Though Budapest cannot be compared as a shopping centre with London or Paris, it nevertheless, offers many articles of relatively good quality at a reasonable price.
The most important shopping area in Budapest is V??ci street and its side streets, K?gy?? street, Pet??fi S??ndor street, Kossuth Lajos street and R??k??czi street.
Shops are usually open here from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What to buy? The best things to buy are embroideries, porcelain, records, books and of course, paprika. Hungarian salami, goose liver pat?Š, Apricot brandy (Barackp??linka), Tokay wine, Herend porcelain, Unicum are other good buys.
The most typical buy in Hungary is a handmade piece of embroidery: a peasant blouse, a a table cloth or a doll Hungarian costume. They sell peasant embroidery in downtown stores, in the Castle Hill shops and beautiful ones in Szentendre as well.