Budapest shopping

Top Choice Market in Southern Pest

Nagycsarnok

Completed in 1897, 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, …
Top Choice Market in Budapest

Ecseri Piac

One of the biggest flea markets in Central Europe, Ecseri sells everything from antique jewellery and Soviet army watches to Fred Astaire–style top hats.Take bus 54 from Pest's Boráros tér, or for a quicker journey,…
Top Choice Food in Margaret Island & Northern Pest

Mézes Kuckó

This hole-in-the-wall shop is the place to go if you have the urge for something sweet; its nut-and-honey cookies (280Ft per 100g) are to die for. A colourfully decorated mézeskalács (honey cake; 450Ft to 950Ft) in …
Top Choice Perfume in Parliament & Around

Madison Perfumery

There are three reasons why you should visit this shop: (1) it is Budapest's finest perfumery and even does a Tokaji Aszú scent; (2) it is housed in an early 20th-century pharmacy that is museum quality; (3) it serv…
Top Choice Chocolate in Belváros

Cadeau

‘Death by chocolate’ has arrived in Budapest by way of Gyula, a city in Hungary’s southeast where the delectable handmade filled bonbons sold here are made and served at the celebrated Százéves Cukrászda (Century Ca…
Top Choice Books in Parliament & Around

Bestsellers

Still top of the pops for English-language bookshops in Budapest, with fiction, travel guides and lots of Hungarica, as well as a large selection of newspapers and magazines overseen by master bookseller Tony Láng. …
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belváros

Holló Műhely

Off the northern end of Váci utca, this atelier-shop has attractive folk art with a modern look and remains a favourite place to shop for gifts. Lovely furniture and particularly beautiful painted Easter eggs. Find …
Top Choice Antiques in Parliament & Around

Moró Antik

A considerable collection of antique swords and pistols, as well as porcelain, paintings and other items from China, Japan and other parts of Asia. Management is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belváros

Bomo Art

This tiny shop just off Váci utca sells some of the finest locally made paper and paper goods in Budapest, including leather-bound notebooks, photo albums and address books.
Books in Erzsébetváros & the Jewish Quarter

Massolit Books & Cafe

A branch of the celebrated bookshop in Kraków, Massolit is one of Budapest’s best, with new and second-hand English-language fiction and nonfiction, including Hungarian history and literature in translation. It has …