Traditional Hungarian Foods

Hungary has always been famous for its cuisine, unique spices, ingredients and delicious recipes.

Great Market Hall in Budapest
Great Market Hall in Budapest – Hungarian Products

We have gathered some of the most important and finger-licking traditional Hungarian foods, such as Hungarian Pickles, Hungarian Sweets and Pastries, Hungarian Quark and Hungarian Paprika.

Some of these foods you can easily try on a Guided Market Hall Tour.

What is a Hungaricum?

Hungarikum is a collective term indicating a value worthy of distinction and highlighting within a unified system of qualification, classification, and registry and which represents the high performance of Hungarian people thanks to its typically Hungarian attribute, uniqueness, specialty and quality.*

The most famous food products that are official Hungaricums:

Chimney Cake
Ground Paprika from Kalocsa and Szeged
Winter Salami (Herz and Pick)
Hungarian Acacia Honey
Onions from Makó
Piros Arany and Erős Pista (paprika sauces)
Sausage from Gyula and Csaba

The most famous foods that are official Hungaricums:

Fish Soup from Baja and Tisza
Goulash Soup
Mutton Stew of Karcag


Hungarian beverages

Unicum Bitter Liqueur
Bull’s Blood Red Wine from Eger – Bikaver

Other Hungarian Products
Hungarian Acacia Honey