2 hour Market & Food Tour - Central Market Hall Budapest - in Budapest - LikeALocal Guide

2 hour Market & Food Tour - Central Market Hall Budapest


45 EUR

Become a market insider and experience the sights, sounds and flavors of the gorgeous Central Market Hall In Budapest. Explore the specialty food stalls, see how local people shop and sample Hungarian savory and sweet specialties.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Agnes

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  • Taste a broad selection of Hungarian specialties
  • Get personalised tips for where to eat and not-to-be-missed dishes
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture
  • Embrace the opportunity to ask questions only a local can answer
  • Enjoy a family-friendly experience

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This tour combines a stroll through all 3 floor levels, guiding you through a Food Section, with some opportunities for tastings, and a Non-Food Section both of which embody the rich Hungarian heritage and culture that is expressed through foods and artifacts such as embroidery, porcelain, clothing and the arts & crafts.

Taste a mouth-watering array of foods such as lángos, Hungarian stew, potato paprikash, chocolate, strudel and much more as you sample the gastronomic delights of Hungary during this 2-hour market and food tour with Agnes or Andrew at Budapest’s largest and oldest market steeped in atmosphere.

Explore the specialty food stalls, see how the locals shop and sample Hungarian savory/sweet specialties.

Along the way you will experience a unique slice of Budapest’s one-of-a-kind culinary culture.

We offer a memorable travel experience with fantastic food and lots of Hungarian culture. We like to think of our Budapest market and tasting tour as a pleasant walk with local friends, that lets you taste delicious local foods and provide insight with lots of interesting local information.

We start the tour early at 9:00 to avoid the crowds coming in later.

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What’s included & not included

  • A 2-hour guided culinary and cultural adventure
  • Multiple food tastings
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick up/drop off

Meeting point

Outside at the main entrance to the Market Hall. (Central Market Hall: Vámház körtút 1–3)

Reviews from travellers (6)


Great opportunity for a traditional Hungarian experience!
Money well spent! Andrew was so helpful and knew so much about the market. He literally showed us everything there was and answered all questions we had with great knowledge of the food there.
The food was delicious and there were many new surprising experiences that we tried.
We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Thank you Andrew,
Kevin and Siobhan.
Do the market tour!
Great experience and you won't regret spending a day doing the course. We did the market tour first and I would thoroughly recommend it, we discovered two areas of the market we had never visited before and got lots of tasters.

My recommendation is that you plan some time in your day for a nap afterwards as we were shattered and pleasantly tipsy!
Not happy
We booked this tour and were disappointed that the tour guide finished early after 1 1/2 hrs. We also felt we didn’t get as much food as expected - one shared main, one pastry, one pickle and one flatbread to share. The guide was lovely, had perfect English & was very chatty/friendly but we didn’t feel this was value for money.

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My sister and I took this cooking class together and it was our favorite thing we did the whole trip. Agi was very nice and explained things thoroughly as we went along. She was able to put together a delicious vegetarian menu for us of vegetable ragu, potato paprika and cottage cheese calls for dessert. Everything was so delicious! We even had hungarian wine and some brandy along the way. Highly recommend!
We had a short time in Budapest, but read so many wonderful things about the cooking class wee decided it was a "must do." We were not disappointed. Agi and Andrew took us on a wonderful tour of the market and introduced us to many of the items we would be using in the dishes. We noshed on items from the upstairs food vendors and shopped for groceries to complete our meals. This was wonderful because it gave us an opportunity to discuss items that could be substituted for ingredients not available for us at home. Once back at the apartment the fun began. Agi and Andrew were patient in their teaching allowing us to be fully hands on. We talked, laughed, cooked and then enjoyed a fabulous lunch together. Eat light before you meet at the market. If we have the opportunity to return to Budapest we will definitely take another class.
Now we're talking!! Tired of the excessively "touristic" spots? Take the class! I've been travelling around and was a little bit tired of castles, monuments, walls, churches, etc. and decided to take a break from all that and do something really "local". It was quite a surprise to get inside someone else's home, take a chair, chat and cook! It was worthy! They spoke good English (just in case you are like me, speaking one or maybe two words in hungarian). Now I will take back to Brazil what I've learned from Andrew and will try this at home...
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