An English speaking person works eagerly to bring home the bacon. A Polish speaking person still works solely for their bread. It may seem like a purely idiomatic play of words, but the truth is, Poles do love their bread. And they miss it, whenever they go abroad. In order to help you understand our deep-rooted love for bread we decided to prepare a little guide to Polish bread.
Warsaw food scene has never been more dynamic (at least while we’re alive) which means that picking 5 new recommendations every few months is a bit of a challenge. But here we go: a selection of (mostly) new food locations that we feel are worth having a look at this winter. Not including Hala Koszyki, which is worth a separate post:)
Autumn is the best time of the year when it comes to fresh vegetables. Marketplaces all over the country are sprawling with fresh veggies. Pumpkins, Brussels sprouts, root vegetables and a real apple extravaganza. But most of modern Polish marketplaces are not only about carrots and apples. You can buy local goods in jars which work great as souvenirs, try something tasty (like a traditional stuffed jacket potato) or simply go eye shopping. There’s plenty of markets in Krakow and some of them are definitely worth a visit. Here’s our top 5!
It’s getting colder, meaning you will want to spend time indoors not only when you’re visitng a museum or feeling hungry. Every now and again you’re going to have this thought: ok, so how about we stop for… coffee, tea, snack, drink, something sweet, you name it, it’s just an excuse anyway, as it’s just …
Our pierogi journey continues! After finding the Holy Grail of the Warsaw pierogi scene, the time has come to look for the tastiest, most delicious and cutest fare in Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia. If the Tricity is your first encounter with Poland, you’re probably wondering where to head for the best mythical Polish dumpling all the guidebooks rave about. If you’re local, you’ve probably been ask the question ‘where to find the best?’ hundreds of times by your foreign guests. And this is not a question that is ieasy to answer but hey, there’s Eat Polska, so again, we decided to devour half a ton of pierogi to locate some mouth-watering gems and warn you against places to avoid. Are you ready? Let’s eat!
‘Travelling through Poland is awesome. This is truly beautiful! We have to show it to others!’ This is what you could hear us shout when we were coming back from Krakow 2 years ago after launching the second branch of Eat Polska. It is 2016 now and we’re lucky to have a team of guides big enough to allow some of us to leave the cities and explore regions of Poland that have lured us forever. This is how we (Beata and Michał) have recently spent a week village-and-palace-hopping in Dolny Śląsk (Lower Silesia) which is one of the most mesmerizing regions of Poland you absolutely mustn’t miss when visiting our country.
If they tell you: ‘It’s the end of August, time to start thinking about getting cold’, you should only interpret it one way: time for ice cream! Poland is the country where ‘lody’ is one of the most popular signs in touristy places but are all those places worth a visit? Come on, let’s find out where you can try the best craft and interesting ice cream in Warsaw and take your mom, dad, children, friends or strangers to share this tangible and simple happiness!
Even though vodka is our national drink, it’s not the only boozy beverage we’re proud of. Craft beer game in Poland is really strong. Our beer revolution is in full swing and the scene is flourishing and thriving. Polish brewers are getting really creative too, combining modern-day trends with old traditions.
Polish winters aren’t exactly polar, though they do tend to fall on the harsh side. Don’t get it wrong, we love a white cover of snow as much as anyone else, but after five months of wading through it we’re thrilled to see the sun break out and melt the damn stuff. Even though summer is still a couple of months away, we know that great things are waiting along the way—and, like most great things, they’re edible! Come join us in the search for Polish springtime must-haves.