Wrocław’s culinary scene is evolving as the coronavirus crisis inevitably sees many eateries come and go. Here’s our summary of places that have opened in town recently.
Our first featured venue since lockdown stopped our monthly updates is Ku Ku Tea, which apparently is Wrocław’s 1st Bubble Tea place.
For those unfamiliar with bubble tea (such as this author was), it is a form of iced tea that became popular in Taiwan in the 80s. The bubbles comes courtesy of ‘tapioca balls’, which are made from starch that’s extracted from cassava root.
Slightly hidden away on Igielna street is a new wine bar/restaurant named ‘The Cork Wrocław’.
The kitchen is headed by Krzysztof Obliński, who previously worked at Przystań Tu down in the Partynice area.
Most bottles of wine are priced between 49 and 139zł, while main meals will set you back between 24 and 69zł – not bad for a city centre restaurant these days.
One of the latest places to spring up in the wealthy Partynice district is Moje Miejsce, a contemporary restaurant with an intriguing menu.
Dishes such as duck pierogi, Silesian beef roulade with dumplings, and crab soup are available for between 23 and 73zł.
Next up is the arrival of Czech chain Drevny Kocur to the Rynek, who now sport a second branch having opened one in the Ovo building two years ago.
Despite being run by Budvar, there is a slight tackiness to Drevny Kocur; their eateries never quite feel like an authentic Czech place. That said, the beer is very much the real deal, and given that foreign travel is potentially risky this year, Drevny Kocur may well be your go-to place for a Budvar and fried cheese this summer.
Our penultimate venue is the bricks-and-mortar home of popular food truck Chingu Korean BBQ.
Located in the heart of Wrocław’s university district, this place could be a hit with students when they return en-masse this September.
Last but not least, we have a new outdoor bar that we failed to mention in our ultimate outdoor bar guide.
Giro De Pizza offers pizza, ice cream and liquid refreshment right in the centre of Zachodni park. It also provides an alternative outdoor bar to Hotspot, which has for some time been the only such bar in the west of Wrocław.
All of the venues in this article were compiled with the aid of info from the excellent food blog wroclawskiejedzenie.pl and its sister page wroclovefood.pl.