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U Gruzina: Georgian Street Food Hits Wroclaw

The Plac Grunwaldzki area has another cool venue thanks to the addition of U Gruzina, a small cafe that offers authentic Georgian street food cooked by native Georgians.

The availability of cheaper flights from Poland to Georgia has seen more and more people living in Poland visiting Georgia and sampling its excellent food. I was therefore delighted to hear of this cafe, which is to be found on ul. Curie-Skłodowskiej 3a, across the road from the Orlen petrol station at the back of Pasaż Grundwaldzki.

On arrival I decided to take an Imeretian khachapuri, which is made with sulguni cheese (a white cheese with a sour and salty taste). The cheese was of a high standard and I have to say, it tasted even better than those I have eaten in Georgia! The person I was with ordered a Adjarian khachapuri, made also with sulguni cheese but with a hole in the middle filled with an egg and butter. This was very tasty too, and the restaurant also boasts some nice looking dishes with beans or meat. Hopefully in the future the menu can be expanded to include more types of Georgian food.

During my visit I also recognized the chef on duty, and It came as no mystery why I enjoyed my meal. I remember the same guy doing the cooking at a Georgian event once, and the food was very good indeed.

As for refreshments, U Gruzina also stock authentic Georgian soft drinks. I was glad to see this as they are rather nice and include refreshing flavours such as tarragon, grape and peach.

U Gruzina will start cooking your meal directly after the order, so you'll have to wait about ten minutes for your food. It's not a long time, and the wait is certainly worth it!

U Gruzina​, Curie Skłodowskiej 3a​

Tel: 602 601 741, Facebook Page

Ian Maloy

Ian is a singing teacher who has been living in Wrocław for several years. Dobrze mówi po polsku. Ian can often be found in town eating excellent vegan/vegetarian food, drinking beer from micro-breweries, bird-watching around Lower Silesia, jogging by the Odra, lighting candles in the Russian Orthodox church and banging his head in various moshpits to Polish metal/hardcore bands.

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