1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Central Market Hall

Budapest: Market Tour and Private Cooking Class

Product ID: 64204
Visit a local food market in Budapest, and then take part in a private cooking class to learn how to cook Jewish or Hungarian food. Savor the fruits of your labor with a 3-course lunch with drinks.
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Duration: 5 hours
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  • Explore a traditional Hungarian market
  • Learn how to cook a 3-course meal of Jewish or Hungarian food
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor with a 3-course lunch
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Immerse yourself in the culinary scene of Budapest and visit the central Great Market Hall to experience the everyday hustle and bustle of life in the city.

Learn the history of the market and purchase all the ingredients you will need to prepare a 3-course meal of Jewish or Hungarian food. Avail of the services of hosts who are passionate about food in the comfort of a private apartment.

End with a delicious lunch of the food you have prepared, served with drinks, including some local pálinka (fruit brandy).
  • Cooking class and market tour
  • All ingredients and cooking equipment
  • Recipes of all the dishes
  • 3-course Hungarian or Jewish menu
  • Local "pálinka" (fruit brandy), wine, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • Free round-trip taxi ride

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Meeting point

Great (Central) Market Hall, Budapest.

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5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
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An excellent must try introduction in Hungarian traditional foods!!!

This experience was a gift for my wife and the best gift she receive (in her own words). She always wanted to learn how to cook gulas stew, but never quite made it at home, so we took this opportunity and we are very glad we did it. First of all, we stayed outside Budapest and Marti's husband Peter was so kind to came and pick us up from hotel (Aqua World) showing us Budapest sights until we arrived at the market. There we met Marti and were introduced in market history. We bought fresh ingredients for our dishes (we wanted hungarian fish soup, goulash stew with dumplings and apple pie) and we ate langos (also a must try experience in Hungary). After that, we went to cook!!!!! Great experience, great teacher, family made palinka :) and natural sirop (juice from fruits), Hungarian wine, and of course, great food. After the meal, Peter took us back to hotel were we relax the rest of the day. Thank you Marti and Peter, we look forward to see you again!!!!

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February 11, 2019

Couldnt have asked for anything better-Marti was absolutely amazing!

From the minute we met at the food market, Marti gave us so much useful information about the history of the market, the food and the customs in Hungary. Arriving at her beautiful kitchen and preparing the food was beyond what I expected. Marti made the entire experience worth every minute we spent with her, and our meal was amazing. Thank you, Marti, for making this experience one of the best of our experiences in Budapest. If I ever make it back for a visit, I hope you're still doing the food market and cooking yours. I would definitely be back for more.

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July 5, 2017


This was so much fun! Marta was so knowledgeable and the good was so good. We loved going to the market and hearing the history of Budapest. I would highly recommend this!!!

November 25, 2017

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