Food & Drink
Healthy vegetarian options in Prague
Moving abroad with a dietary requirement is a big commitment, and it can seem scary; what if you can’t speak the language, what if your diet is not popular, will you even be able to find something to eat? However, when it comes to these kind of needs, Prague is surprisingly full of options! Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all goulash and pork knuckles, you’ll have dining options most places that you turn.
If you’re a veggie who eats fish, or if you’re a veggie who doesn’t, look no further than Mamy Food. With two restaurants located in Náměstí Republiky (Praha 1) and I. P. Pavlova (Praha 2). They offer a great lunch menu, with a daily sushi set and their regular menu is outstanding too. If you do need a fully veggie option, we highly recommend the avocado fusion roll, an amazing taste sensation drizzled in kiwi sauce. The rolls are large and filling, and each sushi order comes with miso soup and five appetiser dishes (these change daily but could include kimchi, sweet corn, glass noodles, spring rolls and much more). If sushi isn’t your thing, they have an extensive Korean menu, with the vegetarian options clearly marked. Choose from several tofu dishes including tofu bibimbab, various salads and soups. With a wide range of delicious teas and juices to wash it all down, and karaoke downstairs, you really can’t go wrong.
All the Veggies, All the Time
Etnosvet vegetarian restaurant is an absolute goldmine for those of you on a meat-free diet! With several vegan options too, Etnosvet caters to many different tastes. We’ve even heard it said that their burger is the best around, even by meat-eaters. With other firm favourites including nut roast, mock Peking duck, vegan steaks and pasta dishes the a la carte menu is fit to burst. The restaurant also offers a buffet, where you can pay as you weigh for platefuls of food. Every Sunday the team offer a veggie or vegan brunch too, so there’s no reason for you to ever feel left out.
Mexi-can We Have Some More?
Don’t get us wrong, this is not a vegetarian restaurant. However, Las Adelitas, (based in Praha 1, 2 and 3) boasts the best authentic Mexican food in the city, with several veggie options. You’ll have a choice from nachos, salads, tacos, burritos, flautas and paradillas, with the full works attached, so if you’re looking for a restaurant that caters to a large group of friends with varying dietary habits, it’s a great place to start… as long as they all like Mexican food. But let’s be honest, if they don’t you probably shouldn’t trust them, right?
Noodles With a View
If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, Grosseto Marina has no rivals. Whilst this restaurant does serve meat dishes, it has pizza, pasta, risotto and salad options for vegetarians. If you eat fish and seafood too, then your options are even more plentiful. Incredible food, incredible wine and a breath-taking view of Prague castle, what more could you ask for?!
Breakfast of Champions
Bohemia Bagel is your first port of call for all breakfast needs. This American-style restaurant is extremely popular amongst expats and Czech locals alike so you’ll likely need to make a reservation if you’re hankering for brunch. With breakfast served all day, you can feast on fluffy pancakes, omelettes or breakfast sandwiches grilled to perfection. If you love it enough to stick around for lunch or dinner, the veggie chili, tofu or veggie burger are all worthy options.
There’s no need to compromise on your veggie values – you’ll find in Prague that more and more options pop up every day. If you’re still new and feeling a little nervous, feel free to bring along a phrase book, and don’t forget to ask if they have an English menu!
By Rebecca Ferran.