Krakow Street Food
Introduction: Krakow Street Food
Polish food is some of the best in Europe, hearty, wholesome and rooted in hundreds of years of history. Eating is a big part of local culture, and while it’s mostly associated with family meals with lashings of vodka, or hastily eaten workers lunches in one of the cities many milk bars – increasingly, international street food culture has taken over Krakow.
Featuring Polish cuisine, international favourites, and creative combinations of the two – there is plenty to eat on the street if you know where to look.
Zapiekanka from Plac Nowy
Zapiekanka is Poland’s version of the pizza which originated back in the 70s. It quickly became a firm favorite for those looking for a quick tasty snack any time of the day. As the description suggests, it’s basically pizza on a baguette.
You can find in every Polish city, but here in Krakow, Plac Nowy is the place to go, from the stone building in the middle of the square. Wash it down with a beer or shot from one of the surrounding bars.
It looks like the offspring of when a lonely bagel got it on with a pretzel. Having said that, in the opinion of many Poles, it tastes even better than both of these things. In Poland though we keep it simple. There are no dips and no fillings. In fact, the most exotic thing you might find on it are poppy seeds.
This one is a good on-the-go thing – grab one from a cart on the way to somewhere. They are fresh and cheap.
Look out for this one at street markets and tourist fairs. It’s a popular if acquired taste among locals. Essentially it’s sheep milk cheese with an intensely salty and smoky flavor. Served hot to order, the trick is to have it with a dollop of cranberry sauce, which gives it a nice sweet kick.
Judah Square Food Truck Park
Food trucks are fast becoming the next big thing in Krakow. There’s a whole host of them to be found in the Judah Square Food Truck Park. Located in the ultra-hip Kazimierz district, the huge mural that overlooks the park is what people often notice first.
Lined with a rotating cast of food trucks catering to a wide variety of tastes, and with plenty of seating in the square. Here you’ll find Krakow favorites like Wurst Truck offering up sausages, and Pan Kumpir which serves jacket potatoes. Also there’s the Chimney Cake Factory service another Polish street food favorite. A wrapped sweet pastry covered in cinnamon, sugar, coconut or a variety of other delicious dusting’s.
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