Monday, August 26, 2013

Homemade fruit preserves, ricotta and goat cheese balls preserved in olive oil.

Chorizo quesadillas and beef tacos with habanero chili salsa.

Locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Had we been transported back to hipster Brooklyn or some other NYC neighborhood? Nope, we were still in Warsaw.

On Saturday, we discovered a new open-air farmer’s market cum food truck center in Warsaw’s neighborhood of Zoliborz, just a 10-minute bike ride from our apartment. This market, called TargŚniadaniowy (Breakfast Market), is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. until September 14. Only three more weekends to go!
We were surprised to stumble across this market thanks to my daily Warsaw Foodie emails; and, I was in foodie heaven!

We did a quick walk-through to see what food options were available. Ethiopian food, tacos, pierogies, Polish fruit crepes, grilled chicken, roast beef sandwiches, pastries galore and homemade popsicles were some of the options. We selected the Jakie Taco?! food truck at the end of the market for our late-morning breakfast. For dessert later, I had a homemade raspberry and yogurt popsicle.
Delicious food truck offerings in Warsaw!
This market definitely catered to the young 20 and 30-something crowd and was family friendly. Toddlers were rolling about on picnic blankets or being pushed in strollers everywhere. I also heard more English spoken here by other foreigners than I have in any other place.
Only two stalls sold fresh fruit and vegetables, but that was all I really needed. We also snagged some fresh ricotta cheese and a jar of those aforementioned goat cheese balls from a local cheesemaker.
With Targ Śniadaniowy being so close to where we live, you can bet that will be back in the upcoming Saturdays!
Just a taste of what was available at Targ Śniadaniowy.
How to get there:
The market is located in the park at the end of Aleja Wojska Polskiego. I would recommend walking or riding bikes as parking is limited. There also are several tram stops in the area.

Here's a link to Other markets in Warsaw.

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Mary B said...

Surprisingly, this looks very much like our farmer's markets in Oregon! complete with locally made sausage. I love the international flavor to your market. The more I travel, the more I realize that we are really just one big global village.

Cuisine de Provence said...

Although we have great markets here in Provence this one almost makes me jealous - wish we had foodtrucks here too!

Joy said...

@Mary B., how funny! I'm still really surprised by how international Warsaw seems compared to Istanbul!

@Barbara, I'd love to visit your markets in Provence! The food trucks seem to be quite the popular fad here in Warsaw! :-)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how very cool! prague is so intenational now. i guess warsaw is too. i would just love it there.

Alan said...

. . what a splendid place to wander, nibble, look and listen. very colourful!

Joy said...

@Joyce, yes, as a fellow foodie, you would definitely love the market!

@Alan, Indeed! Too bad I don't have a bigger stomach. ;-)

Ozlem's Turkish Table said...

Love all the buzz, colors and the food, enjoy!

Joy said...

@Ozlem, thanks! We'll definitely be back here. :-)