You’ve probably already heard of Szimpla (check the Szimpla Kert article), the famous ruin bar that became emblematic of Budapest “boho” nightlife.
If you still want to enjoy the wonderful world of Szimpla (it’s a fabulous place just too crowded with tourists most of the time), schedule a visit on Sunday morning, all year long for its farmer’s market!
Szimpla has been holding this colorful market since 2012 and it’s a big hit. I just love shopping (& eating) there.
Along with Szatyor (check the Szatyorbolt article), ‘Szimplakerti Háztáji Piac’ (operated by the cool guys behind Agri Kulti) is one of those places that’s reconnecting the agrarian/urban dots and bringing local organic food to your Budapest table.
Not only do you get delicacies you wouldn’t otherwise (great cheese – best perenyca I’ve had, excellent kolbász and szalonna, all sorts of syrups, honey, jams…) but you can try all those produces on the spot and chat with the producers (English spoken).
And that makes a BIG difference!
Though Szimpla market is mostly about homemade cottage industry products, you can also buy some veggies, fruits and eggs.
You can eat there too, they cook great donation-based meals: the money goes to a new cause every week.
To sum it all up, Szimpla piac means fresh and tasty shopping in a nice atmosphere (live music included!) perfectly suitable for kids too!
Lastly, here you can combine drinking with shopping at one of the VERY FEW food markets open on Sundays in Budapest!