Czech Republic

Eating my way through Prague

As I am a herbivore, I had heard it is hard to eat in the restaurants in Prague because goulash is their national dish (looked and smelt delicious, but sadly not for me).  During my time in Prague, I found 3 amazing restaurants which were reasonably priced and vegetarian friendly (I’m sure there are many, many more).

1. U Magistra Kelly – Šporkova521/5, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia.

A hidden gem in Mala Strana. It very cheap and half of the menu is vegetarian! It’s a small restaurant so I would advise reserving a table. But, for a group of 3 having a 2 course meal for £9, it is so tasty and cheap.  The food was delicious, but I can’t remember what I ate because I drank too much Czech Beer.

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2. St.Martin – Vlašská 358/7, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia.

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A jazz bar which looks like someone’s house from the outside. Drinking from a jam jar and eating cleverly created vegetarian food is so fun. The salad was possibly one of the best I’ve ever eaten (spicy Asian flavours are the best).  Followed by an amazing aubergine pie.

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I’d like everyone to see my desert, it’s a cheesecake! Can you believe it?

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3. Estrella –  Opatovická 159/17, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT! VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT! VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT!

Considering I visited Estrella with 2 carnivores, who left happy, I’d recommend this restaurant to everyone. What better way to warm up after an evening of wandering across the bridges and enjoying the beautiful city lights, than with a Tofu Pannang Curry and Ginger Lemonade. (Bad quality photos because my camera battery died and I had to use my Jurassic age phone).

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I also found some pretty great coffee shops in Prague too.  Prague is a city after my own heart, many cute little independent cafes and very few Starbucks.

4. Hergetova Cihelna – Cihelná 2b, 118 00 Malá Strana, Czechia

I love this place, it’s so good I’ve mentioned it in a previous post.  The ginger tea is life changing, especially on a rainy cold day.  It warms you through while you dry off on a nearby radiator.

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The cakes are also amazing (and huge slices!).  Cake always tastes the best when you are sitting outside in the sunshine, don’t you agree? This was a ginger and carrot cake, Banana Swiss roll features in the background.

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I have visited Cafe Cihelna many times and the food has always been amazing.  The only downside is the Coffee, high prices and really tiny cups. But, as with everywhere else in Prague, the beer is super cheap as is the tasty ginger tea.

5. Perníkový panáček – Malá Strana, 118 00 Prague 1, Czechia

One thing I would like to share with everyone is the gingerbread dinosaur which was made for me by a lovely lady.  If you are ever in Prague, I highly recommend a visit to this shop. Even if it is just to go in and smell the homemade gingerbread cooking. It is delightful and reminded me of the house in Hansel and Gretel (only the good parts of course!).

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Gingersaurus is super cute!

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Plus, they also make lots of other gingerbread shapes, and some disney characters too.

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One thing I missed out on was trying Trdelník, maybe on my next trip to Prague …

For a daily dose of dinosaur, feel free to visit my Instagram Vegan0saurus

People will travel anywhere for great food, it’s crazy – Rene Redzepi

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