There is a saying that if a person goes abroad, the best way to get to know the country is to go to a local market. In a market we can get to know the local people, food and gastronomy. The Hungarian capital has many great markets. In these places, we can support the local economy and small farmers, and we can go to a restaurant or get the food we need at a reasonable price. That is the reason why we show the best markets in Budapest.
The Lehel Hall in the 13th district stands out for its supply. While exploring a selection of fresh vegetables and fruits, we can also taste the potato lángos. There is also fried chicken, chilli pepper stand, fish and cheese stands. The primary producers are located in the middle, these stands should not be missed!
Roman coastal market
The Buda Roman coastal market is located on the banks of the Danube in Buda. The market is especially cosy in good weather, as the whole stretch of coastline is full of life. Families with small children, dog walkers, couples are all around. In this idyllic environment, we can choose from special oils and producer juices on the market.
Fény Street Market
The Fény Street Market is also located on the Buda side of the capital. This market is a little more expensive than the others, but the large selection makes up for it. Organic and PDO products can be purchased here. Nearly 150 stores and 100 primary producers on several levels will make sure you find what you need.
Rákóczi Square Market
The market hall on Rákóczi Square was handed over on January 16, 1897. The designers were István Rozinay and Pál Klunzinger. In the 1930s, so few went to the market that it was a plan to convert the market into a swimming pool. This has not happened, but it has not been crowded ever since. Some like this, but others say that this is not the actual market experience.
Fehérvári Street Market
In the market on Fehérvári street you can not only buy food, but also beautiful cut flowers. On the first floor of the two-storey hall there are canteens and restaurants, where you can even taste Hungarian fish soup. As it is completely covered, there is no need to worry about the weather disrupting your viewing experience.
Great Market Hall
By the end, we left Budapest’s number one and most famous market, the Great Market Hall. Fascinating building, Danube panorama and fresh products await customers in the oldest market of the Hungarian capital, founded in 1897. Stuffed cabbage or Hortobágyi pancakes are a must-have for locals and tourists as well. With an area of more than 8000 square metres, you are sure to find something that you like. In addition to the products, you can admire the building designed by Samu Pecz.