Shopping in Budapest: My Best Tips

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Want to find the best places to go shopping in Budapest?

Budapest has many international brands as well as local stores to check out. The shopping in Budapest is great, and no matter if you prefer luxury or budget, there is something for everyone.

Here is my guide to the best shopping streets and malls that you shouldn’t miss in Budapest:


Main shopping streets

The main shopping streets are located on the Pest side of Budapest, in the city center. On these streets, you’ll find a great range of stores – from budget and luxury to international and local.

Váci Utca

Váci Street is the most famous shopping street in Budapest, and here you can shop at stores such as H&M, Mango, Zara, and Marks & Spencer. The street runs from Vörösmarty Square to Vámház körút (Great Market Hall).

You’ll also find several nice restaurants and cafées at this shopping street.

Fashion Street – Deák Ferenc utca

Fashion Street is one of the most beautiful streets in Budapest. Here you not only have pretty architecture, but a bit fancier shops such as Tommy Hilfiger, Massimo Dutti, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, and Furla.

Andrássy Avenue – Luxury shopping in Budapest

Andrássy Avenue is home to some of the most exclusive shops in Budapest. There are upscale boutiques such as Burberry, Roberto Cavalli, and Louis Vuitton at this street.

Most of the shops are located between Elizabeth Square and Oktogon on Andrássy Avenue.

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Shopping malls

There are several good shopping malls in Budapest with both international and local stores. Most of them are located on the Pest side, but there a few shopping malls on the Buda side as well.

Arena Plaza

At Arena Plaza you’ll find several international brands as well as local. Mango, H&M, Zara, Marks & Spencer and Springfield are just a few of the several stores at Arena Plaza.

Address: Kerepesi út 9
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10-21, Saturday 10-22, Sunday 10-19

West End City Center

West End is one of the most popular shopping malls in Budapest because of its range of stores, big cinema (some movies have English audio too), and restaurants.

At the West End City Center, you’ll find the most shops!

Address: Váci út 1-3
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10-21, Saturday 10-20, Sunday 10-18

Mammut

This is one of the shopping malls that are located on the Buda side. It’s two buildings with a little bit more expensive shops. This shopping mall is a bit more popular among tourists than locals.

Address: Lövőház u. 2
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-21, Sunday 10-18

Arkad

Arkad is one of the biggest shopping malls in Budapest. Here you have stores such as Mango, H&M, Zara, Bershka, Lush, Levis and Gap.

It’s also good to know that this shopping mall is located near IKEA if you want to go furniture shopping.

Address: Örs vezér tere 25/A
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-21, Sunday 10-19

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Markets

In addition to the shopping streets and shopping malls in Budapest, there are also some excellent markets. There are different kinds of markets in Budapest, from fashion to food.

Down below you can read some more about the best markets in Budapest:

Great Market Hall

The Great Market Hall is the most famous markets in Budapest.

When stepping inside this market you have small shops selling fresh fish, meat, veggies, and fruits. On the upper floor, you can buy all different kinds of fun Budapest souvenirs.

Handmade chess boards, postcards, t-shirts, glasses, playing cards, and textiles are just a few of the many things you can shop at this market.

Address: Vámház krt. 1-3
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 06-18, Saturday 06-15, Sunday Closed

Hold Utca Food Market

The Hold Utca Food Market is located in the heart of Budapest. It’s a pretty small market, but it’s still packed with fresh products. Here you can shop farm fresh veggies and fruits, and other delicious products.

Upstairs there are several food stalls where you can buy local food, langos for example.

Address: Hold u. 13
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 06.30-18, Saturday 06.30-16, Sunday Closed

Hunyadi Square Market

Close to the famous Andrássy Avenue, you’ll find this little market. Hunyadi Square Market has lots of fruits, veggies, and delicious baked goods.

Address: Hunyadi tér 4
Opening Hours: Monday 07-17, Tuesday-Friday 07-18, Saturday 07-14, Sunday Closed

Szimpla Farmers’ Market

If you’re looking to buy some delicious local souvenirs to bring back home, then I can recommend visiting the Szimpla Farmers’ Market.

This is one of the most famous markets in Budapest, and here you can shop for local honey, fruits, veggies, baked goods and different kinds of spices.

Address: Kazinczy u. 14
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday Closed, Sunday 09-14

WAMP Design Market

This is one of the markets in Budapest that sell clothing, jewelry, and accessories. One of the best things about this market is that it showcases talented Hungarian designers. So, if you’re looking for Hungarian fashion, this is the place.

This market is open during both winter and summer. During winter it’s covered, and during summer it’s outdoors – which is very nice!

For those who get hungry while shopping, there are a few food places around where you can grab something quick to eat and drink.

Address: Erzsébet tér
Opening Hours: 11-19

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Grocery shopping in Budapest

The supermarkets in Budapest are open every day of the week, with the exception of Hungarian bank holidays. You’ll find supermarkets and shops in almost every corner of Budapest. Many of them are also open 24/7, so you can buy things whenever you want and need.

Some of the most common and popular supermarkets in Budapest include Prima, Spar, Penny Market, and Lidl.


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