Poland Local Food



Visa Requirements

A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering Poland and it is..

Travel Health

Vaccinations recommended for travel to Poland are Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Rabies and..

Local Currency

The official currency in Poland is the Polish zloty. Notes are in denominations of..


Poland’s climate is temperate with warm summers, crisp and sunny autumns and cold..

Local Customs

The family is the centre of the social structure in Poland and are the first obligation..


Polish is the official language of Poland however most younger people know English fairly..

Transport Options

International airlines fly mainly to Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport however other..

Travel Tips

Driving in Poland can be hazardous and there are risks of robbery on rail and bus..

Local Food

Poles generally have a large lunch and a lighter breakfast and supper. Traditional..

Local Timezones

Poland is in the Central European Time Zone and is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time..

Dutyfree Limits

The following items may be imported into Poland by persons 17 years of age and over..

Local Food

Poles generally have a large lunch and a lighter breakfast and supper. Traditional Polish cuisine is rich in meats, sauces and vegetables however modern Polish cuisine focuses much more on a greater variety and healthy choices. Nearly all restaurants will offer at least one vegetarian option with some even being exclusively vegetarian in the major cities. Polish food is known as some of Eastern Europe’s best and you cannot go past a visit to Poland without trying a delicious plate full of the local boiled dumplings (pierogi) and wash it down with one of Poland’s many great beers.

Common ingredients for Polish food include marjoram, wild mushrooms, dill, caraway seeds and sour cream. Soups are very common at mealtimes and are rich and hearty, a meal in itself. Fish dishes with carp, trout and herring are also popular and pastries are a favourite. National specialities include: bigos (sauerkraut, cabbage, onions and meat); salted and rolled herring fillets with pickles and onions; kabanos (long, thick sausage); pierogi (boiled dumplings) and kasza (buckwheat).

To eat cheaply simply visit a milk bar which is basically a fast food restaurant. Here you will find cheap Polish fare at unbeatable prices. However be warned you will encounter customers from varying social classes which can provide a unique dining experience as dinner might end up having a show thrown in.

Poles enjoy a drink, which usually includes beer, vodka and wine. National drinks include: vodka (in many varieties); zywiec (a strong lager type beer); Polish liqueurs; mead (brewed from honey with a similar taste to wine) and nalewka (alcoholic tincture). The legal drinking age is 18. Tea and coffee is an important staple to quench the Poles’ thirst and both are generally good quality. Carbonated mineral water is also very popular and tap water is safe to drink.

Highlights of Poland

Warsaw Information

Slight to the east of the centre of Poland, Warsaw is the nations capital and largest city, with around 1.7 million..

Gdansk Information

North of Poland on the Baltic Sea. Has for centuries been one of the most important port cities in northern Europe...

Krakow Information

Krakow lies in the southern region of Poland only about 100 kilometres or 60 miles from the borders with the Chezch..


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