Exploring Armenian culture by food and beverages in Wroclaw

The evening is coming and you becoming hungry?

But you already tired from all these Polish karkowka-style dishes or  Italian, Chinese blah blah food.  No worries my friend- I have something special for you!

Feel the spirit of another country thru food and beverages.  Make you dine out in Armenian way. Visit Armine restaurant in heart of Wroclaw.


The place I’m talking about is located in the part of Wroclaw calling
” pod Nasypem”. It convenient to the city center or railway station.  Just check the location below to see where the flavor meets culture.

Explore Armenian culture by food and beverages

What is making this place so special? First of all they own “granny recipe” made dumplings called Khinkali with Armenian grape vodka called Chacha. If you do not prefer alcohol Armine has special non-alcohol drinks such a Baikal, Tarchun or Sayany. The wine cart is magnificent- from young white to gorgeous red. To deliver exclusive products and create traditional flavors Armine importing all beverages and spices directly from  Armenia.

   

 

After Khinkali you can start with traditional Armenian stuffed bread called  Khachapuri. You can choose from regular one with cheese to runny egg plopped in the center flapjack. The best beverage for this dish is a light beer called Kilikia. Armine is the only place where you can get it in Wroclaw.

For dessert take Gata- traditional Caucasian cake with different flavors. It is perfect with one those non-alco drinks ( try Baikal- it’s very delicious ).  The key to their baking dishes lies in the traditional oven called Tandoor.

Already hungry? Ready to Explore Armenian culture by food and beverages?

Here some extra info about Armine:

Opening hours : Monday-Saturday 13:00-1:00, Sunday 15:00-22:00

Average eater check is 15 EUR

Pets welcome

Free public parking in the area

Armine- Dine Out with the Spirit of Armenia

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.

Where to eat the best Ramen in Wroclaw – PANda Ramen

But…What is Ramen?

Due the international popularity of this unique Japanese soup in past few years, It became easier to find restaurants that serve this special. Right now, every big city has at least one restaurant that serve it. Ramen quickly became so called “comfort food” due its unique combination of rich soup and almost a full meal in one bowl. Every Ramen is different, all depends on the ingredients that you use for it. Broth can be rich and meaty, light and delicate or even completely vegan, all depends on the way you prepare it. Another thing that can differentiate ramens is what “floats” in your soup. Every ramen shop can use completely different pasta, some of them are even making their own. Also, they can serve different toppings on their soup, so it opens doors of countless combinations of tastes.

Ramen in Wroclaw? Where?

Here in Wroclaw we have at lest few interesting places to visit if you want to try Ramen. But this time I’m gonna focus on one specific place, which I find the best for first-time ramen experience.

First Place I would recommend to everybody who want to try it for the first time, it also my favorite place from all, it’s PANda Ramen. It’s almost perfect kind of westernized Ramen shop. First, they serve few kinds of Ramen here. On their standard menu they serve 3 kinds of soup, rich (on meat base), light (also on meat base but different) and Vegan. Besides that they have 3 other kinds of ramen soup that are serve in specific days of the week. For example, on Tuesday and Wednesday they have “PANda curry” which is spicy, curry based broth. Every Soup comes in 2 sizes, small for around 20 zlotych, and big for around 30 zlotych. While ordering, you can choose extra toppings for your soup. First 3 toppings are included in the price, next ones are paid extra. But hey! You can take as much as you want!

Besides soup, they also serve  3 kinds of Gyoza dumplings and all kinds of Asian salads like kimchi or gomma wakame . If you feel extra hungry, you can  order full lunche set. The location is also great. This ramen shop is in the center of old town, 2 minutes from the centre and it’s open for every day.

Not feeling so good today? Wanna stay at home? Good news, PANda ramen (and it’s sister restaurant, PANda Sushi) is delivering tasty soup directly to your doorstep. I highly recommend visiting this place if you want to at least try this new “comfort food” trend yourself!

Adress: Białoskórnicza 17/18, Wrocław
contct: +48 518 050 003
website Here

Opening hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00-21:00
Friday: 11:00-22:00
Saturday: 12:00-22:00
Sunday: 12:00-21:00

Wroclavia Shopping Centre – information for newcomers

Wroclavia is a newly built shopping center which is located in the heart of Wroclaw. It is filled with many activities for both young people and adults.

Right next to the mall is Wroclaw’s main train station, and Wroclavia itself houses the city’s biggest bus terminal, which is located in the second undergroun level. It is also located near many bus and tram stations. For visitors, there’s 2200 parking spaces available and also 400 for bicycles.

One of the main features of the mall is the Cinema City, which has 20 screening rooms, including one with the IMAX system installed (a huge screen, great picture quality, clean sound), a Skoda 4DX room (smell, moving seats) and 3 VIP rooms (with an open buffet and adjustable seats).

 

Apart from the cinema and bus station, Wroclavia is home to:

– 159 stores from the categories: home appliances, accessories, interior design, culture and multimedia, fashion, sport, a supermarket, utilities, toys and games, health and beauty

– 28 restaurants and Cafes (including a Grand Kitchen food section)

– A 24h fitness club (CityFit)

– A playroom for children (Fikołki)

– An all-year-round garden area (a green area between the shopping area and the office area and a terrace by one of the restaurants)

 

Wroclavia has been rated with a 4-star quality rating. It received it because of the availability of:

– Customer Loyalty Cards

– Gift Cards

– The availability of a stylist (which is available for free)

– Smart Park

– Services for families with small children

– Free Wi-Fi access

– A free area where you can charge your computer or phone

– Dressing rooms

– A professional reception area/help desk

– A charging station for electric cars and scooters

 

Wroclavia is also a place where you can find a job. Currently they are looking for: shopkeepers, shopkeeper’s assistants, waiters, baristas, customer advisors.

 

Construction of Wroclavia started in 2014. The official opening was on the 18th of October 2017.

 

Location:

Sucha 1, Wroclaw

Opening hours:

Sunday – Thursday 9am – 9pm

Friday – Saturday 9am – 10pm

 

Healthy diet catering – new trend for active people

Trend, healthy diet catering, active people in Wroclaw

Wroclaw city of expats gives people new trand – healthy diet catering

Wroclaw is utmost modern city in Poland permanently filling by expats from throughout the world. Therefore proved and modern trends in Wroclaw spreading fast and work on people needs pretty well, as seem around. People here are quet demanding in quality of life, in services and especcially regarding food and healthy lifestyle. So, what is it healthy diet catering?

When it comes up to quality food and saving time we may seeing quite demanding trand in Wroclaw.  Among active people who has not enough time due to busy daily tasks the solution could be daily meals catering. One of them what I have heard from my friends is “ActiveFit” food service.

Have a look inside to how healthy diet catering works and what is the benefits. 

That service provide list of balanced daily diets depend on your healthy lifestyle. Yet, they deliver your daily pack wherever you need.

The prices for healthy diet catering strating from 47 zl for 5 meals per day, (breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper). Delivery is free, by the way.

We may chose among 8 diets and set up pretty precisly what meals should include, which grossery, how many callories must be into your daily meals. Take a look below.

Trend: sport diet

  • Standard diet.  Standard from 1200 kcal – 52 PLN / day up to standard 2500 kcal – 65 PLN / day. 
Proteins: 10-20%
Carbohydrates: 55-60%
Fat: 25-30%
  •  Vegan diet. Vegan from 1200 kcal – 52 PLN / day up to vegan 2500 kcal – 65 PLN / day

Proteins: 10-20%
Carbohydrates: 50-55%
Fat: 25-35%

  • Vegetarian diet. Healthy diet catering Vegetarian 1200 kcal – 48 PLN / day up to vegetarian 2500 kcal – 61 PLN / day

Proteins: 10-20%
Carbohydrates: 50-55%
Fat: 25-35%

  • Diet for weight loss.  Weight loss  1200 kcal – 47 PLN / day up to weight loss 2500 kcal – 60 PLN / day

Protein: 20-30%
Carbohydrates: 30-45%
Fat: 30-35%

  • Samurai diet.  Samurai 1800 kcal – 53 PLN / day up to samuraja 3000 kcal – 65 PLN / day

Protein: 25-35%
Carbohydrates: 40-50%
Fat: 25-30%

  • Paleo diet. Paleo 1200 kcal – 52 PLN / day up to paleo 2500 kcal – 65 PLN / day

Protein: 19-35%
Carbohydrates: 22-40%
Fat: 28-47%

  • Sport diet for reduction.  Sport 1200 kcal – 52 PLN / day up to sport 2500 kcal – 65 PLN / day

Protein: 25-30%
Carbohydrates: 40-45%
Fat: 25-30%

  • Sport diet on mass. Mass 1800 kcal – 53 PLN / day up to mass 3000 kcal – 65 PLN / day

Protein: 25-30%
Carbohydrates: 40-55%
Fat: 25-30%

In terms of order daily meals for more than 14 days there are discount 5%, and more than 30 days 10%, surely they should somehow encourage clients.

Yet, from my personal point of view that approach to eating may really save a time for thus who count, and let fills our bodies fresh and healthy food permanently without concernings about ingredients and quality. And I’m happy to see that trands in Wroclaw could be so helpful to keep healthy lifestyle on that high level.

How to survive a weekend in Wroclaw – my recipe

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Italian food in Wrocław

Italian food in Wrocław

Despite what you might think, the city of Wrocław has seen an exponential growth just in the last decade. Nowadays it’s very easy to start your own activity, thanks to low taxation economical facilitations. People from all over Europe have decided to move here and give it a shot: some of them are Italians, who’ve gradually built what we can call a “Little Italy” (Mała Italia) in Wrocław, promoting Italian traditions, culture and – of course – good food. Here are the best Restaurants and Pizzerias offering Italian food in Wrocław.

Galeria Italiana

Situated to the North of Rynek – the main place – in ul. Więzienna 21, the Galeria Italiana is a quite peculiar place: from the outside, the building looks like nothing special, but the inside… well it’s quite a surprise. You’ll be driven through a long hallway, at which sides you’ll see all kinds of Italian restaurants  and pizzerias. At the end of it there’s Tralalala bar, in case you need a good coffee. If you feel like it, they also  have icecream in a huge amount of flavors.
And if you need a place to stay, you can also rent an apartment here, even though it’s not so cheap.

Sidenote:  just outside the building, there’s a quite interesting Gnome statue. With Chianti flask in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, it’s riding an iconic Vespa 125. Oh, and don’t forget about the coffe machine, on the back of the bike. Italy in a nutshell, you would say.

(“The Gnomes of Wrocław”:  https://www.timetravelturtle.com/gnomes-dwarves-wroclaw/)

Aroma restaurant

Don’t let the location deceive you. Aroma is definetly one of the best  Italian restaurants in the area. It’s located in Ślęza, ul. Szyszkowa 6, just outside the city. It offers a variegated menu and a nice atmosphere. The pricing is not so low, but neither high; totally worth the money. Oh, and if you’re vegetarian or vegan, there’s a specific section of the menu all for you.

Ragu Pastabar (Ragu Pracownia Makaronu)

If your looking for the nice old taste of traditional Italian pasta, this is the place for you. You can choose from a wide range of home made pasta, whose preparation can be seen through the open kitchen. The staff is kind and professional. Ragu Pastabar is not exactly next to the usual turistic area, but totally worth the effort. It’s near the Botanic Garden, to the North-East of Rynek, in Sienkiewicza 34A.

Vivere Italiano

Small, cozy, confortable… and of course Italian. Vivere Italiano is a nice place, the staff is welcoming and almost everybody speaks Italian. It feels like a family. They have an impressive selection of wines, and a refined menu. It’s just below the Rynek, in Ofiar Oświęcimskich 21.
A booking is required most of the time, if not always. But it’s a different experience from the usual crowded restaurant. Give it a try, you will not regret it.

Pizzeria Margherita

Talking about pizza a quite delicate matter. Each recipe is different, and so are  the traditions related to it. The one that best summarize this idea is undoubtly Margherita (Krupnicza 10). It looks exactly like one of the small pizzerias you could find in Italy. And the quality is the Italian one: it’s the more authentic you can get in the city. Luciano Passeri (owner and chef) imports all ingredients from Italy, to prepare the best pizza possible, following his phylosophy.

Other pizzerias

But of course, there are many other pizzerias in town. Pizzeria Bube, with two different restaurants and – again – fresh ingredients, it’s the second on the list.
Also Casa della Pizza is a good alternative, in case you’re living far from the city centre. And if you’ll get hungry after a walk in the park, you could stop at Pizza nel Parco, which will let you eat outside. The pizza is not the most Italian one, but still a good one. And it’s huge, for it’s price!