The Best Local Shopping Spots in Bucharest

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Bucharest? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Băcănia Fermierului – Local food and drinks

Băcănia Fermierului – Local food and drinks

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“Băcănia Fermierului” is a grocery shop in Bucharest with local products, esp. from Vrancea. You can also have breakfast made just with their own produce!

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Cărturești Carusel – Gifts and books

Cărturești Carusel – Gifts and books

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“Cărturești Carusel” is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Old Town of Bucharest. Today it hosts the most instagrammable bookstore in Romania…

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Carturesti Verona – Bookstore and tea

Carturesti Verona – Bookstore and tea

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“Carturesti Verona” is a Bucharest book shop which is actually a concept store: it’s also a teashop and project space. I love just sipping tea here…

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Dizainăr – Concept store

Dizainăr – Concept store

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“Dizainăr” is a Bucharest concept store with more than 50 Romanian designers and their work. My favourite objects are the clocks with traditional stitching

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La Petite Bouffe Cotroceni – Books, pastry & coffee

La Petite Bouffe Cotroceni – Books, pastry & coffee

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“La Petite Bouffe Cotroceni” in Bucharest is a cross between a French-style boulangerie, a coffee shop & a bookstore. One of my favorite lonely-time spots.

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