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

2 hour Market & Food Tour - Central Market Hall Budapest


40 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)


Knowledgeable and friendly guide
Great way to learn about Hungarian food and taste authentic local specialities. We used the knowledge we gained during the rest of our trip to avoid touristy food elsewhere.
Great tour!
Andrew is a foodie and does a great tour!!
Very informative and enjoyable.
Agnes was great. A wonderful introduction to the foods and customs of Hungary. Well worth the cost.

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Such an amazing time!
The home cooking class was so much fun. It was the highlight of my trip to Europe. I learned so much more than Hungarian cooking. I learned about the culture as well. I will be taking another class when I am back in Hungary.
A great Hungarian experience!
Agnes was an exceptional guide. We started the day at the Central Market where we explored local foods and treats and then visited many of the stalls to learn about Hungarian crafts and products. We then returned to the first floor to gather ingredients for our cooking class as well as sampling some additional treats - from cherry bon-bons, to cottage cheese candy bars to savory strudels. Agnes also explained about the mushroom examiner at the market which was truly fascinating. We then returned to the flat where Agnes provided us with a wonderful atmosphere to cook. Agnes adjusted the menu to accommodate my sister's vegetarian requirements and still created a tasty and traditional menu. Throughout the afternoon, Agnes provided us with insights into Hungarian traditions from explaining the local liqueurs to names days. It was a fabulous way to spend a day in Budapest! I would highly recommend this tour and would do it again when I return to Hungary.
5 star plus food adventure
Our trip to Budapest was an extended weekend spa hotel visit to the Hotel Gellert, not our first visit to this exciting city and on a previous visit we had seen that there was a Hungarian cookery class course, with a visit to the food market
Our spec from from Agnes was that we should meet up at the market at 09:00, where Andrew would meet us and guide us through the market while we bought all the ingredients for our pre-chosen courses, the cookery glass offers a large selection of traditional Hungarian dishes, all which are possible to make on the day course
We know the markert well, but shopping together with Andrew was a whole new market experience, learning about the traditional Hungarian ingredients, buying local and not foreign vegtables, what cuts of meat to get for the dishes that we had chosen, tastings with the stall holders, local cheeses and good advice on where to buy Hungarien salami and sausage, which evolved into a salami hunt through the market until we found Andrew’s recommended salami choice
After our market breakfast (don’t eat any breakfast before you go, the stallholders are very generous) we headed for the kitchen
After a short taxi trip we arrived across town where we would spend the rest of the day preparing our meals, the prepping started with a plum palinka...a good start...
We enjoy cooking and it was hands on from the start, with professional guidance from Andrew on how to prep, how much paprika to add to get the correct flavour and loads of good tips passed on from his grandfathers ‘tried and tested’ recipes
Our choice was, Goulash, chicken paprika, and cottage cheese pancakes, we prepped all the veg and meat and slowly started to prepare the courses, helped along with a glass or two of wine, lots of interesting chat and insider info on Budapest and Hungary
Andrew had check on everything and in no time the first two courses were ready, soft silky Goulash soup, with just the right bite, suculent chicken paprika in a rich sauce, we retired to the table to enjoy the results. For our pancake finish, we cooked crepes, with local cottage cheese, lemon and double cream
Old style cooking with old style flavour, which you can only learn from a professional cooking from the heart
We had an awesome day and returned to our hotel, together with our present of a Speatzie noodle maker, which we will have great use for after our fantastic day learning how to make the real thing, an absolute must for all foodies

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