We touched a bit on Bucharest’s markets (especially the notorious Targul Vitan-Barzesti) in this post about Not Lego a few weeks ago, but in response to an enquiry we got at Bucharest In Your Pocket HQ last week about craft fairs, farmers’s markets and such like in Bucharest, here is a bit more…
Your first stop should be this nice little resource: Targuri Bucuresti. Available in Romanian only you should be able to make out what’s going on: the calendar function (top right) tells you what speciality markets are happening on any given day (if any).
Standard produce markets can be found in most areas of the city: there are details of some here, on Bucharest In Your Pocket’s shopping pages. Our favourites (and the ones we use most) are Piata Norilor and Piata Vitan (the new, smaller version of. See here for news of what happened to the old one).
Anyway, we have come up with a map of the city’s markets (at least the ones that might be of passing interest). We know we have left some out: do feel free to tell us about others.
View Bucharest Markets in a larger map
We should also point out that markets are just about the best place to get terrific mici (another subject we have covered on these pages). Almost every market has at least one mici stand, selling classic mici in the classic way: on a piece of card with bread and sweet mustard, and a cocktail stick for cutlery.