Hala Targowa Wroclaw shopping center

Hala Targowa is a traditional a place of trade and meetings of residents.

A traditional place for shopping Hala Targowa (Wroclaw) – designed by Richard Plüddemann and Heinrich Küster.

Hala Targowa was built in 1908 and it is a valuable engineering monument. The design was very modern, the construction was supported on reinforced concrete arches, what gave the building a high durability. The external elevation is partly made of bricks, whereas from the south it is plastered. The window frames were made of steel. The building has two towers and a clock. The building has 4 floors, the most important is the main hall and the gallery surrounding it. In the cellars there are freezers and butchers’ rooms where there is quartered the meat. The hall towers are unfortunately not available for tourists. Many architectural elements of the Hala Targowa have been written in the list of the monuments. Starting from the main portals made of sandstone in the art nouveau style, through bas-reliefs, urban coat of arms, clocks. Ending with balustrades, stairs and even crates of meat stands also made in the art nouveau style.

Now Hala Targowa is a traditional a place of trade and meetings of residents.

After entering the main hall on the left side, you can find a few very large stands with fruits and vegetables, on the right there are meat, bakeries and dairy products. There are several stands with traditional products from Spain and Portugal. You can buy not only regional products but also high quality Spanish hams or feta cheese. You can buy here bread baked on natural sourdough, spelt buns, soy mingers, cold pressed oils, herbs and spices, birch juice. In the further part there are many stands with flowers and floristic accessories. There is a cash machine at the entrance, but for the majority of stands there is a possibility you to pay by a card. Apart from shopping, there are a few cheap bars and cafes in the hall, and a restaurant with  a craft beer in front of the entrance. In the hall gallery there are stands with chemical and household articles. In front of the building there is a tram stop (lines 8,7,17,9,23) next to it there are a few parking places, however, it is the best to walk on this part of the city.

 

Links to pages about similar topic:

News about Wroclaw:  http://wroclaw.naszemiasto.pl/artykul/hala-targowa-we-wroclawiu-dojazd-adres-godziny-otwarcia,3189197,art,t,id,tm.html

Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hala_Targowa_przy_ul._Piaskowej_we_Wroc%C5%82awiu

Trade Stand : http://halatargowa.pl/stoiska-handlowe/

DIY workshops in Wroclaw

Be Eco Trend and do-it-yourself

Trends related to the ecological lifestyle came to the Oder. Because of that DIY workshops in Wroclaw are gaining more and more popularity.  Many people learn to do different things themselves from scratch instead of buying ready products. Therefore recycling of old items and materials, the selection of natural resources and control over the production process is often an alternative to shopping in large retail chains. If you want to learn it, the workshops will come with help to do it yourself.  Under the supervision of trainers you will develop your creativity and create unique items. And finally, the environment will only benefit.

DIY workshops in Wroclaw- suggestions

Beauty and food DIY workshops in Wroclaw

Are you not satisfied with the offer of natural cosmetics in stores? Learn how to do a cream with selected organic ingredients. Moreover, create a product that really adapts to your skin needs. During workshops with natural cosmetics you will do body lotion with avocado oil  or lip balm without the addition of paraffin and mineral oils. The classes are carried out in the store “Ładnie Pachnie” in cooperation with an online store with cosmetics raw materials “Zrób sobie krem”.

“Ładnie Pachnie” store at Odrzańska

https://ladniepachnie.pl/

Ładnie Pachnie

Odrzańska 24-29/1        

Are you a gingerbread gourmet?  Seems like you can learn about the traditional recipes of baked goods. Workshops organized by a small manufacture of “Piernikarnia Wrocławska” are certainly a good idea. Due to the good quality ingredients like Polish honey, real butter, country flour and aromatic cooking spices the pastries will melt in your mouth. The whole family can participate in the workshop, and children will definitely have fun by cutting gingerbread hearts.

Gingerbread from Piernikarnia Wrocławska

https://piernikiwroclawskie.pl/

Piernikarnia Wrocławska-Pierniki

Wrocławskie

Kurzy Targ 5

Craft workshops in Wroclaw

Clothing stores mostly offer clothes made with synthetic fabrics. Furthermore, new collections appear every few weeks. In contrast to the offer of shopping centers, supporters of an ecological lifestyle try to tailor old clothes. Buying fewer good quality items made of natural fabrics is also more and more evident. In this case, tailoring workshops are another noteworthy suggestion. At the tailoring workshop at the Szyciokawiarnia in Wroclaw you can sew a pencil skirt or a shopper bag according to your own design. In addition, in the Szyciokawiarnia you can also spend time not only at the workshops, but whenever you want-  with delicious coffee, homemade cake and sewing machine, in the company of other tailoring enthusiasts.

Tailoring Workshops
Szyciokawiarnia No 1

http://szyciokawiarnia.pl/ 

Szyciokawiarnia No. 1

Wyszyńskiego 39

 

During craft workshops, you will wake up the artist’s soul and create unique home decorations. The Jak Malowana Foundation as part of the course at the Wolna Pracownia offers a wide range of DIY workshops.  As a result, anyone interested learn how to make ceramic fridge magnets, wooden caskets decorated with decoupage technique or paint Japanese patterns on fabric. Beside that, you can bring your own products home or give them to your family or friends.

You can do similar decorative boxes at workshops

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Fundacja Jak Malowana

Rejtana 3

Just do it yourself

Trend Be Eco and do-it-yourself is more and more popular in Wroclaw. The range of workshops on various topics is constantly enriching and, in fact, everyone can find something for themselves. Next time, when you are looking for an interesting idea for spending free time, try to participate in DIY workshops – you can be surprised how much is possible thanks to your passion and your own work!

food truck – from car to professional restaurant

Have you ever dreamed about you own business? Restaurant and travelling at the same time? It’s more possible than you ever wondered! The answer is easy, two words, nine letters: food truck!

And when you look around gastronomy world in Wrocław you will see some businesses which started exacly with food truck. It is an upward trend in the city and it is growing.

Let me give you some examples:

pasibus

They are the most famous burger reastaurant in Wrocław. Started from one food truck in 2013 which was standing vis a vis shopping mall Arkady Wrocławskie. In really short time information about yummy burgers circled the entire city. Right now they have four food trucks, nine reastaurants (in Wrocław, Warsaw and Gdańsk) and own-production place.

panczo

This is real mexican food! They have started from food truck in 2014. After big succes (big as their big-ass burrito) Panczo became bigger. Through collaboration with craft beer pub 4Hops, to own location – mexican tex-mex reastaurant with fancy drinks and craftbeer. One week ago they have opened Panczo Breakfast Place – new point on Wrocław gastronomy map situated on Wita Stwosza street.

osiem misek

Interesting concept about asia-fusion cuisine. The most famous dish – pulled pork butter bao is know and loving in whole Poland. Their food truck is standing on Borowska street, local was opened two years after on Włodkowica 27. They also opened production place and started with breakfast offer. Can we predict that the other location will be open soon?

krasnolód

Do you want something sweet for a dessert? Krasnolód is known as the bestice-cream place in whole city! Their little food truck with craft flavours (like prosecco with coconut or stout-beer sorbet) have just stolen our hearts totally. Their first location was opened one year ago on Komuny Paryskiej street and from the second half on July they are also on Włodkowica street.

Is it a trend in our city?

Food trucks are really strong trend in Wrocław. Also it is good way to start your own company with small financial outlay. According to examples you can see that they could be succesfull and became an icons in gastro world. So, are you planning to open one?

Crafting and Art supplies Shops Wroclaw

These crafting and art supplies shops are worth visiting by every artist or crafts passionate that comes to Wroclaw.

PAPER CONCEPT

This store is part of a chain. You can find this place in any big city in Poland.  This is also the most popular in Wroclaw, as it’s located in a central area, very easy to reach.

You can find here lots of craft supplies, from brands that are worldwide known and maybe you’ve only heard of on Pinterest. One example is the varnish brand Mod Podge and also Marta Steward products, including the whole acrylic painting series. They also have lots of items for scrapbooking.

You can chose from a large offer of art supplies, including every type of brush that you need, paper blocks for all the drawing styles, calighaphy sets and lots of drawing tools.

The staff is really nice, some of them speak English. The prices are medium, but i would still label them as affordable. They have an website, from you can send the products to the store closest to you.

You can find the store near Switnicka at Krupnicza 6/8, 11-400 Wroclaw

 

 

Paper concept Store in Wroclaw

Storm- one of the cheapest Art supplies shops out there

Storm or Tel-Pen, you can find it under both names. It’s a hidden gem for art lovers and artists. After you find it, it’s worth it.

It’s dedicated for all art supplies that you can think of. They also have international brands like Sakura, Micron, Copic and so on. And all types of painting, with a huge variety of pastels.

Some of the workers speak English. But the best thing about Storm is the prices. It’s very afordable to buy from here. You can have an idea visiting their website.

You find it in Kazimierza Wielkiego 29A, 11-400 Wrocław.

ART SUPPLIES SHOPS IN WROCLAW storm shop, tel pen wroclaw
Pracownia ilustracji ASP Wrocław

 

EMPIK’

Empik it’s a bookstore mainly. But you can find really good craft supplies Wroclaw. Even if they are more school supplies oriented, you can find some of what you need. Scrapbooking is their best strenght, but they tave plenty of crafting supplies like scrissors, stamps, cardboards, quilling papers.

You can find them in almost every mall around Poland, including Wroclaw. You should go for the bigger stores if you want to find a bigger offer of craft supplies.