Hungarian Vegetarian Walk


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Traditional Hungarian food is not known for being vegetarian (or vegan)-friendly. But Hungarian seasonal produce and ingredients are so varied, and chefs and restaurateurs are starting to take note. In addition to more vegetarian-friendly dishes being found on the menus of Budapest’s best restaurants, there is a growing network of vegetarian (and vegan) restaurants, cafés, and shops in Budapest where you can taste beautifully-prepared Hungarian cuisine, minus the meat. This walking tour will give you an introduction to Hungarian cuisine, wine, and culture—through a vegetarian/vegan perspective. Our guide (a local food journalist) closely follows Budapest’s food scene, particularly the new and exciting vegetarian developments. The tour begins at The Central Market Hall where we will introduce you to the variety and abundance of the mostly local and seasonal ingredients on display, and talk about how Hungarians use them. From there, we’ll explore the surrounding neighborhoods, and introduce you to some of our favorite underground restaurants serving vegetarian/vegan delights! We’ll also visit artisan shops stocking delicious locally-produced products. Lunch will be at one of Europe’s best vegan restaurants, where we will sample dishes with typical Hungarian flavors—such as gulyás and stuffed cabbage—just without any meat. We’ll get a taste of Budapest’s developing coffee scene by visiting a café with its own roaster, and dessert will be raw cakes and chocolate at an award-winning artisan chocolate manufacturer. We will conclude by a tasting three wines (a final few local specialties) at The Tasting Table, where you will get an introduction to the Hungarian wine regions, varietals, and styles. * Please let us know if you are vegan or vegetarian!

Availability and Timing
 
Available year-round (with the exception of national holidays) Monday through Saturday. (In the spring we will be adding a Sunday tour.) The small-group Vegetarian Walk is from 10am-2pm. The small-group walk is limited to six participants. The tour generally lasts four hours.
 
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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