must try foods in prague

8 Must Try Foods in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is well-known for its beautiful architecture and beer, but there is so much more to this well-loved city.

Yes, we’re referring to Czech food – its diverse flavors presented in dishes such as the potato soup, traditional roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, fruit dumplings and apple strudel. Sweet, savory, tangy – whichever your pick, you’re sure to find some local food in Prague that will please your tastebuds.

While BonAppetour offers all these different food experiences in Prague, some unique experiences such as Dragan and Melisa’s Balkan Food Experience in Prague has become widely popular in this beautiful city.

If you’re visiting this delightful city for the first time (or the hundredth time), here’s some Prague food you should definitely not miss.

1. Palačinky

When people think about what to eat in Prague, this is almost always on top of the list. These thin Czech pancakes look similar to French crepes but are prepared with a different cooking method and batter. Typically rolled up and served with fillings such as jam, fruit, cream or nuts, it is an ideal treat for those with a sweet tooth.

If savory treats are what you prefer, opt for stuffings of meat, cheese and spinach to go with your pancake. This delightful snack can be found easily in cafes around the city center, as well as at food carts around the city. Vacation makers traversing through Prague during the festive periods will also find the palačinky sold at the Christmas markets.

2. Trdelník

A traditional Slovak rolled pastry originating from the Hungarian-speaking region of Transylvania, the trdelník is usually served warm and topped with a dusting of sugar, nuts or cinnamon. This delectable treat is made by wrapping the pastry dough around a wooden or metal stick, roasting it over an open flame and coated with sugar or cinnamon.

Watching this pastry being prepared is a fascinating sight. A common Prague street food, you can easily find stalls selling this treat along streets and open squares everywhere. It is the perfect treat to savor during a cold winter day!

3. Vepřo-knedlo-zelo

Roast pork, bread dumplings, and stewed cabbage are ingredients that make up this hearty dish. Most Czech dishes tend to be heavy on meat and dumplings, but the vepřo-knedlo-zelo is a nutrient-balanced option offering a healthy amount of fiber.

4. Chlebíčky

A versatile treat, the chlebíčky is an open-faced sandwich that is consumed for breakfast and lunch, for it makes for a quick and filling meal. A staple in Czech cuisine, this sandwich is usually served during parties and social gatherings and feature a variety of toppings such as egg, ham, salami, pickles, and cucumber.

If you are in the mood for sandwiches during your travels, stop by one of the many deli shops in Prague for a taste of this delicacy.

5. Guláš

This dish may have originated in Hungary, but it has been adapted to become a staple food item in Czech cuisine. Unlike the Hungarian goulash, the Czech guláš is prepared with fewer vegetables and contains greater portions of meat.

Beef is typically used, and chicken or pork are sometimes used as alternative ingredients to prepare the dish. The meat is stewed, topped with a generous portion of gravy and served alongside with bread dumplings – a substantial treat that will satisfy meat lovers!

6. Smažený Sýr

Cheese lovers, look here!

A serving of smažený sýr, a dish of deep-fried cheese served with fries, salad or a bread roll, will send you straight into cheese paradise. Sold by street vendors all around Prague, vacation makers with a craving for something savory, cheesy and crispy will easily find this treat.

7. Knedlíky

A traditional side dish in Czech cuisine, the knedlíky are dumplings served along with a meat dish or other oft-eaten mains, such as gulás. This versatile dish serves well as a dessert when prepared with sweet fillings such as fruit or jam.

8. Grilované Klobásy

Need a quick and satisfying meal to eat on the go? Sink your teeth into a serving of grilované klobásy, which consists of grilled sausages tucked into a roll and served with a variety of tasty sauces. You will easily find stalls selling this item in Wenceslas Square and the vicinity of Old Town Square.


Nothing beats the experience of feasting on a spread of Czech delicacies in the home of a local. Have a taste of these items when you dine in Prague with Dragan and Melisa, in their Balkan Food Experience in Prague with a love for Czech culture and cuisine.

They will gladly whip up these signature dishes, or customize their menu to suit your dietary preferences. Of course, you’ll down plenty of beer together during your meal.

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Eat Like a Local in Prague

Eat Like a Local in Prague

Eating like a local in Prague is not a difficult affair, as long as you avoid restaurants and eateries targeting the tourist crowds, for these places tend to be overpriced. Make time to check out food haunts frequented by the locals, and get a taste of the flavoure that they love. Places to wine and dine at are not limited to restaurants and dining outlets – if you are feeling adventurous during your sojourns, why not make your way to the homes of the local for an authentic, home-made meal? 

1. Havelská Koruna

Travellers keen on trying out Czech cuisine in a central area of Prague will find Havelská Koruna to be a restaurant worth patronising. You will find a wide array of items on the extensive menu, and the dishes are changed on a day-to-day basis. The long queues snaking outside the restaurant are a testament to the popularity and quality of the food offered, but the prompt service means that you will not have to endure a painfully long wait.


2. Lokál U Bílé kuželky 

Lokál U Bílé kuželky may be situated close to the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, but it is not one of the overpriced, touristy restaurants lining the streets of Prague's city center. Boasting a quaint pub-like setting, the restaurant dishes up a slew of traditional Czech cuisine at affordable prices. Do not leave without downing a pint (or more) of homemade beer!

3. Kavárna Pražírna

After a fun-filled day excursion, take a well-deserved break at the cosy and welcoming Kavárna Pražírna. Spend a leisurely afternoon sipping an aromatic cup of coffee, nibbling on buttery baked treats or savouring bites of a rich cheesecake. A selection of sandwiches are also available for travellers keen on tucking into a meal here. The cafe's quiet and laidback atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for holidaymakers seeking to escape the lively buzz of the city centre. 

4. Street Food Stalls

You have not really discovered the cuisines and tastes of the locals unless you have tried the street food of a particular destination. Here in Prague, keep a lookout for vendors in Wencelas Square. Once you are within close proximity to these stalls, you will discern an irresistible aroma wafting in the air – one which reminds you of decadent cheese and savoury sausages.

Step closer, and you will see throngs of locals sinking their teeth into soft bread rolls filled with sausage, or an indulgent fried cheese sandwich. This is a snack often consumed by the locals when they need to eat on the go, so grab one of these hot dog rolls if you need a quick bite during your travels.

 5. Cafe Bar Propaganda

Prague's myriad pubs and watering holes makes it a haven for beer fanatics. If you want to drink as the locals do, make your way to Cafe Bar Propaganda. With a quirky setting and well-priced beers, it comes as no surprise that this is a fond favourite among the locals. Teetotallers in the group can opt from a selection of non-alcoholic beverages on the drinks menu. 

6. Home-dining Experience

If you find yourself missing a heartwarming, homecooked meal during your sojourns, quell your cravings by trying out a home dining experience. Beer aficionados will be eager to start a spread of Czech cuisine and beer feast with Jana, while travellers with a curious palate may want to sample an array of Czech Indian fusion food with Shruti

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