Food halls are some of my must-see places whenever I travel. That’s why I was super excited when they announced the news that Belgrade is getting richer with a 1,000-sqm space combining an urban distillery, restaurants, craft breweries, design shops, florists, cocktail bars etc.
The place is decorated with pieces of furniture from the ’60s but also with paintings of young Serbian artists. My personal favourite is yellow kiosk K67, a Yugoslav classic designed by Saša Mahtig (one of these was placed in MoMa during the exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia — Architecture in Yugoslavia).
In the meantime, Belgrade Market has evolved from the original idea. Local food stands are out, but every weekend I go there to enjoy a unique opportunity to try Vietnamese, Moroccan or Iranian cuisine. Occasionally, there is a fine art market which gives me a chance to get acquainted with the work of local artists and purchase pieces for a very good price.
Besides food and art, I usually drop by the Belgrade Market whenever I need a relaxing co-working space or when I am in the mood for some live jazz or wine jam that puts the focus of domestic wine producers and indigenous varieties.