Warsaw’s Mleczarnia Jerozolimska, the first Milk Bar in Poland

If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you’d realise that I have a soft spot for good cheap food. And it doesn’t get any cheaper than Milk Bars in Poland.

Did I mention that I like Milk Bars (here and here)?

So it only seems fitting that someone who likes milk bars makes his way to the source of milk bars, the first milk bar ever in Poland – Warsaw’s Mleczarnia Jerozolimska.

Translated into English as Jerusalem Dairy, Mleczarnia Jerozolimska, was first opened in 1896 by a member of the landed gentry to serve the masses good cheap food, and later turned into a massive feeding programme during the communist era.  Without knowing too much, and simply because of the name, I’m going to hazard a guess that the person opening it was probably a stanch Christian (probably not Jewish, since some of this dishes mix dairy with meat – not kosher).

Walking into this milk bar does not however suggest anything of historical note, the milk bar has been thoroughly modernized and feels like a Polish style fast food restaurant with much healthier food.

And that is for good reason, from a one shop outfit, this particular brand has turned into a franchise with chains all around the country.

I ordered a full lunch menu, made up of Pork Stew with Mushroom (Gulasz Wieprzow) served on a bed of buckwheat, a serving of Polish Chicken Soup (Rosół) and a side of salad.

Need I tell you twice that it was delicious?

Or perhaps I was just hungry.

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