Traditional Polish Wigilia Meal

Karen
4.9
  (43 reviews)
food event Kraków, Poland

Wigilia - or Christmas Eve - is one of the most important holidays in Poland. The meal shared on WIgilia is one with no meat and there is always an empty space left at the table for the 'unexpected guest.' Come and share in the traditions of a Polish Wigilia meal and learn why there is straw underneath the tablecloth, why we share oplatek (Christmas wafer), and why animals talk on this special night. Since this is Christmas Eve, the meal is free. Donations to offset the price of the food will be gladly accepted.

About Karen

I am a psychologist who moved to Poland from the US over 3 years ago with my husband. Following his death, I moved around Poland a bit but now I am back in Krakow - the most beautiful city in Poland! I have always loved to cook and worked for a catering company while attending college. I still love hosting people at my home and cooking for them while sharing stories. My parents are originally from Poland and it has always been my dream to live in Poland and now I am fulfilling that dream.

I have learned some of the ins and outs of Gdansk and other Polish cities and would be very happy to share some tips with you as well as sharing a meal. Whether making homemade Polish food taught to me by my mother and grandmothers, or American classics - especially Tex-Mex fare - I find sharing food with strangers makes you friends instantly.

Reviews

4.9
  (43 reviews)
Pedro
1 year ago
5

Amazing experience. I had fun, food was delicious and Karen was very welcoming. I would recommend her 10/10

Kasia
1 year ago
4

There was a lot of tasty finger food perfect for a party and I really loved shrimps in garlic. However, I missed a typical Eataway atmosphere. It was more of a party and interaction with a host was very limited. I had a feeling that host ignored Eataway guests.

Wojciech
1 year ago
5

One of the most interesting New Years parties that I have been to! It was fun to talk with local expats and the food was tasty and plenty. I definitely recommend!

Alyssa
1 year ago
5

Had a wonderful evening at Karen's for Thanksgiving! The food was delicious and there was so much of it. She didn't miss a thing, the perfect, traditional, American Thanksgiving! Thanks again Karen!

Paul
1 year ago
5

A super great meal and get together. A way of celebrating Thanksgiving with others. The meal was suburb flawless very tasty and fit to the perfection.

Nick
1 year ago
5

Delicious!! Felt like I was back at home eating a homemade meal. Absolutely great time mingling with people

Victor
over 1 year ago
4.5

The food was really tasty, it was nice to eat at Karen's place and meet interesting people. Thanks a lot!

Perchuhi
over 1 year ago
5

lovely evening with tasty food - all as per menu description. thanks Karen

Michael
over 1 year ago
5

Absolutely wonderful event!

Kathleen
over 1 year ago
5

Enjoyed our Easter Brunch with Karen. The food was as beautifully presented as it was delicious and abundant. There was a delightful mix of guests including locals and fellow travelers which made for good conversation and a just a lovely afternoon.

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