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/

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?

FAST-FOOD ONLINE IN WROCLAW

FAST-FOOD ONLINE? YES, AVAILABLE IN WROCLAW

Fast-food online in Wroclaw is gradually becoming popular, while the conventional restaurant is gradually having low patronage compared to what it used to be in the past. The fast-food generally is expected to grow consistently due to urbanization and the increasingly rapid lifestyles of the people in Wroclaw and Poland in general.

EFFECT OF QUICK FIX LIFESTYLE

Also, there are lots of fast-food online that are springing up in Wroclaw and the taste of their food is always good just as any good restaurant around. The quick fix modern way of living encourages people to make choice of meal that is made available as quick as possible even at your doorsteps as a result of several online fast foods  now available in Wroclaw.

TIMELY DELIVERY

Moreover, are you in need of online fast-food in Wroclaw that can be delivered to your door step at your convenient time? it is now available where ever part of the city of Wroclaw you are living.

FAST-FOOD RESTAURANTS IN WROCLAW

There are quite numbers of fast food in Wroclaw which includes McDonald, Dixy Chicken, Pizza Hut, Subway, Burger King Dominio’s to mention but a few and they were located in different part of the city of Wroclaw, but i want to focus on the restaurants that offers an online food services.

FAST-FOOD ONLINE  IN WROCLAW

Furthermore, i will like not only to tell you the online fast food in Wroclaw but to also give you basic information that can guide Wroclaw visitors and the residents alike to some of them, which are the followings:

PINTO PERI-PERI

Pinto Peri-Peri & Grill

Do you want afast-food of Portuguese online in Wroclaw?  This is the  best option as it has various categories of delicious meals that could be ordered online at you convenient time, and the contact is  info@pintoperiperi.pl

FAST-FOODBAN THAI

ul. Kotlarska 24Wroclaw 50-120, Poland
+48 736 674 950

SUSHI CORNER

This is a Japanese online fast-food in Wroclaw, situated at, ul. Pawla Wlodkowica 12aWroclaw 50-072, Poland

BURGER LTD

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This is an American online fast-food in Wroclaw located at Psie Budy 7/8/9Wroclaw 50-080, Poland.

 

GRACIARNIA PIZZA AND CRAFTS

This is an Italian bar and restaurant located at Kazimierza Wielkiego 39Wroclaw 50-077, Poland

There are quite some other restaurants that are having online fast-food services in Wroclaw, such as,

MANGO MAMA

LA SCSLA

POD STRUSIEM

HORTUCA.

etc.

Social fridges in Wroclaw

social fridge

Food waste in Poland

According to statistics, about 9 million tons of food are wasted annually in Poland. The consumers themselves throw an average of 2 tons, which gives about 50 kilograms per person; 20-30% of food products purchased is thrown to the rubbish bin. There is a cause of this behaviour – improper consumer habits, when it comes to shopping and planning, carrying food, storing it and sharing – social fridges.

What can you do with this?

The question is what we, as conscious consumers, can do on our own to help improve the situation:

  • we can plan our shopping by creating list in advance,
  • choose products without packaging,
  • we could put bought products to eco bag,
  • we should remember to store them properly as they won’t go off,
  • also use the leftovers for compost or recycle them properly

Social fridges = no food waste

There is another complete approach, solution called foodsharing. This idea was born in Germany in 2012. It went to different European countries also to Wrocław. The initiative of the group “TakePom.pl” spread concept of social fridge.  Members of this group want to distribute ready-to-use social refrigerators to people interested in spreading the idea of ​​foodsharing in Wroclaw.

How to become part of this movement?

To become part of this very useful and needed trend you should fill in certain requirements to use the social fridges properly. There is also a big concern how you, as a part of this action, define food that could be shared. Social fridges are not a place for leftovers, something that you want to get rid of. The food should not be wasted but as it is shared with others, should have certain level of quality. You ca also set up social fridge in your area using tips from this page.

Locations:

  • Olszewskiego 25.
  • Nadodrze (in the yard at Rydygiera 25),
  • Powstańców Śląskich,
  • Robotnicza 1A,
  • at the church. Teresa from Baby Jesus in Osobowice.

Places to eat in Wrocław

In Wroclaw there are many places you can eat delicious food but it depends with your budget . In the list below we offer you some of the best places that you can eat at .

Pod Papugami

Restaurant, Polish,

Always busy, always full of life, Pod Papugami has developed a reputation with locals and visitors for its creative food and vibrant atmosphere. Located on the Market Square in the heart of Wrocław, it can be on the pricey side.  It is decorated in the style of classic Hollywood and serves up plenty of its own stars on the menu. Using fresh, regional and seasonal ingredients, Head Chef Mariola Monczak cooks up a delicious variety of French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes including roasted wild boar, grilled salmon, duck breast, pasta, salads and even tapas. There is often live music, particularly blues and jazz, to enjoy, which has granted Pod Papugami somewhat of a cult status in Wrocław. They also do all sorts of great cocktails if you want to swing by for a drink or two.

Pod Papugami
More Info

Mon:

12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tue – Sat:

12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Sun:

12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Le Bistrot Parisien

Restaurant, French, $$$

Popular local restaurants don’t have to be Polish. An unashamedly Parisian-style bistro, Le Bistrot Parisien has been a highly popular local choice with Wrocław’s diners for a long while, emulating a restaurant straight from Paris. The bistro has an easy-going atmosphere, with walls lined with period photography of French newspaper clippings, and is a great casual spot to enjoy French food. Le Bistrot Parisien is a definite winner for those in search of effortless style, elegance and unpretentious but expertly cooked meals. Excellent French dishes include steak, snails, beef tartare, mussels, frogs’ legs and frites, as well as a predictably fantastic selection of wines.

Le Bistrot Parisien
More Info

Mon – Sun:

10:00 am – 12:00 am

Food sharing in Wroclaw

Food sharing

Food sharing is one of the answers for the question “What to do to avoid a huge waste of food?” Tons of food goes to the trash! 

Data shows that in Poland about 9 million tons of food is going to waste annually . The value of this food is probably about PLN 50 for each Pole every month. That’s why we should try food sharing.  Almost 35% of the food go for disposal.

Sharing is a new trend.
Economics based on sharing is a relatively new trend in the economy and society. It involves the direct exchange of goods and services between consumers who mainly communicate via special websites or social media. With the help of this term, the entire spectrum of online businesses have the potential to revolutionize the global market for the exchange of goods and services. Also it can be both non-profit and profitable. However is about exchanging between one man and another. In this Expats in Wroclaw article. I want to focused on NON PROFIT form.

How does it starts?
The first Food Sharing point was opened in May 2016 in Warsaw. Therefore Torun, Cracow, Wroclaw and Poznan followed the idea. Other cities are following them consequently. Social refrigerators in Wroclaw are mostly grow due to the idea of ​​the group WeźPomóż.pl, which promotes the idea of ​​sharing food in Lower Silesia. Anyone who wants can bring food to the fridge. Food is  available in the fridge for those in need. Food sharing points are for everyone – the material status of people who visit it is not checked here. The whole system finally works freely.

What can you put in a shared fridge?
The basic rule: bring what you would eat by yourself.  Home products such as cake or soup must be packed in disposable, sealed containers with the exact date of preparation and description on packaging. Furthermore you can put dry products on special shelf. 

What can you not bring?
Products that contain raw meat, raw eggs, unpainted milk products (unless they are vacuum-packed and have a valid shelf-life) probably can not be accepted; open canned food or jars with preserves; products that have exceeded the shelf-life date; similarly products with signs of breakage. The rules for products are posted on the front door of the refrigerator too.

Volunteers, companies and food rescuers

All sharing food points function because of volunteers. They are usually young people who, using social media – mainly Facebook – are trying to buy refrigerators, shelves, social signs and also make sure that the place is working properly. In addition volunteers check in this points cleanliness standards, wash it, if there’s a need, bring food or throw out expired products.

Food sharing
What to do to avoid a huge waste of food?

Where are the Refrigerators in Wroclaw?  Seems like we have seven of them in Wroclaw! 

  • Ludwika Rydygiera 25a (Nadodrze)
  • Osobowicka 129 (Osobowice) – A point at the church of St. Teresa of the Baby Jesus
  • Zachodnia 1 (Szczepin) – Point at the Council of the Szczepin
  • Okulickiego 2 (Zakrzów) Point next to Stanisław Jabłonka’s Friendly Home Foundation and with the help of Take Pom Pom)
  • Kazimierza Wielkiego 31-33 (Old Town)
  • Grabiszyńska 56 (Grabiszyn) next to coffeehouse Neighborly
  • Gajowicka 96a

Positive impact.

In addition, this type of idea strengthens mutual trust, fills a need for convenience and it gives meaning of belonging to community. It seems like it has positive impact on the environment.

If you want to find more food sharing places in Poland, check this link