Mostly we came all the way out here to spend time with a friend who lives in Ukraine, but since we were already flying to Eastern Europe, I wanted to take the opportunity to explore Poland and my Polish heritage. Somehow I managed being born 100% Polish American. A mix of great grandparents and great great grandparents came over to the States. Unfortunately the language and most of the cultural connection has been lost on my generation. But hey, here I am now!
Obviously (considering I have a food blog), I love food and I connect to places and people via food. In a country that has classic meat-centric dishes, being vegetarian (wegetarianski) could feel sort of limiting. Thankfully large cities like Warsaw and Krakow are progressive enough to have vegetarian Polish restaurants! Note to self: just do a little advanced research on where to eat and things are gonna to be alright, even superb (and you won't be stuck eating at tourist traps)!
@ Miedzy Nami in Warsaw
brie and sundried tomato sandwich
cold beet yogurt soup
soy cutlet in brown lentil gravy served on buckwheat groats
tvp (texturized vegetable protein) goulash served on barley