I’ve recently been on a short city trip to Prague. In my opinion, it’s a really nice location for an extended weekend getaway – easy to reach from Berlin and rather inexpensive. Additionally, the city has to offer a lot of vegetarian and vegan-friendly food options, which is quite important to me. Since I only spent a couple of days in Prague, I haven’t checked out even half of the restaurants, cafes and bistros I’d like to. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to share a few places with you. Even if you’re not vegan or vegetarian, I can highly recommend all of the spots I’m going to tell you about now.
Maitrea is by far my favorite restaurant in Prague and probably also among my top 10 (or even top 5) restaurants worldwide. They offer different kinds of dishes, but most of them are slightly oriental. My recommendations: The Udon noodles, the Rooibos ice tea and the raw cakes.
Clear Head – Lehká hlava
This one is actually a sister firm of Maitrea and thus it offers similar dishes. The only downside of this restaurant is, in my opinion, the fact that space is very limited. Therefore, you almost always need to wait a couple of minutes for the next table to be available. Otherwise, I can really recommend it.
Creme de la Creme
Creme de la Creme is one of the most popular ice cream factories in Prague. Not only are about 60% of their ice cream flavors vegan, but this store is also really pretty furnished and decorated! Every time I’ve been to Prague so far, I went to this store almost every day to get some Italian gelato. My recommendations: vegan salty peanut, vegan pistachio, strawberry basil and blueberry lavender.
When in Prague, you’re going to see Trdelnik stores at every corner. Trdel-what? Trdelnik, chimney cake, or Baumstriezel in german, is a sweet pastry made from rolled dough which is topped with sugar and cinnamon. It originally comes from Hungary but it’s also very popular in the Czech Republic. Trdelnik is usually made with milk and egg, so I was more than happy to find a store that offers a vegan version of it. Non-vegans can also add additional toppings such as chocolate sauce, ice cream or whipped cream.
I would describe Forky’s as a mixture of a restaurant with favorable prices and a fast-food bistro. They offer a variety of burgers, bowls, sides and specialties such as vegan fish & chips. Tragically, I got so full from my main dish, that I forgot to order a dessert, but one day I will definitely return to this place.
On our last day, we were in the mood for some light and fresh dinner and decided to get some summer roles and eat them in our hotel room. The store is quite small and definitely made for take-away, but everything they offer sounds really tasty and nutritious. Next time I will treat myself with some raw vegan desserts and milkshakes for sure!
I hope you’re hungry now – I certainly am!