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8 Food Lover Tips During your Visit to Budapest

Our Tea Time at the Kempinski Hotel in Budapest

This week we want to share a few of our favorite food lover tips with you while on your visit to Budapest. In January, when we traveled to Budapest (we spent two additional days in the city after our river cruise voyage was over), we were thrilled to try the many food choices available to us.

The breakfasts were delicious, and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea time too!

Budapest is full of wonders and is a vibrant, trendy, and cosmopolitan city. We will share more about its awesomeness next week.

During your visit to Budapest, take in the detailed architecture, enjoy the natural sites, and soak in the history. You must also take time to indulge in the delicious authentic dishes that are served throughout Budapest. Let us guide you to some of the best places to grab some food while there. We've created a list of 8 food lover tips for your visit.

  1. If you love cooking, sign up for a Hungarian cooking course. Take the time to experience an authentic three-course meal that you helped create.

  2. If you know one Hungarian dish, it's goulash. Goulash is a meat and spice stew. It can be served alone or as a soup.

  3. Yearly from September 5th to 8th, you can catch the Budapest International Wine Festival. This festival has become custom to everyone, including the natives and tourists alike.

  4. If you're traveling to Budapest in October, be sure to make your way to the Budapest Palinka and Sausage Festival. Try some of the excellent European brandy paired with any of the many sausage varieties you will find throughout the stands. Each of the different types of sausages have their unique recipes and tastes.

  5. Try one of Budapest’s most 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. Head over to the Central Market Hall to find your langos.

  6. Hungarian Unicum is one of the most famous liquors in the country, which is an herbal bitter that aids in digestion. Visit the Zwack Museum to learn all about the miracle liquor.

  7. Make your 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.

  8. Anyone who loves the age-old delicacy marzipan must-visit Szamos Marzipan. It is 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.

These are just a few recommendations on what to try. There's so much more to experience before leaving the city. Let us know if you've ever been to Budapest and what were your favorite foods and drinks.


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