Food was one of my main priorities when planning my trip to Poland.
Having experienced bits and pieces of Polish cuisine through friends I knew that there were several things that I would love!
I took a free (FREE!) food tour that lasted several hours one afternoon.
We started with this traditional Polish circular bread called bublik in English and obwarzanek in Polish. (I think!) This bread is known as the predecessor to the bagel.
|Yum! Look at all that deliciousness!|
Our 2nd stop was into this Polish Tapas bar. Here our guide ordered vodka, herring and bread with a lard-based spread. I went for the vodka, passed on the herring, and took a very small bite of the bread.
|I was a bit squeamish when thinking about eating this lard-based spread.|
We stopped at a local outdoor market for sauerkraut and pickles...in a bag!
We sampled some cheese from this lady.
We made what was my favorite stop at a super small pierogi shop.
We tried both the traditional ruskie flavor (potato and cheese) and a dessert pierogi filled with seasonal fruits and covered in cream.
They were so good I went back on the following days for my own plate of each one!
Here it is kids. You should definitely go here.
What would a Polish food tour be without sausage?
A sip of soup was included too...
Lastly, we stopped at one final place for a bigos, a stew type dish.
Are you an adventurous eater? Would you have tried the herring?
This tour was free but you paid 1 or 2 zloty at each stop for your tasting. If you don't want to eat it, you don't pay. No reservations required. Just show up on the appropriate day and time as listed on the website linked above.