Bucharest Street Food Tour: Farmers' Markets & Hidden Streets

From the heart of the city to the tastes of the countryside, this tour will take you on a historic, urban and culinary adventure through the many faces (and tastes) of Bucharest! Go off-the-beaten path through old streets and communist neighbourhoods of Bucharest to sample peasant platters, street food and drinks that define Romanian cuisine. And a farmers' market for a complete cultural shock!

What you need to know about this Bucharest Street & Local Food tour:

  • A guided group walking tour of Bucharest starting at 10:00 am daily; duration: 4,5 hours
  • Included: guide and food samples: a ‘peasant platter’, street snack, a dish of 'mici', a platter of local cheeses, 1 Wallachian doughnut, 3 beers (or drinks), and a shot of traditional Romanian drink
  • We will walk through less-explored neighbourhoods of Bucharest, exploring Belle Epoque, interwar and communist-inspired areas
  • You will enjoy 5 food tastings of traditional Romanian dishes, products, street food and drinks, so expect a full stomach and we recommend you skip breakfast!
  • Visit the biggest farmers' food market in Bucharest where locals sell fresh products and many others: Obor Market. Have cash (Lei) on you if you want to buy something
  • Take a tram ride and see real local life and the many faces of Bucharest while travelling through its neighbourhoods - a unique experience!

Additional information

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping from the market, tips/gratuities for your guide

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

Tour can be done in private mode for an extra cost of 25 Euro.

Full payment required when booking.

To get a refund you need to cancel 3 days before the tour date.

Moments to expect during this Bucharest Street & Local Food tour:

Old neighbourhoods & peasant' platter

We start our walk and head into one of the oldest parts of Bucharest. With old townhouses from Belle Epoque times and interwar period, you will see a quiet and charming neighbourhood with narrow streets and lots of history. We stop in a secret garden to taste a Romanian 'peasant platter' with cheese, cured meats, fresh vegetables homemade bread and a local craft beer.

Old neighbourhoods & peasant' platter

Merchant and Jewish neighbourhood & street food

Next, we venture deeper into the hidden streets of Bucharest to a quarter where old and rich Armenian and Jewish merchants lived. You will see houses with a spectacular variety of architectural styles from Western Europe, the Balkans, Neo-Romanian or Ottoman inspiration. We make another stop at a street pastry shop to try some street food

Merchant and Jewish neighbourhood & street food

Communist-inspired Bucharest & Food market

We hop on the tram for a ride through communist-inspired quarters where you will see typical housing projects and real local life. We make our way to Obor Food Market where local farmers sell their products and sample another platter of local cheese and vegetables. But first - a shot of palinca!

Communist-inspired Bucharest &  Food market

'Mici' and street food dessert

After we browse through the food market, experience an explosion of colour, noise, sights and local people, we make our final food stop for a dish of 'mici' - adapted Romanian version of kebab: char grilled minced meat served with bread, mustard and a glass of bear. Our favourite dish! We finish off with a sweet doughnut and you will not be hungry for the rest of the day.

'Mici' and street food dessert
2 x 67 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 3 days before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: University Square
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
  • Landscape: Urban

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