Budapest Hungarian Market
You never know what treasures you’ll find in the dozens of little strip plazas that dot the Las Vegas Valley. Small family-owned restaurants, markets, shops, and um, yes, massage parlors and immigration lawyers catering to the needs of the diverse Las Vegas population can be found on nearly every corner. I get excited when I find an ethnic grocery that I’ve never spotted before and am even more keen when it’s a market that is selling the flavors of my childhood. We slammed the brakes on and did U-turn when we spotted this tidy little Hungarian market tucked in an obscure little plaza near McCarran airport.
Lekvar for kipfels, fresh kolbas, genuine old-world style cured meats, and Hungarian paprika so fresh they keep it refrigerated are just a few of the items that make the Budapest Hungarian Market a mecca for the Las Vegas Magyar community. Shelves full of traditional pickled vegetables, fruit preserves, noodles, and teas line the walls. Well-stocked refrigerated cases are packed to the brim with sausages, meats and cheeses you won’t find in local supermarkets. You’ll find the real deal here if you are looking for traditional Hungarian ingredients for that recipe you clipped out of a magazine at this spotless, well-lit market. And, just in case you’ve lost that recipe you’ve been meaning to try, a back corner of the shop has a nice selection of cookbooks to make sure you have plenty of lekvar (prune and apricot) for those cookies you’ve been meaning to make for Easter…as well as the essentials you need for an authentic chicken paprikash or goulash.
The Budapest Hungarian market is seriously well worth a drive across town. We highly recommend the kolbas.
6380 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89120