One of the most fun parts of travel for me is the opportunity to new foods. And when that food is cooked in a traditional way unique to that city, it doesn’t get much better! So I am always on the lookout for what unique eats, cheap eats, traditional eats and of course sweet eats I can find in each new place. My first time in Prague I actually didn’t know ahead of time what to expect from the food there. I was blown away! First of all, eating in Prague is not expensive which is great if you are on a budget but still want to experience the best! You can find a huge brunch or dinner at a nice restaurant for under $30 for two people. Here are the best eats I found in Prague for every meal and tastebud 🙂
For me, traveling is an awesome time to relax late morning in a cafe, take in the new people, sights, atmosphere of the city. And lets face it, everyone loves a good brunch. Cafe Savoy was my favorite spot with its huge windows, relaxed atmosphere, fancy decor, and AMAZING food. Just the coffee alone will make your day.
Try the Savoy Cafe au lait with cinnamon and chocolate and the delicious truffle eggs! We also tried the chestnut coffee and house made cheesecake. Nothing about this cafe brunch failed to impress.
Just down the street from Cafe Savoy, you will find another great brunch location, Cafe Lounge. Its a little bit smaller but serves up a tasty and fresh menu. Coconut raspberry pancakes anyone?! Incredible. They also have a great outdoor area to enjoy a bit of fresh air in spring and summer. It is also not far from the Petrin Tower so I would suggest doing a bit of sight seeing there after.
Another fun way to experience the best food in Prague is to try the street food. In the old town square we tried a dish with potatoes, slow roasted pork, and sauerkraut. There are lots of different ones to try, just let your nose lead the way!
BEER MUSEUM BAR
At some point after walking the city all day, you’ll be in the mood to sit back and enjoy a drink. Prague, as well as the Czech Republic in general, is known for its beer. Quite a few of the beer brands in the US originated in the Czech Republic. We decided to try a flight of all different flavored beers. Always the way to go I personally think. We ended up trying these at the Beer Museum bar, mainly because we were looking for the actual Prague Beer museum and my Google maps instead took us to the bar called Prague Beer Museum Bar. It ended up being a great bar so I definitely recommend but, in case you fall into the same situation, check out the links so you know which one is which. Although my suggestion would be to check out both if you have the time!
Traditional food in Prague includes lots of meat, bread, and potato dishes. Olympia brewery is the perfect place to try the traditional dishes for dinner and it won’t break your travel budget! I tried the Goulash with dumplings which I believe was the most popular option of the evening. Everyone at the table next to us ordered it 🙂
SWEETS AND TREATS
The traditional Czech pastry is a Kolache. Filled with a sweet cream cheese and fruit filling, I couldn’t just eat one. I grew up with my grandpa making authentic Kolaches for us every year with our Czech heritage, so it was number one on my list of sweets to try while in Prague. Its also a local favorite. Walk in to any bakery and ask if they have them. Chances are its a yes!
These you will find EVERYWHERE in Prague. A tourist favorite and rightfully so. Pastry dough is slowly cooked while rotating over an open fire, then dunked in sugar and filled with ice cream. I always got the extra whipped cream and nutella on top as well 🙂 (and yes we were only in Prague for 3 days and I think I ate at least 4)
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