Budapest is full of wonders for food lovers. There are many places to eat and explore that your palette will be dancing with all the rich flavors. Regardless of your reason to visit, whether to take in the detailed architecture, soak in the history, or enjoy the natural sites. Do not leave without trying the tasty authentic dishes served across the country. To guide you to some of the best spots to grab food, we have created a list of 7 food lovers tips for Budapest travelers.
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7 Tips for Budapest Food Lovers
You most certainly can not leave Budapest without trying one of its most traditional foods, langos. Langos is a flatbread deep-fried in fat. Also, it 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.
2. Cooking Class
[experience the architecture & culture of Budapest]
If you love cooking and eating, sign up for a Hungarian cooking course. These courses are easy to find online, and you will get to experience an authentic three-course meal that you helped create.
3. International Wine Festival
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.
[Hungarian stew with herbs, sauerkraut, and potatoes]
If you’re in the country, definitely make your way to the Budapest Palinka and Sausage Festival in October. Try some tremendous European brandy paired with any of the many sausage varieties you will find throughout the stands.
5. Hungarian Unicum
Hungarian Unicum is one of the most famous liquors in the country. It’s in herbal bitterness that aids in digestion, which helps tremendously after delving into all of the spicy street foods. With that in mind, Budapest food lovers can also head to the Zwack Museum to learn all about the miracle liquor.
6. Leading Wine-producing Village
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.
7. Visit Szamos Marzipan Museum
[visiting the museums in Budapest]
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, and this museum intends to keep their spirit and tasty treats alive
Comment below if you’ve been to Budapest! What was your favorite dish?