1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest

Buda Food Walk

Product ID: 104858
Explore the culinary and historical side of residential Buda. Visit those off-the-beaten track places where locals love to eat, shop, and drink.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the less touristy side of Budapest: this tour will take you to small restaurants and cafes in Buda
  • Eat your way through the Hungarian cuisine, in authentic home-style places and in the best market in the neighborhood
  • Learn about Buda's fascinating sights, architecture, and history with a local guide
Full description
Since Buda is not high on tourist radars, the eateries, markets, and shops here have been designed with locals in mind. You will see the places where locals like to go. The tour starts with a visit to a neighborhood market (one of the best in the city!) where farmers and artisans from the countryside come to sell fresh produce, carefully bottled jams, juices, preserves, and more. Several butchers here specialize in indigenous Hungarian animals, with high-quality meat from Mangalica and grey cattle on offer. Cheese mongers offer an array of delicious cheese made in the local styles. For lunch you will feast on authentic home-style Hungarian dishes at a few tiny eateries where the cooking is grandmotherly, as is the décor. Lunch will be followed by a stop at a gem of a pastry shop, run by the same family for generations, where the pastries taste as beautiful as they look. The walking tour will include a coffee break at a Socialist-style coffee shop which has barely changed over the past several decades.

In addition to eating your way through Budapest, the local guide will discuss the fascinating sights, architecture, and history in this eclectic part of town. Buda locals love living here for another reason— the Buda side has the best thermal bath houses. This walk ends near a local favorite, where you’ll also have the opportunity to taste some healing water. If you are so inclined, you'll be provided information and directions towards these warm mineral-rich waters (which are said to help with digestion) at the tour’s end.
Includes
  • English-speaking, food-specialized guide
  • Visit to the Buda Market Hall and four to five additional venues
  • Plenty of food and drink tastings (enough for lunch)
  • Many stops for photos, questions and occasional food shopping
  • This tour covers a wide area, so we’ll use the tram (as the locals do), which is included in the price
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Vegans

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Small-group tour (2 - 8 guests)
• For larger groups please choose the 'Big Group Tour' option when booking
• For a private tour (which can be customized), please choose the 'Private Tour' option when booking
• Although there will be plenty of eating breaks, be prepared to cover a lot of ground on your feet during this tour. Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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Very highly recommended. We spent a wonderful morning with Aniko, and were extremely impressed with the quality of the tour. The food is great, of course, and it’s clear that a lot of care has gone into choosing the stops. It gives a wonderful glimpse into local Budapest life, and we came away with a far deeper appreciation of the city and its past. Aniko is a delight.

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October 30, 2019

This is the tour to get away from the other tourists and experience the food that local people eat. It’s a chance to interact not only with the local guide but also with the residents of Budapest

November 1, 2019

Very highly recommended. We spent a wonderful morning with Aniko, and were extremely impressed with the quality of the tour. The food is great, of course, and it’s clear that a lot of care has gone into choosing the stops. It gives a wonderful glimpse into local Budapest life, and we came away with a far deeper appreciation of the city and its past. Aniko is a delight.

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October 30, 2019

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Taste Hungary

Product ID: 104858