There is a tradition of baking special gingerbreads in Torun, called "pierniki" in Polish. It is said that piernikis have been produced since the town was founded.
Two shops where you can buy these cookies are:
Sklep Firmowy Katarzynka in ulica (=street) Zeglarska 25, or Sklep Kopernik at Rynek Staromiejski 6, (= Old Town Square) the Dwor Artusa building.
"Sklep" means "shop".
MANDALLIN company is the direct importer of ornamental and decorative ceramics, lamps, colonial furniture, oil paintings, as well as other decorative elements for the indoor arrangement. Our offer includes products of highly aesthetic values and modern design complying the newest world-wide trends.
What to buy: Colonial furniture
The materials being used for their production come from the natural ecologic regions of South Asia. They are of high quality, durability and unconventional beauty. MANDALLIN enterprise has an established position at the market of interior decoration and equipment, based on big furniture salon chains, galleries of interior design and lightning.
What to pay: From 10$
Good shoping centre situated in house in the corner of Old Town square and Szeroka streets. It is compact (old town house!!!), has 5 floors, escalators.
You can buy there/services:
- woman clothes
- man clothes
- sport goods
- solarium service
Galeria Copernicus is large shoping centre situated outside the city centre. It has two floors and has wide area. Shoping area locates on the first floor and on the second amusement park.
There are many shops, butiques and also hypermarket "Real" is situated there + restaurants and bar.
You can buy everithing in Galeria Copernicus:
Computers and Electronics
Food and Drink
There are presented Polish and foreign companies/shops, brands.
For example good quality popular cloth brands: Reserved, Cropp town, Vistula, House, ... shoes Rylko, CCC etc
Szeroka Street, the street that leads from the Old Town Square toward the New Town Square, is lined with lots of shops selling everything from jewelry to shoes to electronics and is a great place to window shop, people watch or, hey, actually buy something!
Right in the main square, there are plenty of flower vendors and during my stay in Torun, I noticed they were open virtually ALL the time. In this picture, I just couldn't help but noticing a long, smooth pair of stems . . .
What to buy: Pierniki – If you visit Torun you have to taste torunskie pierniki. Im Middle ages, when there was peste epidemy in Torun, nun Katarzyna from Torun had nothing to feed the people. The mice king Kocistrach, to thank for saving his life, showed her boxes with 50-year-old dough. She baked gingerbread (pierniki) called Katarzynki, out of it,. It was the old custom to give gingerbread as a gift for the royal families.