We'd be interested in a food tour of 3-4 hours featuring both food and wine or beer. Any recommendations welcomed. We'll be in Budapest the first part of September.
Never used these guys, but they have been around a long, long time and have a good reputation. Some day I will do one of their wine tours...
We did the Taste Hungry Culinary Walk Dec 27, 2014, and it was excellent. One of the better food tours of the many we have done.
I did an all day tour to the Tokaij region with Taste Hungary about this time 5 years ago. This was an all day trip, so might not be for you, but I'll throw this out for folks. We tasted at all of the wineries, including a barrel tasting, and lunch. It was great. We went to three different winemakers, mostly furmint and tokaij. Two of them were very small producers, and Erzsebet Pince an old family run winery.
Highly recommend them in general, and they do many tours of varying lengths and types.
Two year’s ago we did the Taste Hungary “Sweet Walk”. We visited a number of cafes and patisseries and tried a lot of great “sweets”. The historical discussion about the competition between bakeries and restaurants and between Budapest and Vienna was very interesting. The Sweet Walk was a high point of our visit.
We took the Free Walking Tour in Budapest where guides work for tips.
Then we.went back at night for one of their nightlife/pub crawl tours. The people that go on such tours are very unhibited, and you will have a ball. Budapest is a premier honky tonk town. The food can come later.
Here are some food ideas for you, this is an instagram site but they show you which restaurant appears in the food photo, lots of great ideas for more modern day Hungarian food, not so much of that old fuddy duddy stuff.
Acutally a great list and a great way to present it. At best i recognize about 15% of the places. Most of them are within a block or two of the main drags so easy for a tourist to find. One of the great things about Budapest is the great food at amazing prices.....
Here is a snack at my favorite wine bar Kadarka https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai7Zk-szxfTJhJNSQ9gPe4VTkexxBA
LikedToTravel - I also like the layout of the restaurants on Budapestfoodguide. Just started following on IG!
James - on the list is Top Rum restaurant/bar the top floor dining place at the Hotel Rum near Kalvin Ter. Ate there twice this past trip (once on purpose, once in a pinch [long story]). Check it out your next visit - they have a unique take on Hungarian fare (sort of like Zeller - but better prices) - plus they throw in stuff from other European regions (gazpacho). And, they make big boy cocktails not the typical ones found in BP. Like the room, the view, the decor, the music, the vibe, the food!