Market and tasting tour + Hungarian cooking class

One of your favorite things to do when traveling is to visit local markets?

Unfortunately you often get frustrated by seeing beautiful products in the market but not having a kitchen to cook them? This is not a problem any more.

While visiting our lovely country, join us for a market & tasting tour and a private hands-on Hungarian cooking class in Budapest.

Imagine strolling through a Hungarian market, picking up the perfect ingredients for a delicious Hungarian meal with the help of an expert on Hungarian food, and then cooking all of that seasonal fresh produce in a private home kitchen.

If you are looking for just that – a market and tasting tour and a Hungarian cooking class in Budapest – then this is the class for you!

We will meet you at the main entrance to the Central Market Hall, which is the biggest and the most famous indoor market in Budapest and attracts shoppers for its spaciousness and architectural decor.

Nowadays the Central Market Hall is a real tourist paradise because you can find many-many traditional Hungarian delicacies like strings of red paprika and garlic, Hungarian salamis, sausages, hams and other meat products, fresh pastries, dairy products, Hungarian wines and pálinka and of course, souvenirs. You can also try local dishes on the upper level. It is honestly a special experience, so make sure to visit the Great Market Hall if you have the chance!.

The private cooking class is hands-on and taught in English.

The cooking lesson itself is approximately 4 hours in length and includes a multi-course traditional Hungarian meal (first course, second course and dessert) with glass of delicious regional wine – and of course great conversation in the home of a friendly native Hungarian couple!

You will gain a valuable insight into the various techniques of food preparation and the cooking style used in traditional Hungarian homes.

Your program goes like this:

9:00 – 10:30 Market and tasting tour at the Central Market Hall, we select fresh ingredients needed for the cooking class.

While navigating the market aisles we will see the variety of fruits and vegetables available in Hungary; butcher stalls filled with hunks of bacon, rows of hanging salami, lots of paprika, local vendors with home-made milk products, honey, sausages. Also, we sample Hungarian specialties.

11:00 We arrive at our apartment. While we review the recipes you are served some Hungarian welcome snack and home-made palinka.

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.


2 people: HUF 35 000/person (~EUR 116, ~USD 125)
3-4 people: HUF 30 000/person (~EUR 100, ~USD 107)
5-6 people: HUF 25 000/person (~EUR 83, ~USD 89)
7-8 people: HUF 20 000/person (~EUR 66, ~USD 71)

EUR and USD prices are based on an average rate. It is only informational. The actual price may vary depending on the conversion rate of the given day.

The price includes:

  • A 6 hour long guided culinary and cultural adventure
  • A visit to the Central Market Hall – you are going to sample Hungarian specialties at the market, so please have just a light breakfast
  • A 4 hour long cooking class, discover the secrets of Hungarian cuisine, learn how to use paprika in cooking
  • All the ingredients necessary for the class
  • 3 course meal
  • Wine
  • Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy)
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • Transport from the market to our home

Key information:

  • We need a minimum of 2 people to do the tour
  • Payment: You can pay in cash on the day of the tour, we accept Euros, US dollars or Forints.
  • Meeting point: outside at the main Entrance to the Great Market Hall. We will wait for you with a basket in hand. Address: IX. District, Vámház körút 1-3.

Our cooking program comes with a 100% money back guarantee. If at anytime during the market tour or cooking session you decide it is not for you, you are not satisfied with our service, or you just expected something else, please let us know and you do not have to pay or we will be happy to refund your money. No question asked.


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