Pierogi – the only Polish dish with a patron saint

Pierogi – the only Polish dish with a patron saint

If you’ve ever eaten pierogi, chances are fairly good that you fell in love at first bite – and we wouldn’t blame you. The soft, pillowy dumplings stuffed with cheese and potato (among other possible fillings) is the ultimate in comfort food: filling, hearty, and totally satisfying, whether boiled or...

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Ultimate guide to being vegan in Krakow

Ultimate guide to being vegan in Krakow

Polish cuisine at first glance is not very vegan, but in Krakow, vegan and vegetarian restaurants have been popping up like trendy mushrooms, there are so many of them now that it’s hard to keep track. This is great news for vegan travellers to Krakow or anyone who wants to...

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Ultimate guide to being vegan in Warsaw

Ultimate guide to being vegan in Warsaw

Vegan in Warsaw? No problem. There are more than 100 spots in Warsaw to satisfy almost any craving (1/3 of them are completely vegan). And the numbers are growing faster than in any city. Warsaw is continually listed among the top vegan-friendly cities in the world by HappyCow, a website...

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Europe’s best-loved dishes

Europe’s best-loved dishes

While you’re likely to find Asian fusion in Denmark or pizza in Poland, if you want to travel like a local (and we know you do), a great start is knowing some traditional foods in the destinations you visit. The following is a list of foods with a rich history...

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How to make Polish pierogis

How to make Polish pierogis

Without a doubt, pierogis are the most famous Polish dish. In many restaurants they’re often called Polish dumplings as an English translation, but, to be honest, it’s difficult to compare them to anything else. The best way to explain, is that pierogis are pierogis – and nothing else. Pierogis are...

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Where to find the best pyzy and flaki in Warsaw

Where to find the best pyzy and flaki in Warsaw

Kasia and Jarek just celebrated the third anniversary of Pyzy, flaki gorące — a place where the authentic taste of Warsaw’s street food integrates with locals and foreigners alike, from a kitchen that has only recently moved to the Praga quarter. “When we were opening this bar three years ago,...

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10 things about Poland that might surprise you

10 things about Poland that might surprise you

Every country has its stereotypes: Swedes are tall, blonde vikings, the Scottish all wear kilts, Germans have no sense of humour, and every Australian knows how to surf. Poland is no different. While everyone assumes we drink nothing but vodka, that’s not the full story of our drinking habits —...

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Where to listen to classical music in Warsaw’s historic churches

Where to listen to classical music in Warsaw’s historic churches

If you’re a classical music lover or just want to experience that shiver when the first chord resonates throughout a historic church, put Warsaw on your concerto bucket list. The experience goes beyond listening to music. Here is where you can experience classical concerts in some of Warsaw’s most beautiful...

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Where to find Krakow’s best street food

Where to find Krakow’s best street food

There’s more to Polish cuisine than pierogies — and in Krakow, there are serious street food stalls, cafes and bars serving up delicious snacks along with a dose of local culture and history. Here’s where to get the best street food in Krakow. Complex Dolne Młyny This complex is a...

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Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

Where to celebrate the Assumption of Mary in Europe

August 15 is a big celebration in most European cities. It is a religious event, honouring the Assumption of Mary, and the day is marked with a principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, or the mother of Jesus Christ. The Assumption of Mary is celebrated across Europe, and if you’re...

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