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Polish Home Cooking Class in Krakow

Kraków, Poland

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Enjoy a true taste of Polish food and culture with this 4 hours cooking class in Krakow. Shop for fresh ingredients with your guide at a farmers' market and learn a few handy phrases as you go. Then head to the home kitchen of your host and learn how to make classic dish: pierogi while traditional music keeps the mood festive. Afterward, sit down to feast on your creations. This small-group tour is limited to six people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.
  • Polish food cooking class in Krakow
  • Learn some Polish from your guide and shop for ingredients at a local market
  • Cook authentic Polish pierogi under the guidance of a local host
  • Dine with a Polish family in their home and experience their meal-time traditions
  • Small-group tour limited to six people for a more intimate experience
  • Have delicious pierogi accompanied by selection of local snacks and local beer

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This is such a great, fun way way to learn about Polish culture! Cooking in a family home and going to a local market will give you a chance to get an insider view of Krakow and its people.
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Local guide and cook
Product and utensils for cooking
Full meal including: pierogi and selections of local snacks
Local beer, water, tea/coffee
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Długa 1, 31-147 Kraków, Poland

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your cooking experience just outside of central Krakow. Follow your guide to the bustling market and test out some Polish phrases as you help select ingredients for your dishes.

Afterward, with fresh produce in hand, head to the family home of your guide, where you’ll learn how to cook local specialties in a real Polish kitchen. Try your hand at pierogi - a popular stuffed dumpling. Relax with Polish music and a local beer as you and your fellow chefs learn the insider’s secrets of a delicious Polish dish.

Afterward, reap the benefits of your hard work and feast on the authentic meal you cooked. Feel free to ask your guide any questions you have about Polish culture and traditions.

With appetites and taste buds sated, your tour will conclude back at your original departure point.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: At the beginning of your tour you will visit a local farmers' market which is located off the beaten path, where you will have a chance to learn some Polish as you shop, which provides a great opportunity to interact with local vendors and respect their language and traditions.
  • Your tour also supports local vendors who wouldn't have access to tourists without Urban Adventures. In addition, your tour promotes regional products like oscypek (a local sheep's milk cheese produced by the highlanders in the Tatra Mountains) and traditional circle bread from Krakow.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures Poland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Polish Home Cooking Class in Krakow?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Polish Home Cooking Class in Krakow.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Polish Home Cooking Class in Krakow?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Polish Home Cooking Class in Krakow.
What is the maximum group size during Polish Home Cooking Class in Krakow?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Polish Home Cooking Class in Krakow.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Though a bit expensive for a simple cooking class the overall value we had was the experiences." See review
  • "Even if you only have limited time in Krakow, I would 100% recommend Olgierd's cooking class." See review
  • "If you like cooking , this is a great thing to do in Krakow!" See review


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Best krakow experience by far
, Feb 2020
Sabina was incredible. Best tour/adventure I have experienced and I am an avid traveler. It was so much fun and by we learned so much more than just Pierogi preparation. Sabina was the best guide I have had the pleasure to have experienced. A must do adventure if you visit krakow .
Great experience!
, Dec 2019
I had a little trouble finding the meeting location so I missed the market part of the experience, but Olgierd graciously caught me up with the group (2 others) and I enjoyed learning the pierogi making experience in his apt. This was a highlight of my 2 week trip to Krakow, Prague, and Berlin because Olgierd was such a wonderful host and made us feel like we had had a chance to gain a bit of insight into the culture beyond the cooking. Highly recommend, and I would do again if I returned to Krakow.
Great Polish experience
, Nov 2019
Such a fun tour.! There were only three of us and that was perfect. Olgierd was professional and a great cook. We had such fun going to the market and ordering our food to cook in Polish. I highly recommend this if you have time in beautiful Krakow
Fantastic experience from a master chef!
, Oct 2019
Even if you only have limited time in Krakow, I would 100% recommend Olgierd's cooking class. You really get that intimate, small-group feel and he is an expert on all things pierogi! After spending three days in Krakow and eating more pierogis than I’d like to admit, I can honestly say the pierogis we made during Olgierd’s cooking class were hands-down the best I had in the city by a landslide! The man is truly an artist.
Pierogie making class
, Oct 2019
AnnaMarie was our host. She made the outing fun starting with buying the ingredients at the market and then going in to her home to make pierogies. Highly recommend this class.
Polish Home Cooking Class - Highly Recommended!
Thomas T
, Oct 2019
This being our first time in Poland, we wanted to do something to accentuate our visit and make it unique - this class clearly met the criteria! Our chef took us to the local farm market where we picked all of the ingredients needed for our polish dinner. This included conversing with the sellers in polish -- with our chef close by to help us say the right things! After the market, we went to his apartment to make perogies. He provided detailed instructions and demonstrations -- and then let us make our own. This included preparing the vegetables, mixing the dough, and assembling and cooking the perogies. Also included were appetizers, drinks and dessert (all pre-made) along with his personal history living in Poland -- which we found fascinating. For some, it might seem a little unnerving to enter a private residence, but it really turned out to be a really unique experience -- one that should not be passed up. If you like cooking -- this is a great thing to do in Krakow! Highly recommended!
Great time
, Sep 2019
Our guide Anna was very friendly and did a wonderful job teaching us Polish words, cooking and culture.
Fun and Informative
, Aug 2019
Our Hostess Anna made our experience positive with her personable manner and straightforward explanations. We enjoyed learning about Polish traditions and actually visiting a market and store through this hands-on approach. Making the pierogis from scratch ourselves was great instead of just watching. Lots of fun!
Polish Cooking Class
Bryn S
, Jul 2019
Absolutely amazing experience. Would highly recommend when in Poland! Anna was a wonderful teacher - we went to the market, spoke in Polish and went back to her place. Tried local cheeses, pickles, etc. and then cooked. Loved this experience and met a few new people. Can't say enough about this class.
Was fun and informative
, Jun 2019
Our class was fun a d informative. We had the experience of visiting and cooking with a dynamic young woman in her home kitchen. Though many of my friends would have died if they had to cook in such tiny quarters, it really made it homey. She insisted we try out simple words when we went shopping at the large delightful local outdoor market as she had us ask for ingredients. The shop keepers were wonderful though we were intimitated. We had samples of different snacks we purchaxed, tnen made onion and potato perrogies. Talking to her about Poland and her way of life was so informative. Though a bit expensive for a simple cooking class the overall value we had was the experiences.

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