Market Halls in Budapest: Lehel Piac

Lehel téri Piac (Lehel Square Market Hall) is one of the most popular market halls in Budapest – more appreciated by locals than tourists though.

Locals are price sensitive and Lehel piac has usually better prices than the more expensive, beautiful, multicultural and touristy Vásárcsarnok (Central Market Hall). Yes, the market is located in a tasteless colorful building of various contradictory elements – but let’s put aside its architecture now.

If you should decide to venture into this truly rustic place, a good sociological study for the less wealthy Hungarian strata, you may wish to try some of the local foods offered here e.g. pickled cabbage, lángos, sausages, goulash, black pudding (hurka), salamis, paprika etc.

There is a take-away restaurant called Lehel íze étterem right in the market hall, which may not be impressive by its look (at all), but it serves great-great really home-made dishes at very cheap prices (best buy). Suggested meals: Csülök Pékné módra (roast pork), Húsleves (meat soup), Sült libacomb (roast goose leg), etc. Let your eyes decide.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 6am to 5 pm, Sat 6am-2pm
Getting here: blue line Metro, get off at Lehel tér stop
Address: Lehel tér, Budapest, 1134 Budapest
Phone: 00-36-1-340-2942

Check out the Location of Lehel Piac on the Budapest Shopping Map (the Yellow Basket sign indicates Market Halls in Budapest, click on the yellow basket sign to learn more about market halls):

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The Shopping map shows Budapest market halls, designer clothing shops, accessories, jewels, interior design objects, wine shops, palinka houses, pipe stores, electronics, gifts, souvenirs, etc. – all indicated with a unique symbol and more info on the stores.

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