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…