Budapest is an up and coming city for those who are obsessed with food. Foodies flock to the city looking for steaming bowls of goulash, laced with paprika, visitors mouths water at the vast choice of strudels, sugared and full of delicious fruit and vegetarians seek out some of the hidden secrets of Hungarian cuisine.
Our list of the top 10 food tours in Budapest, Hungary, takes you through the history and culture of Budapest until you can’t handle any more. Read on to learn about the best and come hungry to Hungary.
Get your walking boots on, this four-hour tour is going to take you around some of the finest places to eat in Budapest - a city famed for its goulash, paprika and dumplings. This small group tour will take you around some of the most amazing locations in Budapest, from the thriving Andrássy Avenue to the unrivalled St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Your informative foodie guide will take you around the Great Food Hall, where you’ll learn about the local ingredients that go into making some of the most delicious dishes. Be sure to go hungry because you will not want to miss out on any of these dishes.
Budapest Food Walking Tour with Local Guide
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
There’s no better way to get to know a city than to see it through the eyes of a local and taste some of the local cuisine. This two-hour private food tour of Budapest combines both things, to ensure that you experience this beautiful city of two halves to its full. You’ll wander around Budapest exploring the cuisine of the Jewish Quarter, from the bakeries to the food halls. And, you’ll get to sample no less than five different street food options, from meat-laden dishes to vegan cuisine - your guide will ensure that you’re covered.
Private food tour
Price: from 24.99 USD
Budapest: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals
Duration: 3 hour
The Jewish neighbourhood of Budapest holds some of the finest food on offer. This four hour, small group tour will take you to some of the most amazing places to eat in the city, as well as show you some of Budapest’s Jewish memorials, from the memorial to Jewish lives lost during World War II to the Jewish WWII ghetto, which is now a hip, bustling area, full of life and pubs.
On this tour, you’ll get to sample some of the finest Hungarian pastries and delicious warming soups and stews, which are laden with paprika and come with delicious servings of bread. This tour is perfect if you want to learn more about the city that you’re visiting, as well as sample some of the delicious food on offer.
Budapest Jewish food tour
Price: from 90 USD
Budapest Jewish Cuisine & Culture Walk
Duration: 4 hours
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If you think Budapest is beautiful in the summer, you’re in for an absolute treat around Christmastime, when the streets are lined with decorations and wooden huts pop up around the city, offering some of the most delicious food and wine you can imagine. This tour will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of the markets, where you’ll try strudel and flatbreads, all whilst sipping on spice-laden mulled wine - this is the perfect tour to take in the leadup to Christmas.
Budapest Christmas Market & Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Join a group of foodies in Budapest to explore the city’s amazing food scene. A small group of you will be taken around by a local who adores the cuisine in Budapest and on this tour, you’ll be able to try some of Hungary’s famous goulash, sample strudel and slurp pints of some of Hungary’s delicious beers.
Whilst on this four-hour tour, you will also get to taste some spicy sausage, freshwater fish and our personal favourite - their award-winning chocolate.
Budapest: Walking Tour with Food Tastings
Duration: 3.5 hour
Join your local guide on this gastronomical tour to remember! This wonderful walking tour will take you to some of the city’s most famed dining locations - from the Central Market Hall, packed full of the finest ingredients on the ground floor to the first floor, full of delicious Hungarian cuisine. This tour will give you the opportunity to see and taste some of Hungary’s finest foods, from artisan producers.
Budapest Central Market Hall Walk with Tastings
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
This food tour isn’t like the others. Here, you’ll get a chance to explore the wonders of the Great Market Hall, where you’ll pick out your ingredients and then head to a Hungarian cooking school, where you’ll get your chance to learn about authentic Hungarian cooking. You’ll learn about the uses of paprika and other spices that give Hungary’s food its unique taste.
Previous students have loved the course, with one stating, “This was OUTSTANDING! Great shopping tour of the market, a cozy professional kitchen to make chicken paprikash and goulash soup. Highlight of the trip…would do it again and again. HIGHLY recommend.”
Hungarian Cooking Class with Central Market Hall Visit
Duration: 4 hours
Chocolate, spicy goulash, prize-winning chocolate and Tokaj wine - this culinary walk has it all! This small walking tour aims to give you as much of an overview of Hungarian cuisine as possible. You’ll head towards the foodie centre of Budapest, the Great Market Hall, where you’ll learn about the history of the market whilst you walk around the beautiful produce, tasting your way through Hungary’s history.
You’ll taste the goulash that fed farmers for centuries, before it found its way into popular cuisine, the flaky strudel that melts in your mouth and the fine wine grown in the foothills of Tokaj. Everything about this food tour brings you closer to the history and culture of Hungary.
Budapest Small-Group Culinary Walking Tour with Guide
Duration: 4 hours
How can you limit yourself to eating at just one restaurant when you’re in Budapest? The city offers so much in the world of fine foods, one restaurant just isn’t enough for an evening. This evening tour takes you through five or six different venues, as you get to eat your way around Budapest, from traditional Hungarian cuisine through to fine cheese and wines. Ensure that you come hungry, as this tour takes you around some of Budapest’s most buzzing neighbourhoods, to reach different types of food to try,
Budapest: 4-Hour Dinner Walk
Duration: 4 hour
When you’re in Budapest you’ll notice one thing: Hungarian food is heavily laden with meat. But what happens if you’re vegetarian? Luckily, you don’t need to weave your way around days of eating nothing but chips and questionable stew, Budapest has much to offer vegetarians in the way of delicious cuisine and this four-hour Hungarian vegetarian walk is the perfect way to get acquainted with the food of this fine nation.
You’ll go to the central foodie hub of Budapest - the Great Market Hall, where you’ll get a chance to sample vegetarian options, followed shortly by lunch in a famous vegan restaurant in Budapest, before sampling delicious coffee, nibbling award-winning chocolate and then enjoying some amazing Hungarian wine. There’s no need for you to miss out, come and eat your way through this amazing city.
Hungarian vegetarian walk
Price: from 80 USD
Hungry in Hungary
There’s not a chance that you won’t find your foodie feet in Budapest - the city is made for eating your way around, from the hip pubs to the Great Market Hall - you’ll fill your belly here more than anywhere else. Just make sure you leave room for dessert!
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