasting, shot of Unicum (a classic herbal liquor), traditional Hungarian soda water, 3 fine Hungarian wines (including the legendary Tokaji aszú)

Why We Recommend This Tour

The Hungarian culinary scene is wonderful and it’s very likely that the food will be the highlight of your trip. However, it’s not easy to figure out where to go to taste the best local specialties and recommendations in guidebooks or reviews about places can often be overwhelming. On this unique Budapest Food Tour, you’ll learn all about the great Hungarian foods, the local produces and the best recipes while tasting the most delicious dishes at the best local spots. The tour includes plenty of tastings, so you won’t have to worry about making plans for lunch.

Practical Information

 $90 (adult), $54 (child)
 Daily from 10am to 2pm
  Food & drinks included
  Walking tour
 Small-group tour
  Central location

Additional Information

  • A list of hand-picked favorite Budapest eating and drinking spots will be emailed to you after you book the tour!
  • Vegetarian options are also available.
  • This tour is also available as a private tour.
  • The tour has a slightly different itinerary on Sundays. Click here to if you want to book the tour for a Sunday.
  • Please note that this experience is part of our recommended tours and activities and it is offered by one of our partner companies.

Top tour with AndrewElizabeth1807, Chichester, United Kingdom, February 11, 2018

“Booked this tour thanks to the great TA reviews and we weren't disappointed. Andrew was our guide and he was very knowledgable, genial and very attentive to one of our group who was gluten intolerant. We started at the market hall which was a fascinating place to understand Hungarian cuisine and in the hands of a local we got to learn a lot more than if we had just been passing through as tourists. We went on to a chocolate shop, followed by a communist era canteen for lunch, then tea and fine pastries. Finally we had a wine and cheese tasting. We ate plenty of Hungarian food (too much probably!), lots of variety, fully explained, and would not hesitate to recommend this tour.”

Excellent culinary experiencedebralee007, Budapest, Hungary, November 28, 2017

“This was my first introduction to a culinary walk. Our guide was knowledgeable and not only provided information, but conversed with us as if we were new friends; just lovely. We began at the central market and were able to taste a variety of foods, not only there but at local venues frequented by those who live/work in Budapest. Every stop was unique and family owned. We completed the tour by tasting delicious wines and feeling replete. The whole experience was excellent.”

Great Introduction to Hungarian Food!JeffandPriscilla, Palm Harbor, Florida, November 6, 2017

“Another great culinary walk with some awesome food. Our guide offered an overview of the Market Hall, including a few tasty bits along the way. Further out, we visited a wonderful pastry cafe, enjoyed some great sausage, found a wonderful chocolate shop and learned a bit about Hungarian wine. Great tour. We followed it up with the Grand Budapest Walk which started right after the culinary walk. Wonderful day.”

Perfect Intro To Pest For a Food and Wine LoverPeter Z, October 20, 2017

“I had never been to Hungary, so I thought this would be a good way to begin my first day. Good idea! Started at the Great Market Hall - what a treat! The sights, the smells, the tastes. Andrea guided us through the market, teaching us about the history and culture all through our palates. A bite of this, a sip of that; then a trip downstairs, where the pungent stuff lives; and then it was off to a boutique chocolate producer a few blocks away. This was followed by lunch at the "pig slaughtery," (in Hungarian, of course). The food here was authentic and delectable, including the gulyas and various pickled products. Then we had to have dessert, right? Auguszt has been around 140 years, and though we didn't hit the original one, we went to one of the other two branches. And if that wasn't enough, we walked a bit (very wise thing to do after all that food!) to the Tasting Table, which is owned by the same folks who organize the walks, for a wine lesson/tasting. If you are into food and wine, even just a little, start your Budapest stay with this.”

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