Bucharest Street Food Tour in Farmers' Markets and Hidden Streets

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From the heart of the city to the tastes of the countryside, this tour takes you on a history, urban and culinary adventure through the many faces (and tastes) of Bucharest! Journey through La Belle Époque streets and communist-inspired areas of Bucharest to sample peasant platters, street food and drinks that define Romanian cuisine. Then, visit a farmers' market for a complete cultural shock!


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

  • Old neighbourhoods & peasant' platter

    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.

  • Merchant and Jewish neighbourhood & street food

    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

  • Communist-inspired Bucharest &  Food market

    Communist-inspired Bucharest & Food market

    First, we make another stop to try a Romanian weissbeer in a charming art-gallery-meets-bookstore-meets-summer garden. Then, 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!

  • 'Mici' and street food dessert

    '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.

Your total: €45
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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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