Authentic Poland

To truly taste what it means to be Polish, no-one can overlook a visit to these legends…

Forteca Kregliccy

ul. Zakroczymska 12

Visit this one-time Tsarist fortress each Wednesday to join chefs, restauranteurs and foodies sifting through glorious greens, muddy veg and artisanal gems from Poland’s top vendors. Amid a national shift towards natural produce, this famers’ market stands above all the others.

Le’pię

ul. Topiel 12

Find the humble dumpling reimagined under the practiced hand of chef Sandra Kotowicz, Poland’s very own Princess of Pierogi. Handmade with love and invention, find this basic Polish staple given a remarkable, sexy makeover – the place caused such a splash in 2018, even the BBC reported on it.

Pyzy Flaki Gorące

ul. Brzeska 29/31

Head to decrepit Brzeska to unearth one of Praga’s favorite little secrets. Serving the best pyzy in town, find your little dumplings squashed into glass vessels then lathered with various toppings. Arguably the best budget meal in Warsaw, this is the essence of Poland served in a jar.

Schabowy

ul. Obrzeżna 1

The simplicity of both the design and the dishes belies the quality. Start with a classic tartar before advancing into the real reason you’re here: a choice of breaded pork chops made from Mangalica or Złotnicka pork. This is Polish home cooking at its best.

Talerzyki

ul. Mokotowska 33/35

Serving little plates of this and that, Talerzyki look to summon the spirit of inter-war Warsaw with their collection of classic recipes presented in a miniature, modernized format: think of goose stomachs, potato cakes and ‘Polish fondue’ made of Kujawski cheese.

More Rest of the Best