The team behind popular bratwurst food truck 'Bratwursty' have expanded their enterprise with the addition of a small take-away premises on Szewska street. Offering hunger craving no-nonsense grub at low prices, this fast-food joint is sure to go down well with anyone looking for a quick snack on a limited budget.
located nearby a pair of swanky wine bars and a boulangerie, this humble take away is certainly a world apart from Szewska street's more sophisticated hang outs. Nevertheless, Bratwursty's simple offerings appear to have struck a chord with public. Indeed, the place has a steady footfall that would make some of their swanky neighbours jealous.
Naturally most of the options on the menu are based on sausages, which typically come inside a ciabatta style roll with some salad or sauerkraut, or alternatively, served up Berlin style with some curry sauce and chips (or bread as is the case in the menu here).
First up was the currywurst, which we ordered with chips rather than the default bread option. Perhaps we should have opted for the latter however, as the fries were rather average – a bit of a disappointment given the somewhat glowing reviews Bratwursty has enjoyed in the last year or so. That said, Bratwursty's focus is very much on their sausages, which are freshly grilled and good value for money. On the flip side, a little more spice wouldn't go a miss in the curry sauce, while the spice salt could also have been generously sprinkled over the chips. Still, for a about 10zl this is a satisfying quick feed that would easily do the job for anyone in a rush.
The second of the two meals we sampled, the basic wurst with cabbage and mustard, was easily the better of the two. The quality of the bread was much better than what you'd typically expect from a fast-food take-away, while the sausage combined nicely with the sour cabbage and spicy mustard.
When it comes to the ease of eating, the tiny interior in Bratwursty leaves little room for maneuver – making take-away the much better option if the weather is warm enough. Even so, this apparent drawback does allow Bratwursty to keep their prices down, something that would have been tough had they set up shop in a more grandious old-town premises.
Obviously, Bratwursty's hunger quenching fast-food has no chance of earning any Michelin stars. Even so, they are doing something that nobody else is, which in turn provides a breath of fresh air in the face of all the run of the mill burger trucks doing the rounds.
With rents and prices shooting up in the old town, finding somewhere to eat on a tight budget is also becoming progressively more difficult. Convenience shops such as Żabka and Małpka Express have regrettably been filling the void by selling super cheap processed fast-food such as hot dogs and frozen Zapiekanki. Thankfully the existence of Bratwursty, as well as popular soup take-away Zupa, proves that there are attractive fast-food alternatives to the city centre's convenience stores and mediorce kebab shops.
Bratwursty, Szewska 24/26