It’s no surprise that Hungary is a nation of sweet-lovers. The country has one of Europe’s greatest baking traditions, and it seems Budapest has a cukrászda (bakery) on every block. Hungary is celebrated for its elaborate layer cakes, such as the caramel-topped Dobos torta, which are not only delicious but hold fascinating stories. What better to go with sweets than coffee as well. Budapest’s cafés represent a cultural history of the city itself. At the beginning of the 20th century, Budapest was home to more than 600 opulent coffeehouses which were second-homes to writers and artists. This walking tour will introduce you to some of the city’s greatest (and grandest) cafés and pastry shops.
Tour includes visits to five or six venues
English-speaking, food-specialized guide
Includes tastings of a variety of sweets, coffee (or other drinks), and sweet Tokaj wine
Many stops for photos, questions and occasional sweets-shopping
What to Expect
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Stop At: Tasting Table Budapest, Brody Sandor utca 9 Corner of Brody Sandor and Szentkiralyi Streets, Budapest 1088 Hungary
Meet at The tasting Table to start your tour with a glass of sweet Tokaj wine.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Budapest, Budapest, Central Hungary
The stories behind Hungary’s patisseries are also fascinating and we’ll talk about the techniques used in the Hungarian pastry kitchen as well as the flavours and ingredients that show up again and again in many forms. The Hungarian kitchen has been heavily influenced by other cultures over the centuries and desserts are no exception. You’ll see and taste examples of how Hungarian desserts are continuing to evolve, while continuing to value the old traditions. There is so much more than fancy desserts to try. There are countless types of pancakes and strudel, Jewish-Hungarian sweets, fabulous creations made from marzipan, colourfully-decorated honey cakes, delicious sweet wines, and many new chocolatiers producing fine chocolates in some very Hungarian flavors. In addition to the long-time favourites, we will experience some of the more innovative sweets being made today by talented local chefs and entrepreneurs.