Monday, December 15, 2014

Only in Warsaw would I find a cluster of food trucks at a Christmas Market.

And not that we mind, either.

In the 18+ months we’ve lived here, the food truck scene has become über popular. Burgers overdominate this scene, but thankfully new BBQ and Mexican-ish food trucks are making an appearance. Yesterday, we tried a delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwich and a bowl of curried chicken.

This weekend, the Soho Factory, a revitalized former 19th-century factory in Praga, hosted a Slow Market featuring local Polish artists, fashion and jewelry designers, food producers and other designers. According to the event’s website: “Slow Market is a place where you can find good fashion, local design, healthy eating and natural cosmetics.”
Since I recently taught two baking classes, I had some of my own spending money to spend as I please. I’m not usually a big shopper or spender, but it just felt nice to have my own money so I could buy something perhaps more frivolous. I ended up buying two dresses from Polish designers SheMore and Kowalski as well as a funky t-shirt from Hero.Esque.

Warsaw has been called an ‘undiscovered fashion hotspot,’ and I have to agree. I love that I can buy locally-made and designed clothes and shoes at a fraction of the price I would pay if I were back in NYC. Last month, I bought a pair of boots I designed myself at FunInDesign for only 450pln (about $140). If you want fashion, come to Warsaw!
 Besides apparel, the event featured several local artists selling ceramics, posters and home décor. I added two cute holiday moose to my collection from Cerama Art Studio, which also had several ceramic platters I liked.
While I love going to events like this in Warsaw, my husband is not as keen. He enjoyed the food part and I’ll admit was a good sport throughout this lil shopping adventure. We indulged in a bottle of red wine afterwards. 

Next time, we also need a beer truck to keep him occupied while I shop!

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14 comments:

wellthatwasdifferent.com said...

We're moving to Warsaw next summer, and I am really enjoying your blog! Looking forward to some serious shopping next Christmas, too.

Joy said...

Fantastic! Warsaw is really easy to live in if you like big cities like we do. The winters do get a bit gray and depressing though so we're heading to sunny Spain for 5 days! :-)

The New Diplomats Wife said...

I need an "I love Pierogi" t-shirt stat...

Alan said...

I'm with hubby on this - hate shopping! J is the same so when we do see things we like we buy a bunch of them in different colours etc and then forget about that stuff for a few years. Food is a little bit different although blue cheese suits me fine whether Roquefort, Danish or Chedder!

Linda said...

Such a great post, thank you so much for sharing. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love places like this! i was shocked the first time i went to prague and saw what a fashion mecca it was.

Joy said...

I believe you can find the tshirts on like warsawtrip.pl. :-)

Joy said...

Hi Alan! Sometimes I don't mind shopping esp. At special events like this. And food is always a must!

Joy said...

Cześć Linda, thanks for stopping by!

Joy said...

@Joyce, Warsaw is really becoming a fashion hot spot!

Ozlem's Turkish Table said...

What fun, loved your photos! Wishing you a lovely Christmas and happy new year, hope to see you soon! xx

Santana Karlos said...

I love BBQ and Mexican food trucks. I was at NY for some NY events and there was so much food and it was all done so well! I didn't even care that I'd just been to another party less than 16 hours ago. I could not stop eating.

Joy said...

Thanks as always, Ozlem!

Joy said...

Sounds fun! Food trucks seem to be the big thing everywhere in the world!

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