10 Things to eat in Krakow and where

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Always considered the cultural capital of Poland due to the strong presence of university students, Krakow it combines history and fun with its historic center not to be missed and its numerous clubs that make the evening life lively and sparkling.
It certainly cannot be said that Poland is famous worldwide for its culinary traditions, yet Krakow is distinguished by offering tasty dishes and unique to be tasted in all their flavors. If you have decided to take a trip to the charming Polish city, here are the 10 things to eat absolutely in Krakow.



Index

  1. Barszcz
  2. Dumplings
  3. Zurek
  4. Zapiekanka
  5. Golabki
  6. Chlodnik
  7. Kapusta zazmazana
  8. Kluski
  9. Oscypek
  10. Obwarzanek
  11. Where to eat in Krakow: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Barszcz

Beetroot soup typical of the winter months and Christmas Eve. After all, Poland and all the eastern countries are famous for the consumption of soups prepared with every ingredient (especially potatoes and meat) and in every way. It appears to be of Ukrainian origin. In addition to beets, other different ingredients are added depending on the country. It is usually served with sour cream.

  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: beets, cabbage, carrots, beans, potatoes, meat

2 - Pierogi

Pasta similar to our ravioli, pierogi are one of the typical dishes of the Polish tradition. Prepared with flour, water and eggs, their filling is very varied. They can be used sauerkraut and mushrooms (classic version) potatoes and ricotta, meat, mozzarella and tomato. There is also the sweet version with fruit or chocolate filling. It is precisely their double version that makes them different from other types of ravioli in the world.



  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: sauerkraut, mushrooms, meat, mozzarella, tomato, chocolate

3 - Zurek

Altra very famous sour soup in Poland. It is prepared with rye flour, sliced ​​sausage, hard-boiled eggs and is usually served in a loaf of bread. And the typical breakfast on Easter morning in Krakow. There is no single recipe to prepare it, but every country and every family has its own in which the ingredients change and mix, giving life to a dish with a unique flavor.

  • Recommended for: Breakfast
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: rye flour, sausage, eggs

4 - Zapiekanka

Not even it is missing street food in Krakow. This baguette is cut lengthwise and topped with cheese and mushrooms. After being baked in the oven, ketchup is added. Food that cannot be missed during a trip to the beautiful Polish city because it is tasty and typical. There are several variations, but this is the traditional recipe. Typical snack of students, workers and those who walk the streets of Krakow and are assailed by hunger. Famous are those found in kiosks in the Jewish quarter, precisely in Plac Nowy or Plac Okrqglak.

  • Recommended for: snack
  • Average cost: € 2,00
  • Main ingredients: bread, cheese, mushrooms

5 - Golabki

Typical cabbage or cabbage rolls stuffed with meat, barley or rice. The flavor is tasty, but not too suitable for those who don't like bitter aromas. To be tasted absolutely, this dish provides different variants depending on the country where it is prepared.



  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: savoy cabbage, cabbage, meat, rice, barley

6 - Chlodnik

Altra tasty soup and with a particular flavor. It is prepared with curdled milk and it can have variations that involve the addition of vegetables, beets. Served cold, is a typical dish to be enjoyed on summer days.

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: curdled milk, vegetables

7 - Kapusta zazmazana

We said that in Poland there is no shortage of soups, here is another one that is among the tastiest and most traditional. Kapusta zazmazana is prepared with fried sauerkraut usually accompanied by a cutlet. You cannot fail to try it on a trip to Krakow.

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: sauerkraut, meat

8 - Kluski

This kind of dumplings without filling they are prepared in different variations, one of the most used is that with potato flour and mashed potatoes. Often accompanied with meat dishes, kluski have a unique and tasty flavor, a delight for the palates.

  • Recommended for: lunch or dinner
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes

9 - Oscypek

There is no shortage of cheeses in Krakow. This is one of the most typical, derived from sheep's milk and often served with cranberry jam. In addition to tasting it natural, it is also possible to taste it grilled or fried. It has a tasty flavor, very close to that of smoked scamorza.



  • Recommended for: always
  • Average cost: € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: sheep's cheese

10 - Obwarzanek

traditional bread dough rings usually covered with poppy and sesame seeds. Typical of Krakow, can be found in restaurants, but also nice kiosks around the city. To be tasted absolutely for their flavor and for the medieval translation that they bring with them.

  • Recommended for: snack, snack
  • Average cost: € 2,00
  • Main ingredients: bread dough

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

Krakow is a city rich in culture and university students, considered the cultural capital of Poland. It combines art, history and entertainment and its numerous clubs make it lively and always sparkling. The kitchen of the city, like the Polish one in general, reflects the German, Slavic and Jewish culinary traditions. Here are our suggestions on where to enjoy the best flavors that the city has to offer!

1 - Wierzynek

  • Description: restaurant specializing in Polish cuisine with a very welcoming atmosphere
  • specialty: beef tartare
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

2 - Chlopskie Jadlo

  • Description: characteristic restaurant where you can try Polish specialties
  • specialty: bigos with sauerkraut
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

3 - Pod Nosem

  • Description: central and starred place, where you can taste local dishes
  • specialty: pierogi and other Polish specialties
  • Average price: from € 40,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

4 - Copernicus

  • Description: a true temple of taste, certified with the three Michelin forks and housed in the hotel of the same name
  • specialty: 5, 7 or 12 course tasting menu
  • Average price: from € 70,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Koko Gospado

  • Description: trattoria much loved by locals
  • specialty: traditional dishes, especially meat based
  • Average price: from € 8,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

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