Arriving Lodz tomorrow and will stay for 4 days,
The guy has said he WILL be in Lodz and you guys start a diatribe about why he should avoid it. Jesus what is it about people and this city? Get over it, Lodz has a tourist!
Been visiting Poland for over a month now and I'm being constantly advised by Poles against going to Lodz. I'm being told it's a total sh!tbox.
Personal experience? Brilliant contribution.
Lodz has excellent options for cusine. A few I like.
Varoska for Hungarian
Manakin for all sorts of pancakes on a budget
Anatewka for Jewish
All these 3 within spitting distance of each other beside Grand Hotel. There are all sorts of independent places hidden behind the main buildings.
The main street is being completely replaced, both ends are done so now they're doing the middle. You can still walk about though.
For pubs Kaliska is always a good place to start. Off-Piortkowska has a big assortment too. In the backyard of many of the buildings along Piotrkowska you will find all kinds of bars. Enjoy the adventure.