In supermarkets it’s not rare to find cheap coconut sized tomatoes that seem to have been injected with too much chemicals. When this happens we all get surprised, however most of the products don’t look so terribly artificial even if they are. If you really care about your health and want to eat something good and natural, then visit one of the city’s health food stores. Everything you get here was made without chemical fertilizers or additives. If you want to know where you should go shopping, read on!
Bio ABC + Lé Bar
Bio ABC is located between Astoria and Kálvin Square. The little shop is a real family business with a flexible selection of foods that is always changing according to their costumers' needs. This is the reason why not everything is 100% bio in the store, however as demands for healthy foods grow, the goods on the shelves change with it. If you don't just want to shop, but also feel like eating, or drinking something healthy you can try Lé Bár right next door.
Éden Healthy Food Store
Éden has been around since 2001 so it's one of the oldest healthy food stores in Budapest. In the shop everything is totally vegan, therefore nothing contains animal products of any kind. The selection in Éden is based on the needs of the owners, so besides the special healthy foods you can also buy incenses, lifestyle books, environmentally friendly cleaning products, and nutritional supplements.
Address: 1082 Budapest, Baross Street 59.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-19:00 Szombat: 9:00-13:00
Hidden in the back of Mammut, there is a remarkable sized health food store called Biosétány. On the shelves of this 500m2 store you can find anything you want, including the simplest healthy ingredients and rare, imported specialties. If, by any chance, you need vitamins, beauty products or nutritional supplements this shop also proves to be a good source.
Aunt Babi's Herbs
Aunt Babi's Herbs is located in the 7th district of Budapest. It's worth to drop by here even if you are not sure what you're looking for because the well-educated staff can always give you some good advice. Once they even measured somebody's blood pressure before they suggested a product. In this shop, besides the wide selection of healthy foods, you can also find many different kinds of herbs, nutritional supplements, baked goods and special teas.
Address: 1074 Budapest, Dob Street 47.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-19:00
Csörsz utca Organic Market
The market at MOM Park was the first market in Budapest that dedicated itself to organic foods. On every Saturday 17 houses and lots of tents occupy the parking lot behind the shopping center at Csörsz utca in order to provide you with healthy goods.
Opening hours: On every Saturday 6:30am-12:00am
Organic market in Pest
Pest siders and don’t want to go to Buda but still want to eat organic foods, On should definitely visit the Újpest Organic market. The ever-growing event happens on every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, and every time there’s something new. The organizers’ purpose is to make healthy foods affordable for everyone.
Address: IV. ker. Baross Street 105-107
Opening hours: Wednesday: 7:00am-12:00am, Friday: 8:00am-12:00am, Saturday: 7:00am-12:00am
This bakery has been using whole wheat flour for about 16 years without ever adding milk or eggs. They make bread, special baked goods and cakes but you can also buy super healthy oils and different kinds of flours, in case you are in the cooking mood. The shop at Bajcsi-Zsilinszky út is a perfect please for having breakfast and if you like the food, the staff is always glad to give you some good recipes.
Address: 1065 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street 65.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07.30 -18.30 Saturday: 08.00 -15.00