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.
Sure, Kraków has many good restaurants. But there are dishes that are best enjoyed on the streets or on the go. Check out our list of the best Kraków street foods. And if you’re asking “ok, but where to find them?”, the answer is simple: in the streets!:)
The deal is simple: you come to Poland and MUST try pierogi. We live here and, in fact, rarely eat them out. Check this yourselves: ask a random Polish person where to get the best pierogi in town and they will all tell you ‘grandma’s’! Not very helpful, is it? So still bearing in mind that there’s no place like home for this classic Polish fare, we decided to spend the weekend having ruskie, z mięsem, z kapustą i grzybami and a bunch of other, more ‘experimental’ fillings of pierogi to give you the definite answer to the question: where the best pierogi are served in Warsaw?
You’ve made it to Poland and you have a to-do list. You know that you have to see the Old Town in Warsaw, the Cloth Hall in Kraków, and you need (not!) to lick walls in Wieliczka salt mine. You want to try some good Polish vodka, Polish kiełbasa, and Polish pierogi (‘pierogi’ is plural, so we don’t say ‘pierogis’). You are seated in a restaurant and you’re trying to make it through the menu. You know that feta, sun-dried tomatoes, or smoked salmon do not sound very Polish, but there are so many options. What to choose, which filling is the best? Here is our top 5!
Here comes the second batch of insider’s knowledge on the basics of vodka: trust us, we’re mad for it and want you to be, too! How to drink vodka? Where does it comes from? And can it replace your warmest jacket? Part 2 of our Vodka Myths feature has the answers.
Have you noticed most knowledge about vodka available in English actually comes from non-Eastern European authors? This usually means repeating the same stereotypes over and over again. Here at Eat Polska, even though we write in English, we’re all Polish and we keep digging and scratching the surface to get you the closest to the heart
Those who’ve never stepped foot on the Polish soil may envision it as a land of permanent frost and polar bears running rampant from one Soviet-style building to another frightening the s*** out of mustachioed elderly – because the young ones have emigrated to the UK – ladies wrapped in floral scarves on their way