If you find yourself in Prague for a few days, and are looking for restaurants with good vegetarian options, check out these 4 spots! Local Czech cuisine is completely meat-based, so we had to look for alternate options to satisfy our (vegetarian) hunger pangs. Even if you’re not necessarily looking for veggie food, these restaurants are really great and shouldn’t be skipped!
1. Pasta Fresca
This is an adorably cute restaurant right in the Old Town Square, with a few tables lined up on the ground floor for dining, and a wine bar in the basement. It’s also an excellent date spot, if you happen to be traveling with your significant other 🙂 The food here was absolutely delicious – definitely some of the best pasta I’ve ever had! The menu boasts of several vegetarian options, and great wine.
What to order: Spaghetti aglio olio with chili peppers, and spinach tagliatelle with mushrooms, cream and porcini (don’t skip this, it’s heavenly)
However, what stole the show was…. (wait for it)… the GARLIC BREAD! Yup, random, I know, but really – getting garlic bread right is not an easy task. It has to be just the right amount of crunchy on the outside, and extra soft and buttery on the inside. I think it’s safe to say this will remain the best garlic bread I’ve had in my life!
2. Las Adelitas
This restaurant claims to have the best Mexican food in Europe (I’d disagree with that, the best Mexican food in Europe is at Los Jarales in Seville!) – but still, their food is pretty good! They are located right in the Old Town Square, with some nice outdoor seating, which makes for a great spot in the summer – Mexican food and people watching!
What to order: Horchata (cold milky rice drink) and Flautas de Papa (rolled crispy tortillas stuffed with spicy potatoes, lettuce, onions, sour cream and cheese)
3. Maitrea (all-vegetarian menu)
This is rated one of the best all-vegetarian restaurants in Prague, but be sure to make a reservation because they are always full, even on weekdays, and the wait is pretty long! It’s got two levels, and a very zen-like atmosphere with water falls and Buddha statues all around. Also located in Old Town Square, so it’s very convenient since you’ll most likely be in the area for most of your stay in Prague!
What to order: Starter platter (with delicious hummus, tomato pesto and chive dips), Udon noodles, Veggie burger (with mustard tofunnaise, cheese, onion, tomato and coleslaw)
4. Corto Pizzeria
There’s a ton of pizzerias in Prague, and I’m sure they are all pretty good. Corto was right by the Havelska souvenir market, so it was just a matter of convenience that we ended up there (unlike the other three on this list, which had come up in our research prior to the trip). It’s a nice spot because their outdoor patio overlooks the souvenir market, so it’s fun to watch people while they shop for some Prague goodies 🙂
What to order: Spinach pesto pizza
Here’s a map to help you navigate – all these restaurants are located right in the center of the Old Town!
If you only have time to go to one of these, you MUST check out Pasta Fresca (we went there twice in 3 days)! If you’ve been to Prague and have other veggie-friendly recommendations, please let me know in the comments below 🙂