Groceries & Markets

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 (opening soon), 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 smallsized 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 at offering fresh products. At the Debrecen Organic Market, BioUdvar only verified and certified organic farmers can sell their products. Depending on the season and the quantity of goods, 8-12 producers sell their products here once a week.

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.

Debrecen offers a wide selection of grocery stores, ranging from small shops offering essential products to hypermarkets with international products and various departments, including homeware, clothing, and cosmetics. 

Aldi

Aldi is a Germany-based retail discount store chain, with stores in many countries around the world. The first Aldi store opened in Hungary in 2008. In Debrecen, Aldi stores can be found in the Debrecen Plaza shopping centre (see the ‘Shopping centres’ section) and also at the following locations:

Aldi
5/b Square of Ötvenhatosok, Debrecen, H-4032
Aldi
5 Vincellér Street, Debrecen H-4031
Aldi
9/A Kishatár Street, Debrecen, H-4031 Address: 1 Ozmán Street, Debrecen, H-4030
Aldi
Ozmán Street, Debrecen, H-4030
Aldi
Debrecen Plaza

Auchan Hypermarket

Auchan is a French international retail company, present in Hungary since 1996. The main strength of the store is the wide selection of high-quality, self-branded products, also including international products from around the world.

Auchan Hypermarket
11 Kishatár Street, Debrecen, H-4031

 

INTERSPAR/SPAR

SPAR is an Amsterdam-based international retail chain, one of the largest food and daily goods retail chains, which has been present on the Hungarian market since 1991. Interspar/Spar in Debrecen can be found in big shopping centres, such as FÓRUM and Malompark (see the ‘Shopping centres’ section) and at the following locations:

INTERSPAR/SPAR
Malompark
INTERSPAR/SPAR
1 Nagy Lajos király Square, Debrecen, H-4032
INTERSPAR/SPAR
6/A Square of Ötvenhatosok, Debrecen, H-4032 (in the Délibáb building)

 

Lidl

Lidl is an international discount food retail store founded in Germany in the 1930s. Lidl has been present in Hungary since 2004 and is now one of the leading discount foods retail chains in the country. You can find Lidl stores at the following locations: You can find them at the following locations:

Lidl
31 Derék Street, Debrecen, H-4031
Lidl
58 Faraktár Street, Debrecen, H-4034
Lidl
7 Balmazújvárosi Street, Debrecen, H-4002

 

Metro

Metro is one of the oldest key players in the Hungarian commercial market, operating in the country since 1993. The store offers low prices and sells products in bulks. Metro is located at the following address in Debrecen:

Metro
3 Külső Balmazújvárosi Street, Debrecen, H-4032


Penny Market

Penny Market is a discount store chain with a German background, now present in over 20 European countries. It is one of the oldest discount store chains present in Hungary. You can find Penny Market stores at the following locations:

Penny Market
13-19 Péterfia Street, Debrecen, H-4026 (in the Párizsi Udvar building)
Penny Market
99 Sámsoni Street, Debrecen, H-4033
Penny Market
135 István Street, Debrecen, H-4026

 

Tesco

Tesco is an international department store chain with a British background, which has been operating in Hungary since 1995. Tesco’s main activity is food retailing, but it also sells a wide selection of products, ranging from electronics and clothing to sports equipment, cosmetics, and home accessories. You may find Tesco stores at the following locations:

Tesco Debrecen Airport Express
73/a Mikepércsi Street, Debrecen, H-4030
Tesco Debrecen Piac Express
16 Piac Street, Debrecen, H-4024
Tesco Extra
1-11 Kishegyesi Street, Debrecen, H-4031

In addition to the above listed major grocery store chains, you may find smaller groceries spread across the city which belong to Hungarian retail chains. These include CBA, Coop, Privát and Reál. These shops offer self-branded products, as well as products from other retailers. Some interesting facts: in addition to Hungary CBA has stores abroad too; Coop is the domestic food chain with the largest coverage in the country; and Reál is a 100% Hungarian-owned retail network.