From my previous visits to Prague I knew that culinary-wise this city has much more to offer than just the typical Czech cuisine with meat based dishes. Even on this visit the Czech capital surprised me with a vast amount of vegetarian and even vegan alternatives. I’d even go as far as to say that you can find way more options here, than for example in Munich, which is the city I live in. Today I’ll be sharing my favorite vegan restaurants from this summer’s visit to Prague.
From my previous visits to Prague, I already knew that, from a culinary point of view, this city has much more to offer than just traditional Czech cuisine with meat-heavy dishes. But even on this trip I was once again surprised to see how many vegetarian and vegan alternatives are on offer. I would even say that you have far more choices than vegans in Prague than, for example, here in Munich. In today’s post I am sharing with you my favorite vegan and vegetarian restaurants from my visit to the Czech capital in summer.
This is actually a chain with several locations all over Prague. We went there right after our arrival and were guided by the friendly staff member through the various options. The concept is simple: You just load your tray with whatever you like and pay per weight (20,90 CZK per 100g). Apart from many vegetarian dishes, they also have vegan options, which are clearly labeled. I went for dal like stew with lentils, basmati rice, beans and a spring roll, whilst Mathias had a curry with Indian cheese, rice, tofu and spicy peppers. And the best part: Free green tea and fresh filtered water are included in the price.
🍴 Dhaba Bělehradská 90, 120 00 Praha 2
This is actually a chain with multiple locations spread across Prague. Immediately after our arrival we visited the Dhaba Beas. The friendly employee behind the counter took the time to explain all the dishes and the concept to us in detail. This is very simple: you simply load your tray with whatever you want and pay a fixed price per 100 grams (20.90 CZK = 0.77 €). Apart from the many vegetarian dishes, there was also plenty of choice for vegans. Clear signs with logos made the search much easier. I opted for a dhal-like stew with lentils and served with basmati rice, beans and an spring roll. Mathias had an Indian curry with cheese, rice, tofu and hot paprika. And best of all: free green tea and fresh water are included in the price.
🍴 Dhaba Bělehradská 90, 120 00 Prague 2
Our next stop was a little café across the street from the shopping mall Palladium. It offers almond milk and whilst the price might be a little higher compared to the inexpensive food and drinks in Prague, it is totally worth it. I ordered two double espressos on the rocks with almond milk to go, and despite this not even being on their menu, the friendly guy behind the counter created one of the best tasting coffees I have ever had. His attention to detail is something I miss at big coffee chains.
Ská Jakubská, Old Town, 110 00 Prague 1
Our next stop was a small coffee house across from the Palladium shopping center. There is almond milk here and even if the price may be a little more expensive than the otherwise cheap prices in Prague – the coffee is definitely worth it. I ordered two double espressos on ice with almond milk and although this option wasn’t on the menu, the waitress behind the counter soon conjured up one of the best coffees I’ve ever had. The attention to detail with which he worked is seldom found in large coffee houses.
🍴 Jakubská, Old Town, 110 00 Prague 1
During one of our visits to the shopping mall Palladium I got really hungry so we decided to grab a bite at their food court which is located at the top level of the mall. I instantly spotted the Mexican restaurant Oh! Mexico. On their daily menu they offered a vegetarian chili which came with fresh bread. Mathias kept on raving about how this tastes exactly like something I would make at home and I had to agree. We both got two large portions for only 90 CZK each. I also took advantage of the fresh juices they offered. I could create my own mix so I went for a delicious blend of oranges, limes and ginger.
🍴 Nám. Republiky 1, 110 00 Prague 1
During our visit to the Palladium shopping center, I was so hungry that we decided to eat in the food court, which is on the top level. Here is the booth of the Mexican restaurant Oh! Mexico noticed. The menu of the day had a vegetarian chilli that we both tried. There was also fresh bread with corn. Mathias was so enthusiastic about the dish and said it would taste like the things I cook at home and I had to agree with him. The huge portions only cost 90 Czech crowns (approx. € 3.33) each. I also tried their fresh juices. I was able to put together my own mixture from an abundance of fruits and decided on a tangy mixture of orange, lime and ginger.
🍴 U.S. Republiky 1, 110 00 Prague 1
Clearly one of my highlights on this trip. We actually went to this place two years ago, but back then it was a vegetarian restaurant. This time around we were surprised to learn that it had turned into an all vegan restaurant. One of its highlights is the location. It’s right on the way to the castle and located on a top floor of an old building. If you are lucky, you might get one of the two tables on their roof terrace. Their menu offers so many delicious sounding dishes, but in the end we both settled for vegan burgers (the red burger and the gluten-free burger). And just like almost any restaurant in Prague, they offered fresh homemade lemonade. On our way out we also stopped by their small bar, which offers deserts and smoothies to go. We settled for a vegan blueberry and a vegan apple cake that we enjoyed in a park nearby the castle.
Ud Nerudova 36/221, 118 00 Prague 1
Definitely one of my highlights on this trip. We were already familiar with the restaurant from our last visit. However, it was a vegetarian restaurant at the time; today there are only vegan dishes there. One of the highlights is certainly its location. It is located on the direct path to the castle in an old building on the top floor. If you’re lucky, you might catch one of the two tables on the roof terrace with a view of the city. The menu offers an abundance of vegan creations and in the end we both ended up with the vegan burgers (Red Burger & Gluten-Free Burger). As in most restaurants in Prague, you can get fresh, homemade lemonades here. On the way out, each of us took a piece of cake from the associated smoothie and to go bar. For me there was a vegan apple pie and for Mathias a vegan blueberry pie to take away to the nearby park.
🍴 Nerudova 36/221, 118 00 Prague 1
Despite already having two pieces of cake with us to enjoy in the park, we couldn’t just pass by the vegan chocolate cupcake the Bread Gap had displayed in their counter. I honestly think this is the best vegan desert I have ever tried. It was creamy, fluffy and the chocolate cream was so rich, its sweetness just right. We both wished we would have bought more of them. This delicious slice of heaven was – as almost anything in Prague – surprisingly inexpensive: 65 CZK.
Ž Tržiště 371/3, 118 00 Prague 1
Although each of us already had a piece of cake for the park with us, we couldn’t resist the sight of the vegan chocolate cupcake in the Bread Gap counter. If I am honest I think this was the best vegan dessert I have ever eaten. The dough was airy, the chocolate cream really rich and yet not overly sugary. It’s just a shame that we didn’t take more with us straight away. By the way, this delicious piece of heaven on earth only cost 65 CZK (approx. 2.40 euros)
🍴 Tržiště 371/3, 118 00 Prague 1
This restaurant is by far Mathias’ favorite on this trip. The restaurant itself is actually quite tiny, the corresponding club takes up most of its space. They offer a huge menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes and I wish we could have stayed a couple more days, just so I could try all their vegan dishes. At least we got to go there twice. The first time around we both went for the smoked burger which was well seasoned and served with a delicious couscous salad with a vegan dressing. At our second visit Mathias had the Popeye burger and I went for a large portion of the same salad that comes with the burgers. The prices are as always affordable and our waitress was super friendly during both visits. We’ll definitely be visiting Radost Fx during our next visit again.
🍴 Bělehradská 234/120, 120 00 Prague 2
This restaurant was Mathias favorite on this year’s trip. The restaurant itself is very small, with the associated club taking up most of the space. The menu offers a huge selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. We would have loved to stay longer just to be able to try everything out. At least we were able to eat there twice. On our first visit, we both opted for the smoked burger with a delicious side salad made from couscous and vegan dressing. On the second visit, Mathias opted for the Popeye burger and I opted for the “full version” of the side salad. The price was unbeatable and our service was particularly friendly on both visits. We will definitely eat there again on our next vacation in Prague.
🍴 Bělehradská 234/120, 120 00 Prague 2
This is clearly not a restaurant and most cocktails are obviously vegan. But I wanted to share this bar here anyway. We actually went there twice. Both of us are huge horror fans, and as such a visit to Prague’s Nightmare Bar is a must. The selection of cocktails and shots as well as non-alcoholic cocktails is fairly small, but with the attention to detail and creativity that is put into each drink, you won’t feel like you are missing anything. The drinks we tried were the Spilled Guts Shot, Cenobite’s Puzzle Box, Chainsaw and the Texas Massacre. All drinks tasted outstanding, the ingredients complimented each other and created a cocktail that tasted of expertise. Apart from the drinks, the bar is also worth a visit for its great interior decoration with puppets and memorabilia from famous horror movies.
🍸 Záhořanského 2007/7, 120 00 Prague 2
These are all the places I recommend for vegans and vegetarians (and horror fans) visiting Prague. I apologize for not having more pictures to share, but sometimes you just have to put the devices down and enjoy a good meal. 😉
If you would like to know what else I’ve been up to in Prague aside from eating, check out my Prague vlog.
This is of course not a restaurant and cocktails are mostly vegan, but I still want to share this experience with you. In fact, we’ve been here twice as well. After we’re both big horror fans, a visit to Prague’s Nightmare Bar is a must. The selection of cocktails, shots and non-alcoholic cocktails is very small, but with the attention to detail and the creativity that goes into every glass, you won’t miss anything here. The drinks we tried were the Spilled Guts Shot, Cenobite’s Puzzle Box, Chainsaw and the Texas Massacre. All drinks tasted excellent, the ingredients were perfectly matched and overall you had the feeling that there is real technical skill in every glass. Of course, a visit to the Nightmare Bar is also worthwhile because of the great interior with dolls and fan articles from well-known horror films.
🍸 Záhořanského 2007/7, 120 00 Prague 2
Unfortunately, I didn’t take any more pictures of the individual dishes / restaurant, but sometimes you just have to put all the technical stuff aside and enjoy a good meal. 😉
If you want to know what else I’ve been up to in Prague – besides eating – check out my Prague Vlog.