Just a couple of weeks ago, my friend Hamilton and I popped over to Poland to explore Warsaw and Krakow.  Not knowing much about either city, we set out to find gorgeous architecture and great food, and we were not disappointed.  Keep reading to find out what we got up to in Warsaw...

How We Got There...

My travel buddy Hamilton currently resides in bonny Edinburgh, so I flew solo to Warsaw Chopin Airport from London Heathrow.  We thought we were super organised and had arranged to arrive at the airport within 15 minutes of each other, but upon arrival we realised we were in different airports; Hamilton was at Modlin, about 45 minutes out of the city, and I was at Chopin, a quick 15 minute drive from our hotel.  TIP: if you are flying separate, make sure you know where you are going! I ended up arriving at the hotel an hour ahead of Hamilton so of course cracked open a bottle of Pilsner, I was on holiday after all!
My flight was supposed to be about £90 but due to me spending all my money on the British Airways Avios eStore, I managed to save an excellent £30! This was the cheapest flight I could find, as it was half-term week here in the UK.  I would recommend checking out the BA Avios eStore as they have a lot of retailers featured and you earn a certain number of Avios per £1 spent, which you can then use toward your future trips!

Where We Stayed...

After our glorious time at the Radisson Blu in Stockholm, we booked to stay at the Radisson Blu Centrum.  For a 5 star hotel in a capital city, the hotel was very reasonably priced and the room was really spacious and comfortable.  However I would not have thought it was 5 star, it did not feel 5 star at all and after the shower head blew off and hit me in the face, I'd have to give the hotel a 3.5/5.

What We Did...

Once we had been reunited after our airport debacle, we set out to explore... One of Hamilton's best travel qualities is he is excellent at directions, I even likened him to the droid L3 from Solo, the new Star Wars film, as he has the best navigational mind.  For both days he mapped a route for us to make the most of our short time in Warsaw.

Old Town, Warsaw

If you know me at all, you'll know that I LOVE food. But you'll also know that I am a terrible cook and I hate spending time in the kitchen. So when the lovely team at Pasta Evangelists offered to send me a couple of meals from their range, I jumped at the chance.  I love pasta and any meal that only takes five minutes to prepare sounds like the dream for a busy 20-something like myself (the proof being it's taken me about 2 months to write this post!)

Pasta Evangelists are a London-based pasta delivery service. Yes, you read that correctly.  They deliver fresh, artisanal recipe boxes right to your front door.  Each week they have a different menu of the most mouth-watering fresh pasta dishes for you to choose from, and you can place an individual order or sign up to their subscription service.  The beauty of their service is in the simplicity - you are provided with everything you need to prepare a restaurant quality meal in minutes, perfect for anyone who finds themselves reaching for a takeaway app after a busy day in the office.

As I live outside of London, my two meals were delivered via DPD.  Due to the distance they were in insulated packaging but the ingredients themselves were contained inside a slim cardboard box, ideal for storing in the fridge and also quite aesthetically pleasing (yes I am giving points for good packaging, I am a blogger after all).  One thing I loved was that the meals are colour coordinated with little stickers so you know which sauce and extra goes with which of the fresh pastas, easy peasy!

My two meals were Pappardelle with Pork Ragu, Cavolo Nero & Parmesan and Artisan Fresh Fusilloni all'Arrabiatta with Pecorino.  With each meal, you receive a little A5 sheet with a little blurb on the inspiration behind the dish, how best to cook your meal and an ingredients list.

Due to my love for Tuscany, I decided to try the Pappardelle first.  The method was so easy and as fresh pasta cooks much quicker than dry pasta, my meal was ready in about 4 minutes. I'm a big fan of Ragu, so much so that on a trip to Bologna I had two portions within about 3 hours of each other, and this definitely lived up to my Ragu expectations.  The size of the meal was ideal, not so small that I was craving more and not too big that I couldn't finish it.  I sometimes find meat sauces quite overwhelming; too much onion or too much red wine, but this one was delicious.  You could almost tell that a lot of effort and love had gone in to getting the sauce just right! The pasta to sauce ratio was perfect and a little sprinkling of parmesan finished the meal off perfectly.


A couple of days later, I decided to try the Arrabiatta.  Again, my meal was ready in just under 4 minutes.  I'm a big fan of spicy food and I've always loved Arrabiatta sauce; it is one of our family go to's for a quick, easy meal, but I have never had it with fresh pasta before.  With this one, I did find that there was a little too much sauce but I'm a big fan of garlic bread so of course I mopped up the leftovers with a slice (or two!)  The chilli and garlic gave the sauce a great kick, but may possibly be a little too hot for someone who cannot handle the spice, but that's the beauty of Pasta Evangelists; you choose the meals you want to try, so if you can't handle anything too hot, you can opt for milder dishes!


I loved the simplicity and ease of Pasta Evangelists; the meals were of excellent quality and were both so delicious.  I am excited to try some of their other recipes in the future, their chestnut-infused pumpkin tortelloni is calling my name! Whether you are wanting to try a new meal subscription service or looking for a quick solution for a dinner date or even if you just love Italian food, I'd definitely recommend giving Pasta Evangelists a go!

You can find out more about Pasta Evangelists and check out their menus here

Thanks for stopping by,

Disclaimer: Pasta Evangelists kindly gifted me my pasta, but all views are my own.  This post contains affiliate links xx