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Smaki Szczecina

Taste Szczecin

If you had the chance to walk along Szczecin’s boulevards, you may have smelled the chocolate aroma coming from a nearby factory. So now you know how Szczecin smells like. How does it taste like, though? The famous paprykarz and paszteciki certainly do not cover all flavours.

 

Szczecin Pasztecik

We simply must start with the star of Szczecin fast food. “Pasztecik” doesn’t only refer to a yeast-dough treat with savoury filling, but also a bar whose interior will take you for a trip in time. Mosaic on the walls, red neon and decorations taken right out of the 1970s create unforgettable atmosphere. When placing your order, remember that pasztecik tastes best with clear beetroot barszcz.

Where can you try it? 46 Wojska Polskiego Street.

 

Szczecin Gingerbread

You’ve probably heard of Toruń gingerbread. But did you know that gingerbread made in Szczecin was once as famous? Aromatic anchor-, ship- or sailor-shaped cookies had a special place in the local tradition. During the Advent, city Christmas trees were decorated with them and reminded of the marine background of the city. Formerly available at every bakery of German Stettin, now they are handcrafted only in the “FIlipinka” confectionery. It is a great idea for a sweet souvenir.

Where can you try them? Filipinka, 1b Witkiewicza Street.

 

Herring

There is a reason why the Piast Boulevard features a sculpture of a barrel of herrings. It’s  a tribute to the days when Szczecin was famous for trading those fish. Herring prepared in a variety of ways can be tasted in the Na Kuncu Korytarza restaurant. Do you fancy a herring or other fish sandwich? You can find them in some restaurants or food trucks around the city, for instance in Przełomy Kafe in the Centre for Dialogue “Przełomy” (which offers 10% off if you have Szczecin Tourist Card) or in the extensive fish menu of the Rybarex restaurant (20% off with STC).

Where can you try it? Na Kuncu Korytarza (The Ducal Castle), Korsarzy 34; Przełomy Kafe, Plac Solidarności 1; Rybarex, Małopolska 45

 

Paprykarz Szczeciński

Paprykarz is the most famous product linked with Szczecin and it is here that it tastes the best, freshly prepared by local chefs. In two places you can enjoy its taste and also a taste of a discount if you have the Szczecin Tourist Card.

Where can you try it? Mała Tumska, Mariacka 26 (15% off with STC); Spiżarnia Szczecińska, pl. Hołdu Pruskiego 8 (15% off with STC)

 

Fryburger

French fries served in a kebab flatbread? Some find this creation slightly weird. However, a “fryburger”, “frykebab” or even the simplest bread roll filled with chips are always ready to satisfy the hunger of Szczecin’s party goers even in the middle of the night.

Where can you try it? Bar Rab (Krzywoustego 11/13), Mak Kwak (Plac Lotników)

 

Starka

Try the unique alcohol aged for decades in oak barrels in the basements of Szczecin’s Starka. You can still buy bottles from a variety of years.

Where can you buy it? Carmenere, Al. Papieża Jana Pawła II 8

 

The oldest coffee roasting house in Poland

The history of the Korona roasting house goes back to 1912, when Erich Baller opened a coffee business in a townhouse at today’s Śląska Street. Today you can enjoy the aroma of coffee roasted in Szczecin in a lot of places. The list of these places can be found on http://kawakorona.pl/gdzie-kupisz-lub-wypijesz-kawe-korona-1912/. We personally recommend Marshal Food, where not only you will get a discount, if you show your Szczecin Tourist Card, but also get a free coffee with your order.

Where can you try it? Marshal Food, Generała Ludomiła Rayskiego 23