While traveling, we are often faced with the question: “Where can I find a tasty, satisfying and … non-meat menu?”. The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most popular European tourist destinations, and therefore the experience of local vegetarian travelers will come in handy during the holiday season.
And here is what Joanie Terrisi shares with us on this subject:
“Have you been to Prague?” a friend asked me. “I must have had a hard time finding vegan food. When I was there 13 years ago, I was only saved by bread and potatoes.” Well, many years have passed since then, and I happily told my friend about the abundance of vegetarian restaurants in the most beautiful streets and alleys of Prague. I was even able to find soy milk in a small shop! While traditional Czech food is mostly fatty, meaty, many vegetarian restaurants offer light snacks as well as non-meat variations of traditional dishes. Here you can find chains of Indian vegetarian as well as raw food restaurants. I must admit, I designed my city tour plan to cover all the unique vegan restaurants as much as possible in 5 days. Some were so delicious that I went back there! Below is information about those that I visited:
Name: Moment Address: Slezske 62
More of a cafe than a restaurant. Every day a new specialty is presented here. I ordered food to take on the plane with lentil custard (gluten free) and raspberry chocolate cake. Both dishes were very tasty! The level of English proficiency of the staff is not as high as in other restaurants, but sufficient to understand the order.
Title: LoVeg Address: Nerudova 36
My favorite restaurant, I twice planned my itinerary west of the Vltava River so that I could eat there. The first time I ordered Thai coconut curry with Jasmine rice (price – no more than $10). Cozy, nice design of the restaurant, varied menu – I knew I would return to this place. On my next visit, I decided to try a traditional Czech dish – classic goulash with red onion and dumplings.
Name: Maitre Address: Tynska ulicka 6, Prague 1
Located closest to the center, the restaurant is easy to find. It is located near the Old Town Square, behind the Temple of the Virgin Mary. The place itself is quite interesting and atmospheric, the service is fast and polite. On my first visit, I made an order on the run, on the road. It was baked tofu, avocado, arugula salad, and smoked tofu and green onion sushi for about $13. The food was more than enough. Having received a delicious impression from the ordered, I wanted to return to the restaurant and eat again without hurrying anywhere. The second time I ordered a Thai green curry with veggie shrimp (price was about $8). An English menu is provided – vegan, as well as gluten-free products are clearly marked. In general, the vegetarian menu is limited, but extremely appetizing!
Title: Lehka Hlava (Clear Head) Address: Borsov 2, Praha 1
The restaurant is located closer to Charles Bridge and is considered one of the elite. Unusual style, cozy atmosphere. Each room is made under the hotel theme. It is highly recommended to reserve a table in advance. The restaurant offers an English menu, with vegan and gluten-free options explicitly marked (as well as options that can be made vegetarian on request). My choice fell on lentil soup with coconut and vegetables, as well as Thai red curry – approximately $11. The dishes are incredibly tasty – a great option to “refuel” after an active day.