In Poland, zupa mleczna was a staple at the Communist-era milk bars or bar mleczny. After the fall of Communism, many of these government-subsidized laborer's cafeterias went bankrupt, but a few gems still exist. If you find yourself in Poland, make sure you stop at one of these Soviet holdovers. Expect to be treated poorly by the woman taking your order, but delight in the cheap, wonderfully prepared food.
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