Ultimate Budapest food experience

Colorful markets, impossibly light chocolate mousse cakes and goulash galore.

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €58.75  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

Flit between Hungary, the Balkans and even enjoy a quick jaunt to the Middle East as you eat your way around Budapest’s unique cuisine with one of our local Budapest hosts.

You’ll discover rich flavors and ingredients that you will only find in Budapest as you sample cuisine deeply embedded in the city's culture; from authentic dishes of goulash to the street food staple of làngos, a deep fried bread dough topped with sour cream and cheese - sounds delicious.

Loosen your waistband (we’ve all been there) and sample your way through some of the goods on offer at Szèna tèr market or the Central Market Hall - whichever sounds more like your vibe - then wander (slowly, we’re in no hurry) along the cobbled streets of Budapest to discover local eateries where you can try traditional Hungarian dishes as well as one or two surprises.

You’ll see boulevards that are flanked with elegant bakeries of Viennese tradition, and satisfy your sweet tooth with Eszterhazy cake, kürtöskalàcs, a sweet golden brown, spiral shaped pastry or Rigó Jancsi - layers upon layers of chocolate mousse and sponge. Stop it, you’re making us hungry.

  • Enjoy 3 hours with your host, who will share with you some of the tastes that come together to make Budapest so unique

  • Stroll through the city and learn about its food culture, the ingredients and produce that go into each recipe

  • Explore a local market and try cheeses, cured meats and picked vegetables

  • Taste street food that are the staple favorites in the city, and some classic sweet treats

  • Visit an authentic restaurant to try traditional goulash

  • Learn about local ingredients, recipes and food traditions from your host

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • 6 foods to taste selected by your host, based on your preferences and dietary requirements (yummy!)
  • 2 beers or soft drinks
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (they are optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

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Reviews for this experience

A fun food tour!

Balazs was a charming and knowledgeable host. We ate some amazing local foods and he shared on Budapest’s history and culture. Many food tours have meeting locations and limited starting times but with this tour your guide will meet you at the time and location that is convenient for you. I thought that was great. Balazs, thank you for introducing us to Budapest! We love your city!

September 2019

Reviewed by Debra C , hosted by Balazs

Reviews for Budapest

A really interesting tour

A really interesting tour of the Jewish quarter with lots of history and a visit to an orthodox Synagogue. Richard was really excellent - tremendously knowledgeable and informative, perhaps not surprisingly, given that he has a degree in history. He even managed to read some inscriptions in Hebrew! Another excellent tour with City Unscripted following others than have been equally good and all very reasonably priced. I am a big fan and it will be my first port of call at any new city.

Reviewed by Richard M, hosted by Richard

Best Tour ever

My guide was so great, he knows more history of Hungary than most teachers. He was kind, considerate & caring on a hot day in August 2019. I would do it all over again in a heart beat ! Thanks to you

Reviewed by David L, hosted by Balazs

Guided citytour

Excellent guided City tour. Balaz was kind and knowledgeable. The Tour was well disposed and we had a lovely Day

Reviewed by Bettina M, hosted by Balazs

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