Easy
Difficulty
4 hours
Duration

We will take a walk in the center of Budapest and by discovering the beautiful sights you might also engage your senses around taste. Therefore the Budapest culinary tour is a nice mixture of sightseeing and eating local.

We start the tour in the Central Market Hall near the Liberty bridge. The 120-year old market is of course one of the most important tourist attractions but it’s also a popular local market where people do everyday shopping. Let me show you around the finest products and tell you more about local shopping, eating and drinking culture. We’ll taste sausages, cheese and great Hungarian strudel, too. You’ll of course have the chance to buy the best and cheapest Paprika in town.

I’ll take you to small, authentic artisan shops, so that you can taste local ice cream, cakes and candy. Budapest is very famous for its bakeries. I cannot agree more with one of my guests who has told me that one can never be disappointed when tasting local pastries. I’ll amaze you by the variety of sweet and savoury pastries that are the locals’ favourites.

Local butchers are one of the housewifes’ best friends, the Hungarian cuisine is mostly about meat. Let’s try some hot dog freshly prepared at the butcher’s. Street food is becoming more and more popular among Budapesters, I’ll show you the best places where you can have hot soup in a paper cup. Let’s not forget about the Lángos, the deep fried fritter, very often named the Hungarian pizza.

We’ll taste the Hungarian-Jewish Flódni, which is the best of the best, a layered cake full of poppy seed, walnut, apple and plum jam.

We’ll finish the tour in Gerbeaud, one of the most famous and oldest coffee houses of Budapest. I can tell you about the local café culture, how much Budapesters love their coffee and cakes and enjoy having them in the 150-year-old stunning coffee houses.

I’m the photo editor of a Hungarian food magazine, so don’t hesitate to contact me for great recipes or recommendations about great Budapest restaurants.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Hotel pick-up
INCLUDED
Tour guiding in English
Public transportation tickets
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees

All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.

Would you please contact me if you experience problems with your booking or if you’d like to book a tour on a day when I’m not available.

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I’ll meet you in the hotel lobby.
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I’ll take you to the largest market of Budapest, we’ll taste some sausage, cheese and strudel in the Central market Hall.
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We’ll have the locals’ favourite pastries in an artisan bakery.
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I’ll show you more salami and sausage at a local butcher.
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We’ll explore local street food including a cup of hot or cold soup.
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I’ll show you the most amazing little chocolat atelier.
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We’ll taste candy and gelato.
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We’ll eat Lángos, which is the famous Hungarian street and beach food.
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We’ll have coffee and cake in one of the city’s oldest and most prestigious coffehouse.
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We’ll return to your hotel.

Tour Reviews

5 based on 13 reviews
July 10, 2015

We spent 3 days with Julia recently – a whole day Danube Bend tour then a half day ‘foodie’ tour around Budapest followed by another half day city walking tour. Julia was delightful company and very enthusiastic and knowledgeable – with excellent English – and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and our visit to Budapest. We would certainly recommend her as a guide.

July 25, 2016

Julia not only introduced us to a ton of delicious and unique food, she also shared an extensive amount of history with us. And it wasn’t just food history; it seemed like she had a story about every single building we passed or tiny street we ducked through. My husband and I kept looking at each other the whole tour and thinking, “how lucky are we to be led around by a local who knows and loves her city so much?!”

March 31, 2017

We had a absolutly wonderfull tour with Julia K. She really knows it all. She is also fun and charming. It was like having a day out with a friend. Time flew by. We give her 5 shining ? With a +.

July 28, 2018

Julia was wonderful! She met us promptly at our cruise ship and took us on a great tour of eating Hungarian food along the way! We walked the large market tasting and talking as we went. We wound our way through coffee shops, pastry shops, restaurants, and even a new soup take-out joint! We were shown a local grocery store with treats! Who knew we would all like the varieties of sausages and paprika?! We ended up on a rooftop bar drinking traditional drinks! It was a great tour of food in Budapest!

September 1, 2018

We could not possibly have had a more accommodating and fun-loving guide to take us through beautiful Budapest. Initially scheduled for a walking tour, it had to be re-adjusted to a less strenuous food tour at the very last minute due to my parents’ cancelled flights and a re-scheduling of other activities. From start to end, Julia was very responsive and accommodating.There are tons of guides out there, but it is rare to come across someone so dedicated and passionate about what he/she does, and Julia is just one of them. The family left Budapest with a happy heart and stomach.

October 3, 2018

We had a delightful day with Julia. Her love of her city and knowledge of the food scene was very evident. Helped us avoiding tourist traps when buying souvenirs too!

November 6, 2018

The Best tour!!! Julia customized our half day tour and we saw all the highlights of Budapest and more!!! She navigated us through the city on both sides via public transportation (with minimal walking required). Our tour included recommended foodie spots and restaurants! With sunset at 4:30 pm we enjoyed some night scenes of the city! Julia is very flexible /accommdating. She was punctual /spoke excellent English. We were a group of 6. Got many fantastic photos. I highly recommend Julia!!!

November 12, 2018

Julia K. was excellent on our Budapest “foodie tour”. It was delightful to visit the various small food shops and local vendors in the city. But most important was the obvious enthusiasm that she had for sharing her knowledge of her city. Just delightful to hear of some of her childhood memories of the city, such as when the first McDonalds opened in Budapest. Also as Americans, we enjoyed hearing her impressions of a first visit to New York City. In the end, just a delightful experience – Köszi

June 1, 2019

Julia is a wonderful guide and this tour is highly enjoyable not only for the food but also the insights into the Hungarian way of life both now and 30 years ago. A food tour is a great way to experience a city and it’s people, the way they shop, socialise and celebrate. Julia certainly brings a great deal of warmth to her tours and we thoroughly recommend her to you.

June 18, 2019

We really enjoyed this tour. Julia took us to all of these different shops and cafes to sample the different foods of Hungary. Every place we stopped she furnished a sample of the foods for us to eat. By the time we finished the tour, we were stuffed. I think our favorite places were the market, the Gelarto Rosa and the butcher shop Belvarosi Disznotoros with all of the different meats. Julia is a lot of fun and knows the places to go for you to sample the best of Budapest.

June 24, 2019

We have just spent a wonderful afternoon with Julia, exploring the culinary delights of Budapest. Julia’s passion, knowledge, caring and warm delivery during our Foodie Tour made it a memorable experience. She is a true ambassador for Budapest. Her love of the city flows from her as she takes you through the myriad of streets to taste Hungarian food. A must do tour when you are in Budapest.

June 26, 2019

I can’t add much to the previous reviews. She brought Budapest to life for us in a matter of hours. Knowledgeable, witty, charming, and accommodating. We liked how she gave modern history anecdotes through her own story. Highlight of the trip. Highly recommend!

September 8, 2019

Julia’s foodie tour was absolutely wonderful.. I wanted to introduce my husband and brother and sister-in-law to all the fantastic Hungarian food. Her tour definitely gave them a great taste of Budapest. Julia’s knowledge not only of the local cuisine but of Budapest and Hungary as well was very thorough. It was delightful walking and talking with her on this tour. She has a great sense of humor too. She knows where to find the best goulash in town! Thanks Julia for a fantastic foodie tour.

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