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Vegetarian food in Poland?

15 Oct 2006 /  #1
Hi Everyone,

My partner is Polish and we are always in Poland every 2 months or so for 3 or 4 weeks at a time - the trouble is I know it may sound daft to some of you as I know everyone is aware Poland is a meat loving coutry unfortunately, I am vegetarian and I have a big problem with the food as everything contains meat and there are no restaurants that cater for vegetarians so I find myself eating pizza, chips, bread, cheese, potatoes and salad all the time which is bloody gruelling! Can anyone help!

15 Oct 2006 /  #2
take frozen food with you next time from your home
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
15 Oct 2006 /  #3
We have vegie restaurants here in Wroclaw.
15 Oct 2006 /  #4
most restaurants have a vegetarian option of sorts... and it doesnt have to be piza :)
krysia 23 | 3,058  
15 Oct 2006 /  #5
I love all the Polish salads (sałatki, surówki) I can eat those all day long! Many types of vegetable salads.
Pierogi come with cabbage and mushrooms, potatoes, cheese, blue-berries.
Kluski śląskie are made from potatoes, served with mushroom sauce (Yummy)
Soups like barszcz, mushroom, pickle, tomato are without meat.
Naleśniki, potato pancakes, beets with horse-radish, etc. Poland has a lot of delicious vegetable dishes, prepared differently than in America.
OP zaffyw  
15 Oct 2006 /  #6
Thanks for the advice - Have thought of that but the problem is no fridge and a 15 hour drive through holland and germany ! :)

sorry I was referring to the post from member UK- who suggested taking frozen food. Not great as we have a 15 hour drive !

Krysia - as for the salad I do like it and the pankakes etc but find that the vegetarian dishes are a bit limited and as for those perogi pasta parcel things - I cant stomach those!:)

Wroclaw - We go to Kalisz which is on the same side as Wroclaw so we might have to visit your town - maybe you could sugest the name of a good restaurant!
semper_malus - | 21  
15 Oct 2006 /  #7
We in Poland don't like vegetarians. Vegs are eating food our food :)
15 Oct 2006 /  #8
Kalisz is kinda s--hole so Wrocław could be good idea...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
15 Oct 2006 /  #9

If you visit Wrocław you will be about 200 miles in the wrong direction. I think that you'll cross the border and pass Poznan rather than Wrocław.

But if you are coming here, send a post and I'll let you know.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
15 Oct 2006 /  #10
We in Poland don't like vegetarians. Vegs are eating food our food

Hahahahahaha, food eating food! hahahahaha
plg 17 | 263  
15 Oct 2006 /  #11
im sure my posts from here, which i posted earlier today have disappeared

no it was another section now hehehehe
krysia 23 | 3,058  
16 Oct 2006 /  #12
Question for you, plg: If a pig eats vegetables, it's a vegetarian.
Then can a vegetarian eat that pig?
iwona 12 | 542  
16 Oct 2006 /  #13
I think that you can find vegetarian restaurants in bigger towns. In Krakow we have few nice ones.

We in Poland don't like vegetarians. Vegs are eating food our food - they could be little boney :)
16 Oct 2006 /  #14
Make sure you move near the country - you will have plenty of veggie foods there..
semper_malus - | 21  
16 Oct 2006 /  #15
We in Poland don't like vegetarians. Vegs are eating food our food - they could be little boney

It was just a joke didn't saw > :) < ?
iwona 12 | 542  
17 Oct 2006 /  #16
yes it was missed :) :) :) :)
25 Oct 2006 /  #17
Pierogi and beer, that's vegetarian right?
krysia 23 | 3,058  
25 Oct 2006 /  #18
depends what you stuff them with....
25 Oct 2006 /  #19
Zywiec and spinach pierogi = vegetarian
semper_malus - | 21  
27 Oct 2006 /  #20
What about barm? Can the vegetarian consume these little creatures (alive!!!!!) ? :)
29 Oct 2006 /  #21
The high importance of meat in Poland was a problem for me also - though not vegetarian I just don't like most meats.

While in Poland I stuck with meatless pierogis, nalesniki (crepes) and the soups - many of which were absolutely delicious!!!!

I suggest packing what food you can - mixed nuts and protein bars. While in Poland I also shopped for fresh fruit, veggies, oatmeal and tuna.

I'm a picky eater but I survived 3 weeks in Poland!
Maati 1 | 178  
11 Nov 2006 /  #22
I'm Polish, 26 yr. old female and I have not been eating meat for more than 15 yrs. now.
I live in Warsaw, where you can find some vege restaurants too.
And even before we had them, I was shopping a lot at the small open market ( "bazarek" :) not far from my place. I was able to find there healthy food i.e. tomatoes from Mysiadło etc. etc.

Also, I do not eat bread, pizza and chips . I do not like soya too much...
And yes, I'm in perfect health.
I do not know where you are now, but there is plenty vege food here.

Ups, I see you are in Kalisz.
I have no idea about vege places in this town ... You may have to cook for yourself and I'm sure you will find lots of organic food at the local markets.
krysia 23 | 3,058  
11 Nov 2006 /  #23
Where in Warsaw do you live? I lived in Żolibórz.
Many bazars all over. Good home-grown vegetables, very tasty, smell good. In the US too many are genetically modified and artificially fertilized.
Maati 1 | 178  
11 Nov 2006 /  #24
i live in saska kępa.

i do not want to hurt anybody's feelings but when i was in the states i lost about 10 kilograms , because even eating vege food was like eating plastic to me.

i used to live in cambridge ma , not far from harvard sq. and i used to go to the "harvest store" on central sq. to buy food there for myself, but even their food wasn't too tasty... sorry.

but at least, i looked like kate moss when i came back to poland :)
Amathyst 19 | 2,702  
11 Nov 2006 /  #25
I saw a few vegi restaurants in Krakow, some nice Italian restaurants and most menus had something on that didnt contain meat..
vezza 2 | 26  
5 Jan 2007 /  #26
Jan 5, 07 [11:06] - Attached on merging:
vegetarian polish food!!!!!!!!

hey, just wondering if anyone knows of 'soya chops' i used to live with 3 polish guys and 1 was a vege, like me and he used to bring these back with him when he went back to poland, but neither of us could find them anywhere in the uk!!!

so if anyone has any clue s to what im talking about please get in touch thanks!
Kamyk 2 | 61  
21 Jan 2007 /  #27
sorry .. but there was no such thing as a veggie diet back at home where the Polish mother took charge in cooking :) ... but I suppose that's slowly changing.

What's the point of switching to vegetarian food besides the hope for animal cruelty elimination anyway?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
21 Jan 2007 /  #28
What's the point of switching to vegetarian food besides the hope for animal cruelty elimination anyway

hmmm... that seems a pretty good point in itself... no...?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
21 Jan 2007 /  #29
If we all become vegetarian there will be no need for livestock. So, all the cows and pigs etc will go straight to the slaughter house. All to make room for more crops.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
21 Jan 2007 /  #30
So, all the cows and pigs etc will go straight to the slaughter house

arent they all on their way there already...?

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