Culinary Walk

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Taste Hungary

Taste Hungary is a multi-tiered company dedicated to showcasing Hungarian cuisine and wine. Our experiences educate travelers about the region through its cuisine and wine, history, culture, and context in the larger world. We draw on our experience, research, and deep personal connections to craft our tours, and choose our wines. We are also committed to making Hungarian wine accessible to our audience by offering services such as shipping in the EU, retail, importing to the US, and wine clubs.

  • 4 Hours
  • Daily at 9:30am
  • Budapest, Hungary

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’ll start our exploration of the surrounding neighborhood. After a lunch feast 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.

Highlights

  • 8 Tasting stops
  • Wine tasting: 3 wines with a cheese board
  • Coffeehouse visit with a cake tasting
  • Market tasting tour
  • Full lunch
  • Led by a food-specialized guide

Tasting Notes

  • Selection of classic cakes and coffee
  • Lángos (Hungary’s favorite street food)
  • Artisanal chocolate tasting
  • Lunch feast of traditional dishes
  • Charcuterie tasting
  • Shot of Unicum (a classic herbal liquor)
  • Traditional Hungarian soda water
  • 3 fine Hungarian wines, including the legendary Tokaji aszú
  • Pickled vegetable selection
  • Túró Rudi (a chocolate confection made with a surprising ingredient)
  • Artisanal cheese tasting

Tasting Details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated
  • Departs: 9:30am Monday – Saturday
  • Sunday tours follow a different route
  • Our Budapest Food & Wine Guide

Prices

Book a small-group tour (2-8 participants), or a private tour (which can be custom tailored).

90 USD / person / Small-Group Tour
+ booking fee

54 USD / youth
ages 5-14 (+ booking fee)

160 USD / person / Private Tour
For 2-7 participants (+ booking fee)

81 USD / person / Private Tour
For 8-14 participants (+ booking fee)

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