If markets bring retired aunts and cheap chicken to your mind then it’s time to rethink this theory. We show 5 markets of Budapest which showdown these stereotypes. From licensed traditional small-scale producers to designers.
The Farmers Market in Szimpla Kert has become a phenomenon in its four years of operation. Every seller at the market is a real first producer, who bring what they grew and made by their own hands week by week. You can buy many kinds of cheese, honey, jam, syrup, vegetables and fruit, and meat of mangalitza, freshly picked and dried mushrooms, truffle specialties, spices, sandwich spreads; what is common in them is that they are all chemical free and came from the nearby area from the manufacturer.
Finally! A baby designer fair! These Hungarian designers make their products specifically for mothers, children and families: baby and kids clothes, shoes, toys, books, baby room decor, mother-baby accessories, gifts, organic and natural products. The point is that these products are not machine-made, but these unique pieces are really made with love and in high quality.
DiP Design Passage is a fun & friendly monthly craft-design market in downtown Budapest on the second Saturday of every month. Their initiative rests on a community foundation, and strive to help the designers continuously develop thus they welcome visitors with fresh and interesting products each time. Jewelry, clothing, home furnishing items, graphics, games, and high-quality natural cosmetics are offered, so for sure you will find you like. The fairs are complemented with exciting events, live music and a friendly atmosphere.
The Petőfi Csarnok Flea Market has grown into a small city with a life of its own. You'll find an enormous variety of collectibles here... arts, crafts, comic books, belt buckles, jewelry, a huge selection of second-hand clothing, walking shoes, fine furniture, and an enormous collection of dolls of any size and color made out of porcelain, plastic, and rag. You can time travel by walking through the alleys filled with antique jars, bottles, scales and tin solders. It’s important: the market doesn't only offer used items. The prices vary from one hundred forints to the more pricey items like fancy brand watches, jewelries and stamp collections.
Antik Placc is where old and new meet: a truly time traveling in the newest antique & design market of Budapest. The Placc was not only destined for an average market, but for also art, family and public programs, and a kind of high-quality indoor meeting place and experience point with antiques, vintage treasures, design products and retro gadgets. Meet and greet with specialized restaurators, listen live music or ask for a free antique valuation. Exciting exhibitors, unique products and authentic fairground atmosphere characterize this place.