Vegan in Prague – Experience and City Review
A vegan travel guide to Prague, one of the best cities in Europe to explore vegan food.
From cruises along the Vltava River to evenings in the Old Town Square, Prague is a fairytale city and an incredibly laid back and beautiful place to visit. It effortlessly draws all visitors into its enchanted web of wonder. Prague is one of the worlds most beautiful cities; picturesque, magical and going to sweep you off your feet. The city is magically bohemian, alternative and gorgeous! The people are very sweet and courteous, and Prague is also unbelievably vegan-friendly! Before planning a trip to Prague, be sure to check Expedia.com for information on travel restrictions to the Czech Republic. If you do decide to visit Prague, then you may want to consider getting travel insurance.
Did you know Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th century Europe? During my travels I came across this great website called freetour.com. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guides. You will support students who are happy to practice their English with you while getting to know the city. I highly recommend it! The main attractions and my favorites are the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with the Prague Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, the Petřín Hill and the Lenten Park Viewpoint.
Czech cuisine has both influenced and been influenced by the cuisines of surrounding countries and nations. Enjoying a moderate climate, the Czech Republic can locally produce most of its agricultural products, which find their way into delicious dishes in its capital Prague. Due to its traditional culinary offerings, visiting the Czech Republic as a vegan may still be a challenge. However, this is not the case in the capital city of Prague. Many restaurants are designed to cater completely for vegans. In fact, the capital of the Czech Republic is a vegan paradise. Despite the fact that Czech cuisine is all about stewed meats, dumplings, and heavy sauces vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants have been popping up all over Prague. A whopping 50+ vegan restaurants! It is inspiring to see how creative vegan restaurant owners/chefs can be with their own unique take on local and international cuisine.
Originally a Hungarian dish, goulash found its way into Czech cuisine over time, and today it is as popular as ever, typically prepared in winter. Sauerkraut and dumplings are Czech classics. For dessert I tried Míša řezy, a traditional Czech dessert with coconut quark as the main ingredient. So dobrou chuť! Which can best be translated as “Bon appétit”.
Prague is surrounded by hills and low mountains forming part of the Bohemian Massif. Prague is known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires‘ because of its beautiful cathedrals and their pointy spires. But you could just as easily call it the City of a Hundred Bridges. According to Prague.net, there are over three hundred bridges in the city. Eighteen of them span the Vltava River. Hundreds more cross many smaller rivers, creeks and valleys.
If it’s your first time in Prague and you’re staying for just a few days, then the Old Town or New Town is definitely the most convenient place to stay. And for a little highlight book a room in one of the boat hotel for a little Vltava river Cruise vibe. You can search for accommodations in the Old Town on Expedia.com or Booking.com. Check out some of the top-rated hotels with a bit of a bohemian twist.
Summary: Traveling as a vegan in Prague is very convenient with plenty of vegan local and international cuisine available and several organic supermarkets with a wide range of vegan products. It is also perfect for nature lovers. A great city to live in for the long term, as the standard of living is on a par with its larger neighbours at comparatively lower prices. It also has a large expat and vegan community plus an excellent public transport system. Prague has so much to offer, and I know it won’t be my last visit!