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PECSA Bolhapiac Flea market

PECSA Bolhapiac Flea market Budapestphoto slides

Beautiful location.

There is one must go to market on Saturday, the Eszeri market, it starts early in the morning and is far, far away. As food has a much higher priority than a fleamarket, so instead of going to Eszeri Market, I went to the Organic farmers market in Mom Park. I came back home with tons of produce around 10 and decided to go to a market near by, the Pecsa Market. It took me 20-30 minutes to et there, as the walk through the park takes a wile, but it is awesome.


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What I bought


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Lego

Why does a grown up buy lego and why at the flea market?

Lego if not just for fun, you can usually use it to generate idea and to test business models. We have lots of Lego, so I’m always looking for a few additional parts, old rare peaces, or just to save some money.

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PECSA Bolhapiac Flea market Budapest stands lego action figures

Tips

I got a little late to the market, but from what I saw, there were only professional vendors, selling mostly bric-a-brac, old cloths, lego. The prises are pretty high, higher than in Germany and about as high as in Cali or new York. Bargaining works, but not to the extend that would make the prices reasonable.


The park is amazing, and the market is worth visit if you are in that area anyway.

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MOM Park’s Organic farmers market

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Amazing. Organic. A must go to market in Budapest.

I just wanted to spend 4 days in Budapest but I came 2 days earlier to get some organic produce from this amazing market for 6 days. This market is very large, I didn’t count, but there were 15-20 farms selling their produce, 1 stand with imported organic produce like bananas and avocados. Couple of stands sold superfoods, spices, oils. Many artisan pickled goodies you will not find somewhere else. And stands with organic or natural body care, detergent, essential oils.



What I’ve got


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Veggies

The amazing variety of tomatoes caught my eye. I bought so many different tomatoes ($1.50-$2.45/kg). Large ones, yellow ones, pink ones. Some tasted amazing, some had no flavor. You should try the tomatoes before buying many of one kind. I also got some cucumbers and corn ($.65/ear). There were all kinds of veggies. Mostly the locally grown, but also some avocadoes, but as I didn’t have much time to make something with them, I focused on fruit.

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Fruit

Fruit, berries, melons. The variety was not spectacular, every stand had the same, but enough for some amazing fruit meals. I bough watermelons ($.80-$.90/kg) and cantaloups. Both were ok. The watermelons had amazing pink or yellow flesh inside, not very sweet though. The cantaloups were little dry and didn’t store well. I also bought peaches ($2.4-$3.00/kg) from 3 different farmers. All of them had neither sweetness nor flavor. I still had organic peaches from a supermarket, which were delicious, so I had something to compare to. I wish I would have tried the peaches before buying. The grapes I got were delicious and sweet ($2.4/kg).

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Greens

The variety of greens is amazing. Lettuce, kale, dandelions, purslane. I got a small lettuce head ($1), sorrel, and purslane. Everything was so fresh. With the amazing veggies and apples, one can do a great affordable all organic juice cleanse here.

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Tipps

I went very early, around 6:30, all the stands were set up and started selling but the customers arived by 8 and nothing I was interested in was sold out by 8:30, so the next time I wont go before 8.The Market seems far from the city, but it is easy to get to, I choose a bus that goes not stop to the market, 105, and it took me pretty close to the market. Don’t be afraid taking the bus.

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More Tips

The market has a beautiful sitting are, a great view, water to wash your fruit. Bring a knife, a spoon, maybe a bamboo plate for a little picknick.
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Mannatural Ételmanufaktúra| Budapest, Hungary

Mannatural Etelmanufaktura Mannatural Ételmanufaktúra restaurant raw vegan Budapest, Hungary

Came, ate, left.

It my first time to Budapest, the very first day actually. Due to the St. Stephen’s Day many shops and businesses are closed, so I was pleasantly surprised this restaurant wasn’t.


What I had


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Mix Plate and Smoothie

Noodles, tabouli, spinach banana smoothie.

My whole ($17) was delicious and nourishing. Exactly what I needed after the flight and the disappointment of the bio store being closed. I usually apply 2 scales when I rate the food. Quality of the ingredients and the taste. And I sometimes talk about the restaurant itself, the stuff, the prices, but these things are subsidiary. Most of the item of the mixed plate were noodles and the sauces were delicious.
The taste first. The food tasted delicious.

It’s a really simple food I could and do prepare in minutes at home, there is nothing wrong with serving this kind of food, but rather unusual for a restaurant. The ingredients are not organic. And eating all organic is very important to me, so it was a huge exception for me trying some of the food there. I’m am very grateful that vegan and organic places exist here and more and more people get to try the amazing raw food, but I don’t believe that making raw food conventionally is sustainable as many people who are not eating raw are willing to try the juices and cakes if they are organic.
And organic is not that hard to get. I just came back from the MOM Park where a huge all organic market took place today. The biggest all-organic market I’ve been to ever. So not using organic is a conscious decision that I don’t understand in the context of raw food (besides of the economical reasons which are obvious) or support. Raw food is about healthy food. Most effort goes into prepping the dishes, making them out of conventional ingredients is a pure waste of time. This is my opinion, someone else might see it differently.



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Mannatural Etelmanufaktura adress Budapest, Hungary, Mannatural Ételmanufaktúra

Tips

The food is absolutely worth trying if you are into raw foods and are not so much into organic, or would make an exception. For everyone who eats everything it’s a great way to try new flavours and textures.


It was a holiday weekend, so hardly anyone at the restaurant. There was not much in the display and no visible menu in English or Hungarian I could have chosen from. Just pre-made salads in the display, the 4 pre-made smoothies and the cakes. Maybe another day there will be more variety. It also seems to be better to come earlier, as the salads are being made in the morning and once sold out, they are gone for the day.

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