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The European city getting a new Time Out Market (plus 7 more on the way)

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By Jacob Lewis

23 May 20244 min read

Corvin Palace, Budapest Credit: Time Out Market

Attention, all foodies. If you’ve never thought of Budapest as a gourmet destination, maybe it’s time to think again, as the Hungarian capital is set to join the ranks of cities with their very own Time Out Market in 2025.

The food and drinks market will be housed in the Corvin Palace at Blaha Lujza Square, a recently renovated neoclassical building that first opened its doors as a department store in 1926.

Plans for the space include 14 kitchens showcasing the talents of award-winning chefs and rising stars in the food world, allowing visitors to sample all sorts of delicious dishes. The market will also feature four bars and seating for 800 people, providing plenty of room to relax, socialise and enjoy the city’s famous atmosphere.

Sandy Hayek, Time Out Market CEO, praised Hungary’s food scene, saying: "Budapest offers both traditional, classic and modern, hip elements – it has a vibrant and diverse food scene which we will bring together under one roof.”

But the Hungarian capital isn't the only city with exciting news on the Time Out Market front. Seven more locations are set to open their doors in the coming years, each promising to showcase the best of their city's culinary and cultural scenes. Here’s what’s coming soon:

  • Barcelona, Spain (2024): It’s Barcelona, so great food is guaranteed. The market will be in the Port Vell area with an outdoor lounge with stunning views. Imagine sipping on a cocktail while taking in the sights of the Catalan capital. With 14 kitchens, a full-service restaurant and four bars, you'll have your hands full – and that’s the point.
  • Bahrain (2024): This one will be in the heart of Manama, and it sounds like it'll be a food lover's paradise. They'll have 11 kitchens, a dessert counter, a coffee shop and two bars. But the alfresco rooftop will likely be the standout feature. They’ll also have an exhibition space and a stage for performances while you tuck into your food.
  • Vancouver, Canada (2024): Following the success of Time Out Market Montreal, Vancouver will be Canada's second Time Out Market. It’s going to be in Oakridge Park, and will have a whopping 17 live-cooking kitchens, three bars, a coffee shop and a dessert counter. There will also be an open-air patio on the ground floor.
  • Osaka, Japan (2025): This is going to be the first Time Out Market in Asia, and it's part of a new development called Grand Green Osaka. The market itself will have 15 eateries and two bars, meaning you'll be able to sample all sorts of incredible Japanese flavours.

More details are set to be announced for the upcoming Time Out Markets in Abu Dhabi (2025), Prague (2027) and Riyadh (2027).

Credit: Mauro Motty | Time Out Market

What's the concept behind the Time Out Markets?

The idea is to bring together the best chefs, bartenders and cultural experiences from across the city under one roof. Basically, a tasting menu of the very best each city has to offer.

Visitors can hop between a selection of top-notch food and drink stalls while also enjoying music and other entertainment all in one place. Be warned though, prices aren’t cheap and your spend can rack up quickly, especially as it’s so tempting to try a bit of everything on offer.

Where are Time Out Markets already open?

Time Out Markets have opened up all around the world and can currently be found in Lisbon, New York, Boston, Montreal, Chicago, Dubai, and Cape Town.

Which Time Out Market is best?

While each Time Out Market has its own unique character, some markets have received higher praise from visitors. According to Tripadvisor ratings, Lisbon, Cape Town, Dubai and New York all boast impressive 4.5 out of 5 ratings, while Chicago, Montreal and Porto follow closely with 4 out of 5 ratings.

The original Time Out Market in Lisbon is often cited as a favourite, thanks to its delicious food and drinks, lively atmosphere and central location.

Why hasn't London gotten a Time Out Market yet?

Time Out magazine was founded in London back in 1968. However, despite plans for a Time Out Market in London's Waterloo Station being announced in 2021, and another in Spitalfields in early 2024, both projects were scrapped before they could move beyond the planning stage.

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