I had a wonderful and memorable three week vacation in Poland last month (one of the best and most memorable trips I've done), and one of the many highlights of my trip was a delicious, and extremely hearty and filling, food tour in Kraków I took one day. The tour company is called Eat Warsaw & Kraków, and they operate food and vodka tours in both Kraków and Warsaw.
The food tour I went on in Kraków lasted over four hours, and we first had zapiekanki (the traditional street food of an open-faced baguette topped with cheese, onions, bits of meat and spicy ketchup) at Plac Nowy in Kazimierz. In Kazimierz we also had various Polish soups in one restaurant. From there our guide Halina brought us to a local market, where we were able to buy local fruits. We then proceeded to various restaurants in and around the Old Town, where we had many Polish dishes - ranging from bread with lard to duck blood soup to various herring dishes to traditional cheeses and meat dishes, and we also had a shot of vodka to top it off. We ended the food tour with traditional Polish crème cake at a historic café in the Old Town.
The food we had on this tour was absolutely delicious. And I was pleasantly surprised that I ended up enjoying lard (for my entire three weeks in Poland I always had lard with bread) and oscypek (the cheese made from unpasteurized sheep's milk). What also made the food tour memorable was our guide Halina. Halina explained each dish, she explained why certain dishes are made and cooked the way they are, and she also explained the historical and cultural significance of certain dishes. I'm very impressed with Halina's knowledge of Polish cuisine, I learned so much about Polish cuisine from her.
If you decide to take a food tour (and/or a vodka tour) when you're in Kraków and Warsaw, I'd highly recommend taking a tour with Eat Warsaw & Kraków, and when you're in Kraków I'd highly recommend Halina as your guide. Here's the company's link, where you can see their prices and the other guides...
Smacznego! (which is Polish for "Bon appetit")