Gastro tour in the Great Market Hall
The Great Market Hall is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest, Hungary.
Hungarian or Magyar cuisine is the cuisine characteristic of the nation of Hungary and its primary ethnic group, the Magyars.
Traditional Hungarian dishes are primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, bread, and dairy products.
The Great Market Hall is located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci utca and on the Pest side of the Liberty bridge at Fővám square.
It had already been suggested in the 1860s that the food supply to the capital city should be improved by the construction of market halls. One of the main objectives set by preliminary plans was that only food which had been inspected should be sold.
Not only had the establishment of the retail network to be organised, but they also wished to regulate the sale of wholesale goods.
The Central Market Hall continues to be one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city.
Most of the stalls on the ground floor offer produce, meats, pastries, candies, spices, and spirits. Many of them have items that are popular with tourists: paprika spices, Tokaji wine, Túró Rudi, kolbász sausage and salami can be found there.
The second mezzanine floor has eateries and tourist souvenirs.
The basement contains fish mongers, picked vegetables stalls and a few specialized butcher shops.