WARSAW FOOD TOUR
– RETRO CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Prepare for an amazing culinary experience in Warsaw during our original group tour created for travelers with appetite. Discover city’s secret food paths, street food, pastry shops, local restaurants and pubs following a professional guide, who will familiarize you with Warsaw’s history and many surprising polish customs when it comes to the country’s cuisine.
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: Palace of Culture and Science
Transportation: “Zuk” minibus (walking + driving)
* Tours by ZUK minibuses are available for travelers taller than 150 cm (4,9 ft).
TRADITIONAL POLISH FOOD
Serving traditional Polish soups is deeply embedded in the country’s culture. Poles prepare particular soups for different holidays treating it as an integral part of every important celebration. You can buy Polish soups made according to a hundred years-old recipes in poshy restaurants, milk barks and on every Warsaw bazaar.
While visiting Warsaw, you should definitely try:
- Zurek (Easter soup) - sour rye soup with eggs and sausages traditionally served inside a loaf of bread.
- Borscht (Christmas soup) - beetroot soup served with polish raviolis called “ears” or croquettes.
- Broth - a warming soup cooked with poultry and served with pasta, carrots or parsley.
- Tripe - a soup made of strips of beef tripes, topped with spicy seasoning.
The number of various meals and traditional delicacies at Warsaw bazaars can be really overwhelming. Many people visiting culinary fairs end up being confused and lost among hundreds of attractive and incredibly looking stalls. Beside classics characteristic for Polish cuisine, Warsaw food markets feature some specialties of the city. Make sure that during your Warsaw food tour you’ll try:
- Pickled Herring (Warsaw’s must try) - an appetizer made of raw herring cured in salt and then brinded in bay leaves, onions, vinegar or sugar.
- Polish sausages - fresh, grilled, raw, fried or smoked, made of all kinds of meat, with variety of seasonings - help yourself!
- Aspic (gelly) - Pork, poultry, fish or vegetables, served in an aromatic jelly with vinegar and bread.
- Dumplings - no. 1 of Polish cuisine. The most traditional dumplings are filled with: quark and potatoes, meat, cabbage and mushrooms, seasonal fruits or buckwheat groats.
You definitely can’t comprehensively visit Warsaw without trying traditional honey mead. Its exquisite taste of alcohol and sweetness is a perfect fulfillment for your culinary experience. There are no doubts about its curative properties, both for your body and spirit.
Honey mead is made of fermented honey with various additions such us: fruits (oranges, lemons, apples), ginger, cinnamon, cardamom or cloves. Types of mead can vary significantly - some having 3,5% alcohol and some even 20 %. Traditionally served in a stoneware cup, the honey mead will warm you up like nothing else!