Heat Seekers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Indian scene is heating up, and in one restaurant’s case, literally. Served with a legal disclaimer, head to Guru to ‘enjoy’ Poland’s first phaal, a weapons grade curry that represents the deadliest rung on the Indian ladder. It’s not too different from having a cobra writhing in your guts...


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It’s A Wrap Increasingly represented in stores and restaurants around Warsaw, Molino (molino.pl) have come to be recognized as Poland’s top authority on tortilla production. Blending Mexican techniques with local corn, this small-scale, family-run business proudly eschew all chemicals bar one: love! (więcej…)

Collector’s Item(s)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Rejoice and marvel at the intensely personal oddities amassed and displayed in these Warsaw haunts… (więcej…)


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Cherry On Top Life’s just a bowl of cherries, certainly for the folk at Cherry Tree, a family firm that’s taken the fruit to a different level. (więcej…)

In The Raw

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Polish kimchi? And why not! The country’s love of cabbage has never been disputed, so the nation’s rediscovered appreciation of fermentation processes was always going to lead to creations such as this. No-one, though, has done it better than United Soil, a small firm that places emphasis on words such...


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Back To The Future Inspired by the glam inter-bellum, look to Atelier 1925 (ul. Polna 18/20, 1925.eu) for home and kitchen pieces that will sweep you back to the age of Lindbergh and Lempicka. Produced in Poland using traditional techniques, give your dine time the sophisticated signature of the...


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rug Dealer! When he’s not cooking, you’ll find David Turkestanishvili holding court inside his Aladdin’s lair of rugs and carpets. Set in a basement nook behind his award-winning Rusiko restaurant (rusiko.pl), the chef’s obsession with Georgian ruggery is indulged inside a beautifully compact and chaotic store piled high with...


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jar Heads! Two producers have thrilled the Insider this year: Basia Basia, whose natural jarred goodies focus on peanut butter with varying wacky slants (banana; white chocolate; hazelnut, etc.), and Concept Stu Mostów who, aside from brewing exciting rebel beers, have turned their hand to craft preserves such as...

One Of A Kind

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hot Sand Unearth Warsaw’s only sand coffee at Tahina, a deliciously thick work of alchemy heated in a pan of sand before being served in an itsy metal pot. (więcej…)