This is one of the places not all the people from Krakow know or visit, probably because of its location. If you’re familiar with Stary Kleparz, this is its equivalent, but in a different part of town. It is a food (but not exclusively) market, located in the northern part of Krakow. Much larger, less crowded and equally well supplied, it provides people who live in the neighborhood with local produce.
The selection of what you can get there is quite large. Fresh traditional cheeses (bundz, bryndza – you can’t get them in their “pure” form all year, but even when they’re not 100% from sheep milk, they’re still very good), various types of vegetables and fruit, fresh herbs, bread, meat, free-range eggs are all available, and in good quality. Although in the winter the choice is slightly limited, there’s still plenty.
The major advantage of such a market is the possibility to choose what you most like – in supermarkets if they sell quite bruised apples or unripe tomatoes, that’s what you’re stuck with. On the market not only can you pick these things to your liking, but also taste to check if they suit your fancy. You can also make friends with the salesmen which will allow you to discover a whole new meaning of “customer service”.