Located in the Gaj district round the corner from the entrance to Ferio Gaj shopping centre, Obiadomek is a popular Polish milk bar and takeaway that becomes a hub of hectic activity every weekday lunchtime.
This no frills venue's interior is admittedly bereft of any character, but that doesn't even slightly bother the steady stream of customers who queue up here every lunchtime for some traditional Polish grub. The food is freshly prepared, tastes great and is dished out quickly and efficiently – so it's no surprise they handle so many take-away orders on a daily basis.
Obiadomek's name comprises of the Polish words for meal and home, and the place certainly lives up to the name. The meals are prepared on site in a building that's been converted from a house, and on a warm day the outdoor seating area has a homely feel to it too. Instead of the logo clad sponsored umbrella's you find in most outdoor terraces, there's just a large green gazebo knocked up in the middle of the garden. It literally does feel like you're eating in someone's home.
Of course there are some downsides to the Obiadomek no-frills experience, such as the plastic cutlery and the endless ringing of the phone sparked by hungry takeaway customers. Nevertheless, the fact the place is so cheap makes those pitfalls tolerable, especially seeing as you'll more than likely be making a quick visit. Traditional soups can be bought with some loose spare change, while generously portioned larger meals (such as the spinach and cheese coated chicken breast on the right) come in at around 15zl.
While not being quite special enough to make the trek out of town, Obiadomek is definitely a good option if you happen to be in the Gaj area – especially if the weather is pleasant enough to sit out in the garden.
Obiadomek, Borowska 266
Tel: 500 706 102, Facebook Page