Absolute Must – Eat Delicacies of Budapest for Foodies

 In this post, let’s discover the flavors of a new destination, Budapest, a vibrant junction of Hungary. If you adore Eastern European food, then you will enjoy the rich, hearty, and zesty delicacies ideal for long and cold winters. To taste the must eat local savories and learn more about its background, you could approach one of the best Budapest food tours providers.

Foodie essential – Absolute must-eat delicacies in Budapest

Chicken Paprikash

Hungary’s popular cuisine Chicken Paprikash includes an orangey, oniony brew, tender chicken and paprika. It is served with spatzle [pasta like dumpling] and sour cream.

Beef Goulash

Beef goulash is made from slow cooked meat served with lots of paprika. This traditional soup or stew is flavored with onions and caraway seeds. Some chefs serve it with dumplings [spatzle]. Gulyas was once Hungarian cowboy’s favorite warming up dish, but today it is popular and available in all bistros and restaurants around Budapest.

Fried cheese burger

You may expect burger with cheese, but it is a burger prepared from fried cheese. Chunk of deep fried cheese is breaded and slathered with luscious oniony golly.

Jokai bean soup

It is all about sour cream, beans, vinegar, carrots, smoked pork, and parsley root. The soup got its name after the writer Mor Jokai.


People who adore sea food must try this fisherman’s soup. It is a hot and spicy river fish soup served with plenty of paprika.


A flat bread prepared with flour, water, salt, and yeast. It is always topped with sour cream yogurt, potatoes, grated cheese, and ham/sausages. Langos is a staple food at Central market Hall in Budapest.


Hungary sausage Kolbasz may be boiled, smoked or dried. The sausages comprise of ground pork, bacon, lamb, beef, pepper, garlic, paprika, nutmeg and plenty of local spices. They can be added to salads and stews or enjoyed as cold cuts.

Chimney cake

Chimney cakes flood the Christmas markets but after February, you will find it hard to track down. Strange shape is forgotten when you taste this charcoal cooked, buttery, sugar-dipped treat.

Dobos Torte

Dobos Torte is multi layered sponge cake with chocolate buttercream in the middle topped with solid shiny caramel and sides dipped in chopped nuts or chocolate sprinkles.