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!
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!