8 Food Lover Tips For Visiting Budapest

Budapest is full of wonders. 

Regardless of your reason for visiting, whether it’s to take in the detailed architecture, soak in the history, or enjoy the natural sites.  

Only leave after indulging in the delicious authentic dishes served throughout the nation. 

Your palette will be dancing with all the rich flavors. 

To guide you to some of the best spots to grab food in Budapest, we’ve created a list of 8 food lover tips for your visit:

  • You can’t leave Budapest without trying one of its traditional foods, langos. 

Langos is a flatbread deep-fried in fat and can be served plain or smothered with cheese blends and other flavorful toppings. 

You can find langos nearly anywhere, but we recommend heading to the Central Market Hall.

  • Sign up for a Hungarian cooking course if you love cooking and eating. 

These courses are easy to find online, and you will experience an authentic three-course meal you helped create.

  • Every year from September 5th to 8th, you can catch the Budapest International Wine Festival. 

This festival has been running for many years and has become custom to the natives and tourists alike.

  • If you’re in the country in October, make your way to the Budapest Palinka and Sausage Festival to try some of the great European brandy paired with any of the wide sausage varieties you will find throughout the stands.
  • Hungarian Unicum is one of the most famous liquors in the country. 

It’s in herbal bitterness that aids digestion, which you will find helps tremendously after delving into all spicy street foods. 

You can also head to the Zwack Museum to learn about the miracle liquor.

  • Make way to the Etyek-Buda Wine Region to experience one of the leading wine-producing villages that have been around since the 18th century. 

This winery makes for a great day trip. Just prepare yourself to try dozens of varieties.

  • Anyone who loves the age-old delicacy marzipan, visit Szamos Marzipan, a museum in honor of the artists Mátyás Szamos and Károly Szabó. 

These artists started shaping marzipan into the shapes of flowers and other beautiful creations back in the 1930s. This museum intends to keep their spirit and tasty treats alive.

  • If you have a fond love in your heart for delis, you are going to adore Mangalica & Társai Húspatika. 

This deli has everything from assorted salamis, cured hams, and more. 

This deli stands today in dedication to the curly-haired Mangalica pig, a domesticated, extremely furry Hungarian swine.

If you’re unsure where to start planning, we’d love to help you. We work with many different budgets and styles of travel. So reach out today to arrange a quick 15-minute chat at a time that suits you. 

Email us at: donna@treasuredstoriestravel.com or laura@treasuredstoriestravel.com

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