Ah Central Europe – the rich culture, the diverse architecture, and the decidedly meaty cuisine. Upon first arriving to this part of the world, vegetarians may be aghast to find that ‘fried cheese’ is the typical vegetarian option offered at most restaurants, whilst vegans can perhaps pick at some fried vegetables. Although you have to look a bit harder to find them, Prague boast some truly delicious havens for veggie-vegans.
Plevel (Krymská 126/6, Prague 10)
If you don’t want to miss out on trying traditional Czech dishes, Plevel is the place to come. Set in a trendy part of Prague, they serve up imaginative variations on Czech dishes in addition to other tasty mains such as wraps, burgers, salads, and pastas. These meals taste fresh and healthy, and are packed with tempeh and tofu so you can keep your protein levels up.
Thai Box (Senovážné náměstí 6, New Town)
Enjoy powerful, mouth-watering flavours at Thai Box, great for a quick lunch on the move. Everything on the menu is vegetarian, and can also be made vegan. The staff also have great English, so you can easily check ingredients with them without concern that anything is getting lost in translation!
Javanka (Máchova 22, Prague 2)
Not everything here is veggie-vegan but they do offer a number of tasty Indonesian dishes so we couldn’t leave Javanka off our list! I recommend the gado-gado, a tasty peanut curry, but another great option is the ‘Javanka Vegan’, which allows you to sample five different vegan dishes.
Estrella (Opatovicka 17, Prague 1)
Its central location and diverse menu means Estrella is sure to be somewhere you come more than once whilst you are in Prague. A number of tempting appetizers are great for a quick snack, whilst the main courses span tasty burgers, flavoursome quesadillas, delicious risottos, and aromatic currys.
Lehka Hlava (Boršov 2/280, 110 00 Staré Město)
Expect delightful food and equally mesmerizing interiors at this hip restaurant – it feels like you are stepping into a fairy tale! The project began with an interest not only in good, healthy, vegan food, but also a desire to create a calming and zen atmosphere, and this mission has certainly been achieved.