Debrecen offers many shopping opportunities for its residents.
The Debrecen Plaza Shopping and Entertainment Centre opened in 1998. It is in the heart of the city, and awaits shoppers and visitors with many stores, a multiplex movie theatre, a casino, as well as several restaurants and cafés on 2 levels. Its parking house offers 330 parking spaces.
FÓRUM Debrecen Shopping Centre
The FÓRUM Debrecen Shopping Centre opened eight years ago. It is the region’s largest and most modern shopping centres and a key representative of fashion. You can find Hungarian and international top brands, including Zara, Bershka, Mayo Chix, Douglas, Springfield, and Saxoo London, among many others. FÓRUM is located in the heart of the city and awaits shoppers and visitors with 120 stores on three levels, 800 parking spaces with favourable parking rates, many restaurants, cafés, a playhouse for children, as well as a variety of entertaining events. FÓRUM is a dog-friendly shopping centre.
Halköz Shopping Centre
Halköz Shopping Centre is located in the heart of Debrecen, next to the Halköz piazza, where cafés, bars, and spectacular fountain displays offer further entertainment opportunities. The shopping centre gives home to several apartments, offices, shops, a salad bar, and an underground parking lot with favourable parking rates.
Malompark Shopping Centre
The Malompark Shopping Centre, founded in 1998, is located in the frequented area of Debrecen, in the triangle bordered by the Füredi Street-Nádor Street-University Avenue. It is located close to Debrecen’s main square, as well as the University of Debrecen and the Great Forest. The shopping centre consists of two buildings. The function of the main building is shopping: it hosts various stores, including a pharmacy, a grocery store, a bakery, a bookstore and an electronics store, among others. The main building is supplemented by Building 2 which offers various services, including a small farmers’ market, a post office, a gym and an optical store.
Stop Shop Debrecen
Stop Shop Debrecen offers a wide range of retail stores to everyone with stores including Deichmann, H&M, Intersport, New Yorker and CCC. In addition, the shopping centre also gives home to a furniture store, a drug store, a fishing store, and an optical store.
There are currently various indoor and outdoor traditional farmers’ markets in Debrecen. These include Nagypiac (3 Vár Street), which is the biggest one, as well as the Malompark farmers’ market, the Angyalföld tér farmers’ market, the Vénkerti farmers’ market, the Fényes udvari farmers’ market, and the Tócóskert tér farmers’ market. These markets are maintained by the municipality, providing traders, resellers and some primary producers with the opportunity to sell their products.
Another major non-profit initiative in our city, where residents have the opportunity to buy high-quality products directly from small producers, is the Szatyor Producer Market, aka Szatyor Termelői Piac. This small-sized wandering market is held four times a week and is hosted by the city’s community centres. Interested customers can choose from a wide range of products here, including jams, bakery products, honey, fresh meat, cheese, vegetables, and fruits, all directly from the producers.
In addition to the traditional farmers’ markets as well as the producer market, the organic market also aims atoffering fresh products. At the Debrecen Organic Market, BioUdvar, only verified and certified organic farmers can sell their products. Usually, 8-12 producers sell their products here once a week, depending on the season.
Some useful tip: Make sure you have cash on you while visiting the farmers’ markets, as usually sellers there do not accept credit or debit cards.