Vegetarian and vegan cooking class in Budapest

3-4 hours

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You keep running into that swinging question, “You’re VEGETARIAN or VEGAN? And you came to Hungary?” accompanied by a one-eyebrow launch to the ceiling.

Meat, dairy and egg are a highly valued component in Hungarian meals, but I have good news. It is possible to make the vegetarian and vegan version of the famous Hungarian dishes.

The vegetarian and vegan cooking class lasts around 3-4 hours and we are going to make 3 dishes from start to finish.

What to expect from your vegetarian and vegan cooking class in Budapest?

Expect to get your hands dirty. We do not put on a show – YOU are the cooks.

You can now discover an array of delicious Hungarian recipes that cater to your vegetarian/vegan dietary requirements.

The cooking program lasts around 3-4 hours and we are going to make 3 Hungarian dishes from start to finish.

You will explore the delightful aspects of Hungarian Cuisine and culture with cooking tips and clues from your local chef, whilst learning how to cook the Hungarian way and having fun doing it.

We invite you to partake in a fabulous gastronomic experience, which allows you to understand the art of preparing delightfully delicious meals in your vegetarian and vegan cooking class in Budapest.

At the end of the class, a delicious three-course meal prepared by you, will be set up for lunch.

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

We offer very relaxed atmosphere, step-by-step recipes, nice drinks, good stories.

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

The price includes:

  • A 3-4 hour long cooking class, discover the secrets of Hungarian cuisine

  • English speaking chef

  • All the ingredients necessary for the class

  • 3 course Vegetarian/vegan meal

  • Wine

  • Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy)

  • Water, coffee, tea

  • Welcome bites

  • 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.

  • Learn to make new vegetarian/vegan dishes.

  • 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.

  • Cooking classes are fun!  Having fun and simply enjoying a new experience are all great reasons to enroll in a cooking class. Whether you sign up as a couple, with your best friend or for a mother-daughter experience,  you are sure to have a few laughs.

  • Real life questions and real life answers. Chefs from the cooking videos or recipe book writers never come over and explain you how to cook….we will.

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The cooking classes are private events and we need a minimum of 2 to do the cooking class.
2 persons – € 90 / person

3 persons – € 87 / person

4 persons – € 84 / person)

5 perosns – € 81 / person

6 persons – € 78 / person)


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


  • Offered Monday-Sunday at 9:00

  • Lasts approximately 3-4 hours

  • Meeting: at our apartment on the Buda side
    II. district, Forint street 3.

  • Private Event: our cooking classes are private events. We never pair couples with other couples or groups or solo travelers. The maximum number of people that we can accommodate is 6.


Our cooking program comes with a 100% money back guarantee. If at anytime during the 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.



Bean soup with csipetke (pinched) noodles
Ragout soup with tarragon
Chilled fruit soup

Main courses:

Mushroom paprikas with nokedli noodles
Potato paprikas with nokedli noodles
Potato főzelék (thick vegetable dish) with eggs
Bean főzelék (thick vegetable dish)
Nokedli noodles with eggs, lettuce and vinegar

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

Budapest cooking class

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See what others say about their experience. Reviews from Culinary Hungary’s guests and customers who took our Vegetarian cooking class.

“My husband and I enjoyed Agnes teaching us Hungarian vegetarian cooking- that in itself is a challenge in meat loving Hungary. Our jointly cooked lunch was indeed delicious. This was our most intimate experience on Hungarian life, and we loved our visit to Budapest so much more because of our wonderful cooking class.”

Rachael S. from the US

“Our chef Andrew was fantastic. The entire afternoon was relaxed and friendly. My boyfriend and I are not skilled cooks but were taught how to prepare the vegetarian dishes step by step. I felt completely at home in Agnes’ humble apartment. Also, Agnes has been great to communicate with – very helpful and even sent me some extra vegetarian recipes after the class!”

Leah S. from Madrid, Spain

“We had such a great time cooking with Agnes! She went above and beyond altering our menu to satisfy my vegetarian diet but allowing my husband to enjoy meat dishes too. It was very interesting to visit a local apartment, immerse in the culture and spend a day shopping and cooking, just beware of getting very full!!”

Onnex M. From Niagara Falls, Canada