One thing we can all agree on, an issue that crosses all differences, is that deciding where and what to eat can be one of the hardest decisions of the day. If you don’t do your research ahead of time while traveling – and sometimes even if you do – this can still consume much of your time that could be spent taking in a monument or hiking a new trail. While traveling, I know another concept that can be perplexing is trying to find the local spots with traditional food.
We were lucky enough to have two beautiful guides, Jana and Vendula, while in Prague to show us some places that I’m going to pass on to you! Here are three places to help you get started.
This beautiful place is a vegan paradise satisfying enough for even the most fierce meat eater. This was confirmed by my very hungry pal, don’t worry. They have a large selection of food ranging from breakfast to dinner and omelets to burgers. I had the omelet and I would recommend that to anyone. It was delicious and so filling that I couldn’t even finish it. The atmosphere was lively with fun music and an eclectic vibe. Oh yeah, and their chocolate cake was a dream, so try to save room for one of their many desserts! If you go here, go on a very empty stomach!
- Lidová Jídelna Tišnov
You are probably in the same boat as us and have no idea what that says. Lucky for all of us, Jana translated and told us that it was the working person’s eatery. She brought us here after requesting traditional Czech food, and she did not disappoint. It is a small restaurant, only open for lunch, with a big line. On the bright side, it is a cafeteria style restaurant so the tables turn quickly and you have the chance to sit with – and sometimes chat with – locals and regulars. Jana told us that this food is what most of them grow up eating and I am jealous. For an extremely reasonable price, I had a filling meal of potatoes, fried cheese (trust me, it might sound weird, but just go with it), and veggies. All of this, followed by a plate of raspberry dumplings. If you’re not sold after that, I don’t know what else I can do!
This one is just kind of a bonus because you can find it’s the name of a traditional Czech dessert (that many countries also have their own version of), and it is absolutely a can’t-miss. You’ll find stands all throughout Prague offering these twisted pieces of fried dough covered in sugar. Traditionally, it doesn’t have ice cream, but go big or go home, right? So I got ice cream.
Have you been to Prague? What would you add to the list?