Where to eat in Krakow. The gastronomy of Krakow: here is where you can taste the typical dishes of Polish cuisine. Recommendations for restaurants, restaurants and street food!
The restaurants in Krakow
You can not surely miss a meal to “U Babci Maliny” (Ulica Slawkowska 17) a lovely little restaurant decorated in mountain style, where you can taste the typical Polish dishes, prepared according to the tradition. Cheap prices. Must try the goulash and pierogi (large ravioli stuffed typical of Poland. They are cooked fried or boiled). The restaurant is not very visible because the entrance is located in the inner courtyard of the palace. Do not abandon the search, Krakow signs are always hidden.
Other typical restaurant is the“Morskie Oko” (Plac Szczepański 8), situated not far from the first one. He also offers the typical dishes of Poland.
Pay a visit to “Wierzynek”(Rynek Główny 15), which, according to many , it would be the most famous restaurant in Poland, fixed stop of VIPs and important people visiting Krakow.
“Pod Wawelem” (ul. Św. Gertrudy 26-29) Large restaurant located next to the castle. Friendly waiters who speak English, dressed in traditional costumes. Every day of the week a dish on the menu is in promotion. Great cutlet and grilled mixed meat. Very generous portions. Beer 5 PLN, full dinner 25 Approximately PLN.
Street food in Krakow
The street-food in Krakow for excellence is the Zapiekanka, a sort of baguette cut in half, served warm and topped with melted cheese and mushrooms mainly, although there are other versions with ketchup, ham or salad. Great for a quick lunch while walking tour of the historic center. If you do not know where to find them, they are served in a small shop in a street just a short walk from the main square, a shop called precisely “Zapiekanki”(Ul. Sienna 3). Otherwise you can taste it in Plac Nowy at the’Okrąglak, construction of a round shape that is located in the Jewish Quarter Kazimierz. Prices around 4-6zloty (2-2,5Euro).
During the Christmas period the square (“Rynek Główny”) is filled with many stalls serving traditional, especially meat and various sausages. All accompanied by mulled wine, ideal to warm against the freezing temperatures outside. Among the stalls you can meet an old woman who serves the smoked sheep cheese(Oscypek) garnished with cranberry jam on: you must try.
Speaking of street food, you can not miss the numerous Turkish Kebap scattered along the streets of Old Town, there is literally one at each corner!
Italian Restaurants in Krakow
If you can not do without the Italian cuisine, Krakow there are some good Italian restaurants: the restaurant “Aqua e Vino” (Ul. Wiślna 5/10), the “Bistro Italiano Da Silvano” (ul. Berka Joselewicza 18) and “Al Dente” (Ul. Kupa 12) the one where they serve fresh Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP. Most of the restaurants with Italian ensign you meet, however, are not really valid and serve you dishes that have little to do with the beautiful country, so beware.