in Norblin Factory
BioBazar in the Norblin Factory was established in 2010 is the first ecological market in Poland. From its beginnings, it functioned in the old walls of the former Norblin Factory at ul. Żelazna. Beginning in the 1820s and throughout the century, the Norblin Factory was one of the most prosperous metallurgical works in the Kingdom of Poland. The war brought an end to the magnificence of the enterprise. In the 1980s and early 2000s, the post-factory buildings were entered in the register of monuments. In 2017, revitalization work began on the facility, at which time the BioBazar, which had been operating here until then, moved its headquarters to Mokotów to return to its founding location in September 2021.
Today BioBazar is open as often as five days a week, and is made up of nearly 60 exhibitors. The stands are located in a gorgeous, renovated hall. The brick walls and industrial atmosphere of the interior make shopping here an unusual experience, and the products available here – most of them ECO-certified – are also outstanding.
BioBazar is not only a market, it is also a refined museum space and an undoubted tourist attraction.
A multilevel underground car park is in operation at the Norblin Factory, including Poland’s first automated bicycle parking space.
BioBazar has the best ecological products, which make up the majority of the entire product range. You will also find fish caught from natural stands, venison, wild herbs, fruits and forest mushrooms, i.e. goods that, in principle, are not subject to certification. Craft products from small farms and small producers are also available. Some of our exhibitors are in conversion, which precedes obtaining a certificate. A visit to BioBazar is never just about ordinary shopping – it is an experience, with good energy and a wonderful, integrated, open community.
Over the course of several years, the market for organic food in Poland has developed significantly, with more and more of us aware that by making everyday choices we have an impact on the fate of the planet and that our health is directly linked to what we put in the pot.
BioBazar is not only about organic products, it is also about an attitude towards the world, towards nature and disagreement with the progressive degradation of the environment. We encourage you to come to us with your own basket or reusable bag, many of the products you will buy from us by weight, so it is worth bringing smaller bags or containers too. An increasing number of Exhibitors are accepting returnable jars and bottles, so if you don’t use them at home, don’t throw them away, bring them to your place of purchase.
BioBazaar is made up of people. Each stand is a separate story, it is the passion and uncompromisingness of the Exhibitors. BioBazar is you, our customers – lovers of natural, organic food, who know that food quality matters.
What good can you buy?
Here you will purchase the fairest dairy products from naturally fed animals, eggs from hens living in small flocks, the best organic meat: poultry, lamb, beef, veal and pork, fresh baked goods, including organic bread for those on low-carbohydrate or gluten-free diets. You will find groats, seeds, nuts, delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables, neat oils and pre-made meals.
Our Exhibitors are passionate storytellers and experts in their field. They are eager to offer advice, help you choose the best potatoes for making potato pancakes, or the perfect apples for an apple pie, you can also count on a nice anecdote from the life of the farm, it’s always interesting with them here!
Culinary Souvenirs from Poland
BioBazar features an extensive selection of organic and craft products, largely local ones. If you have been in Warsaw for a while and want to take home the flavors of the Polish table, we have prepared a special selection of culinary souvenirs.
Fabryka Deli, stand No. 60, recommends the following:
- honey apples from Pasieka Szczęśliwa – obtained during the blooming of apple orchards
- cold meats and pork dripping from Kuyavia
- smoky-smelling mountain cheeses from Piekielnik – perfect with cranberry preserve
- marinated forest mushrooms and organic Asian mushrooms
- hard long-ripened cheeses from the Western Pomerania region
- traditional preserves made of the seasonal Polish fruits
- fruit vinegars