Shopping

Shopping in Poland has undergone radical changes in the past few years and now, with the advent of large supermarkets and malls, it is possible to get virtually anything. Polish shops are usually open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturdays shops are mostly open till 2 or 3 p.m. and on Sundays most are closed (though food can be bought in some groceries and in the growing number of 24-hour shops; malls are often open Sundays, too). Stores do not close for lunch; Poland knows no siesta. Opening hours may be changed during Christmas or holidays - check advertised hours nearer the time.

Most international products are present in Polish shops, hence there is no need to bring cosmetics or food articles unless you are on a special diet or have special requirements. The easiest way to do the shopping is to go to one of the many self-service supermarkets which are usually open from 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Sundays. A good choice of articles is offered in the shopping centre Torun PLAZA (ul. Broniewskiego 90), (COPERNICUS (ul. Żółkiewskiego 15) or KOMETA (ul. Grudziądzka 162) or CARREFOUR (ul. Olsztyńska 8). You can easily get there by free shuttle bus (timetable at the bus stops or on the web-site). Watch out, as you will not be able to leave the shuttle bus until you get to the supermarket! A large selection of grocery is also available in MINI-MAL (ul. Łyskowskiego 8). There is a lively daily market at the beginning of Szosa Chełmińska near the Old Town. If you are interested in more international food, you can go to PIOTR I PAWEL (ul. Szosa Bydgoska 26, Pasaz Zieleniec). Foreign newspapers and magazines can be bought in EMPiK (ul. Wielkie Garbary 18 or in Copernicus). If you live in a private appartment and want to decorate it, there are special shops in Toruń, such as Castorama, Leroy Merlin, OBI.

Useful words:

SHOPS & SERVICES
APTEKA PHARMACY
BIURO PODRÓŻY TRAVEL AGENCY
GABINET STOMATOLOGICZNY DENTIST
DLA PANÓW GENTS
DLA PAŃ LADIES
DWORZEC KOLEJOWY RAILWAY STATION
FRYZJER HAIR DRESSER
INFORMACJA INFORMATION
KANTOR EXCHANGE/BUREAU DE CHANGE
KASA CASHIER/TICKET OFFICE
KAWIARNIA CAFE
LEKARZ, PRZYCHODNIA LEKARSKA DOCTOR, CLINIC
LODY ICE CREAM
ODJAZD DEPARTURE
OWOCE FRUIT
POGOTOWIE RATUNKOWE EMERGENCY
PRZYJAZD ARRIVAL
RESTAURACJA RESTAURANT
SKLEP SHOP
SPOŻYWCZY GROCERY
STOŁÓWKA CANTEEN
SZATNIA CLOAK ROOM
SZPITAL HOSPITAL
WARZYWA VEGETABLES
WEJŚCIE ENTRANCE
WYJŚCIE EXIT

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