How to Eat Your Way Through Budapest

by  Kristen Boatright | Jul 5, 2016

Budapest is a popular embarkation and disembarkation for river cruises and — in addition to stunning architecture, historic monuments, therapeutic hot springs, and grand museums — it is also in the middle of a culinary renaissance. 

Today, entrepreneurs are exploring old Hungarian traditions and incorporating modern new flavors, triggering an exciting culinary moment. One way to see old and new together — either before, during, or after your river cruise — is by booking a tour with Taste Hungary.

During our last river cruise, we joined one of their most popular tours, the Culinary Walk. After starting our day at the Great Market Hall — Budapest’s largest food market — we explored the surrounding Pest neighborhood, sampling chocolates at Rózsavölgyi Csokoládé before enjoying sausages, sauerkraut, and other Hungarian staples at the popular lunch spot Belvárosi Disznótoros. After that, we tasted cakes and pastries at Auguszt Cukrászda, one of the city’s most storied bakeries. We also sampled some of the local wines. The trip ended at the Tasting Table, a tasting room and shop (run by the owners of Taste Hungry) that is located in the city’s palace district. Watch our video above to learn more about both Budapest's exciting food scene, and take a peak behind the scenes on the walking tour.

Taste Hungary's Budapest Culinary Walk is offered most days at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., year-round. Each tour costs $90 per person, is limited to about six people, and takes approximately four hours. For tickets and additional information, visit

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