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Culinary Walk

Culinary Walk

Explore Budapest through its food and drinks. Our food, wine, and cultural walking (and tasting) tour begins at The Central Market Hall—Budapest’s cathedral of food—and continues through one of its more charming neighborhoods.

The Central Market Hall, one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular indoor markets, is a natural place to begin getting acquainted with Hungarian food. Here you will get an introduction to the culture of Hungarian cuisine through the great variety and abundance of ingredients (which are mostly local and seasonal) on display. We will discuss the history of the building, the culture of eating and drinking in Hungary, and just what it is that Hungarian home cooks do with all of that pork fat, paprika, and goose liver. From there, we will visit a few more places in the surrounding neighborhoods, which could include (depending on the day of the week): a spice shop, a kosher bakery, a coffee house, a candy manufacturer, or an artisan chocolate shop. We will visit a butcher shop where we will sample several traditional Hungarian dishes, and afterwards we will visit a traditional patisserie to sample some of the elegant cakes for which Hungarian bakers are known. By this time you’ll be ready for a glass (or three) of wine. The finalé will be a wine tasting session in which we will taste three quintessential Hungarian wines and get an introduction to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals, and styles. This tour will give you a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, as well as the modern artisan producers and specialty food shops which are spicing up Budapest’s food scene.

Sunday Culinary Walk

If you are interested in booking a tour on Sunday, we have a Sunday Culinary Walk (which has a different route since the Central Market Hall is closed). 

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From USD $90.00

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Sunday Culinary Walk

Sunday Culinary Walk

Get a thorough introduction to the food and wine of Hungary, while tasting a variety of foods and drinks in the company of a food-specialized guide.

Just because the Central Market (and many other places) are closed on Sundays, does not mean we should not eat, drink, and explore! The route is different on Sundays, but the goal is the same: to get a thorough introduction to the food and wine of Hungary, while tasting a variety of foods and drinks in the company of a food-specialized guide. The first stop is a farmer’s market with a unique location inside of a ruin bar. As we wander around the market, we will discus the culture of Hungarian food, the various ingredients, and the dishes and recipes commonly made from them. Here we will taste a selection of foods (and have a few drinks to fortify us). Next, we will have a traditional lunch, composed of a variety of dishes, annotated by your guide. The next stop is a classic coffeehouse / pastry shop where, over coffee and cake, our guide will explain the fascinating history of Budapest’s coffeehouses (which were once centers of literary life, until they were shut down during communism. Ducking into a few small shops along the way, the tour will conclude with a wine tasting: three quintessential fine local wines (a dry white, a dry red, and a sweet aszú from Tokaj), each paired with a different type of local artisan cheese. A sommelier will introduce the wines and the cheeses, and whet your thirst for Hungarian wine with an overview on of the country’s most important regions, varieties, and styles. Be sure to come with an appetite!

  • Duration : 4 Hours (approx.)
From USD $90.00

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