Krakow Fast Food
The Krakow snack of choice is obwarzanek, a
palm-size twisted ring of bread strewn with poppy seed,
sesame or salt. Street vendors sell the obwarzaneks
all over the downtown area.
Traditional Polish fast food.
Poland has its own versions of fast food and snacks well
established in the country's culinary traditions. They are
both cooked at home and served in cafeterias and diners
often confusingly called 'bar' in Poland. The following are
traditional Polish fast food still popular in Krakow despite
deep inroads of pizzas and burgers.
Originally, Polish bigos has been hunters’
favorite meal. The pork, beef, ham, sausage and sauerkraut
stew is easy to cook over a bonfire, easy to keep, tastes
the same or better when reheated, and warms you up right
away. Ingredients notwithstanding, bigos tastes great
when done properly, and now many Poles relish it as everyday
Pancakes are popular lunch in Poland. Here they tend to
be even thinner, served rolled up after spreading with jam
or flavored cottage cheese, or anything.
Most probably tripe is not your idea for today’s lunch.
But many Poles still relish a spicy dish of stewed tripe,
best with liver dumplings and grated Parmesan.
Fasola po bretonsku
Another spicy stew, this one of beans and sausage.
Fast-food joints in Krakow.
Of course, outlets of major multinational fast-food chains (you
name them) flourish in Krakow, and Big Mac sells at two euro or
so. There is also no shortage of mom-and-pop joints with
hotdogs, hamburgers, pies, toasts, etc.
Pizzas popularity with Krakow natives and visitors gave even
rise to local mini-chains alongside multinationals’ franchisees
and independent pizzerias. At the same time salad bars have won
themselves numerous patrons, notably among students and young
Numerous kebab stands, some outfitted with a couple of tables,
has recently become probably the most noticeable fast food
places in central Krakow.
Lastly you may opt for a relic of communist-style fast food and
try one of Krakow’s twenty-odd remaining "milk bars" (bar
mleczny), once ubiquitous in Polish cities, whose
not-so-well-off customers enjoy subsidized prices and simple
eats based on dairy products, cereals and potatoes,
Krakow trendy fast foods.
Fancy, quality hamburgers have become fashionable among young
urban trendies in Krakow in recent years. Another, corresponding
fad is a widespread penchant for street food, usually simple but
sometimes relatively sophisticated, sold by stalls and from
Recently, food trucks are apparently all the rage on the Krakow
(side) streets. Sometimes they are actually restaurants on
wheels with pavement annexes, serving fancy if simple means.
Usually they are clustered at "food truck parks".
Eating the Krakow Way
It is hearty indeed.
Krakow is Poland’s mecca of gourmets thanks to its
many excellent restaurants.
How to find
good restaurants in Krakow
Polish restaurants in Krakow
Cheap restaurants in Krakow
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Everybody’s thirst to be satisfied.