What you'll do
The Great Market Hall is a place every tourist visits in Budapest. How about a chance to discover it from a uniquely local perspective? Hidden gems, vendors with the best goods, and personal memories from our childhood that highlight the cultural background of Hungary's culinary scene - this is what you can expect attending this experience. After a short historical overview we begin with tasting of lángos on the gallery where the food court and souvenirs are found, then we proceed to the basement floor to learn about fish, game, pickled vegetables and their role in the local gastronomy. The most interesting part of the market is the ground floor, so we continue our way there meeting our favorite vendors, discussing eating habits and different products Hungarians produce and also taste a few other delicacies. We finish our tour with some bites of rétes (Hungarian strudel) and pogácsa (salty scones). If you are still hungry after the tastings, or just need a place to have dinner, we are happy to give you some recommendations.
Laura & Kriszti
Hello! We are Laura and Kriszti, two functional adults who one day decided to follow their dreams to the world of gastronomy and attended to Culinary Institute of Europe together. That is where we bonded over our love for food, travel and our excitement about accounting. Having graduated in 2018 we decided to share these passions with others by showing them around the Budapest foodie landscape. We have also worked in several high-end restaurants in Budapest, which has helped us in getting to know the exciting gastronomic scene from inside as well.
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Where you'll be
We avoid the touristic and crowded parts of the market: our aim is not to show you the obvious souvenir stands for foreigner visitors - rather vendors, where locals buy groceries, cheese, meat, sausage, pickles, etc.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.
Special needs i.e. vegetarian, dairy-free are no problem at the tastings. Please be aware though that almost all the tastings contain gluten, which we are unfortunately not able to substitute.
Market Hall Tour by Local Foodies
£18 / person
£18 / person