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Prague Vegan Guide

March 27, 2017

 

The Czech capital contains a plethora of vegan eateries and is the perfect destination for your next trip. Affordable, easy to navigate and bursting with culture and beauty. 

 

The city is postcard-worthy at all times, whether you’re strolling through Old Town or browsing the shops and bars around Wenceslas Square. Combine this with incredible vegan food and you will never want to leave. 

 

Check out our top five places to go.

 

Useful Czech words:

Hello – Ahoj

Thank you - Děkuji

I’m vegan - Jsem vega

No dairy – no mléka a mléčných výrobků

No egg – no vejce

Gluten free – bezlepkový

Soy milk – sojové mléko

 

Top Five Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Restaurants 

 

1.    Plevel 

Located just off the Wenceslas Square strip of bars and restaurants, Plevel needs to be your first destination. Completely vegan with some raw dishes as well, the food is mind-blowingly good and reasonably priced. The spinach ravioli with tofu and sage was a particular favourite. The mayonnaise, made from cashew cream, was delicious. It’s clear a lot of time and effort has been put into the flavours and menu creation. We definitely recommend a visit; let us know how the broccoli burger tastes. 

 

 

2.    Maitrea 

Maitrea is a delightful vegetarian restaurant located near Old Town Square with a very Earthship-vibe and rustic interior. Be sure to reserve a table ahead of time as the place can get packed quickly which is always a good sign. Most of the dishes can be made vegan and are clearly labelled on the menu. There are gluten-free options available as well. The food here is great; the veggie burger was a hit with it being described as the best burger ever by non-vegans. 

 

 

3.    My Raw Café 

A perfect day time stop off with a lovely warm, welcoming interior, My Raw Café is suitable for a quick cup of coffee as well as a sit-down meal. We recommend the sharing option as you get to try a bit but enough of a few different dishes. The cheese on the pizza was surprisingly good and a must try. 

 

 

 

 

4.    Loving Hut 

A well-known global chain, Loving Hut is a great option for vegans to try lots of different options. There is a bit of a queue to the self-service cafeteria style restaurant but the food is worth the wait. Definitely try the creamy mash and vegan mayo. 

 

5.    Dhaba Beas 

With a similar style to Loving Hut, Dhaba Beas is a self-service style vegetarian restaurant which mainly serves Indian food. The vegan options are labelled clearly as well as the gluten-free products. Despite being delicious, the mound of food didn’t look great on camera so no images for this one but trust us it’s delicious.

 

Top Five Sites to Visit 

 

Now that your belly is full of yummy vegan food, Prague is full of historical and beautiful sites to visit.

 

1. Prague Tower 

The Observation Tower on top of Petrin Hill offers a panoramic view of the city. You can walk or take the funicular up the hill and then continue on to the observation tower. There’s a fair amount of steps to get to the top of the tower so take a bottle of water. 

 

2. Prague Castle 

Founded around 880, Prague Castle is obviously a must-see when visiting the city. There are a number of tour options available at the ticket office but you can just wander around the grounds for free as long as you don’t go into the exhibits. The Golden Lane exhibit is particularly great and picturesque. 

 

3. Charles Bridge 

Completed in the 15th century, Karluv most crosses the Vltava River in Prague. A massive tourist spot in the centre of the city and packed with stalls and beautiful views of its surroundings. 

 

4. Old Town 

A medieval settlement of Prague, Old Town is a bustling cultural spot filled with street performers, restaurants and shops. 

 

5. Lucerna Music Bar 

An award winning music venue in central Prague, Lucerna Music Bar is an intimate venue with high quality sound and a reasonably priced bar. 

 

Now that you’ve eaten your way around Prague and visited at least five fab spots in the city, it’s time for a drink. 

 

Finish your day off with a visit to one of our favourite nighttime venues. Considering Prague is the drinking capital of the world, it would be rude not to. 

 

Chapeau Rouge 

A bar and nightclub spread over three floors. Think weird and quirky mixed with carnival, all covered in a dark red light. Sounds strange but it totally works and has some cheap beers and wines. 

 

U Sudu 

A deceptively large bar filled with table football and pin ball. Very central with low prices, the huge underground bar has a great atmosphere with a varied selection of music. 

 

Absintherie 

Prague is a massive absinthe hot-spot and the Absintherie does not disappoint. An expensive drink but the effort gone into producing it is amazing. Watching the bartenders at this spot is like watching a performance. The drink itself is crazy strong and highly alcoholic if you’re into that kind of thing. 

 

Happy travels! 

 

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