Krakow

Pierogi Cooking Class with Market Shopping and Local Snacks

Krakow, Poland
Pierogi Cooking Class with Market Shopping and Local Snacks

From $74.83

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Satisfy your tastebuds and expand your Polish culinary knowledge with this combination of a market tour and a cooking class. First, visit a farmer’s market—without any language barriers—to get tips on how to choose the freshest local ingredients. Then round off the experience with a “pierogi” (Polish dumpling) class and a chance to try these delicious Polish specialties with seasonal starters and regional alcohol.
  • Receive hands-on tuition on how to make an iconic Polish dish—”pierogi”
  • Feast on your dumpling creations with starters and regional alcohol
  • Don’t worry about the experience being crowded—it’s a small-group class
  • Intimate setting: The cooking class takes place in a local’s apartment

Sample Menu

Starter

Seasonal local snacks

depending on the season, for example, we will try local fresh and smoked cheeses, Polish sausage, sour cucumbers or sour cabbage

Main

Pierogi

the most know Polish dish - pierogi - with cottage cheese, potatoes and carmelized onions

Dessert

Regional alcohol

homemade liquor or selection of best regional alcohol paired with the main dish

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Dinner

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • plac Jana Matejki 13, 31-156 Kraków, Poland

      Go to the middle of the plac Jana Matejki square in front of the big monument

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Anne_C
    I enjoyed every minute of the experience. Olga was so welcoming and friendly, she made it all interesting, with stories of culture and history. The dumpling making was great and the eating, so good. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge of making dumplings, polish style, with family and friends. I would highly recommend this class to anyone visiting Krakow.

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    Deliciously immersive opportunity
    Dominic_F, Apr 2024
    Olga was a wonderful host and teacher. She met us on time and she led us through two amazing markets educating us on local specialties items and what to look for. The 4 of us then went to her apartment and had a great time making snd eating pierogis using her family recipe while we shared stories and got to know one another. Very grateful for her warmth and kindness.
    Amazing experience
    Leonid_E, Apr 2024
    What an amazing experience. Olga is fantastic. Our pierogy came out great. Had a blast making them . The trip to the market was a lot of fun too
    Great experience - Highly Recommended!
    Matthew_M, Apr 2024
    Olga offers a wonderful experience learning to cook pierogi while learning more about Polish culture and the city of Krakow. Great class to book for families and children. We had a wonderful time and hope we can replicate her recipe back home!
    Lots of fun!
    LORI_H, Mar 2024
    We had a great time with Olga. She took us to a farmer’s market, showed us around before taking us to her home to start the cooking class. The class was a lot of fun ! I highly recommend!
    Absolutely fantastic
    Mrs_H, Mar 2024
    Absolutely fantastic - Olga was very friendly, hospitable and gave great instructions - a MUST experience- not only for the cooking but lots of useful tips
    Fun, tasty, and educational experience!
    Alexandria_R, Feb 2024
    Olga was wonderful! My sister and I have made pierogi in the past but were struggling to get it perfect (and sometimes even edible, haha). Olga's recipe and technique that she shared with us turned out the most tender and delicious ones we have ever made. I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Krakow.
    Olga was amazing and we...
    Grace_D, Feb 2024
    Olga was amazing and we had such a good time. A must for anyone visiting the city and wants a real authentic Polish experience.
    Wonderful experience
    Georg_A, Feb 2024
    Had a great experience in this cooking class. Olga was very good host. Pierogi were delicious. I recommend this cooking class!
    Culture and heritage in a wonderful setting
    Zachary_S, Feb 2024
    I've had many a perogi in both the US and Poland. These were easily the best. Very nice experience just outside the city center. The farmer's market was really beautiful with the amount of items you can get and their quality. Olga was very informative about what we were getting and why. Where things come from and about the city itself. The process of making perogies isn't challenging; but, I did need some extra assistance in making mine. All steps were well explained and demonstrated. The cheese and sausage were so wonderful. If I was feeling better I would have eaten so much more. The whole experience was very friendly and informative. Obviously recommend and would easily do it again if I were traveling with someone who had the interest.
    A unique must do activity!
    Louise_A, Jan 2024
    One of the best activities we’ve done whilst travelling! If you’re looking for a unique experience getting to know and taste Poland's cuisine whilst learning a new skill then look no further. We went around a small local market to collect ingredients for the cooking class and to buy some polish snacks along the way, it was so nice to see all of the fresh ingredients. (Something we would have easily missed if we didn’t book this activity). Olga was so friendly and made it feel like visiting a long term friend! She gave us lots of recommendations of places to eat and see. We made so many pierogi that we even were able to take some home with us to eat for dinner! We highly recommend this activity!
    Highly recommend!
    Jennifer_W, Jan 2024
    Olga was wonderful and full of knowledge. A great experience! We would absolutely recommend this experience to others.
    Would definitely recommend
    Amanda_Z, Jan 2024
    We had a fantastic time with Olga, learning not only about how to make delicious pierogi, but also about Krakow history. She is a fabulous person to connect with and taught a great cooking class.
    A Must Do Baking Class
    Snow_R, Nov 2023
    The experience of making pierogi with Olga was wonderful! Explaining all the seasonal ingredients of the local market was great. The snacks were tasty and the instruction for the pierogi was easy to follow and excellent. Loved the leftovers for dinner and the wonderful company. THANK YOU OLGA!
    Fantastic experience!
    Rick_R, Nov 2023
    Olga was a fantastic hostess and instructor. I feel we will be able to make pierogi with our family at home and teach our grandchildren how to make them. We had a great group of people to share our experience with and made new friends. We started out by going to the market to buy fresh ingredients. we learned about the products there and sampled some meat and cheeses. Olga had us some snacks to eat while we discussed the recipe. The finished pierogi was delicious and no one left hungry. I highly recommend this cooking experience with Olga!
    Great pierogis and even greater guide!
    Merrill_S, Oct 2023
    Absolutely one of the highlights of our trip to Europe! Olga is lovely and the market experience is a lot of fun. The pierogis we made were absolutely divine and the whole time was quite memorable. A nice complement to lots of walking and sightseeing.
    YUMMY
    Sandra_S, Aug 2023
    I am part Polish, and although I make great Latvian pierogis, I never made Polish ones. I will now! Olga did a great job teaching us (3 others we did not know). It was great starting at the market for the cheese and fruit for snacks. The pierogis were so delicate and flavorful. I didn't give it a 5 star because we had to walk further to her apartment than I expected.
    All the pierogis.
    Brian_K, Jul 2023
    Excellent experience with Olga. Very informative and fun. Highly recommend. The local market was busy but interesting. The snacks and homemade pickles were wonderful. And all the pierogis that you could eat.
    Best experience in Krakow
    Dan_B, Jun 2023
    Absolutely brilliant experience with Olga. Insightful and fun tour of the market followed by expert tuition and relaxed conversation whilst we made pierogi. Honestly she felt like an old friend and is great company. 100pc recommend!!
    Tasty, Authentic, and Fun!
    John_R, May 2023
    Olga was absolutely amazing!!! She provided a warm, welcoming, authentic, and easy to understand experience. I will definitely be able to replicate what we learned. Most importantly, the pierogi were absolutely delicious. If you’re like me, and like to experience cultures through their food, Olga’s class is an absolute must.
    Piergoi Making - Amazing
    michele_m, Apr 2023
    This was one of the best experiences of our trip. Olga took us to the market (amazing) to get some local snacks and fresh ingredients for the pierogi. Olga was gracious enough to open her home to our group and we made everything from scratch, enjoyed great company, and toasted with some amazing local vodka. I can’t say enough great things about Olga and this experience. This was our son’s pick (13) and he enjoyed himself. A must do.

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