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Budapest’s Best Markets: Top Places To Find Fresh Seasonal Goodies

07.12.2017
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Budapest’s Best Markets: Top Places To Find Fresh Seasonal Goodies
There is far more to Budapest’s market halls than the Vásárcsarnok. In fact, Hungary's capital is home to many markets and all of them have their own peculiarities, and specialties. Here's an overview of the best ones you might like to explore over the holidays, then naturally you can pick your personal favorite(s) to shop at in the new year.

Rákóczi Square Market

We also call this one “Market Nr. 2”, because it’s the one built right after the Grand Market Hall. And that’s exactly what it is - a place very similar to its big brother on Fővám Square, but without all the buzz and fuss. A really pleasant place!

Address: Rákóczi tér 7-9., 1084
Opening Times: Mon 6AM-4PM, Tue-Fr 6AM-6PM, Sat 6AM-2PM


Fehérvári Street Market


If you’re feeling down and low, like on one of these cold winter days, definitely go to Fehérvári Street Market whose flowers will cheer you up instantly. They have in fact a whole alley dedicated to just flowers, so pick yourself a full bucket and forget that winter blues.

Address: Kőrösy József utca 7-9., 1117
Opening times: Mon 6:30AM-5PM, Tue-Fri 6:30AM-6PM, Sat 6:30AM-3PM


Hold Street Market


If you want to grab a great bite, Hold Street Market is your place to be. This place is more a food court than a market and serves delicious snacks, lunch menus and even dinners from Hungary and beyond. Kolbász or Tom Kha Gai - you’ll find both here in good quality.

Address: Hold utca 13., 1054
Opening times: Mon 6:30AM-5PM, Tue-Fri 6:30-6PM, 6:30-4PM


Fény Street Market


For amazing Lángos and meat, head to Fény Street Market, where “Lángos Land” and “Sonka Sarok” will have you covered. Note that this market is open air though, so don’t pick the coldest possible day for your visit!

Address: Lövőház utca 12., 1024
Opening times: Mon-Fr 6AM-6PM, Sat 6AM-2PM


Lehel Market


Lehel Market is good for three main things: Another delicious Lángos on its lower ground, the farmer’s produces on the lower ground and the building itself, which is the hybrid of a ship, a temple and trashy taste. Really worth seeing! Also, this market is almost completely tourist-free and is located in an inherently residential area of Budapest.

Address: Váci út 9, 1134
Opening times: Mon 6AM-5PM, Tue-Fri 6AM-6PM, Sat 6AM-2PM, Sun 6AM-1PM


Hunyadi Square Market


For a really cute place, head to Hunyadi Square Market. This is the smallest market of all that we know, but you will still find everything your heart desires. It’s true specialty is definitely the farmer’s market on the outside that takes place every day until 2PM, although Friday and Saturday are definitely the best days to check it out.

Address: Hunyadi Tér 4., 1067
Opening Times: Market Hall Mon 7AM-5PM, Tue-Fri 7AM-6PM, Sat 7AM-2PM; Farmer’s Market Mon-Sat until 2PM


Szimpla Farmer’s Market


If you have a proper Sunday hangover head straight to Szimpla and indulge in its farmer’s market every Sunday. You can have your coffee, delicious donation-based food, try yourself through a variety of snacks and can even drink a beer. Best way to spend the last day of the week!

Address: Kazinczy utca 14., 1075
Opening Times: Sun 9AM-2PM


… and last but not least:

The Grand Market Hall

No market hall-overview of Budapest would be complete without this one. Although the Grand Market Hall can feel crowded, pretentious and touristy it is still the number one marketplace for lots of locals as well who do their weekly shopping here. Don’t judge it as a simple tourist attraction! Dig deeper, find your favorite stalls and vendors and indulge in this amazing spectacle.

Address: Vámház körút 1-3., 1093
Opening times: Mon 6AM-5PM, Tue-Fri 6AM-6PM and Sat 6AM-3PM.

This guest post was written by www.catchbudapest.com, a blog capturing life and language in Budapest.

Photo credit: catchbudapest.com

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