Momo Krakow is a fast casual food place with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan food along with an impressive range of teas and other drinks. The food is cheap, plentiful, fresh, wholesome and healthy. Come here for a rainbow on a plate.
I like it enough that I try to eat here on every visit to Krakow. Krakow ‘natives’ that have joined me, having never eaten at Momo before, say great things about it too.
Momo Krakow – Venue and Menu
The interior is best described as basic and rustic. Transplant it to somewhere in London like Camden or Shoreditch and it could be hipster and bohemian. It offers space for people to sit together and socialise on big tables and space for individual business travellers like me to eat and read in peace. I have never seen anyone else in here with a laptop. I *think* I might be their entire business traveller market so far . . .
Also to be liked is that you order at the counter and are served and pay immediately so if you are hungry or short on time, there is no waiting.
The menu features some typically Indian Foods including a couple of permanent house special dishes including a spicy South Indian soup which is as aromatic and flavour rich as you might hope and expect. The actual daily menu is written up onto a blackboard in Polish and English and has a simple colour coding system to identify gluten free and vegan options. Every time I have visited one of the servers has spoken English and been familiar with gluten and has been able to talk me through the menu to highlight my options.
As an alternative to specific dishes you can choose a ‘big’ or ‘small’ plate and then choose the things to fill it with. Example choices are Mixed Beans, Spinach & Tofu, Beets & Raisins and Chickpeas.
There is always at least one gluten free dessert option unless someone buys the last piece!. There never seems to be more than one serving left by the time I get to Momo! The desserts I have seen include a deep fill Apple Pie and Brownies.
Drinks are another strong point. They have homemade lemonade, various fruit and vegetable juices but the star of the show for me is homemade Lassi. Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit and Momo offer the sweet and salty varieties. I tried the salty version on my last visit and rate it highly.
Momo Krakow – Simple, Heathly, Nutritious Meals
I always opt for the chunky, hearty, hot and spicy South Indian Soup made with red lentils and coconut for a starter. This is permanent menu item and with good reason for it is a lip-smackingly flavor rich soup.
Unfortunately another other permanent resident on the menu, the signature ‘Momo’ dish of Tibetan dumplings, is not available gluten free. Dumplings are not at all simple or easy to make gluten free but the London Ping Pong chain has mastered it. Momo, be inspired! Fellow Momo diners, start asking! I would love to be surprised on my next visit.
So I also usually choose a ‘big’ plate filled with whatever I fancy from their collection of tofu, bean and veggie dishes of the day. This often produces a’rainbow on a plate’ that I enjoy looking at, enjoy eating, and feel sure is a diverse, healthy, nutritous meal.
Momo Krakow – Would I Visit Again?
Absolutely. Crazy low cost, quick, friendly and simple service. Hearty, healthy, diverse range of Indian themed dishes. But Momo, bring us gluten free dumplings please!