10 Things to eat in Prague and where

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Joel Fulleda

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When visiting a city abroad, the traveller's curiosity is attracted by several things: the history of the country and the metropolis, the lifestyle of the citizens, the important monuments and cultural tradition and… the food! It is well known that to savor the real typical dishes from another country it is necessary to go directly to the place, in this way the trip will be truly complete! This is why we have decided to dedicate this article to those who plan to travel to Prague and, in addition to visiting the city and discovering its beauties, also want to sit at the table of a typical restaurant or discover street food most delicious that the capital of the Czech Republic can offer. Follow us to discover the 10 things to eat absolutely in Prague.


  1. beff stew typical of Hungary
  2. Svíčková na smetaně
  3. Vepřoknedlozelo
  4. Trdelník
  5. Chlebíčky
  6. Smažený Sýr
  7. Knedlíky
  8. Bramborová Polévka
  9. Česneková Polévka
  10. Koleno
  11. Where to eat in Prague: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Goulash

A dish that can also be found in neighboring Hungary, but the Prague version isn't as spicy. It is about a beef stew or stew with a mix of vegetables and dumplings. You can also find versions with chicken or venison, or vegetarian.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 95 CZK, approximately € 3,50
  • Main ingredients: beef, vegetables

2 - Svíčková na smetaně

It is a dish made up of beef loin roast served with sweet and sour cream sauce and blueberries. Although it is a slightly more refined dish than city standards - and therefore a bit more expensive - it is still an affordable typical Czech delicacy. Paired with a strong dark beer is a winner.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 219 CZK, approximately € 9,00
  • Main ingredients: beef loin, sweet and sour cream sauce, blueberries

3 - Vepřoknedlozelo

One of the really unmissable dishes not only for Prague but for all Czech cuisine is this dish based on roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut. A real "brick" suitable for strong stomachs! Obviously, to "degrease" it is recommended to accompany it with a cold beer.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 199 CZK, approximately € 7,50
  • Main ingredients: pork, sauerkraut

4 - Trdelník

A traditional dessert consisting of a roll of sweet dough usually served hot and enriched with sugar, chopped hazelnuts and cinnamon. It is normal to see it prepared in the stalls scattered around the city, the dessert is in fact part of that street food tradition to taste, especially during the winter!

  • Recommended to: snack, snack, dessert at the end of a meal
  • Average cost: 100 CZK, approximately € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: sweet paste, cinnamon, chopped hazelnuts

5 - Chlebíčky

A tasty appetizer, a mini sandwich which is eaten for breakfast or for a quick lunch. It is usually served at parties or during events that gather more people, stuffed with eggs, cold cuts, gherkins.

  • Recommended to: breakfast, appetizer, snack
  • Average cost: 22 CZK, less than € 1,00 each
  • Main ingredients: bread, various fillings

6 - Smažený Sýr

They are gods fried cheese balls served with chips or salad, really delicious and appreciated by those who love cheese. They are sold everywhere on the streets of Prague and are ideal for a snack or a snack tasty.

  • Recommended to: snack or quick snack
  • Average cost: 119 CZK, approximately € 4,50
  • Main ingredients: fried cheese

7 - Knedlíky

A traditional side dish are these gnocchi served as an accompaniment to meat dishes or other main courses, such as goulash. They are the equivalent of home-made canederli, although in Prague there is also a sweet version, served as a dessert, with a filling of fruit or jam.

  • Recommended to: side dish, second course
  • Average cost: according to the dish they accompany
  • Main ingredients: stale bread, eggs, milk

8 - Bramborová Polévka

It is a traditional potato soup very substantial, ideal during the cold winter days. It also contains other vegetables such as carrots, celery and mushrooms and is further flavored with a pinch of garlic and oregano.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 100 CZK, approximately € 4,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, carrots, mushrooms

9 - Česneková Polévka

It is a dish for the more daring who, after eating it, do not have romantic dates. It is in fact a garlic soup in which small pieces of rye bread and diced potatoes are dipped. Flavored with marjoram, freshly ground black pepper and chopped parsley, the dish is simple but delicious and also healthy.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 59 CZK, approximately € 2,00
  • Main ingredients: garlic, rye bread, potatoes

10 - Koleno

Meat, meat and more meat! This typical Czech dish is also based on meat, indeed it consists of a whole pig's leg marinated in dark beer mixed with aromatic herbs. The result is crunchy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. The cooking process, in fact, pays off the meat so soft to allow it to detach itself from the bone. Obviously the process is very long, about 45 minutes, which you can take by tasting some local beer.

  • Recommended to: Lunch Dinner
  • Average cost: 234 CZK, approximately € 9,00
  • Main ingredients: pork meat

Where to eat in Prague: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Traditional Prague cuisine is composed mostly of meat and it is not the easiest to digest: goulash, goose and duck, as well as special roasts such as svickova, a roast beef served with cream sauce, blueberry jam, whipped cream, knedliky and a slice of lemon.

Among the desserts not to be missed is the trdlo: a particular type of bread sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, rolled on a stick and baked in the oven: it is stuffed according to personal taste and it is nothing short of delicious.

In Prague you can eat well without spending too much trying to stay out of the main tourist areas and preferring the places frequented by locals. Here we often eat in pubs and breweries rather than in the most classic restaurants: the people of Prague usually spend whole days inside the clubs, between beer and music to finish with dinner and ... a few more beers!

1 - Pivnice Stupartska

  • Description: brewery with typical dishes
  • specialty: goulash in loaf, strudel
  • Average price: from € 9,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

2 - Klášterní Šenk

  • Description: one of the best restaurants in Prague, housed in the oldest convent in the Czech Republic
  • specialty: seasonal meat and soups
  • Average price: from € 20,00 per person
  • Address: Get Directions - Official Site

3 - Maitrea Vegetarian & Vegan restaurant

  • Description: fusion-style restaurant, decorated in an ethnic and very welcoming way
  • specialty: vegan, gluten-free and raw food options
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

4 - Restaurace Kolonial

  • Description: modern restaurant decorated with a bicycle theme, where you can eat traditional dishes
  • specialty: pork knuckle, goulash and typical cheeses
  • Average price: from € 10,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Kolkovna

  • Description: simple restaurant with an informal atmosphere where you can enjoy Czech dishes and excellent beers
  • specialty: strudel, goulash and braised meats
  • Average price: from € 15,00 per person
  • Address: Get Directions - Official Site

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