Visit these peculiar Hungarian markets in the heart of Budapest
With the end of the winter season approaching, more and more people want to go outside, and more and more outdoor programmes are becoming available. As people decide to venture out from their cosy homes due to the weather turning warmer, outdoor programmes such as different special markets start to pop up more frequently.
With the help of Magyarországom, we have compiled a few interesting markets you should visit if you happen to be in Budapest.
Kiskertpiac is a market offering an interesting mix of plant, flower, gastronomic and natural products. Starting from March 6, this peculiar market will be organised twice a month in ANKERmarket, a slow market and meeting point in the terrace and inner spaces of MADHOUSE.
In Kiskertpiac, you can browse from beautiful flowers and plants to decorate your home or your garden to handmade products crafted with care and made from natural materials that are the perfect gift for your loved ones or the new focal piece of your living room décor.
1061, Budapest, Anker köz (alleyway)
Flea markets are the perfect place for people who know what they are looking for, people who just love to look around and wander, or people who are looking for inspiration.
While most people think you can only find used junk at a flea market, you might be mistaken. With a city like Budapest that has a long and rich history, a capital that went through a lot over the past century, you might find historical gems you have never thought could even exist, from old cameras to books, photographs or even silverware.
Magyarországom recommends two flea markets to check out; the first one is the flee market in Kőbányai Kortárs Kultúr Központ (Kőbánya Contemporary Cultural Centre), which will be held on March 13, in the inner yard of a former textile factory.
The second one is the Flea and Vintage Market at Népsziget. On the last Sunday of every month, they organise a flea market in the warehouse of ATNO Forge, which was once a motorbike workshop.
1044, Budapest, Zsilip utca 17.
These types of markets are the perfect place to buy ingredients for your meal, and you can personally meet the people who have been nurturing and growing what you eat. If you like food and people, these markets are the best place for you.
According to Magyarországom, you will certainly find the most aromatic vegetables, fire-red, shining apples, golden eggs, and tasty treats at this market every Sunday between 9 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.
Pancs gasztroplacc can be found at the yard of Élesztőház, turning the ruin bar into a community place and market every Sunday.
Funzinereports that this market is organised in the backyard of one of the oldest buildings in Tabán where you can browse fresh ingredients every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hand-harvested honey, freshly baked bread, and a plethora of traditional and reform ingredients.
1016, Budapest, Czakó utca 15.
Traditional markets and market halls
While the weather is not always good even in spring, there are quite a few other places you can go to if you still need to buy the ingredients for your daily or weekly shopping trip.
There are many market halls around Budapest where you can browse between the stalls of fresh vegetables and sweet fruits, as well as traditional Hungarian butcher shops with smoked sausages and other meaty delicacies.
If you would like to know more about one of the most iconic and well-known market halls, click on the article below: