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Regional Information on Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

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Visitor Notes:


Subject: 'Being Vegetarian in the Czech Republic'
Posted by cookster on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 01:14 PM PST
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While traditional Czech food is heavy on the meat side and often neglectful of vegetables, eating vegetarian is not as difficult as many Czech and guide books will tell you. It is definitely easiest in Prague - a relatively liberal city. There are large range of bio stores (health food stores) and vegetarian restaurants. Just have a look on the current Prague page. Two of the best are Lehka Hlava (clear head) and Maitrea. Food in the Czech republic is quite cheaper than food in the US or UK. Also, average grocery stores all stock bio foods and have a small international aisle. Most restaurants will have something without meat, although it might not be a full meal exactly. Some traditional Czech dishes that generally don't have meat are: palačinky (very similar to crepes), some knedlky (dumpling) usually the sweet ones, bramboraky (potato pancakes) salad (salads are usually more like potatoe salad or coleslaw type with mayonaise but have carrots beets etc in them) polevka (soups - sometimes vegetarian) smašeny syr (fried cheese)


Quick dictionary:
Jsem vegetarian = I am vegetarian
bez maso = without meat
vegetariansky jidlo = vegetarian food
dobrou chut' = bon apetit
Chytěl bych = i would like...


Subject: 'MUST DO'
Posted by gr8vegan on: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 01:25 PM PST
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Make sure you eat Lunch at Country Life in Old Town off the main square by the Astro clock every day & make sure you make reservations at Clear Head at least a day in advance for dinner each night or try their newly opened restaurant Maitrea

Subject: 'Vegan in Prague'
Posted by flamekat on: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at 07:04 AM PST
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Prague is actually a wonderful place to be vegan. From Country Life to Albio\'s to the tofu sandwich at Bohemia Bagel, I stuff myself silly every time I go. Although traditional Czech cuisine isn\'t very veggie friendly, Prague is a big city and it\'s easy enough eat well as a vegan. My favorite restaurant is Country Life. I go there for lunch almost every day I\'m there, and I do a lot of my shopping at the attached health food store. My fiance and I also really love Clear Head, although mostly for the atmosphere. If they had a decent vegan dessert, I\'d be sold.
Czech tea houses are an often overlooked source of veggie food. Most of them have things like couscous and Lebanese pizzas. The major supermarkets all seem to carry tofu (there are 2 Czech brands), vegan mayonnaise (tofuneza or sojaneza, I can\'t remember which), and some have vegan yogurts and puddings.
My absolute favorite find in Prague are these excellent tofu pates. They carry them at Albio\'s and Country Life. I didn\'t know what they were at first, but once a Czech friend served them to me, I was HOOKED! I always stock up on them when I visit now. The best flavors are red pepper and herb.


Subject: 'Prague taxi drivers'
Posted by Stevie on: Friday, March 30, 2007 at 01:34 AM PST
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Watch out if you take a taxi cab in Prague. I had 1 guy who was unscrupulous in his determination to make some cash. After that I used the metro; cheap and easy.

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