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Food To Try In Prague, Czech Republic - Updated 2020

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Have you planned your next vacation destination? Why don’t you immerse yourself into the captivating beauty of the Czech Republic? Situated in Central Europe, the country is endowed with astonishing cities, especially the capital city Prague. Known for its colorful baroque buildings, Prague offers architectural wonders with breathtaking nature as the backdrop. Before exploring other attractions, you should make a stop at Prague Castle. Having over 700 rooms in total, this stunning castle is the largest in Europe. Stand by the castle before 12 PM and you will be able to see the change of guards. Next, stop by St. Vitus Cathedral. It would be difficult to take your eyes off of the cathedral because of its architecture. Go inside to admire the stained glass windows and the altar. Finally, enjoy a pleasant stroll at Old Town Square in the evening. The Gothic House and Baroque Church of St. Nicholas are located in the neighborhood. Restaurants, cafes, and shops are spread throughout the streets waiting for you. And let’s not forget about cuisine. Continue reading to find out what food to try in Prague and where to eat.

1. Palačinky


Craving for something sweet and tasty? That is why you should try palačinky, a kind of pancake or crepe that is highly popular in Central Europe. The pancake or crepe is traditionally spread with jam. But, other sweet toppings will do too, including fruits like strawberry. The first time you try this, we bet you will want for some more. The jam or cream just melts perfectly on your tongue.

Café Creperie Pod Věží

Address: Dražického nám. 64/9, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia

Price: from CZK119 (5 USD)

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2. Vepřo-knedlo-zelo


Roast pork that is generally served with stewed cabbage, onions and dumplings, does it sound yummy enough? Bread, cakes, and pastries can also be used if dumplings are not available. If yes, you should order a vepřo-knedlo-zelo when in Prague. This classic cuisine is loved by many Czech people because of its taste.

Tkalcovský dvůr

Address: U Lužického semináře 28, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana-Malá Strana, Czechia

Price: from CZK149 (6.50 USD)

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3. Guláš

Vepřový guláš (kontrola masa)
Source: Photo by user Pohled 111 used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Still another food to try for meat lovers. Yes, Czech people are fond of meat. So what is guláš? It is a meat and vegetable stew that is slowly cooked for the best taste. Added with sweet paprika, guláš becomes even richer in flavor. But, what are vegetable and meat without the side dishes? To satisfy your appetite, guláš is usually served with Czech dumplings. But sometimes, people like to also use potatoes.

Coda

Address: ARIA Hotel, Tržiště 368/9, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia

Price: from CZK595 (26 USD)

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4. Trdelník


It may be difficult to pronounce this dish, but don’t let name stop you from trying trdelník, a typical cake that is made from rolled dough. The cake is then wrapped around a stick and if you remove the stick, you will see a big hole in the middle. Sugar and walnut mix are usually the main ingredients added around the cake. However, other varieties of trdelník may sometimes be seen too. Some restaurants put filling inside the cake, both savory and sweet flavors.

Good Food Coffee & Bakery

Address: Karlova 160/8, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Price: from CZK100 (4 USD)

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5. Chlebíčky


You are exploring the attractions in Prague and suddenly you feel hungry? Why don’t you grab a light snack called chlebíčky? This open sandwich is a kind of cuisine that is popular in Czech, Slovak, and Poland. The sandwich may come in plenty of varieties, depending on the creativity of the chef or cook. You may find a sandwich that features meats and some vegetables, whereas other sandwiches may come with eggs and cheeses. Our suggestion, buy as many varieties as you can because they are just light snacks, they will not make you fool anytime soon.

Chlebíčky Letná

Address: M. Horákové 815/42, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice, Czechia

Price: from CZK100 (4 USD)

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6. Knedlíky


Talking about dumplings, you may be familiar with the popular Chinese dumplings? What about Czech dumplings? If you want to know how delicious Czech dumplings are, then you should try this traditional dish called knedlíky. Aside from potatoes, Czechians also like to have knedlíky as their staple food. The bread dumplings are generally made with ingredients such as egg, salt, yeast, and flour. These dumplings are boiled and when they look perfectly boiled, they will be sliced and served with other dishes.

Tři Století

Address: Míšeňská 70/4, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia

Price: from CZK200 (9 USD)

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7. Smažený sýr


We definitely love smažený sýr simply because it is cheese. Cheese is already delicious and when it is fried, it tastes even more appetizing. The cheese is shaped first in the form that resembles a bread before it is deep fried or pan-fried. Side dishes to accompany smažený sýr include boiled potatoes or French fries. You can forget about diet and calories when indulging in this dish. Oh, and the tartar sauce spread all over the fried cheese is absolutely addicting.

U Houmra

Address: Šumavská 20, 120 00 Praha 2, Czechia

Price: from CZK119 (5 USD)

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8. Moravian wine


The most authentic wine in the Czech Republic is called the Moravian wine. Despite being more famous as a country with superb beers, Czech has this region called Moravia that produces the best wine in the country. The largest vineyards can be found in Moravia, thus the name Moravian wine. The wine tastes excellent on its own, but it will taste more exceptional when accompanied by some traditional Czech dishes discussed in this article.

Cellarius - Lucerna

Address: Pasáž Lucerna, Štěpánská 61, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

Price: from CZK200 (9 USD)

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9. Grilované klobásy


Grilované klobásy literally translates to grilled sausages. So, anyone who wants to indulge in sausages before continuing to make the next stops at tourist destinations in Prague is highly recommended to get some grilované Klobásy. Your sausage will be tucked into a roll and served with a variety of sauces with splendid taste. Do not drool when reading this description.

Lokál

Address: Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Price: CZK90 (3.90 USD)

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10. Kofola


Czech carbonated soft drink completes the list of food (in this case drink) to try in Prague. Produced by a Czech company called Kofola, kofola tastes similar to Coca-Cola or Pepsi. This drink is very much loved by Czechian, much more loved than its competitors. You can easily order for a glass of kofola in many restaurants throughout the city.

Restaurace Rozmarýn

Address: 26 náměstí Osvoboditelů Praha 16 Praha Česká republika, 153 00, Czechia

Price: from CZK160 (USD7)

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Enjoy Prague until the last moment of your vacation

Every corner in Prague is worth exploring. Everything in the city is going to please your eyes. What not to love about Prague? Nothing. Our suggestion: enjoy Prague until the last moment of your vacation. Have a fantastic one!

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Tenissa is a content writer, translator and editor. She enjoys being a globetrotter and has traveled to many countries around the world. So far, her favourite destination is Switzerland. She looks...Read more

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