Markets in Budapest

Find out about the main weekly and monthly markets in Budapest and where to go for the freshest local produce...

Budapest has a wide variety of markets which include food and flea markets, as well as markets selling clothes, tools and electronic equipment. Shopping in the city's characteristic covered market halls is part of daily life; a shopper can expect to find hospitality and bargaining is expected.

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Traditional Food Markets

Central Market Hall is the most famous market in downtown Budapest. The building dates from the industrial upswing of the 1890s and is worth a visit.

The first floor is dedicated to food, while the second floor has traditional Hungarian folk art items and other typical products for sale. There are also regular events where specialities from other countries are promoted.

  • Central Market Hall
    At: 1093 Budapest, Vámház körút 1-3
    Open: Monday 06:00-17:00, Tuesday to Friday 06:00-18:00, Saturday 06:00-14:00, closed on Sundays and public holidays

Other traditional covered markets are:

  • Hold Market
    At
    : V district, Hold utca 13
    Open: Monday to Friday 07:00-15:00
  • Hunyadi Market
    At
    : VI district, Hunyadi ter 4
    Open: Monday to Friday 06:00-18:00, Saturday 06:00-14:00, Sunday 06:00-13:00
  • Klauzal Market
    At
    : VII district, Klauzal ter 11
    Open: Monday to Friday 07:00-20:00, Saturday 07:00-15:00
  • Rakoczi Market
    At
    : VIII district, Rakoczi ter 7-9
    Open: Monday 06:00-16:00, Tuesday to Friday 06:00-18:00, Saturday 06:00-13:00

Organic Produce Markets

Locally-sourced, organic products are becoming more and more popular in Hungary. There are many shops which sell organic foodstuffs, as well as dedicated markets.

  • Ujpest Organic Market
    At
    : IV district, Baross u. 105-107
    Open: Wednesday 07:00-12:00, Friday 08:00-12:00, Saturday 07:00-12:00
  • Bioritmus Csarnok Organic Food Market Hall
    At
    : X district, Feher ut 1-3
    Open: Monday to Friday 06:00-18:00, Saturday 06:00-14:00
  • Bio Market Albertfalva
    At
    : XI district, Fehervari u. 213
    Open: Saturday 07:00-15:00
  • Organic Farmers' Market
    At
    : MOM Park, XII district, Csorsz u. 18
    Open: Saturday 06:30-12:00

Antiques and Flea Markets

Budapest's rich heritage of flea markets has gradually disappeared and presently there are only two permanent flea markets; one of which is Ecseri on the outskirts of Budapest, while the other is located in City Park, at Petofi Hall. Anything and everything can be found at these markets - including antiques. Bargaining is accepted and expected.

  • Budapest Flea Market (Budapesti Bolhapiac)
    At: XIV district, Zichy Mihaly utca 14
    Open: Saturday and Sunday 08:00-14:00
  • Ecseri Flea Market (Ecseri hasznaltcikk piac)
    At: XIX district, Nagykorosi ut 156
    Open: Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00, Saturday 08:00-15:00, Sunday 08:00-13:00

Falk Miksa utca, a road with numerous shops and galleries, is renowned for antiques.

Other Markets

There are also markets which have clothes, tools, electronic equipment and other items on sale, of which the majority are of Asian origin. These markets are crowded on weekends and shoppers should be aware of pickpockets.