I love all kinds of markets, flea markets, food markets, all of them! I visit them on our travels, but I also love those I have here in my city. My local markets deserve their own blog post, but I need to take more photos first – usually when I visit my local market I have too many bags of groceries to even try taking photos. So first, let’s have a look at some food markets we visited in Budapest. (Another post about flea markets will come soon too!)
Great Market Hall (Központi Vásárcsarnok)
This is the market you know if you opened any guidebook about Budapest. The largest, most impressive market hall, usually full of people, both tourists and locals. You can get there all kinds of things, fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and dairy, but also local specialities like retes (strudel cake), or langos. Upstairs there are also shops with souvenirs, ufortunately quite tacky and overpriced.
Hunyadi Tér Market
The smallets market hall in Budapest, with an outdoor market too. It was close to our house, so we visited it quite often. I especially loved all the old ladies, selling vegetables or flowers outside. Last spring I went there every couple of days to get a new bouquet, and the ladies were always so kind, trying to speak to me about the flowers or anything else, but since my hungarian was not to good, we usually just smiled a lot to each other 😉
Farmers’ market at Szimpla
Each weekend the busy and fun Szimpla pub turns into a market place. Every second sunday it’s either bicycle market or farmer’s market. You can buy some nice local cheese, meat, jams or sirups. Nearby you’ll also find an antique’s market and plenty of restaurants and bards – you’re in the heart of District VII!
There are of course many more markets in Budapest, those three were the ones we visited the most and those where I took some photos. If you’d like to see where else you can go, have a look at this article avbout the best markets in Budapest.