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As well as the popular historical and cultural aspects, Prague also has a range of fantastic food and drink experiences for visitors to try. Listed below are some of the best food and drink in Prague. There are also numerous food and wine tours located within the city, where many of the local delicacies can be tasted along the way.

The Best Food and Drink in Prague

Here is a selection of some of the must try food and drink when visiting Prague.

Schnitzel

Schnitzel is often considered to be a German/Austrian food, however, it's also popular in other Eastern/Central European countries, like the Czech Republic. There are hundreds of places in Prague to eat schnitzel, so those looking for the dish won't be left wanting. Some popular eateries in the city include Restaurace Mlynec & Restaurace Tiskarna. The dish itself consists of a breaded piece of meat (usually chicken, pork or veal), which is often served with some kind of potato dish and vegetables. There are many different variations to be found in Prague and it's a must-try for anyone new to the city.

Trdelník

Trdelník (otherwise known as Chimney Cake) is a speciality in Prague. This sweet dish consists of rolled out dough, which is then wrapped around a wooden/metal stick, before being cooked over a flame, giving it a gooey texture inside, which contrasts nicely with the crispy outside feel. It's common for chocolate and other toppings to be added to the outside of Trdelník, and there are lots of street food vans and vendors that serve it, meaning it's a great dessert food to have on the go. There are several origin stories surrounding the invention of Trdelník, with some thinking it originated in Slovakia. Some places to try Trdelník in Prague are Creperie U Kajetana & MLS Waffle point U Kajetana.

Czech Beer

The Czech Republic has become known for the beer it produces, with many people visiting the country just to try the beer on offer. Pilsner Urquell is the most well-known beer produced in the city of Prague, being found in many pubs, restaurants, cafés and bars across the city. The beer is also rather cheap (compared to places like the UK), so it's well worth a try. The Prague Beer Festival is held in the city every May for two weeks - if you happen to be in Prague during this period, the Prague Beer Festival is a must-see. There are lots of local breweries within the city that display their wares here, with local artisan food also available for tastings.

Czech Dumplings

Czech Dumplings are a form of dumpling made in the Czech Republic, with both savoury and sweet versions available. They're usually steamed or boiler (instead of being baked) and are generally eaten alongside another tasty dish. Popular places to try Czech Dumplings in Prague include Pelmeňárna Štěpánská & U Modré Kachničky, where it is usually served alongside a good helping of sauerkraut. Ovocné Knedlíky is the name given to fruit flavoured dumplings in the Czech Republic - they can also be eaten as a main course and can contain fruity jam, instead of fruit itself.

Chlebíčky

Chlebíčky is a form of an open sandwich and is one of the most popular things to eat in Prague - it's also usually rather quick to eat for those in a hurry. The dish has a vast history connected to it (going back to the Austro-Hungarian Empire), with a variety of toppings on offer. Due to its popularity, there are lots of Chlebíčky eateries in the city, however, some favourites include The Sisters Bistro & Lahudky Zlaty Kriz, which is a deli serving other classic Czech food, making it a must-visit location for foodies.

Svíčková

Svíčková is a more formal dish found in Prague, usually consumed at special occasions, such as weddings or family dinners. The dish is made from beef covered with a vegetable sauce and is often accompanied by the traditional Czech dumplings named above. What's quite interesting about Svíčková is that it's the sort of food that differs greatly depending on where it is purchased and who cooks it, meaning that you will never have the same dish twice! Whilst its often a dish cooked at home for special occasions, Svíčková can be found at restaurants like Lokál.

Wine

Whilst the Czech Republic does not have as big a wine culture as some places, it is slowly increasing in stature. Beer may be more popular in the city of Prague, but there are two wine-producing regions in the country - Moravia & Bohemia. It can be quite hard to find Czech wine outside of the country, so it's highly recommended that foodie tourists try the wine whilst in the Czech Republic. Wine tours also exist, and the wines in the country have also won several awards over the years, so don't write Czech wine off immediately before trying it!

Smazeny Syr

Smazeny Syr is a form of fried cheese that cheese lovers should check out. Whilst the Czech Republic isn't as known for its cheese as other places in Europe, this dish is very tasty, and is accompanied well by a good Czech beer. Smazeny Syr is usually made from Edam cheese (although other varieties may be available), with the cheese being coated in breadcrumbs, egg and flour, before being fried. Traditionally, the dish is served with cabbage and some form of potato, although some places in Prague will serve it in a bun like a burger, accompanied with fries and other foodstuffs more typically associated with burgers. It's also a good option for those with vegetarian diets. Several places serving Smazeny Syr exist in Prague, with some examples being the aforementioned Lokál and Restaurace U Pinkasů.

Prague Food and Drink Experiences

As can be seen above, there are a range of different foods available within the city for tourists to try in the Czech Republic. As such, why not try out some of the Prague food and drinks experiences with tabl.com.

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