Market Tour & Hungarian Cooking Class in Budapest


106 EUR

Sample the gastronomic delights of Hungary during a 2-hour market and food tour with a local guide at Budapest’s largest and oldest indoor market. After the tour head to our lovely apartment on the Buda side for your private hands-on cooking class.

Duration: 6 hours
    Available in
  • English
Tour by Agnes

I was born and raised in the Hungarian countryside until I moved to Budapest when I was 21 to study. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in tourism, catering and restaurant. After my degree, I became a cooking class instructor at a cooking school in Budapest and discovered my passion about sharing food and stories with travelers. Therefore, I decided to open my Culinary Hungary Home Cooking Class and have been giving Hungarian cooking classes for 8 years now.

What I offer is something different than a cooking school. All events take place in our own home kitchen not a “fancy” commercial-style kitchen. I want you to feel like you at home and that the dishes can be easily recreated. I believe in authentic cooking and comfort food. I learnt the traditional Hungarian dishes and cooking from my parents, who taught me a lot of secrets of the Hungarian Cuisine and Gastronomy. Many of my recipes are family secrets and make part of my family’s heritage.

I am a Mom of 2, I have a 6 year old son and a 3 year old daughter.

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  • Explore Budapest Central Market Hall with a local foodie
  • Enjoy a relaxed cooking class in a private home kitchen
  • Gain insight into traditional Hungarian cooking techniques
  • Find out how to use Hungarian paprika properly
  • Savour a delicious home-cooked meal
  • Sample the gastronomic delights of Hungary
  • Drink delicious Hungarian wine and fruit brandy

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Sample the gastronomic delights of Hungary during this 2-hour market and food tour with a local guide at Budapest’s largest and oldest indoor market.

Taste a mouth-watering array of foods such as lángos, stew, potato paparikash, chocolate, strudel and much more, picking up fresh ingredients for your cooking class and enjoying the visual feast of goods laid out for sale.

After the tour we head to our lovely apartment on the Buda side for your private hands-on cooking class.

No cooking skills are required. Meals will be prepared with the careful guidance of your chef.

Your program goes like this:

9:00 – 11:00 Market and food tour at the Central Market Hall, we select fresh ingredients needed for the cooking class. Also, we sample Hungarian specialties.

11:15 We arrive at our apartment. While we review the recipes you are served some Hungarian home-made fruit brandy.

11:30-13:30 Cooking time. Under our careful eye you prepare the dishes you chose. Soup, main course, dessert.

13:30–15:00 After cooking we eat the meals together and informally explore Hungarian culture, folklore, customs and traditions.

We need a minimum of 2 people to do the cooking program.

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What’s included & not included

  • 6-hour guided culinary and cultural adventure
  • Tour of the Central Market Hall including sampling Hungarian specialities
  • All ingredients required for the cooking class
  • Transport from the market to our home
  • 3-course meal
  • Wine
  • Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Transport from our apartment to your hotel

Meeting point

Outside at the main entrance to the Market Hall (Central Market Hall: Vámház körút 1-3)

Reviews from travellers (9)


Awesome Experience
This was entertaining and delicious. It was well worth the time to learn and prepare for ourselves with the guidance of Andrew, the guide and chef.

If you are looking for a more personal food experience in Budapest, we highly recommend this tour/cooking class.
Fun day touring the Central market and cooking Hungarian
We had a wonderful day with Agnes, our guide and chef. After meeting at the Central Market, she toured us through this huge market, showing us many things in the vendor's stalls that are not typical in the USA where we are from. She also bought us several prepared food items there, so definitely do NOT have breakfast before meeting with her. There was so much good street food there. Afterwards, we took a taxi to her apartment, where we prepared a full course Hungarian menu. She is a very good cook, and we had fantastic goulash soup, chicken paprika and apple cake. We learned also how to make spaetzle. Definitely would recommend this experience.
Learning how to properly use and cook with paprika was only one if the many highlights of the class. Our walk thru the market was interesting and informative. Agi was wonderful at leading us thru several traditional dishes. It was one if the best cooking classes I've taken on a vacation.
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.

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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.
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!!
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