Food in Poland is hearty, and highlights include pierogi, a kind of stuffed dumpling, stew with mushrooms and sausage, meat, cabbage, and potatoes. Bread is served with just about every meal, and people often buy fresh bread daily from local bakeries. People in rural areas tend to grow their own fresh vegetables. Polish cuisine is also known for its delicious cakes. Toruń, for example, is the home of gingerbread and Warsaw is famous for its rosehip jam-filled doughnuts.
Other popular Polish dishes include Rosół, which is chicken soup with noodles, usually eaten on Sundays, Barszcz, a clear beetroot soup whose ingredients are garlic, onions, carrots, and celery, and Bigos, cabbage stew with meat and sausage. In Poland, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are the main meals and families usually try to eat these together, depending on their schedule. An additional meal that Polish people enjoy having is called ‘drugie śniadanie’ (second breakfast). Family and food are important in Polish culture, which is the reason why having lunch on Sundays together is still an existing tradition.