Poland’s most popular tourist destination is also the best place in Poland to enjoy Polish food. The number of cafes, restaurants, markets and street food stalls in Krakow seems endless. You can spend weeks trying out many of the wonderful specialties or take a Krakow food tour to get the inside scoop from a local guide.
Krakow Food Tour
Most food tours in Krakow stick to locations in central Krakow. This generally means Krakow’s Old Town, known as Stare Miasto in Polish but more specifically the area around the main square, Rynek Główny. Outside of this area, you’ll find many excellent bars, eateries and markets in the Kazimierz district, Krakow’s historic Jewish Quarter.
Top PickKrakow: 4-Hour Polish Food Tour
Duration: 4 hours.
Unlike other food tours, here you will get to learn the history behind the meals and specialties as well as about the food stores where the tastings take place. The opportunity to sample 10 Polish dishes and specialties as well as vodka makes this the most comprehensive food tour on offer.
- Enjoy up to 10 food tastings at 4-6 venues in central Krakow.
- Get a shot of locally made Polish vodka.
- Try a variety of Polish cheeses and cured meats.
- Taste one of Krakow’s most famous desserts.
Pros: This is Krakow’s most highly-rated tour. You will get to try a wide variety of dishes and a shot of Polish vodka.
Cons: There aren’t vegetarian alternatives at all tastings. This tour isn’t suitable for vegans.Check Availability
Traditional Polish Food Tour
Duration: 2.5 – 3.5 hours.
This walking tour of Krakow provides an interesting overview of Krakow’s rich history and culture while you enjoy samples of Polish food as you go around. As this is a private tour, you can choose the duration of the tour and how many tastings you would like included.
Krakow: Pub, Bar & Club Crawl
Duration: 4 hours.
Alternatively, you might be interested in taking this very popular tour by Krakow Crawl. Krakow has a bustling nightlife, popular with locals and tourists alike. This pub, bar and club crawl is the most popular in Krakow and the low price is great for those on a budget or anyone looking to meet a few people on a night out. Club entry and welcome shots are included at all stops.
This guide is part of our series on Polish food and where to eat guide for visitors to Poland.
Map of Krakow Old Town
For more information on things to eat in Krakow, Krakow Tourism offers plenty of inspiration including culinary events in Krakow such as Kraków Shrovetide (Zapusty) or Obwarzanek (Kraków Bagel Day).
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