Travel Tips: What To Eat In Krakow
Krakow shares many of the same traditions as Warsaw when it comes to cuisine, both equally delicious. I haven’t repeated any of the items from the What To Eat in Warsaw post, so if you’re going to Poland you should take a look at both lists and pick your favorites.
Golonka: Considered by many to be Poland’s national dish, you must try the pork knuckle.
Knedle: These potato dough dumplings are stuffed with apples, plums, or strawberries and are eaten as dinner, not dessert.
Botwinka: Young red beet leaves and roots are made into this bright-pink soup that is served with sour cream and occasionally chive. It is only available in the spring when the beetroots are young and most flavorful.
Nalesniki: You can find these pancakes in varying thicknesses and plain or stuffed, and they all share the same name. The particular nalesniki I’m talking about are filled with jam, fruit or even savory items and tend toward the thin side of pancakes. (more…)
Final Thoughts: Krakow
Krakow is ugly-beautiful, like a tragedy in the form of lyrical prose or a poem about a decaying fish. (more…)
Krakow: Do or Don’t
DO look at the locks on Lover’s Bridge. It’s a cliché thing to take a lock with you (we did; someday we will have one in every city we’ve visited together), but it is just as interesting to read the testimonials and see the beautiful locks people attach without bringing your own.
DO carry zloty with you. There aren’t a lot of ATMs and there are even a few locations that are run as scams.
DO try obwarzanek krakowski from one of the street vendors. They cost roughly 50 cents (USD) and will easily feed two people. What’s not to love about a pretzel-bagel hybrid?