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Culinary Walk

Our signature tour introduces local culinary and wine culture through classic flavors, unique wines, history, and stunning architecture. Budapest’s first food tour, est. 2008!

Budapest's Signature Food Tour

Our food, wine, and cultural walking and tasting tour begins at The Central Market Hall—Budapest’s cathedral of food and one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets —and continues through two of its most charming neighborhoods. At the market we’ll introduce you to Hungarian cuisine through the great variety and abundance of ingredients (mostly local and seasonal) on display. We will discuss the spectacular building, the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary, the ingredients, the dishes commonly made from them … and just what it is that Hungarian home cooks do with all of that pork fat, paprika, and goose liver. As we walk the market aisles we’ll taste a selection of foods (and have an aperitif to fortify us).

From there, we we’ll start exploring the surrounding neighborhood. After a lunch spread at a traditional butcher, we’ll head to a classic coffeehouse to sample some of the elegant cakes for which Hungarian bakers are known. After a quick stop at an award-winning chocolatier, we’ll be ready to relax over three glasses of quintessential wine (with pairings of local artisan cheese). A sommelier will introduce us to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals, and styles, helping you put the Hungarian wine scene in context. We’ll end with a taste of the spectacular golden-tinted Tokaji aszú wine. This tour will give you a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, and the modern artisan producers and specialty shops spicing up Budapest’s food scene.

When is This Tour Available?

  Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Culinary Walk
Culinary Walk: Sunday Edition

Tasting Notes

  • 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)
  • Coffee and Cake tasting
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Shot of Unicum (a classic herbal liquor)
  • Traditional Hungarian soda water
  • Artisan cheese selection
  • 3 fine Hungarian wines (including the legendary Tokaji aszú)

Highlights

  • 8 Tasting stops

  • Wine tasting (3 wines)

  • Market Tour

  • Full lunch

  • Our Budapest Food & Wine Guide

  • Fun and educational!

  • Led by a food-specialized guide

  • 10% discount at The Tasting Table

  
  • Best Contribution to Wine & Spirits Tourism

  • Best Wine Tour Operator (2017)

  • Certificate of Excellence Winner (2011-2017)