Local food crawl

3 hours
1 PM
en
Plac Szczepański 8
  • Local foodie guide
  • Traditional food and drinks samples
  • A walk around the Old Town

About

Your taste buds meeting Polish Culture

Italy has pizza, France has frog legs, Scotland has Haggis, and England has Fish and chips. What does Poland have to offer?  

We thought you'd never ask!

Polish cuisine is so important to us. We cultivate our tradition on a daily basis (not to mention Christmas or Easter when our moms spend three days basically just cooking). And this part of our culture makes us very proud. We really want to share it with our lovely visitors. Are you interested? 

We would like to take you on a nice walk, with our representative who will proudly introduce you to the most famous Polish dishes including Polish liqueur (it's Poland after all). The beauty of this tour is its uniqueness - every guide performs it their own way, choosing places the group will visit. You will experience one of its kind tour - we do not perform "conveyor belt" services.

How does Krakow taste like?

This might be the most delicious tour we have in our offer :) Let us be poetic for a moment here: Krakow looks magnificent, sounds like hoof clatter and the bugle call, feels like Grandma's hug, smells like freshly baked "Obwarzanek", but how does it taste like? Do you want to find out?

Highlights of the tour:

  • Local, professional, fun, English speaking Foodie - guide
  • Small group assures personal attention of the guide,
  • A walk around Krakow Old Town,
  • Visiting local bars and restaurants and tasting delicious Polish cuisine,

It is just an awesome way of getting to know the city! Every Foodie at heart will appreciate it :)

Itinerary

The meeting point
The tour starts at Discover Cracow Plac Szczepanski 8 Visitor Center at 13:00 - please introduce yourself to our consultants and they will tell you where to wait for your guide.
Your voucher
Your voucher doesn't need to be printed - the guide will have a list of participants, and they will only need to check your name from the list.
The agenda
The walk includes the oldest food market, a restaurant with homemade food usually visited by locals, and a cafe with homemade liqueurs. The English speaking guide will accompany you throughout the tour sharing stories and anecdotes with you.
The Menu
You will taste dumplings, pickled cucumber, sour rye soup, a shot of homemade liquor and much more.
The ending point
The tour ends at Plac Szczepański 8 where it started.

History

Żurek pronounced as "juhrec"

Żurek soup - a characteristic sour soup that is a specialty of Polish, Czech, and Slovak cuisine, in general: northern Slavs. It is based on rye sourdough, optionally with the addition of milk or cream. The basic ingredients are: rye sourdough, decoction of meat such as: pork ribs, white sausage, ham, pork tail, vegetables, cream, horseradish, egg, spices: marjoram, salt, pepper. 

To prepare a traditional yeast, wholemeal rye flour, water and time (5 - 6 days), heat of the radiator or oven are needed. The name of the soup comes from the German word "sūr" - sour.

In Poland, it is traditionally served at Easter breakfast with eggs, but it is also frequently seen as a dinner soup in Polish households, so basically, every Polish housewife has to know how to cook it.

Pierogi pronounced as "piehrogie"

An extremely toilsome meal, one of the most popular and favorite in Poland. The basis of the dish is a macaroni cake with a variety of salty or sweet stuffing. Semicircle-shaped, heat-treated in the form of boiling in water, roasting or frying in a pan.

It's everybody's favorite because you can stuff it with anything you want and enjoy your customized version. Just the way Canadians love their donuts, Polish people are head over heels for their favorite Pierogi. Since Polish Christmas Eve Supper is vegetarian so the traditional Christmas Eve version is pierogi with mushrooms and cabbage. De-li-cious!

Important info

  • The entire tour takes 3h
  • The minimum number of participants is 1 and maximum is 20
  • You can book the tour up to 3 hour before it starts
  • Please inform the guide about any food allergies. If you are vegetarian/vegan or your diet is gluten free you can take part of the tour, however, we cannot guarantee that all the dishes will be adjusted according to your diet. You might need to resign from some of them
  • If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the activity you will get a full refund
  • If you cancel within 1 hour of the activity or you do not show up for the tour - no refund is due
  • Groups of 15 people and more are obliged to cancel the booking at least two days prior the tour to get a full refund
  • To get a student discount students must have a valid student ID card during the tour and show it to the DiscoverCracow representative when asked

Faq

Do I need to have a printed voucher with me?

No, it doesn't have to be printed. You can present you voucher to the guide on the phone or any other mobile device.

Can I be picked up from my hotel/apatement?

Unfortunately this tour does not include hotel pickup. The meeting point and time is predetermined.

I am vegetarian/vegan / I am on gluten free diet - can I take part in the tour?

We cannot guarantee that all the dishes will be adjusted to your diet. You might need to resign from some of them.

Does the tour require a lot of walking?

This is a walking tour that takes 3 hours with some break in several locations. The walk is around Main Market Square. It is safe to say that the tour requires a fair amount of walking - comfortable shoes are definitely recommended.