A brief history lesson before you visit Krakow
Where to stay in Krakow
Eating out in Krakow
- Pierożki u Vincenta – head here for a traditional Polish pierogi (think savoury or sweet dumplings). They come with different types of fillings and are usually served with caramelized onions on top and some sour cream.
- Stara Paczkarnia – the best Paczki (Polish doughnut) in Krakow can be found here. They’re very filling so come hungry! We loved the ones with Rose and Apple-Cinnamon flavour. YUM!
- Barka – We were so sad to have missed dinner at Barka, it was highly recommended by locals! The laidback atmosphere, ambient decorations and great menu were to guarantee a great evening out.
- Hamsa – While in the Jewish Quarter, why not enjoy the multi-flavored Middle Eastern kitchen? The menu brings together typical Israeli dishes like shish kebab, Moroccan lamb with couscous, baked eggplant with bulgur, and the Palestinian dessert Knafeh. One of the best restaurants in Krakow Jewish Quarter I’ve been to.
- Alchemia od Kuchni – we stumbled upon this lunch spot while strolling around in the Jewish Quarter. The menu is quite short but definitely worth it, it even includes some vegan options! Go there for delicious burgers, quinoa bowls or hummus dips.
- Kolanko N°6 – it was supposed to only be a stop on my photography tour around Kazimierz but we simply fell in love with this bistro! They had the best savory crepes that you can order with different fillings. If you enjoy tea, they have a great fruity selection too!
- Pod Aniolami – if you’re looking for a great dining experience with a touch of medieval atmosphere, history and charm, do not miss out on Pod Aniolami! This hidden gem is located in the gothic cellars of a 13th-century building. The menu offers mouth-watering delicacies of Polish cuisine such as homemade lard, Polish and Russian dumplings in a variety of flavours, succulent goose breast carpaccio and mountain rivers’ trout ‘a la shepherd’. Carnivores only I’m afraid.
- Veganic – if you’re looking for a vegan friendly lunch spot, Veganic is your haven. While it is no doubt one of the best vegan restaurants in town (90% of the menu is vegan), its it beautifully presented dishes, gorgeous patio seating, and tasty combinations that attract the crowds. We devoured the mushroom ravioli!
Fabulous things to do on a weekend in Krakow
Krakow sightseeing: Old Town
1. Visit Wawel Castle and Cathedral
2. Stroll around Main Market Square in Krakow Old Town
3. Enjoy romantic sunsets from Krakow Castle
4. Marvel at the beautiful facades and architecture
Kazimierz: Jewish Quarter in Krakow
The former Jewish ghetto in Krakow
Explore Lake Zakrzówek
Spectacular trips from Krakow
Learn about the Nazi rule in Poland at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Go underground at the Wieliczka Salt Mine
Other interesting places to visit in Poland
- Poland’s capital Warshow
- Tatra Mountains
- Gdansk: the “Pearl of the North”
- Sopot: Poland’s charming seaside town