Budapest is full of wonders for food lovers. There are many places to eat and explore, and your palette will be dancing with all the rich flavors. Regardless of your reason for visiting, 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. We have created a list of 7 food lovers tips for Budapest travelers to guide you to some of the best spots to grab food.
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
Sign up for a Hungarian cooking course if you love cooking and eating. These courses are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture. Best of all, you will experience an authentic three-course meal 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.
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 digestion, which helps tremendously after delving into all 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
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?