New Reviews in Krakow In Your Pocket #104

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Main Feature: Worth its site, Wieliczka 

Karakter 1470931840_restaurant

With a slightly retro modern interior, full of soft lighting and framed paintings, evokes Miro and Leger, and possesses a seemingly effortless panache and undeniable appeal. The authorial menu is both daring and ambitious; each dish sounds like several: ‘sweetbreads, ravioli with peas and mint, chanterel mushrooms, and beef cheek’ or ‘goat cheese cake with white chocolate, beetroot ice cream, brownie and walnuts.’

Pinakoteka 1470931840_restaurant

While their concept broadly encompasses ‘food, music, gallery,’ their one-page menu includes only four entrees – two of which are burgers, including the absolutely delicious Pinakoteka burger; the wine and beer lists are adept, but equally sparse. As for live music, bands and DJs occupy a small space in the back 2-3 times per week in the evening for a range of chillout beats and acoustic sounds. Art openings take place every two weeks, though their gallery space isn’t a particularly big feature of the interior.

Meat & Go 1470931840_restaurant

Kraków’s best sandwich has found a permanent (and perfectly appropriate) home at Tytano. This self-described ‘meat bar’ quickly serves the most tender and delicious deli cuts we’ve tasted anywhere. Their signature porchetta is a revelation, but the new menu extends across a dozen other miracles including pulled pork, jerk pork, pastrami and cured beef – ensuring many salivating return visits.

Pizzeria Vicenti 1470931840_restaurant

For whatever reason, pizza-by-the-slice is a rare thing in Kraków, making this proper hole-in-the-wall next to Bunkier Sztuki even more of a revelation. Here the slices are square, sized to your specifications, and then, oddly enough, priced by weight (3.50zł/100g).

Fiorentina Ristorante Pizzeria 1470931840_restaurant

Not far from Wawel Castle, this spacious Italian restaurant feature a menu that includes perfect wood-fired thin-crust pizzas, ravioli with wild boar, a delicious tuna tartar, and enticing entrees like cheeks of monkfish with mashed corn, black lentils and sweetbreads. A fine choice for a relaxing and memorable meal.

Mo-ja Cafe 1470931840_restaurant

Mo-ja offers a huge selection of breakfast and lunch options with a conscious bent towards vegan and gluten-free diets. There’s something for all tastes and appetites, from the simple granola, omelettes, salads and toasted sandwiches, to more original creations like vegan lasagna, the popular breakfast burger (basically a glorified egg sandwich loaded with goodness), and the sweet potato wrap with avocado, hummus, eggs, orange, sprouts and greens.

Hevre 1470931840_restaurant

A bone of contention in the community with regard to how it should (and shouldn’t) be used. this place is now in the hands of the same team behind Alchemia and Bunkier – two of Kraków’s best-loved cafe/bar/restaurants – and has been reopened in much the same spirit as those venues.





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