If you want to be adventurous and find some fresh meat, fruit and vegetables, you could visit one of Budapest’s many markets.
Great Market Hall
This is the largest market hall in the city of Budapest. It is located very close to the centre, a reason for its other name, Central Market Hall. The assortment of different fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and other food related products are accessible on all 3 floors of the market.
It can get quite busy during the weekends, but if you want to live the true Hungarian market experience, that is the best time to visit.
Address: Budapest, Vámház krt. 1-3, 1093
Hunyadi Square Market
This Market is divided into two parts, one is the traditional market itself inside the building, and the other is the farmers’ market outside in the open. Hunyadi Square Market might be smaller than other markets in the city, nonetheless, it is a nice place to by fresh ingredients. An added bonus is the park next to the market, where you can take a nice stroll or enjoy a snack or two after going through the market.
Address: Budapest, Hunyadi tér 4, 1067
Downtown Market Hall (Hold Street)
Located near the Hungarian Parliament, this 19th century-built market hall is the perfect place that brings an authentic rural market experience to the city centre. On top of buying fresh food you have the opportunity to try out various Hungarian dishes at the market.
Address: Budapest, Hold u. 13, 1054
Szimpla Farmers' Market
Szimpla Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm. You can enjoy the homegrown products of almost 40 sellers there, that were chosen through a strict system. You can buy a number of different vegetables, fruits, cheese, meat and spices that are all chemical free and come from local manufacturers.
Apart from the food, you can enjoy numerous other interesting activities, such as, concerts, children’s programs, workshops, the ‘common cauldron’ and Sunday’s brunch.
Address: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 14, 1075
For more information on Budapest’s market halls and guided tours, visit Budapest Market Hall’s site: