A Blogger's Mini Guide To Krakow

Updated: Mar 10, 2019


Street Food


STREAT SLOW FOOD



JUDAH SQUARE FOOD TRUCK PARK


OBWARZANEK - Polish pretzel (picture to the right, from main square)

PACZKI - POLISH DONUT



OTHER STREET FOOD TO TRY

- Zapiekanki

- Kürtőskalács (Chimney cake)

- Sausage from Blue Nyska food truck (at Hala Targowa) I tried to find this, but it wasn't there - I think you have to go there at night not during the day!)




Coffee Shops


CAFE CHARLOTTE




This Parisian-style cafe is super cute, very modern/trendy, has really good ice coffee and macaroons (didn't try anything else.. heard the Charlotte Breakfast is good tho!), but it took FOREVER to order from the waiters..



BUNKIER CAFE




Love this place! Super cool "rustic factory" look to it with cute retro/vintage furniture. The tea I had was AMAZING and they have sooo many to choose from!


OTHER CAFES I RECOMMEND

- Choco Cafe

- Massolit Books & Cafe




Restaurants


POLSKIE SMAKI



Typical local Polish cuisine - a LOT of food for pretty cheap!



KOGEL MOGEL

A more modern version of traditional Polish food - really good and not expensive at all for what you get!



GOSPODA KOKO


Another popular spot for locals - also super affordable!




Bars


ALCHEMIA



Really cool place that's one of the oldest bars still serving in Cracow. With antique alchemist tools hanging everywhere and candles on all the tables (almost no other form of light in the bar) it has a cozy and almost creepy feel to it. This was definitely one of my favorite places on this trip!



PIJALNIA WÓDKI I PIWA




A communist-era style bar with retro interior and communist cartoons all over the walls! Recommend both the food and the shots - you should try the Mad Dog! When I went there for dinner I got a beer and the Zurek soup, which is a traditional Polish soup that is among the mandatory dishes to try in Krakow. I only paid 9 Zlothy (~$2/NOK 20)!!



BANIA LUKA


Another fun bar! Here you should also try their fun an extremely cheap shots. Monkey brain was actually pretty good!



ESZJWERIA



Read on another blog before going that this was the place to go for hot beer. I really like it, but my dad was a little skeptical. We had the one with raspberry if I remember correctly.. anyway, I definitely recommend trying this! Especially if you're visiting Cracow during a cold month.



SINGER



This place got its name from the antique Singer sewing machine tables they've used as regular tables. A very unique and cozy place - worth a visit!




What To See


THE MAIN SQUARE


The cloth hall

ST. MARY'S BASILICA



WAWEL CASTLE





THE KOŚCIUSZKO MOUND



You can take a bus/taxi or something to get there or do like I did, walk for about 45min-1hr. The walk along the river is pretty nice as well as the walk up to the park from the main road, so I definitely recommend walking if you have time for it!




Shopping


THE CLOTH HALL

This is where you should get your souvenirs!



SECOND HAND / VINTAGE

I LOVE vintage shopping, so whenever I go to a new city I research vintage/second hand stores. I got three jackets from three different places: one was from Vintage-komis and was a little expensive, but still only about $25/NOK 250, so cheap compared to for example vintage on Venice Beach.. The other jacket I found at Flaming SH and was only around $7/NOK 70. The last one was a vintage military jacket from Antyki-Militaria (photo above) for around $10/NOK 100.



OTHER PLACES I RECOMMEND TO CHECK OUT

- Vintage Classics (photo above)

- The Plac Novy Market (best on Sundays!)





Thanks for reading! Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions :)

Marie,
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