So what can you expect in Autumn?
First and foremost: a whole variety of mushrooms! It's hard to find a Pole who doesn't at least know the name of a few mushroom types, the most popular being 'Boletus edulis' (PL: Borowik Szlachetny) or 'Chanterelles' (PL: Kurki), but there are those who actively spend their time picking them in woods and forests.
Freshly picked, all shapes and sizes, they're great in main meals, soups, and key to another Polish pastime: pickling. All those summer fruits and vedges are pickled, or turned into jams! From pumpkin to zucchini, it's pickled! And from apple, quince, pear, to cherry, Poles turn them into jam!
If that's not enough, there are those who even make their own liquers (PL: nalewka) from fruits and pine syrup. Yum. Other seasonal ingredients come from game animals such as boar, venison, pheasant and duck. The season has something for everyone, whether you're carnivore, vegetarian or vegan, you won't miss out. Our Polish restaurants section is the perfect place to try out some autumnal cuisine, and special mention, in no particular order goes to AleGloria, Zapiecek, Zoni, U Fukiera, Różana, Merliniego, Grand Kredens, Czerwony Wieprz, Folk Gospoda, Gościniec, Dom Polski, Elixir, Dawne Smaki and PAM PAM.