Market Tour
Hungarian Cooking Class in Budapest

(5 hours)

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What to expect in your Market Tour & Hungarian Cooking Class?

The market tour combines a stroll through all 3 floor levels, guiding you through a food section, with opportunities for tastings, and a non-food section both of which embody the rich Hungarian heritage and culture that is expressed through foods and artifacts such as embroidery, porcelain, clothing and the arts & crafts.

You will taste lángos (savory street food), cottage cheese – chocolate dessert and strudel. Along the way you will experience a unique slice of Budapest’s one-of-a-kind culinary culture.

After the tour we head to our lovely apartment on the Buda side for your private hands-on cooking class.

In your cooking lesson you will learn how to make the traditional Hungarian dishes, you prepare 3 recipes from start to finish. The menu is subject of discussion. After cooking we eat the meals together.

No cooking skills are required. Meals will be prepared with the careful guidance of your chef.

Your program goes like this:

9:00 – 10:15 Market and food tour at the Central Market Hall, we select fresh ingredients needed for the cooking class. Also, we sample Hungarian specialties, please have just a light breakfast or no breakfast.

10:30 We arrive to our apartment. Cooking time. Under our careful eye you prepare the dishes you chose. Soup, main course, dessert.

12:30–14:00 After cooking we eat the meals together and informally explore Hungarian culture, folklore, customs and traditions.

We need a minimum of 2 people to do the cooking program.

The price includes:

  • A 5 hour long guided culinary and cultural adventure

  • Market tour at the Central Market Hall Budapest – you are going to sample Hungarian specialties at the market, so please have just a light breakfast or no breakfast

  • A private cooking class, discover the secrets of Hungarian cuisine, learn how to use paprika in cooking

  • All the ingredients necessary for the class

  • Wine

  • Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy)

  • Water, coffee, tea

  • Transport from the market to our home

  • Recipes via email after the cooking class

Why choose this tour?

  • Eat like a local in Budapest. At a restaurant you never experience true home-cooked food, the ‘Sunday family-lunch’ effect.” Our home cooking class is a great activity for those visitors who are looking for a local and authentic culinary experience in Budapest.

  • All-inclusive pricing. Your market tour and cooking class includes all food & drink and an expert English-speaking guide. The food offered is enough for breakfast and lunch and also includes drinking Hungarian wine and fruit brandy, non-alcoholic options are also available.

  • Fully customized event. You will enjoy a private hands-on Hungarian cooking class, a fully customized program covering exactly what YOU want to learn!

  • Beyond the food. In addition to the wonderful tastes on the tour, you will get a fascinating insight into Hungarian life, beliefs and culture through learning about its food, cooking and culinary traditions.

  • It’s so much fun! There is really no better way to see a city– the sights, the bites and the culture, this tour has it all!

Not coming to Budapest but still want to learn to cook Hungarian? Book a Skype Cooking Class with me through The Chef & The Dish.

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The cooking classes are private events and we need a minimum of 2 to do the cooking class.

2 persons – € 124 / person

3 persons – € 119 / person

4 persons – € 114 / person)

5 perosns – € 109 / person

6 persons – € 104 / person)


You can pay in cash after the cooking program, we accept Euros, US dollars or Forints.


  • Offered Monday-Saturday at 9:00 am

  • Lasts approximately 5 hours

  • Meeting: outside at the main entrance to the Budapest Central Market Hall
    IX. district, Vámház körút 1-3.


Our 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.


You can decide what dishes you would like to prepare during your cooking class, please take a look at our ONLINE MENU and pick 1 soup, 1 main course and 1 dessert.


Check out our photo gallery. See pictures of our cooking classes, market tours and delicious Hungarian food.

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See what others say about their experience. Reviews from Culinary Hungary’s guests and customers who took our Market and tasting tour & Hungarian cooking class.

“Learning how to properly use and cook with paprika was only one of the many highlights of the class. Our walk through the market was interesting and informative. Agnes was wonderful at leading us through several traditional dishes. It was one if the best cooking classes I’ve taken on a vacation.”

Lynne S. from Washington

“We really enjoyed the company and knowledge of Andrew on our market tour and cookery class. The market is excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the cooking class with Andrew. What a fun and pleasurable way to spend a day in Budapest.”

Jane W. from U.K.

“Whether you want to learn how to make local cuisine, meet local people or just get away from looking at monuments and museums, this is a wonderful way to spend a day. Agnes and Andrew were a great host and cook, and we had a lot of fun. Don’t skip the market trip, it might be the best part of your day.”

Tom C. from North Carolina