How about a walk or tasting tour with a local foodie? Vodka, Polish dumplings called pierogi and a vast range of pork sausages, these are the flavours that are quite commonly associated with the Polish cuisine. But is there some food that is typically varsovian? We prepared a series of itineraries that allow you to discover a complex culinary identity of Warsaw and have a full meal.
The history with food stops
We can take you for a 4 hours walk in the historic Old Town to discover the culinary dimension of the most precious treasure: the district listed as the part of the UNESCO World Heritage for a comprehensive reconstruction after WWII. In 4 hours we could visit the Old town and venture into the Warsaw’s water front and explore the most typical flavors of the city in historic cafes and popular craft pubs. And there is our favorite Vodka Museum on our way…
Where do you go?
Where do we go? – It’s a question that many people ask me while I am guiding them in Warsaw. The answer requires at least half a day and a car. The culinary map of Warsaw is slightly different from the city’s top 10 tourist attraction. In 4 hours or 6 hours we can take you for a walk in the most interesting culinary locations in the city as they are located in different neighborhoods like Poznanska St. in the Southern part city center renown for popular and fashionable places or Hala Mirowska, the last real farmers’ market visited by local people that you find more to the North of the city. A quest for legendary pączki (donuts) will take us to the workers’ quarters in the Western Warsaw while the best local dumplings called pyzy may be found across Wisła river in the Eastern district. To sum up you will get to know the most characteristic and special places in the central Warsaw visiting popular spots in different districts, but we will need a taxi or a private car.
A day of local food and stories
Visitors who are willing to spend more time getting to know Warsaw and its food may consider a day long tour that will include a walk in the Old Town, a tour in the district of historic cafes and pubs of the center and important market areas with its unique atmosphere such as the Różycki’s bazaar famous for dumplings served (and sold) in glass jar. All that in addition to the city’s most popular landmark such as the Old Town, Łazienki Park, Palace of Culture and the area of the former Jewish Ghetto.
The length of the tour is subject to change depending on the participants orders and restaurant service. The list of restaurants and eaters may change on request of the participants.