Whilst few would yet regard Poland as a gastronomic destination, its food is certainly very tasty and of excellent quality. One of the best ways to sample traditional Polish fayre at reasonable prices is to visit one of the small restaurants known as Milk Bars (Bar Mleczny) that are dotted around the country.
The Milk Bars operate on a cafeteria system with customers choosing from dishes on display. The menu is usually only in Polish, and the staff don’t normally speak too much English, so a lot of pointing is needed.
Here are some images of Milk Bar food featuring some of the Polish classics such as Pierogi (dumplings) gołąbki (meat-filled cabbage rolls with tomato sauce), kotlet schabowy (pork cutlets) goulash and ham hock. A few photographs of bakeries, and markets are also included.