Hidden Gems for Warsaw
Find great things to do in Warsaw
Poland’s capital is a significant cultural, political and economic hub. Warsaw’s rich and turbulent history, beautiful architecture, hidden corners and fine restaurants as well as its abundance of green spaces to relax in are all good reasons to visit. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Warsaw.
1. Hidden Gem Warsaw: Neon Museum
This museum is not very big, but it is definitely a must-see if you fancy an untraditional and not-so-mainstream exhibition. It is situated in the hip Soho Factory complex of old industrial buildings, east of the Wisla River, and houses designers and artists. The museum’s collection consists of hundreds of neon signs that were put up throughout Poland from the 1950s to the 1970s. A lot of different signs used to be in front of shops, hotels or bars. Get off the tram at the Bliska stop. Please note it is not open before 11 am and is completely closed on Wednesdays.
Neon Museum / © Instagram: hot_blaze
2. Hidden Gem Warsaw: Veg Deli
As the name already says, this restaurant is made for veggie lovers. Stretching across two floors, the modern restaurant serves vegan and gluten-free food as well as daily lunch specials. The dishes use high quality ingredients, which produces fantastic flavors. How about homemade ravioli stuffed with spinach and feta in a wine sauce with taleggio cheese? The Veg Deli is located in a quite area within walking distance of the main attractions of Warsaw. You can enjoy your meal outside on the quaint, lovely terrace in the tree-lined street.
VegDeli / © Instagram: escb.wand_
3. Hidden Gem Warsaw: Hala Koszyki
This place is a newly renovated market hall, which should not be overlooked on any foodie’s tour in Warsaw. The hall hosts both 18 new, trending restaurants and shops, as well as well-known, established bars and shops. The cuisine is very international and every taste will find something delicious. Upstairs you can take a look at the rich history of Hala Koszyk, and the materials used to build it. Then you can check out some modern art installations! Feel free to stroll around a bit, eat something tasty and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the spacious, industrial building.
Hala Koszyki / © Instagram: aleksandratsa
4. Hidden Gem Warsaw: Targ Sniadaniowy
This market is all about breakfast and socializing. Every Saturday or Sunday during summer, this market takes place in various in various lush, outdoor areas locations in Warsaw. But it is not the typical breakfast we know: here you can find Cuban, Ethiopian, Korean, Polish and many other cuisines in a picnic-like atmosphere. Food served during the Breakfast Market is prepared by the best local producers and restaurateurs. All you have to do is relax, eat delicious extraordinary breakfast, play with kids, have a good chat with foreigners and enjoy the warm and sunny days. The market feeds the stomach and the soul! The most charming one is situated near the Oder River, in the Powiśle quarter, and is open on Saturdays.
Targ Sniadaniowy / © Instagram: knefelanna