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Five farmers’ markets in Budapest and major towns you won’t want to miss

Liliomkert Market KáptalantótiBalaton

People browsing around, chatting and laughing, carrying their packed wicker baskets, trolley and canvas bags – once you have experienced the Hungarian farmers’ market, you won’t want any other. In recent years, a new chapter in the history of Hungarian marketplaces has begun: they are making a spectacular comeback. The increasing demand for a healthier lifestyle, “slow living” and a more environmental mindset mean that more and more people are returning to the maze of stalls to just have a ...

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Czakó Market

Every week, the best producers in the country bring their goods to the Czakó Garden at the top of what used to be the Tabán quarter of Budapest – be prepared to get genuinely lost amongst the sea of delicacies! Welcoming a gourmet audience in a rustic milieu, Czakó Farmers’ Market offers visitors homemade products they would never find in their everyday groceries. From micro-vegetables to organic desserts and dips made from truffles and cheese – the list of specialities you can treat yourself to here seemingly goes on for ever.  

Liliomkert Market

One of the bestknown farmers’ markets outside Budapest, the Liliomkert Market has been attracting gastronomy lovers to the Balaton Uplands since 2007. Beyond vegetables and fruit, it offers a plentiful range of cheeses, meat products and bakery products, not to mention all the beautiful arts and crafts and antique furniture looking for new homes. Don’t forget to come to the Káptalantót Farmers' Fair on an empty stomach, so that you can also taste exquisite delicacies like the croissants made with fruit leaven, the smoked quail eggs with wild garlic and the crackling and cheese cones. 

Pancs Gasztroplacc

In the courtyard of the Élesztőház in Tűzoltó Street in Budapest, life is a bustling and joyful mess every Sunday, where the Pancs Gastroplacc treats visitors to a vast array of craft products. Here they can buy seasonal vegetables and fruit, cheeses, homemade ham and salami, bakery products, cordials, jams and juices, and join in for a shared breakfast or lunch. The luckier ones can even join the various workshops and tastings the producers offer here! 

Nagymaros Farmers’ Market

Held on Sundays, the Nagymaros Farmers’ Market is a popular choice for many a Budapest resident. Don’t expect anything less than near or full capacity here. The products the local farmers offer are of premium quality: once you have all the fresh vegetables, tasty pickles and heavenly cordials you came for in your bag, why not crown your visit with a retro-style cheese-and-sour-cream lángos (deep-fried flatbread)? 

Római Part Farmers’ Market

In the Római Part Farmers’ Market you can combine shopping with a nice stroll along the river Danube, as the marketplace stands in the beautiful setting of the riverbank. You can treat your palate to everything it can possibly be craving here, from classic market products to fresh seeds, sweet and savoury baked goods, medicinal mushrooms, tea blends, tofu creams, pâtés, and even craft beauty products and home decorations – you name it.