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Central Market Hall

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"The Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok) is the largest and oldest indoor market in Hungary. The opening ceremony was on February 15th, 1897. The market offers a huge variety of stalls on three floors. Most of the stalls on the ground floor offer produce, meats, pastries, candies, spices (including the famous Hungarian paprika), and spirits. The second mezzanine floor has eateries and souvenirs. That’s where I personally got the majority of my souvenirs. The basement contains fish mongers, picked vegetables stalls and a few specialized butcher shops. I had two Lángos. It consists of a fried dough on which you put either savoury or sweet toppings. I had the greek and the nutella one…yummy!"
"Known as the Great Market Hall, this market is among Budapest's largest indoor markets, showcasing stunning neo-Gothic architecture. It offers a variety of fresh produce, fish, meat, spices, cured meats, and dairy products. The upper floors feature food stalls and eateries where you can savor authentic Hungarian cuisine, including dishes like goulash with dumplings. Locals often shop for groceries and lunch here, making it advisable to visit in the late morning or early afternoon to avoid crowds. Consider exploring the market's highlights on a private food tour of Budapest."
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"A bustling food paradise, offering an array of fresh produce, traditional Hungarian delicacies, and artisan crafts, all set in a magnificent historic building. When visiting the Central Market Hall, there are several must-try foods, top picks I'd recommend include: LANGOS -- a popular street food, it is a deep-fried dough topped with sour cream and grated cheese, or other savory or sweet toppings. CHIMNEY CAKE (my personal favorite!) -- a sweet and doughy treat, it is a spiral-shaped pastry coated in sugar and often filled with flavors like cinnamon or chocolate. "
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