Top Choice Market in Southern Pest

Ecseri Piac

This is one of the biggest flea markets in Central Europe, selling everything from antique jewellery and Soviet army watches to Fred Astaire–style top hats. Saturday is the best day to go. Take bus 54 from Boráros t…
Wine in Parliament & Around

Malatinszky Wine Store

Owned and operated by a one-time sommelier at the Gundel restaurant, this shop has an excellent selection of high-end Hungarian wines. Ask the staff to recommend a bottle.
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 the fruit, vegetables, deli items, fis…
Top Choice Books in Parliament & Around


Our favourite English-language bookshop in town, with fiction, travel guides and lots of Hungarica, as well as a large selection of newspapers and magazines overseen by master bookseller Tony Láng. Helpful staff are…
Perfume in Belváros

Le Parfum Croisette

Hungary’s only parfumeur, Zsolt Zólyomi, creates scents at his atelier-shop as well as selling perfume from around the globe. Zólyomi, who foresees a renaissance in the once great Hungarian perfume industry, holds p…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belváros

Bomo Art

This tiny shop just off Váci utca sells some of the finest paper and paper goods in Budapest, including leather-bound notebooks, photo albums and address books.
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Belváros

XD Design & Souvenir

A great place to seek out a modern take on traditional Hungarian handicrafts, XD Design&Souvenir showcases the work of a number of innovative enterprises. Matyo Design is preserving the art of embroidery with in…
Porcelain in Parliament & Around

Haas & Czjzek

Not far from the basilica, this chinaware and crystal shop, in situ since 1879, sells Herend and Zsolnay pieces as well as more affordable Hungarian-made Hollóháza and Alföldi porcelain.
Ceramics in Castle District

Herend Village Pottery

An alternative to delicate Herend porcelain is the hard-wearing Herend pottery and dishes sold here, decorated with bold and colourful fruit and flower patterns. You can also enter this shop from II Fő utca 61.
Wine in Castle District


Once known as the Budapest Wine Society, this place has 10 retail outlets in the capital with an exceptional selection of Hungarian wines. No one, but no one, knows Hungarian wines like these guys do.