Traditional Czech food & Where to Eat in Prague
Popular Traditional Czech Food
Traditional Czech food consists of mainly pork and beef meat with a side dish. The most common dish you’ll find here is dumplings; this is the traditional side dish served with most meals in the Czech Republic. Other side dishes include rice and potatoes.
It goes without saying that beer means big business in Prague. With some beers being cheaper than water, it’s definitely a staple to the diet there. If you’re not a big beer fan, try the radler beer. flavoured with lemons and not as strong. Leaving quite a pleasant after taste, it’s popular here.
Famous Czech desserts include Czech pancakes, which are filled with ice cream, jam or fruits. These are then coated in whipped cream and nuts or sugar. You could also try the traditional fruit dumplings, which also comes filled with various different fruits, jams or curds.
Where to Find the Best Food in Prague
Like most things in Prague, a lot of food and drink is very affordable, depending on the exchange between your currency and CZK. However, don’t be fooled by heavily tourist targeted restaurants who will charge you more, and the food won’t have that same home-made classic flavour you’ll find somewhere more traditional. Take a short walk away from the main tourist areas and down side streets to find something more authentic, and experience the real tastes of Prague and the Czech Republic alike.
Also try going into a local supermarket and trying out any fresh ingredients to cook up yourself. Try fresh sandwich meats and traditional Czech snacks and build your own picnic to enjoy on a walk in Vysherad Park or on your climb to the top of Petrin Hill, whilst you enjoy people watching with views across the city.
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