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Hungarian Cooking Class & Market Walk

Budapest, HungaryPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Cecilia

4.5 hours
Hungarian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First we will start with a market walk at the Great Market Hall of Budapest (Szimpla Farmers Market on Sundays), where we will try local delicacies and shop for our cooking.
Then we will drive to our kitchen in the VII. district, about 10 minutes.
There we will try some Pálinka (Hungarian fruit brandy) and start cooking a 4 course traditional meal (starter, soup, main course, dessert), while trying local wines and talking about our traditions. We will cook together, and you will get to take the recipes home.
It is good to arrive hungry! :)
Other things to note
Please let me know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or food intolerances or if you would like too cook a vegetarian meal.
Unfortunately we can't host a class under 2 guests.
First we will start with a market walk at the Great Market Hall of Budapest (Szimpla Farmers Market on Sundays), where we will try local delicacies and shop for our cooking.
Then we will drive to our kitchen in the VII. district, about 10 minutes.
There we will try some Pálinka (Hungarian fruit brandy) and start cooking a 4 course traditional meal (starter, soup, main course, dessert), while trying local wines and talking about our trad…

Cecilia's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional Hungarian dishes, dietary restrictions are not a problem, just...
  • Drinks
    Taste our local drinks, like Hungarian wines and Pálinka (fruit brandy)
  • Transportation
    cab ride from the market to the kitchen is included
  • Equipment
    All equipment provided
From $88
/ person
Wed, Jan 27
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Thu, Jan 28
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$88 per person
$88 per person
Fri, Jan 29
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$88 per person
$88 per person

Meet your host, Cecilia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a food enthusiast born and raised in Hungary. Culinary pleasures always had an important role in my and my family's life. Both of my grandmothers are from the countryside, but from opposite sides of the country, so I learnt different ways of cooking our traditional dishes very early on in my life. Cooking and talking about our traditions and culture is my biggest passion. Professionally I have been teaching cooking to tourists visiting Budapest for three years now and I hope to see you soon in one of my classes!
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Where you'll be

The Great Market Hall is one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest.
For the cooking we will drive 10 minutes to our kitchen, which is also centrally located and close to several public transportation stops, the class will end here. The address of our kitchen is Munkás utca 7/B.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Amber
October 2019
This experience was wonderful- from sampling food in the market, to preparing the food, to eating the delicious, unique dishes. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone interested in a authentic Hungarian cooking class! We were able to customize the food to our tastes, and they were very respectful and accommodating of dietary preferences (like vegetarian). We even got to take home the leftover food!
This experience was wonderful- from sampling food in the market, to preparing the food, to eating the delicious, unique dishes. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone interest…
Marie-Eve
October 2019
What a great experience - first, kata was very knowledgeable and everything was well organized. The market tour is such a must to capture the lifestyle of Hungarians through their food! Then we went to the kitchen to prepare amazing food. I will definitely do these recipes at home :). The only negative was the venue and equipment, which was a little basic. nonethless, I strongly recommend.
What a great experience - first, kata was very knowledgeable and everything was well organized. The market tour is such a must to capture the lifestyle of Hungarians through their…
Elicia
October 2019
Amazing! A friend recommended this tour to me, and it surpassed my expectations. I love to cook, and am part Hungarian, so it’s not that I was necessarily learning all new things around the kitchen, but the whole experience was so thoughtful and fun. I surprised my Hungarian grandmother with the class, and she absolutely loved it.
Amazing! A friend recommended this tour to me, and it surpassed my expectations. I love to cook, and am part Hungarian, so it’s not that I was necessarily learning all new things…
John
September 2019
We started the tour in the great market hall and we were introduced to many locals food including various salamis, pastries, paprika as well as some historical facts on the hall After that, the cooking class was super fun and easy with the help of our instructors - Kata and Rita. We made gulyás, chicken paprikas, and some Hungarian desserts. Had a wonderful time learning about Hungarian food and culture. Definitely would recommend if you are visiting Budapest!
We started the tour in the great market hall and we were introduced to many locals food including various salamis, pastries, paprika as well as some historical facts on the hall A…
Darcy
September 2019
We had a wonderful experience. We booked this on the afternoon/evening we arrived from the US anticipating it would help us push through jet lag with an interesting start to our time in Budapest and it did just that! It was a great to get a personal tour of the market and introduction to the city so we were comfortable on our own the rest of our stay. Our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly with personal stories of cooking with her grandmother Hungarian recipes. She showed us fun techniques they use and we loved the experience.
We had a wonderful experience. We booked this on the afternoon/evening we arrived from the US anticipating it would help us push through jet lag with an interesting start to our ti…
Ashley
March 2019
We had a great time with Kata. She took us around the market and was very knowledgeable and passionate and Hungary and is history. We had fun talking and cooking traditional dishes. She humored us by answering all of our questions and was all around just a fun experience.
We had a great time with Kata. She took us around the market and was very knowledgeable and passionate and Hungary and is history. We had fun talking and cooking traditional dishes…

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  • Wed, Jan 27
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person
  • Mon, Feb 1
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person
  • Tue, Feb 2
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person
  • Wed, Feb 3
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $88 per person

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.