Hard To Pronounce But Easy To Eat
Obwarzanki are the popular local pretzels in Krakow, and we saw many people munching on them throughout the day, especially during the mornings, and especially around the enormous main square, the Rynek Glowny.
Wherever you walk around in the Old Town you will see small stands, some of them glassed-in, or with sheets of heavy plastic during the cold months, selling mounds of these round, soft, chewy pretzels. There are usually three types available—plain, sesame seed, and poppy seed—and we really liked the kinds with the seeds. They all cost 1.50 Polish zhloti each (about US$0.38), so they are very good value. With a cup of coffee, these make a great mid-morning snack. Some of the stands also offer strings of small pretzels, which looked like a lot of fun, but we didn’t actually buy one.
Be aware, though, that if you sit in the main square to snack on your pretzel you’ll likely have a few hundred pigeons hovering hopefully too!