Are you visiting the Czech Republic and thinking about what to eat in Prague? Then why not join one of our Prague food tours for an introduction to authentic Czech cuisine.
Prague is a wonderful city, famous for its classical music, an astronomical clock and for having one of the largest castles in the world. However, when it comes to arranging a city break to this historical city, you may be asking yourself about what to eat in Prague to keep you going.
As well as international influences, authentic Czech dishes present a diverse array of flavours. As such, you can start a meal with the likes of potato soup, followed by roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut, ending on fruit dumplings and apple strudel.
What to Eat in Prague?
Prague food tours are a great opportunity to sample some fantastic local cuisine. However, if you’re going it alone then here are a few of the traditional dishes we recommend trying.
Svíčková with Dumplings
This is a signature Sunday dinner in the Czech Republic. Traditionally, Svíčková is sirloin beef that has been marinated and braised the day before serving. The meat is smothered in a creamy sauce, cooked in root vegetables. Dinner is then served with bread dumplings, lemon, cranberry sauce, and a helping of whipped cream.
Goulash is said to be one of the best Czech dishes to try and is often served on traditional Prague food tours. Popular across Europe, residents within both Hungary and Slovakia love this simple yet- warming and hearty dish. The rich stew made with beef or pork, cooked in a sauce flavoured with paprika, onion and root vegetables.
Definitely a ‘must-try’ food when in Prague. It is actually an open sandwich, and there are all sorts of different toppings to choose from. The popular one is chicken paprika, egg salad with plenty of ham.
Svatební koláče is actually biscuits with poppy seeds. You will find the sweet poppy seeds spread onto buns and cakes wherever you go. They are even sprinkled onto potato dumplings and served as a dessert. A little handy tip for you – Koláč means cake and koláček means a little cake, so look out for the difference, especially if you have a sweet tooth!
This hearty dish is amazing – it is roast pork, bread dumplings, and stewed cabbage. Do be aware most Czech chefs offer rather large portions. However, the vepřo-knedlo-zelo is a nutrient-balanced option that does give you a healthy quantity of fibre.
For all you cheese lovers – this is the dish to enjoy! A large serving of deep-fried cheese served with fries, salad and bread. Your taste buds will be sent into a cheese heaven. It is sold by the many street vendors all around the city, great for sight-seeing if you get a craving for something cheesy.
This is a very quick but satisfying meal to eat on your travels! Grilované Klobásy, are grilled sausages in a roll and served with different tasty sauces. You will easily find the stall vendors selling them in Wenceslas Square and the area of Old Town Square.
Trdelník (Chimney cakes)
Originally, these gorgeous pastries were from Transylvania and Slovakia, nowadays they are very popular in most of the Eastern Europe countries.
Chimney Cakes are made of yeast dough wrapped around a stick and roasted over an open flame until it is golden brown but tender inside. They are brushed with butter and rolled in a cinnamon and nut mixture. Also, they are usually quite cheap, delicious and can be found all around Prague.
The Czech chefs use the traditional recipe of honey, butter, nuts, and warm spices to make these adorable gingerbread cookies. There are many different versions such as a vanilla crescent, a plum jam and walnut biscuit, and a kolache filled with poppy seeds and topped with streusel. Definitely buy some to take home, and they can be found at most of the bakeries.
Another traditional dish in Prague, the knedlíky (dumplings) are served with a meat dish or can also be served as a dessert with a sweet filling such as fruit or jam.
Food and Drink Experiences in Prague
When it comes to what to eat in Prague, there’s nothing quite like feasting on a spread of traditional Czech cuisine. Food and drink experiences in Prague aren’t just about our Prague food tours and fine-dining restaurants either. How about enjoying an evening meal in the home of a local or even joining an authentic online cookery class?
Book your food and drink experiences in Prague with tabl. Alternatively, why not take a look at our of our online cooking classes and learn new dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen?