Budapest Delicatessen Tour

Are you one of those people that discovers a city though the gastronomic culture of the country?

Ths tour goes through four stages of culinary delights so as to let you experience and taste as much of the Hungarian specialities as you can take.

Your underguide will leads you from one exciting, famous and hidden place of the city to the next, trying as much food as you can, in as many places as you can!

The main stages of the tour are as follows –

Central Market Hall: Ever heard of the famous Hungaria Lángos? Ultimately it is a savory, deep fried scone with garlic and sour cream covering it.. Ever tried Stuffed cabbage? ‘Winter salami’ with our sweet yellow-green fresh paprika? Not many people know that Hungarians pickle almost every vegetable possible! Do you know how zsömle or kifli – the basic local sandwich bread types – looks and tastes?

A famous Ruin Bar in the Jewish district: Ever tasted Unicum or Pálinka, wash it down with a fröccs (like spritzer), beer or the good old grape-based soft drink: Traubisoda; Come and taste the most surprising local snacks – zsíroskenyér and paprika or with spicy cottage cheese cream.

‘Hentes’ (butcher): grilled sausage or the Hungarian speciality black-pudding with crispy white bread, mustard and pickles – Every Hungarian, from businessmen/women to brick-layers, eat them from time to time standing in the ‘Hentes’! A drink is also included.

Sweets dreams: We will finish the day with either a typical cake in a lovely classic café on the beautiful Andrássy Avenue, or with a kosher cake in a famous patisserie of the Jewish district. A coffee / tea is also included.

Hungarian Gastronomy is really something special, and these small details and culinary ‘wows’ are among the most interesting cultural differences that we cater for. And these are only a portion of what you will fill yourself with during this trip! Any requests, don’t hesitate to ask!

Book the Delicatessen Tour now!

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).
• 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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