Ready to taste your way through the enchanting capital of Hungary? From cozy cafes to the bustling food market halls, there are so many things to do in Budapest for food lovers. Read on to learn some of my top culinary experiences in the city.
Budapest is full of wonders. Regardless of your reason to visit, whether it’s to take in the detailed architecture, soak in the history, or enjoy the natural sites. Don’t leave without indulging in the delicious authentic dishes served throughout the nation. Your palette will be dancing with all the rich flavors. To guide you to some of the best spots to grab food in Budapest, we’ve created a list of 7 food lover tips for your visit.
You most certainly can’t leave Budapest without trying one of its most traditional foods, langos. Langos is a flatbread that is deep-fried in fat and can be served plain or smothered with cheese blends and other flavorful toppings. You can find langos nearly anywhere, but we recommend heading to the Central Market Hall.
If you love cooking and eating, sign up for a Hungarian cooking course. These courses are easy to find online, and you will get to experience an authentic three-course meal that you helped create.
Every year from September 5th to 8th, you can catch the Budapest International Wine Festival. This festival has been running for many years and has become custom to the natives and tourists alike.
If you’re in the country in October, definitely make your way to the Budapest Palinka and Sausage Festival. You can try some of the fantastic European brandy paired with any of the many sausage varieties you will find throughout the stands.
Hungarian Unicum is one of the most famous liquors in the country. It’s in herbal bitterness that aids in digestion, which you will find helps tremendously after delving into all of the spicy street foods. You can also head to the Zwack Museum to learn all about the miracle liquor.
Make way to the Etyek-Buda Wine Region to experience one of the leading wine-producing villages that have been around since the 18th century. This winery makes for a great day trip. Just prepare yourself to try dozens of varieties.
Anyone who loves the age-old delicacy marzipan, visit Szamos Marzipan, a museum in honor of the artists Mátyás Szamos and Károly Szabó. These artists started shaping marzipan into the shapes of flowers and other beautiful creations back in the 1930s, and this museum intends to keep their spirit and tasty treats alive.
Tastings and food tours are great ways to learn about a new destination. Not only do you try new flavors but you also interact with the locals in a more intimate way. This is one of the best things about international travel, don’t you agree?
I’d love to help you plan a fantastic food journey in Europe. Whether you are interested in the sausage stalls of the Budapest market or the cafe culture of Paris, I know we can build the perfect tasty itinerary for you. To get started, just set up complimentary vacation consult call here. You’ll get a 30 minute session to talk about your travel dreams with me. Then, I’ll get started researching your best options. 🌟
At Gourmet Adventures Travel Co., I craft culinary getaways for travelers who love to eat well and yearn to truly savor the authentic side of their destination. From a river cruise through Provencal wine country to a journey through the heady spice markets and medinas of Morocco, you'll taste your way through the world's most enchanting landscapes.