10 Things to eat in Gdansk and where

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Martí Micolau

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Are you planning a trip to Gdansk but don't know what to expect when it comes to food? Keep calm. The local cuisine, derived directly from the fusion of the German, Polish, Lithuanian, Dutch and even Scottish culinary traditions, involves the use of simple ingredients such as vegetables, meat and fish, made special by an incredible series of spices that make each combination unique and to taste.
A point of pride is the bread making: in Gdansk you will find an endless array of baked goods and breads, seasoned with poppy seeds and much more.
What are you waiting for to drop by? Your stomach will thank you.


  1. Bigos
  2. Rolmops po kaszubsku
  3. Dumplings
  4. Pygy
  5. Barszcz
  6. Zupa Pieczarkowa
  7. Nalesniki
  8. Tatar
  9. Beer
  10. Goldwasser
  11. Where to eat in Gdansk: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Bigos

One of the traditional dishes of Poland is Bigos. This dish consists of a square-shaped loaf, hollowed out and filled with meat, sausage, spices and sauerkraut.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: € 11,00 (50 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: bread, meat, sausage, sauerkraut, spices

2 - Rolmops po kaszubsku

On a table in Gdansk, fish and especially herring cannot be missing. One of the most frequent recipes you will find here is called Rolmops po kaszubsku, and consists of marinated herring serve (or stuffed) with pickled onion, sour cream and cloves. If herring is not your thing, you will easily find cod, halibut, salmon and even carp.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00 (50 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: herring, sour cream, pickled onions, cloves

3 - Pierogi

Pierogi are one of the most famous and loved dishes in Gdansk. These ravioli are excellent cooked in any way and with any filling: you will find them both boiled (in this case seasoned with melted butter) and cooked in the oven or even fried. Their filling varies and ranges from potatoes, cheese and meat to fruit and even fish.

  • Recommended to: Lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 4,00 (17,50 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: flour, cheese, potatoes, fruit, fish

4 - Pygy

Pygy are another of those dishes that you will find almost everywhere in Gdansk, particularly used as snacks and hunger-breakers.
There are similar to gnocchi but with the sauce inside: their characteristic in fact is that they are filled with meat.

  • Recommended to: Lunch, Dinner, Snack
  • Average cost: € 3,00 (14 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: meat

5 - Barszcz

Barszcz is one of the most popular soups in Gdansk. Based on beetroot and garlic, which give this food a decidedly particular and unusual flavor for our habits, you will find it served with beans, savory crepes, meat or mushrooms.

  • Recommended to: dinner
  • Average cost: € 1,20 (5,50 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: beetroot, garlic, crepes, mushrooms, meat, beans

6 - Zupa Pieczarkowa

The zupa is inevitable in every Polish table. Particularly widespread and loved among its variants is the Pieczarkowa, one soup made with champignons and cream. In addition to this, however, you will also find many others that contain anything: from vegetables, to fish, meat and cheeses, without forgetting those that also see the presence of pickles.

  • Recommended to: dinner
  • Average cost: € 6,50 (28 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: champignons, cream.

7 - Nalesniki

Under this name are indicated Polish crepes. They are so famous that they are served both as a sweet and savory dish. You will often find them stuffed with a fresh cheese called tvarug, liquid cream, jam and or with spinach cheese.

  • Recommended to: always
  • Average cost: € 3,50 (15 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: egg, flour, cream, cheese, spinach, jam

8 - Tatar

Among the most popular appetizers in Gdansk you will find the Tatar. It's about a beef tartar, served with a raw egg yolk and also enriched with onions and seasonings separately.

  • Recommended to: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 8,00 (34 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: beef, salt, pepper, onions, egg

9 - Beer

Many of you will already know, but Polish beer is special. In fact, Poland is the third largest beer producer in all of Europe. In Gdansk you will find dozens of them, to combine with every dish you taste.

  • Recommended to: dinner
  • Average cost: € 14,00 (60 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: hops

10 - Goldwasser

Created in 1598, the Goldwasser It has 22 carat edible gold leaves inside. It is generally served at the end of a meal to aid digestion.

  • Recommended to: dinner
  • Average cost: € 24,00 for 50 cl (103 zloty)
  • Main ingredients: alcohol, gold leaves

Where to eat in Gdansk: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

In the numerous restaurants of the city it is possible to see traditional dishes and international menu items side by side.
Among the streets you can find luxury restaurants, but also cheap cafes where you can experience the most homemade atmospheres and markets where you can enjoy street food specialties. Here are the best places to satisfy the palate in the city.

1 - Pierogarnia U Dzika

  • Description: restaurant with a varied menu and also suitable for vegetarians, serving typically traditional dishes
  • specialty: pierogi
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

2 - Turystyczny Bar Mleczny

  • Description: it is not only a restaurant, but also a bar and pastry shop, and serves, in addition to typical Polish cuisine, also more modern and international dishes
  • specialty: pork knuckle, bigos
  • Average price: from € 12,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions

3 - Kubicki

  • Description: refined restaurant with a menu based on meat and fish, and an atmosphere enlivened by relaxing piano music
  • specialty: typical Polish dishes in an elegant and refined key
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get Directions - Website

4 - Barbados

  • Description: casual place with good quality food and beer at a good price, with dishes ranging from traditional Polish cuisine to ethnic suggestions
  • specialty: local beers
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions

5 - Targ Rybni

  • Description: local fish market where you can taste dishes based on fresh fish
  • specialty: grilled or fried Baltic fish
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

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