If you are the type who loves to travel and taste new and incredible dishes, then Budapest is certainly a good destination for you. As the capital of Hungary, Budapest is known for incredible sights as much as it is for amazing food. In fact, you can take a food and wine tour while you’re in town. Just to get you started, here are some places any food lover must visit while in Budapest.
Szamos Marcipán Cukrászda or Szamos Marzipan
Budapest Wine Country
Mangalica & Társai Hús-patika
If you have always enjoyed good marzipan, a trip to Szamos Marzipan is something you can’t miss. This place has been making the ground almond confectionary for several years now and is said to be one of the best in Budapest.
Aside from marzipan, the Szamos brand is also famous for its chocolate, which it had been making since 1986. Today, you can feast your eyes on Szamos’ chocolate and marzipan creations when you visit the Szamos Chocolate Museum. Here, you will find several amazing marzipan sculptures, including a miniature of the Budapest Parliament. You will also catch a glimpse of the largest marzipan artwork in the world, that was made using 78 kilograms of the delicacy.
At the end of your tour, feel free to visit the Szamos shop and treat yourself to lots of marzipan and chocolate.
The Etyek-Buda wine region in Budapest is known for producing some of the finest wines in the country. Here, you can sip and enjoy several white wine varieties, including Chardonnay Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Olaszrizling or Italian Riesling.
To make the most of the trip, you may also opt to join a wine tasting tour around some of the top wineries in Etyek-Buda. These tours also typically come with lunch so you can have a good meal with your wine.
No visit to Budapest is complete without a visit to Mangalica & Társai Húspatika. This deli and eatery specializes in cured meats that are all made using the Hungarian Mangalica pork. Don’t forget to try the salamis, sausages and ham. The place also has some amazing sandwiches and salads. With so many things to try, you may want to come and eat here more than once.
As you can see, there are plenty of good food and wines to try during your stay in Budapest. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, keep a list of all the food places you want to check out. It would help to join a food tour too. This way, you can indulge in a gourmet tour of Budapest while meeting new friends.