Eating out in Denmark can get really expensive. And let’s admit it: a little too healthy! So, when my roommates and I went to Kraków for a weekend in late October, we made it a point to take advantage of all the cheap, delicious and fatty comfort foods. We were fully aware that eating out in Kraków was cheap, but we didn’t realize how good it was until we experienced it for ourselves.
If you are heading to Kraków, here are some of the restaurants that we loved and recommend:
Why we decided to have Mexican food on our first night in Poland, we don’t know, but I am glad we did. Manzana is a classy Mexican restaurant located in the Kazimierz district (Jewish quarter). Having travelled to many places in Latin America, I’d say I am bit of a connoisseur when it comes to Latin food and I am happy to report that most of their gourmet dishes that are actually pretty authentic. If you can’t handle the Latino spice, they’ll tone it down for you. And as a vegetarian, I have to give them 20 bonus points for having a whole vegetarian section.
PS: The drinks are stellar and if you aren’t in mood for a cocktail, just admire their good-looking bar!
Another great restaurant in Kazimierz where we spent hours (quite literally) is Trezo. We tried to go there on our first night but couldn’t find a spot because the Polish Idol finalist was performing (!) so we went back later during our trip. This is where we had our first serving of pierogis, along with other Polish-Italian inspired meals.
We went to Warsztat for brunch and ordered a wide array of dishes between the four of us. Yes, pierogis were on the table. If you are going to go to this restaurant, here are two words to remember: massive portions. We got carried away and ordered a little (read: a lot) too much not anticipating the huge plates that came out. Luckily, the food was absolutely delicious, so we managed to finish most of our feast.
Eastern Europe is famous for its street food and in Kraków there is no shortage of vendors that will sell you mouthwatering delicacies like zapienkanka, obwarzanki, street meat, placki ziemniaczane, and of course (here we go again!) pierogis. You can eat at as many fancy restaurants as you like, but a visit to Poland is incomplete until you huddle under some shelter and warm up with some steamy street food.
Foodies: have you checked out my other blog, yet? VegetarianInEurope.Tumblr.com