Such is the greatness of Momencik that it outranks many of the ‘legit’ Mexican joints in town. Largely limited to tacos and burritos, this sweaty basement cavern is a true cult address and the salsas practically perfect.
Rough-hewn walls, blasts of contemporary art and a forest of plants make B20 lovely to look at, but its plus points go way beyond the visual. The veganized Asian food is highly recommended and fare well with the rich cultural offer and impressive drinks.
There was only ever going to be one winner here. Set with radical orange interiors and featuring a scruffy-cool seasonal courtyard, this operation has done nothing but wow since opening after lockdown. In fact, it was the lockdown that it inspired its creation – cooped up during Covid, flatmates Monika and Klaudia began exploring the web for exotic recipes and veganizing what they found. Sharing their work with their friends, it wasn’t long till they were swayed into opening a bricks-and-mortar venue. Warsaw is all the richer for it and the wontons continue to be our default star order. And if you really want to show your love, visit their other establishment for something similarly brill (for that, take a trip to Lychees on Bielańska 1).
Anchored by a mural that declares ‘Guilty Pleasure’ in glowing pink letters, this pocket-sized locale exudes a sense of fun. The menu casts its net over the biggest comfort foods known to man: the Not Dogs and chimichanga are ace.
The four-table intimacy of this timber-encased room charms immediately but does make reservations mandatory. Street foods like tacos are veganized with real talent, but it’s the more fine-handed creations that deserve praise: e.g., soy meat bourguignon.