Bucharest Street Food Tour: Farmers' Markets & Hidden StreetsWith: Doru 12
What you need to know about this Bucharest Street & Local Food tour:
- A guided group walking tour of Bucharest starting at 10:30 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, 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 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!
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping from the market, tips/gratuities for your guide
Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
This tour needs to be paid in full in advance. Fully refundable if you cancel with 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.
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
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
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.
- Starting point: University Square
- Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
- Nearest train station: Bucharest North Railway Station
- Landscape: Urban
Reviews from travellers
This was a very good tour of the authentic Bucharest. While it was supposed to be a Food Tour, it was actually a walking tour with a couple of food stops. Perhaps this is what street food means but we didn't know as we're a bunch of retirees! Anyway, our guide was lovely and very informative. Enjoyed it a lot!
Bogdan was terrific. Very knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and about Romanian history. It was a pleasure to have him as our guide. At the public market he let us shop with him for fresh produce and then he made us a wonderful picnic out of the purchases. The day with him was a very unusual tour and was the highlight of our visit to Romania. Plus, booking was easy, the directions were excellent and we had no problem finding our starting point and guide.
I enjoyed seeing and learning about the different architectural styles in Bucharest. The food stops were great and the donut dessert at the end was a nice way to end the tour. Overall it was an informative and pleasant tour, thanks for the recommendation!
The tour was great with many stories besides eating and the guide Lala was outstanding with so much passion for what she does and Bucharest. What a great experience!
Appetising mix of local food and nice city stories! We did the Local food tour on a snowy winter morning. Our guide Emma was telling some lightly digestible history about the city, it's about politics and, of course, food. After a nice mixed platter of local delicacies we tried some beer and mici. During the walk we saw some nice hidden gems of Bucharest. Warm wine in a cosy bar made us forget the cold temperatures outside! The Covrigi's (pretzels) filled with chocolate, vanilla or jam were the sweet seal to our fantastic city tour with Emma. A great tour - thanks Romanian Friend!
The Bucharest Street Food Tour in Local Markets was very nice and I enjoy it a lot!! I have to say it would be difficult for people not to enjoy this tour because you the food is great and with lots of alcohol. And the first beer started at 11:30!! The guide was also very nice and after we finished he sent us an email about all suggestions and tips we asked. Not only that people in the group were also very nice. Thank you!!
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