Freshmarket is the first farmers’ marketplace in Bratislava. It is a hot place to be for those who like a concept of healthy lifestyle and of quality local ingredients. We like to spend quite some time here recently. Why is it so? What you can find here?
Freshmarket is situated outside of the city center, in the municipality Nové mesto. You can conveniently get there by taking the bus number 61 from the airport or from the main train station (Hlavná stanica). Bus number 50 will get you here from the main bus station (AS Mlynske Nivy) or bus number 63 from the city center (the bus stop is called “SAV” and is near the Grassalkovich Palace).
In all cases, get off at the bus stop “Trnavská.” From all the directions it will take you between 10-20 minutes. You will recognize the Freshmarket easily, thanks to its grey and green colors. A client centre of Ministry of Interior lies right next to it as well as a supermarket called Yeme which also offers a healthier and local alternative compared to bigger chains.
The upper floor hosts mostly restaurants and is super full during week lunch hours – people working around like to come here for their lunch, so it might be tough to find a parking spot at this time. There is also a children’s corner.
WHAT DO WE LIKE IN FRESHMARKET?
Recently we’ve had the tendency to come here several times a week and have already found our favourite places! For instance, Fertucha is a bakery offering a wide range of delicious cakes. You have to try their chocolate cake with raspberries, the chocolate brownie, poppyseed spongecake or their carrot cakes!
Brew Bar is a place that has the best latté in town. Huge, smooth and creamy with a lot of milk and with the right temperature, so you can drink it immediately. The winery Víno Hruška has gained our like for their dealcoholized wine (no worries, they have the normal one as well) and for their grape juice.
Fresh Kebab has the best kebab in town and Hummus and Couscous Bar is our lunch choice. When we feel like overeating, we go to Regal Burger. Or have the best hot dog at Hot Dog “Filip’s” There are around 25 eating places and over 50 shops, so you will find your favourite spot for sure:) We still have plenty to try out, too!