Budapest Culinary Walk

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Duration
4 hours
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Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Drink and eat like a local while visiting 4-5 different venues
  • Get to know the history of the Central Market Hall and a thorough visit of the variety of different stalls
  • See how and why the signature ingredients are used in Hungarian cooking
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour which is perfect for first-time visitors
Overview
Explore the Budapest culture through its food and drinks. This culinary walk begins at the Central Market Hall and continues through one of the most delicious districts of Budapest. Be sure to come with an appetite - you will need it on this tour!
What to Expect
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.

You 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, 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.

You will visit a butcher shop where you will sample several traditional Hungarian dishes, and afterwards 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 you 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.
What's Included
  • English-speaking, food-specialized guide
  • A bottle of mineral water for each participant
  • Generous food and drink tastings
  • Visit to the Central Market Hall and 4-5 additional venues
  • Many stops for photos, questions and occasional food shopping
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Meeting Point

The meeting point is inside of the main entrance of the Central Market Hall near the escalators going up (address: Vámház körút 1-3.). Your guide will be holding a canvas tote bag with the Taste Hungary logo on it (so you can recognize each other). The closest metro is Kálvin tér on the M3 line or Fővám tér on the M4 line. The closest tram is number 47 or 49 to Fővám tér). (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• This tour is available any day of the week (rain or shine) except for Sundays and Hungarian national holidays (due to venue closings). If you wish to take a tour on Sunday, you will find a special edition of the culinary walk available under a different listing.
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• This is a small group tour (which means minimum of two guests and maximum of six guests). If you would rather have a private tour (which can be customized), please make sure you choose that option when booking
• Although there will be plenty of eating breaks, be prepared to cover a lot of ground on your feet during this tour. Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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