Cooking Class in Budapest for Tourists

4-hour Hungarian cooking class in English with market walk - NO. 1 thing not to miss in Budapest!
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Learn here and cook anywhere

Learn how to cook Hungary's world-famous dishes with ingredients that you can buy anywhere around the globe!

Amazing culinary experience

Shop with us in one of our historic and traditional markets and then join us cooking our favourite dishes. We are a boutique cooking school with an emphasis on creating a friendly workshop atmosphere in smaller groups and providing a hands-on cooking experience. Learn how to easily prepare real Hungarian home food - also for cooking beginners!

Taste traditional drinks

Try our Pálinka (fruit brandy) and some of our great wines. If you would prefer something non-alcoholic, try our home-made elderberry syrup!

Learn about Hungary

Trace the roots of Hungarian cuisine back in time through different regions, learn a lot about Hungarian history, social life and traditions. Find out what not to miss, where to dine during your stay in our small, but culturally very diverse country!

Right in the city center

Meeting point from Monday to Saturday is at the Great Market Hall main entrance (1093 Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3.) and on Sunday at Szimpla Kert entrance (Kazinczy u. 14, 1075)

Alle unsere Kurse sind auch in deutscher Sprache möglich. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns für mehr Information.


EVERY DAY: 13:00-17:30

We need a minimum of 2 people to do the cooking program.
Please book at least 24 hours in advance.
Course Fee: 89 Euro / person

No credit cards, payment only in cash (can be paid in Euro, USD or HUF).

The price includes:

  • A 4-5 hour long guided culinary and cultural adventure
  • A visit to one of our historical markets
  • 4 course meal (starters, soup, main course, dessert)
  • Wine (1 bottle/ 2 guests)
  • Palinka (Hungarian fruit brandy)
  • Water, coffee, tea
  • Transport from the market to the kitchen

Our cooking program comes with a 100% money back guarantee. If at anytime during the market tour or cooking session you decide it is not for you, you are not satisfied with our service, or you just expected something else, please let us know and you do not have to pay or we will be happy to refund your money.

Class Schedule

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We have classes all year around!

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Los Angeles (USA, California)
“This was one of the most fun and yummy afternoons I've spent in Budapest!”
"This was one of the most fun and yummy afternoons I've spent in Budapest! Cecilia is so lovely--generous, warm, a bright light of a human being--and we made such a delicious Hungarian meal together. She picked us up and took us straightaway to the organic market in the ruin pub. What a treat! Tasted all kinds of cheeses, sausages, jams, took lots of pictures because the place itself is so interesting...then off to cooking and an afternoon of laughter and eating. She really went out of her way to accommodate our diet restrictions and our desires too. Even entertained us with a quick slide show of Hungary's food history! Four hours of delight. I can't recommend this experience enough."
Matthew Depko
“Budapest in a meal”
"I am extremely lucky that I was able to attend the Easy Cooking Budapest class and highly recommend it to anyone. Cecilia is fun, knowledgeable, and a great teacher. She is able to take you on a culinary journey around Hungary including the history of such a great country. The day starts in the Great Market Hall buying fresh ingredients and tasting new culinary delights (everything from Mangalica salami, Hungarian Strudel, Turo Rudi, to Pogacsa). After the market a quick ride to the lush and green Buda side we settle into a modern apartment with a stunning view and wonderful kitchen. We are welcomed with a glass of Palinka, the traditional spirit of Hungary and put on the aprons and get ready to cook. In this class we started with Korozott, a simple dip/spread that starts a meal. While snacking on our appetizer we are served a selection of Hungarian wines (surprisingly refreshing and full bodied). Next we begin work on the Green Pea Soup (Borsoleves) and national dish Chicken Paprikas. Both dishes were so good that the day I arrived home I made them both in my own kitchen to rave reviews. Friends are still messaging me asking for the recipes."
New York (USA, New York)
“This was definitely one of the highlights of our week in Budapest”
"This was definitely one of the highlights of our week in Budapest -- spending a lovely long afternoon cooking, eating, drinking and chatting with Cecilia. Even if you're not much of a cook, you'll enjoy this activity. After meeting and sampling Hungarian specialties at the market, we got to work in the kitchen, but "work" isn't really the right word. It was so much fun! Cecilia is great, very easy to talk to, kind, open-minded and curious -- our conversations flowed freely, as did the local Hungarian wine and her uncle's homemade palinka! The recipes she showed us were easy to follow, and she made sure to check with us whether we could find the right ingredients (or good substitutes) at home. In short, my husband and I would highly recommend Easy Cooking Budapest to anyone, with one word of advice: go with an empty stomach! :-)"

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Our Story


I am a food enthusiast born and raised in Hungary. Although my original studies (veterinary medicine) are far away from the food industry, 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, culture are not a job for me, but a great way to spend my free time. Also loving travel and getting to know other cultures, an additional benefit of this course for me is meeting wonderful, open minded people from all around the world! So please join me on one of my cooking sessions!


I'm the one responsible for the pastries in the team. Cecilia and I met at university, soon discovering, that we shared our biggest passion- next to animals of course: cooking! My love for this wonderful art started early on in my life, also by learning our family's traditional way of preparing our national dishes. Although I love our main courses and a family event can't go without the girls cooking together, desserts are closest to my heart. Hungarian desserts are very unique, we have several dishes, that are not even similar to anything I have tried around the World. So please join me and let me introduce you to this special part of our national cuisine!



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