Culinary Walk


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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. This is our signature (and most popular) tour, and provides a wonderful introduction to Hungarian cuisine. The Central Market Hall, one of Europe's largest and most spectacular indoor market halls, is a natural place to begin our exploration of Hungarian food. Here we will get an introduction to Hungarian cuisine through the great variety and abundance of Hungarian ingredients. We will discuss the history of the building, the culture of eating in Hungary, and just what it is that Hungarian home cooks do with all of that pork fat, paprika, and goose liver. As we walk through the three levels of the market hall, we will be tasting a variety of local products. We will visit several other places in the surrounding neighborhood for food tastings, including a bakery where we will sample some cakes, a butcher shop where we will have lunch, and a wine bar where we will taste three quintessential Hungarian wines. Other stops might include a traditional coffee house, a candy manufacturer, an artisan chocolate shop, an artisan ice cream shop, or a spice shop. This tour will give you a taste of the traditional side of Hungarian cuisine, as well as insight into the modern artisanal producers and specialty food shops which are adding spice to Budapest's food scene. Bring an appetite....you will not leave this tour hungry!

 
Availability and Timing
 
Available year-round (with the exception of national holidays, due to venue closings) Monday through Saturday. The small-group Culinary Walk is from 10am-2pm. Each small-group walk is limited to six participants (though we usually have several running at the same time). The tour generally lasts four hours. This tour is also available as a private tour.
 
From April 1st there will also be an additional 9am-1pm tour and also a Sunday tour (with a slightly different route (instead of the Central Market Hall, we will visit the Szimpla Piac).
 
Price
 
• 80 EUR per person for a small-group tour
 
Starting and Ending Point
 
• Meeting point: Inside of the main entrance of the Central Market Hall near the escalators going up. The guide will be holding a canvas tote bag with the Taste Hungary logo on it.
 
• Ending point: The Tasting Table (VIII. Bródy Sándor utca 9)
 
 
What is included?
 
• Visits to the Central Market Hall and four to five additional venues
 
• All food and drink tastings (including a tasting of three wines, lunch, tastings at the 
 
market, Unicum, a selection of cakes, and more)

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