The rumbling of train carriages stirred me to the realisation that I’d nodded off in the Czech Republic and woken up in Poland.
Intentionally of course.
That would be one hell of a drunken train snooze.
As previously mentioned in Vegan-ing In… Prague, Czech Republic, Ludz and I had embarked upon a birthday adventure; flying from London to Prague and then catching the overnight train to Kraków.
We arrived in Kraków Główny in the early hours and had to face the rather upsetting fact that we couldn’t get into our apartment to catch some much needed Z’s until 3pm.
Oh well. What better way to pass the time than with a spot of vegan junk…
📍 Wiślna 6, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
Farma was just around the corner from our apartment so obvs had to check it out.
I ordered a Czizer – later realised that this consisted of Vegan Cheese with Oatmeal and Herbs with Side Leaves and all that.
The menu was in Polish so I had no idea what I’d ordered. There was probably an English translation somewhere but my bleary little sleep deprived eyes must have missed it. The burger turned out to be a vegan cheese filled oat encrusted patty.
If you love vegan cheese then this is the burger for you! The bun was fresh and the salad brought an element of health to the total cheese fest.
Ludz opted for a Soj Dog – Soya Hotdog with Salad.
First off, ‘soj’ is pronounced like plain old ‘soy’. Ludz learned this the hard way when he ordered a ‘sodj’ dog and was met with an initial look of bemusement then a very polite correction from the girl serving and rapturous giggles from me. (Of course vegan hot dogs will be know as ‘sodj dogs’ from now forth).
Anyway, the dog itself was pretty good. Salad was crisp and had a nice mustardy wet.
DV Rating: 3 out of 5 Aubergines
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📍33-332, Stradomska 23, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
These guys do not fuck about – Their vegan pizza menu is just as long as the non vegan. Alongside the pure veg based options we often expect were crazy delight discs with vegan cheese and plant based meat!
I went for the Polska Vegan – Vegan Cheese, Vegan Salami, Mushrooms, Onions and Sweetcorn.
First off, I’m going to address the sweetcorn-on-pizza haters. My opinion is: sprinkle those golden nuggets of excellence everywhere! The vegan salami was really tasty. There was a tiny bit too much cheese for me but possibly down to the fact that I’d eaten a whole damn block of the stuff earlier in the day.
Overall, an awesome choice for a mixed group of veggies/vegans/other.
📍 Sławkowska 8, 31-014 Kraków, Poland
Our final day in Kraków, and we wanted to end on a high. I’d read many good reviews of Krowarzywa Vegan Burger so headed along to see what the chat was all about.
As you may have already gathered from the food porn pics, I was not disappointed. Everything from the food to the sexy packaging was a winner.
I had the Seitanex, a Breaded Seitan Burger with Lettuce, Fresh Spinach, Sprouts, Sweet Pepper, Onion and Pickles.
Ludz had the Tofex – Baked Smoked Tofu Marinaded in Herbs with the same health garnish as the Seitanex.
Both burgers were absolute crackers. For a start, they were bloody huge and stuffed full of dreamy tastes. The seitan/tofu bits were well seasoned, perfectly cooked and pretty addictive. The tomato sauce dressing was a total badass.
We also went for a little tub of fried potatoes as we’re greedy little fucks. They were ok but definitely needed wet, thankfully the garlic mayo was proper lush.
For me, this place definitely lived up to the hype. Totally recommend a trip.
DV Rating: 4 out of 5 Aubergines
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So there you go. There were so many other options in Kraków. I sadly didn’t have time to try them all.
Rest assured, if you ever visit Kraków intentionally, or even find yourself there accidentally after an epic drunk train snooze, you’re more than sorted as a vegan!
📍Find this, and more dirty eats on my interactive A to V Map