POLAND ‘S VEGGIE WOWS
Here it is. The most exciting and amazing foodie-surprise of all.Poland is Europe’s Vegan-vegetarian paradise. Yes!you read that right. The meat eating, East European country is bustling with not just a huge number of vegan/vegetarian restaurants but they're also of a gourmet quality. Many a restaurant has vegetarian friendly menu too. I ate my way through three cities, each one magnificent and with it’s own unique personality. Space constrains me to write in detail about how Poland has risen like Phoenix from the ashes of world war 2 and is vibrant and buzzing. I also cannot go into detail about each restaurant…so here’s a quick taste, a whiff to whet your appetite.
So, here’s the very first surprise…Poland’s oldest snack is vegetarian. Its a delicious ring shaped, hand made bread which is moist, has a chew crumb underneath and is called Obwarzanek. Im tasting it in the 1000 year old historic city of Krakow s oldest market square. You can buy at any of the street carts, it is boiled dough and sprinkled
with salt, poppy seeds, sesame seeds or cheese, before being baked. It has the status of a
regional food with protected geographical indication and dates back to 1394
From the moment I land in the Polish capital’s airport named after it’s renowned pianist Chopin, my whole stay is an orchestra of the most amazing vegetarian food notes.
Im on top of the world, in the stylish and elegant cutting edge Warszawa. This tiny dish was the amuse bouche at my very .first.meal where Dariusz Baranski creates magic And since then I've not stopped discovering.
YOUMIKO VEGAN SUSHI
Outstanding vegan sushi. Chef Nazar’s intricately composed sushi of marinated vegetables dazzle.
How about some Vegan salami vegan prosciutto and more on your vegan pizza? I loved them all.
TEL AVIV URBAN FOOD
Time stands still in this thousand year old city; but the food scene and the night life scene rocks.
KA UDON BAR
Would you believe this? Polish owner, No onion, no garlic? Delicious curries, dals, sambhar samosas all
by Pawel Rogowski
At the iconic Copernicus a magnificent 500 year old palace I taste the most amazing Vegan scallop Marcin FilipKiewicz coaxes amazing flavors and textures from the freshest of local vegetables.
This charming city which used to be the textile hub is now alive with shopping dining complexes in old mills and factories.
Bespoke creative surprise wows in this cutting edge design centric hotel. Creative chef Miro and dreamteam of Andels cooking up a fourvegetarian versions of the four cuisines which have influenced Kuchnia polska or Polish cuisine. German, Jeiwish, Russian and Polish and at one mealtime I get an overview of the evolution of Polish cuisine.
Crumchy, flavorsome Asian dishes in this pure vegan restaurant have me asking for more.