Top Choice Market in Southern Pest


This is Budapest's biggest market, though it has become a tourist magnet since its renovation for the millecentenary celebrations in 1996. Still, plenty of locals come here for fruit, vegetables, deli items, fish an…
Fashion & Accessories in Southern Pest

YLKA Design Studio

Home to five local designers, YLKA Design Studio is a workshop and a showroom inside an old villa next to the City Park. Its eclectic collection includes fashion, leather goods as well as handmade designer lamps. Yo…
Drinks in Southern Pest

Magyar Pálinka Háza

This large shop stocks hundreds of varieties of pálinka (fruit brandy). Szicsek and Prekop are premium brands. Pálinka-filled chocolates make for an unusual gift.
Market in Southern Pest

Rákóczi tér Market

Rákóczi tér has sported this handsome blue-and-yellow market hall since 1897. Renovated in the early 1990s after a fire, the market contains all the usual staples: fruit, veg, cured meats, pasta, cheese and baked go…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Southern Pest


Just off Krúdy Gyula utca, Portéka is a little treasure chest of national delicacies and design. It has a good selection of honey, jam, syrups, spices and organic wine, as well as jewellery, bags, notebooks and post…
Music in Southern Pest

Liszt Ferenc Zeneműbolt

The Ferenc Liszt Music Shop, with mostly classical CDs as well as sheet music and books of local interest, has moved from A VI Andrássy út and now shares space in Southern Pest with a Libra Books branch.
Arts & Crafts in Southern Pest


Dolls and their fabulous period outfits are made in-house here. The friendly owner does a nice line of teddy bears and fabric flowers too.
Mall in Southern Pest


Best appreciated from the opposite side of the Danube, the 'Whale', a striking glass structure, was designed by Dutch architect Kas Oosterhuis and built around two existing warehouses on the riverbank. It houses the…