12 Days of Christmas in Krakow

Follow us the next twelve days as we take you all over the city of Krakow to show you what Christmas in Krakow is really like!  Each day we will post a new video and pictures as a countdown to Christmas. Below is a sneak-peek at what we have in store… And remember everyday on…

140 Things to do in Krakow Poland

140 Things to do in Krakow Krakow, or as the British like to call it Cracow,  is an amazing city, and there is so much to do here. I’ve taken a lot of time to compile a list of almost everything you can do! Coming soon is a printable checklist for your next trip. But for now,…

Herring Night

Carnaval in Poland (the time just before Lent) is filled with many strange traditions. We already showed you Paczki Day, but now, as lent approaches, it’s time for herring. Herring Night, or Śledzik in Polish, is the last day before Lent begins and Poles fast for 40 days from indulgent things such as alcohol, sweets, or…

Eat a Meal in a Local’s Home

My biggest fear when I travel is that I am going to end up at a restaurant where a local person would never go. I always search before a trip to find a place that is recommended by a local blogger or talk to my friends that may have spent some time actually living in…

8 Tips for Cheap Eats in Krakow

1. Obwarzanki are your friends Obwarzanek are the Krakowian bagel. You can get them on virtually every street corner. And while local Poles will have a favorite stand, we think they are good just about anywhere. They only cost around 40 US cents and have toppings like poppy seeds, cheese, salt, or sesame seeds. They make…

Fat Thursday (Tlusty Czwartek): 3 Things You Have to Eat

In Poland, instead of celebrating Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras like everyone else in the world, they celebrate Fat Thursday. The holiday is aptly named, as just about everything you are supposed to eat on that day is deep fried, sugary, and delicious! Here are some of our favorite foods to have on Fat Thursday….

Meatless Eats in Krakow

Vegan or vegetarian? No problem! There are plenty of options for people with these sorts of dietary restrictions in Krakow. We’re sure you’ve heard that Poland has a very meat-heavy cuisine, which may be true, but there are also so many choices for people that aren’t fond of meat. Vegetarians may find it way easier than…

The Best of Krakow: Our Favorite Local Spots

There are a lot of local spots in Krakow that we haven’t written about despite the fact we go to them at least once a week. A lot of it has to do with the fact that we are having such a good time with our friends that we forget to even take pictures! And…

The Royal Snack Route: A snack-crawl through Krakow!

Most are pleasantly surprised by the food here in Poland, and even more surprised by the prices.  We have a whole list of must-eats here, but if you want to make a whole day of it, we have created The Royal Snack Route, highlighting the best Polish street-eats, which just happens to follow along the traditional…

Krakow Cat Cafe: Kocia Kawiarnia Kociarnia

What’s better than a cafe full of cats!? Krakow’s only Cat Cafe has opened its doors, actually they’ve been open for quite some time, and it seems all the kinks we read about on TripAdvisor and the like have been worked out. Enter the cafe from ul. Krowoderska 48, if you already know what you want…

Off the Beaten Path: Unique Experiences

Unique Experiences in Krakow If you have had your fill of European cities, and are looking for something that sets Krakow apart from the rest, then look no further than this list.  From exciting flea markets to amazing picnicing spots this list has it all, and consider them mostly local spots. For our Ultimate List…

Food Truck Square

I just read today  that Krakow was named in Travel and Leisure’s yearly CNN sponsored list for the best cities in the world to go to.  How exciting!  So what is something new here in Krakow that people are enjoying?  You may not know that Kazimierz is actually a really “new” part of town.  Yes,…

Massolit Cafe: Krakow’s Best English Bookstore

Still like the smell of an old book?  Searching for something to read in English? Been traveling through Europe and wishing for a bagel and cream cheese?  Then look no further than Massolit Cafe and Books.  With the largest selection of English-language books, both used and new, you can find anything to read here, and…

The Best Sausages in Poland: Hala Targowa’s Communist Van

Other than being told by friends and family that the sausages on Hala Tragowa at night were the best in Krakow, I only ever saw anything about them on Krakow’s Free Walking Tour Hidden Gems list.  And since we have grilled sausage at least twice a week at home in the summer, I never made the…

Bunkier Cafe: Relaxing Along the Planty

One of my favorite places to really wind down and relax is at Bunkier Cafe.  Located along The Planty, Bunkier has great food, an even better atmosphere, and a special Tyskie “Tank Beer”.  In the winter, plastic curtains are closed so that you can still sit along the gardens even in the snow.  In the…

Ciuciu: The World’s Smallest Candy Manufacturer

I first discovered Ciuciu when I visited the Christmas Market in Krakow in 2013, and now that I live here, I stop in at least once a month for a little bag of delicious candies.  My favorite, the fruit-flavored hard candies, which show their flavors by the fruit designs in the middle of the candy,…

Hamsa: Hummus and Happiness Israeli Restobar

Mezze Platters and Cocktails in Kazimierz Sick of Polish food? Of course not, how could you be.  But maybe you want something different, something to reflect all of the Jewish history you have been learning about in Kazimierz or at Auschwitz.  Or maybe you just want an awesome place to hang out with friends, grab…

Bania Luka: Shots and Snacks

Just like its main competitor Pijalnia Wodki i Piwa, Bania Luka serves 4zl shots, beers, and other beverages, with 8 zl plates of various food items.   The atmosphere is warmer than Pijalnia, but thats because it looks like a normal bar and not one that time-traveled here from communism.  Their shots menu is less…

What to Eat, Where to Eat It, and Where and What to Drink With It

What to Eat in Poland This is our must eat list for Krakow, and covers the basics of Polish cuisine.  Most items are easy and cheap to buy at a grocery store and cook at home, but will taste much better from a recommended restaurant.  And only buy Zapiekanki from the Plac Nowy in Kazimierz….

Shots and Food and Beer: Pijalnia Wódki i Piwa

Featured on our Royal Snack Route and Best Local Places! Pijalnia Wódki i Piwa has locations all over the city, in the Jewish district on the Plac Nowy, off Florianska Street, and on Szewska Street (both close to the Main Market Square).  What will probably first catch your eye are the prices, all drinks are 4zl…

Best Eats: Gospada Koko

Out of all the restaurants that we can recommend in Krakow, Koko is by far the one we actually visit the most.  Anytime someone comes to visit, we take them here.  Anytime we have to be in the Main Square for an event, we stop by for a beer and some pierogi.  It is full…

Cafes by Day, Bars by Night: Alchemia

Alchemia is a great example of the versatility of Krakow’s cafes.  Open practically 24 hours, you can stop by in the morning for breakfast, the afternoon for a quick pick-me-up, or hang out all night in the candle-lit dining room drinking beer.  In the summer, sit outside along the Plac Nowy, and watch the people…

Charlotte: The Best Breakfast in Town

One of the things I hate about Paris, is that to truly enjoy it, to really do Paris right, you have to have a lot of money.  One thing you don’t need to experience Krakow is a lot of money.  So if you’ve had your fill of pierogis, or are craving a fresh croissant or…

Farmer’s Markets in Krakow

There are a few European style covered markets in the city.  Some are closer to the tourist attractions, and our favorite one is located a little further from the Old Town, and closer to the residential neighborhoods.  Both Nowy Kleparz and Stary Kleparz are within walking distance of the major tourist attractions, but their prices are higher, and…