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What’s unique to eat in Krakow? – specialties you must try

Obwarzanki Krakowskie

Krakow is one of the most touristic places in Poland. It is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. Mainly because of its beautiful monuments and historical sites, but it is also worth knowing that Krakow is also famous for its exceptional food, which is admired by people all over the world. In this city you can try really delicious cuisine, including local specialties. What specifically is worth eating?

Obwarzanek krakowski

Obwarzanek is a traditional Polish pastry and a symbol of Cracow. It is a soft and plump disc of dough with a cgaracteristic slightly sweet taste and a crispy crust. It can be bought almost everywhere. On almost every corner you can meet small carts on wheels where you can buy an obwarzanek. It is worth knowing that it is included in the list of traditional products protected by European Union law. People often confuse it with a bagel. However, it should not be cut, but eaten whole, preferably additionally sprinkled with cheese, onion, sesame or salt. Fresh and warm obważanki are a true taste of Krakow.

PAPAL cream puff

Yes, it is in Krakow that you can eat some of the best creamsicles, the famous favorite dessert of Pope John Paul II, hence the name. It is a thick portion of vanilla cream squeezed between two layers of puff pastry. Most often it is sprinkled with powdered sugar. If it delighted the Pope’s palate then it is sure to impress the rest of us as well.

Maczanka krakowska

This is a traditional pork dish with a modern twist and is currently one of Krakow’s most popular fast food dishes. It is also called the “great-grandmother of burgers,” because it appeared long before the classic burgers we know today gained their popularity. It’s a modern twist, as the bun and meat used to be served separately. Today, however, it is more like a burger. It’s flavorful meat layered over crispy bread, and the whole thing is topped off with a distinctive onion sauce. It tastes best when warm, and you can try it in many Krakow restaurants and food trucks.

Kiełbasa krakowska

This is not the kind of sausage that most people are familiar with. Kiełbasa krakowska is a different kind, and this is because it is thick and smoked. It is prepared from lean pork meat and then seasoned with pepper, salt, garlic, coriander and a bit of allspice. Combined with freshly baked bread, it is one of Krakow’s most famous delicacies, known throughout the country.

Zapiekanka in Plac Nowy

The center of Kazimierz, or Plac Nowy, is famous for the best zapiekanka in the entire city and one of the nicest places to meet. It is there that you can buy zapiekanka, which is considered the first Polish fast food. It is a baguette with mushrooms heated in the oven, and the whole thing is complemented by stringy cheese and ketchup. Currently, you can also try modern proposals for such a casserole there. Various variants with colorful toppings tempt many tourists who come to Cracow and allow them to move back in time to the older years of the city.

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