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You Won’t Go Hungry in Hungary

A Foodie’s Delight in Budapest
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.3 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  Sample some typical Hungarian dishes such as Gulyás leves (Hungarian Goulash), made of parsnips, carrots, beef, and broth; Csirke... more »

Tips:  Try to pace yourself otherwise you will be so stuffed, you won't enjoy yourself.

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Points of Interest

1. Great Market Hall (Nagy Vásárcsarnok)

If you take a Bridge Tour cooking class(the next point of interest), you will get a tour of the Great Market Hall. If not, explore it yourself.

Built in 1886, Vásárcsarnok (Great Market Hall) was the place country farmers brought their produce and meat. It reopened in 1994 after years of restoration. Pictures on the east wall chronicle its... More

2. Delight in Hungarian Cooking

Start your day by taking a cooking class given by Bridge Tours at the Great Market Hall. Come hungry because you eat what you cook.

Once guests slip into chefs’ hats and aprons, a professional chef takes students through the basics of Hungarian cooking. Programs vary from just sampling to actual preparation. There is even a “Wooden Spoon Grand... More

From the Great Hall, walk north along the waterfront past the Elizabeth Bridge until you reach Petöfi tér and veer to the right. Continue on Petöfi tér to Deák Ferenc tér. Turn right on Vörösmarty tér and you are there.

Around the turn of the 20th century, there were nore than 500 coffee houses in Budapest--one on almost every block. Gerbeaud,... More

4. Menza

If you don't want to walk this far, amble north on Deák Ferenc tér (away from the river) to the Metro station and take the M1 to the Ocktogon stop. Walk east on Ándrassy to Liszt Ferenc and pay a visit Menza.

This kitschy eatery, whose name refers to the canteens of the communist era, is where you will find Hungarian comfort food such as duck... More

Besides fine cuisine, Hungary is famous for its 120 mineral springs and bath houses. And after all this food sampling the imposing, 100-year-old Széchenyi Baths might be just the place to relax. Hop onto metro line 1 (yellow line) and get off at Városliget, (City Park). Built in 1909, the neo-Baroque architecture gives it a wonderful Old World... More

You'll want to head back to your hotel to clean up and dress for dinner (jacket and ties required for men) before heading to this pricey restaurant with its Art Nouveau bar, soft lighting, strolling violinists, posh surroundings and original art. Impeccable service goes with the traditional gourmet fare such as Chicken Paprikash.

Set in the City... More