At the end of our street is Budapest’s Central Market (Nagy Vasarcsarnok). This beautiful building was built in the late 1800s and serves as our local grocery store. There are three floors for your shopping pleasure. The basement has a local grocery store chain, fish and pickling. The main floor has butchers, produce and some baked goods. The top floor has places to eat and local crafts and goods.
It really is a remarkable place to shop, except that it is a tourist attraction so I try to avoid it during the weekend or if I see a tour bus pulling upfront. The produce and the butchers are amazing here.
I’m not the sure what the scariest part of this picture is: the animal skull with teeth, toungue and sunglasses on a stick; the dead pig to the right of the picture; or the crazy butcher behind the counter.