Cracow Food & Wine : Local Cuisine
When it comes to Polish food, prepare to roll yourself out the restaurant doors, because there’s no meal that won’t make you feel more hearty, if not heavy. Now, keeping in mind that Poland still lacks the reputation as a culinary destination, there are some charming places to dine that won’t leave you hungry at the end of the night.
Some Krakow hotspots include Trzy Rybki, with its award-winning interior that serves fine modern European cuisines with a Polish twist and a menu that serves octopus as well. Wesele is another important local dining establishment, with a classic Polish menu and goose breast being the restaurant’s top specialty. Another place worthy of noting is The Olive located in The Sheraton Hotel, with a glass roof that gives an al fresco atmosphere under the stars.
And if you are looking for something that’s both Polish and nostalgic, Bar Mleczny (or the Milk Bar) will leave you thinking it’s 1981 all over again with it’s communist-theme décor (or lack of) and menu of simple pierogies, pigs feet, and everyone’s sour milk of choice, Kefir. (Yes, you did read that right, Pig’s Feet is on the menu, indeed.)