Polish food is unlike any other. The country’s cuisine has been heavily influenced by the country’s long history, countries like Hungary, Austria and Germany, and other European cultures such as Italian, French and Turkish cooking traditions. At SOTC, we offer a wide range of package holidays to Poland that allow you to experience the very best of everything that Poland has to offer. If you cannot wait to sink your teeth into some scrumptious pierogi, visit us at your nearest SOTC branch and we will help you plan the trip of a lifetime!
To learn more about the must-try Polish food and best Polish restaurants to visit on your trip, read on!
Meat is central ingredient in many Polish dishes; however, the cuisine also incorporates a wide range of locally grown vegetables, fragrant spices and tasty herbs. The best way to describe Polish food is hearty. It can often be heavy on butter, cream and eggs, resulting in dishes that are the dictionary-definition of comforting soul food.
The best Polish food that you simply must try on your trip to the country includes pierogi (sweet or savoury dough dumplings), bigos (chopped meat stewed with fresh cabbage), sour cucumber soup (made from salted cucumbers and potato), golabki (cabbage rolls filled with meat or chopped onions) and zrazy (a hearty meat roulade). These local dishes are some of the most Popular Polish food which you should not miss.
Every good meal must be accompanied by a local beverage, and the traditional Polish beverages include mead, beer and vodka. Tea is also a very popular drink in Poland, as is buttermilk, kefir and soured milk.
Poland has a wide-ranging dining options for travellers of all budgets. Some of the best Polish restaurants for authentic, local cuisine include Milkbar Tomasza, Trzy Rybki, Starka and Gospoda Koko. If you’re on the hunt for real Polish cuisine, these are the best places to eat in Poland.
When it comes to high-end dining and Michelin-starred venues, the best restaurants in Poland are Albertina in Krakow, Belvedere Warszawa, Farina in Krakow and Pod Baranem. The delicious food and fantastic service make them well worth the money. If you are keen to dine at one of these high-end Polish restaurants, make a reservation well in advance.
Poland has some fantastic, bustling food markets where you can try out delicious, fresh food at prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Some of the best food markets in Poland include Hala Koszyki in Warsaw, Stary Kleparz in Krakow and Hala Targowa in Wroclaw.