Guided tour

Budapest: Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walk

Activity provider: Taste Hungary

Budapest: Jewish Cuisine and Culture Walk

Activity provider: Taste Hungary

From US$ 99 per person

Experience Budapest’s Jewish food renaissance, taste traditional (and modern) dishes, and gain a deeper understanding of Hungary’s Jewish history and culture.

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Duration 4 hours
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English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a culinary and cultural walking tour of Budapest’s old Jewish quarter with an expert guide
  • Explore Budapest’s former Jewish ghetto, now an art and food hotspot
  • See the Dohány Street Synagogue and other Jewish sites as you walk
Full description
These days the seventh district is one of Budapest’s hippest neighborhoods, known for its quirky bars, cool cafés, hidden art galleries, and cutting-edge design shops. Before World War Two it was one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities, and it remains the center of Jewish life in Hungary today. By the early 18th century the neighborhood had become a melting pot of religions and ethnicities. During the war Jews were herded into these streets, walls were put up, and a ghetto was created where the majority of Jews survived the war. This walking tour focuses on the area’s history and culture, with a special emphasis on exploring and tasting Jewish-Hungarian cuisine in several styles. We will discuss the neighborhood’s past, including its more recent past during which many historic buildings were demolished, altering the fabric of the neighborhood. You will see the neighborhood’s four synagogues, which have long been focal points of Budapest’s Jewish society. You will also see the modern face of the district, including fabulous murals and street art, fun design shops, and great cafés. Though the neighborhood today can claim to have some of the most diverse culinary offerings in Budapest, the tour will focus on the dynamic Jewish cuisine found here. Do come hungry, as the tour will include tastings of several Hungarian-Jewish specialties which could be (depending on the day): sausages, matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, Jewish eggs, cholent, roasted goose, and flódni. You’ll leave the tour with a full belly, as well as a deeper understanding of Hungary’s Jewish history, culture, and cuisine.  
Includes
  • Food-specialized guide who is well-versed in Jewish history
  • Walk around the seventh district, with many stops at interesting venues
  • Food and drink tastings at 4-6 venues
  • Full Jewish lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Vegans
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Madách Imre Tér (1075 Budapest) near the statue of Sisi. Your guide will be holding a Taste Hungary tote bag. The closest metro is either Deak Tér (M1, M2, and M3 lines) or Astoria (M2 line) or tram 47 or 49.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is available any day of the week (rain or shine) except for Hungarian national holidays (due to venue closings). Special note: you will not be admitted to synagogues on Saturdays!
  • This is a small group tour (which means minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 8 guests). If you would rather have a private tour (which can be customized), please make sure you choose that option when booking
  • Although there will be plenty of eating breaks, be prepared to cover a lot of ground on your feet during this tour. Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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It was a very interesting tour and you get to see places that you otherwise quickly overlook. The Jewish restaurant that the guide took us to was also very good. (is included in the booking price). We were lucky that there were only two of us doing the walking tour (my wife and I). However, the groups are only up to a maximum of 8 people.

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December 20, 2021

Very nice city and culinairy walk

November 25, 2017

The guide George was very nice and knowledgeable.

August 15, 2022

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