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Is there an English shop in warsaw ?

s_h17 1 | 1  
22 Jul 2009 /  #1
- basically ( another thread frome me ! )
is there an english shop in / around warsaw which sells english goods. such as english mustard, english papers etc...
i know that they have a few shops like this in other expact countries....
thanks !
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163  
22 Jul 2009 /  #2
I really hope they don't have such a thing here. I'd be doubtful if they do, because there simply won't be the demand for it. If there's a Kuchnia Swiat, they sell some stuff for a ridiculous amount of money compared to what it'll cost to buy in the UK.

Why would you want English mustard/newspapers/etc anyway?
22 Jul 2009 /  #3
cos i can't read Polish...yet and english super hot mustard is the best!

BevK 11 | 248  
22 Jul 2009 /  #4
Try all the stuff out there ...

Also, if you are really desperate try Piotr w Paweł - there's one at Marki (end of the line for bus 190 390 and others, also an IKEA there). Other busses via

Empik carry English papers and newspapers but they cost a bomb.

There's a limited range of M&S frozen foods (often the ones which were meant to be sold fresh) at the Zloty Terase branch, the Arkadia branch has dry goods, cans and drinks etc.

Świat Kuchnia in both malls carry bits and pieces but seriously, learn to love Polish! If you can afford to regularly shop at either of those places then you have a much better paid job than I do!
22 Jul 2009 /  #5
Why would you want English mustard/newspapers/etc anyway?

Believe it or not, some English products (and food) are quite good ;)

What would we do without Worcester Sauce, HP Sauce, and proper English mustard? haha
sobieski 106 | 2,118  
22 Jul 2009 /  #6
American Bookstore in Arkadia.
Warsaw Airport :) But even in the airport on some weekend they will only have the Friday newspaper.
There is a second-hand bookstore in the University Library building which is supposed to be quite good.
Foodstuffs: Indeed Kuchnia Świat and Marks & Sparks.
Add to this the other upmarket supermarkets such as Bomi and Alma.
But as someone else mentioned here... they cost an arm and a leg.
22 Jul 2009 /  #7
thanks for this folks - it's only for those two or three things that are "hard to get hold of, but part of your home culture", to be honest.

Brussels/Leuven had a shop called Stonemanor, which felt like british sovereign territory! - quite funny, folks used to come from miles/kms around for the Sunday papers which arrived at noon, fortunately we lived about 800 m away from it!

"papers arrived yet, Fawlty?" - quite.

OP s_h17 1 | 1  
23 Jul 2009 /  #8
this is great guys. thanks so much for the help.
but yes its the little bits like english mustard ha !

but yes hoteldweller - when we lived in belgium we were about 15 mins away from stonemanor and it was great ha. every sunday was a trip down there !
sobieski 106 | 2,118  
23 Jul 2009 /  #9
Hi Hoteldweller, are you Flemish perhaps... just as me ?
23 Jul 2009 /  #10
Would it not be cheaper to just have a boxful of stuff posted from back home?

We used to send "paczki do polski" to family back in the bad/good** old PRL days, I'm surprised that the English in Poland haven't had the same idea, lol

** delete according to whether you are my uncle or not, lol
23 Jul 2009 /  #11
Would it not be cheaper to just have a boxful of stuff posted from back home?

No....because the Poczta will steal or lose it and you will be out even more money. In the odd chance it makes it through they will add taxes and "fees" to make it cost more than if you bought it at their locally inflated costs to begin with.

You can be rest assured that if there is the slightest chance you can somehow get a good deal for yourself someone here (govt/shops whoever) will find a way to make themselves a profit on it and screw you out of any discount you may have found.
munsterforever - | 5  
24 Jul 2009 /  #12
is there an english shop in / around warsaw

Even better , there's an Irish shop... . It's run by Artur who was formerly the chef for the Irish ambo. , sells pretty decent stuff.

( Artur might give me some free sausages for the plug ..)
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163  
24 Jul 2009 /  #13
No....because the Poczta will steal or lose it and you will be out even more money.

There's no customs duties for stuff sent within the EU, so Poczta Polska won't be adding on any 'fees'.

Of course, stupid Americans that order stuff from the US and then wonder why they get landed with a nice bill from Customs deserve all they get ;)
24 Jul 2009 /  #14
Once again you live in your fantasy world and not the real one. "Fees" pop up all the time out of nowhere. despite what Delphians little EU manifesto says. I am also quite aware of the customs taxes and have never been surprised ordering something on that front...that is if it isn't stolen by a Polish postal worker first.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,163  
24 Jul 2009 /  #15
I order stuff from the UK all the time, and have never been hit by mysterious 'fees' or had anything stolen. In fact, I'd rate Poczta Polska over The Post Office/Royal Mail any day of the week.

You must really be unlucky, what with all this bad stuff happening to you here!

One example - from my hometown, if I'm not in when a parcel is delivered, I had a 8 mile trek to the other side of the city to pick up the parcel. Here, I walk 200m to the nearest post office.
BevK 11 | 248  
27 Jul 2009 /  #16
I managed to infect myself with a longing for crumpets (was never too worried by them in the UK) by buying a packet at Robin Hood airport on the last jaunt home. I'm going to start making them myself I think. When I get a decent oven will start making a few home comforts for my friends.
trevorisimo 1 | 27  
12 Aug 2009 /  #17
Empik is always good for teh foreign papers I find, theres some shopping centre near the zoo, they sell some british things like pop-tarts, tate n lyles syrup, batchelors beans etc. In Konstancin - Jeziorna they also have one of these foreigner shops, dont think polish mustard is much different though.

The only think I hate is that the bread in poland tastes so different, even the american style one is cat. I so couldnt get used to polish food.

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