We were surprised how many of these were selling food or drink as opposed to gifts.
It seemed that this market was more of a gathering place for friends and family to grab a bite, hang out, socialize, and listen to music than a shopping venue.
Basically a street fair, so we loved it.
We started with a cup of forralt bor, meaning boiled wine, the Hungarian version of mulled wine, or glühwein.
With our cockles properly warmed we were ready to sample some of the local fare.
Everything looked fantastic but we settled on töltött káposzta, cabbage stuffed with meat and rice and served with a paprika sauce and sour cream, then we added a huge smoked meat dumpling with sauerkraut to our meal.
Best jet-lag cure, total immersion into the local food and customs.
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com
Thanks to Viking River Cruises for inviting us along and providing this adventure! As always, all opinions are our own.
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