Best Food and Drink in Prague
You guys know I love Prague. I have praised that beautiful place aplenty in my previous blog post (If you haven’t read that yet, do so now!). One of the other things that I so enjoyed in Prague was the food.
No matter where I am travelling to, the food holds a huge attraction for me. I mean, how could it not? You cannot say you thoroughly explored a place if you did not taste their local delicacies. Food has history, culture and of course, great taste steeped in. In the 4 days that I stayed at Prague, I got to try a lot of the local and global cuisine there and I must say, it was a delight for my taste buds. The drinks too were definitely noteworthy!
Prague is truly the best for people who consider Pork and Beef to be their favourite meat as most of the dishes specialise in that. Since I am someone who recently turned from I-eat-only-egg to I-think-I-should-try-chicken to Screw-it-I-love-non-veg, it was a teeny weeny bit difficult to easily digest pork and beef. But I still tried and so I am proud! It is also THE place to be for those who love a cold brew. Their beers are cray!
Read on to know the best food and drink in Prague that I absolutely recommend:
This beautiful, delicious, magical dessert took me to paradise, albeit briefly. Undoubtedly, one of the best things I have ever had the fortune of indulging in.
To introduce you to it, Tredelniks is a street food of Prague, but of the sweet variety. You’ll find Tredelniks in literally every nook and cranny of the city.
It’s basically cinnamon bread rolls coated with sugar. You can play around with various toppings like chocolate, caramel, strawberries, fruits etc to make it tastier and give it your own, personalised twist.
My Tredelniks was loaded up with hot chocolate, juicy ripe strawberries and topped with whipped cream. The combination of chocolate, strawberries and bread was out of the world.
If there’s one thing I will never forget about Prague, it’s this!
Beef lovers, pay attention. This one’s for you! Goulash is a tradition Czech dish cooked with beef and bread. It’s basically pieces of beef in a thick, flavorful gravy that’s served in an edible bread bowl. It’s hot, a little spicy and perfect for Europe’s harsh winters. It reminded me a little of Kerala-style beef curries.
Since it’s served in a bread, it has to be eaten quickly, before the bread gets soggy.
Do not leave Prague without trying this one.
Though it’s the Swiz and Belgium who are really known for their chocolates, the Czech are no less! Visit one of their chocolate cafes and sample their melt-in-the-mouth chocolates. Oh, and bite into their decadent chocolate pastries that will give you a foodgasm right away!
P.S- If you love candy, Prague has these candy shops called ‘Captain Candy’ that is paradise for candy lovers!
Well, garlic bread is famous around the world. But the street style garlic bread variant here at Prague is a must try! The bread is basically flattened and rounded and then deep fried. Once it’s golden yellow, it’s rubbed with garlic and topped with grated cheese.
As is usual in Eurpoean countries, the bread is perfectly fried. The taste of hot garlic and melted cheese is mouth-watering indeed. It’s the perfect thing to munch on as you discover Prague.
Smažený sýr (Fried cheese cutlets):
Vegetarians, listen closely. Prague is not a friendly place for you and in most restaurants, this is the only veg item available. However, the silver lining is that this dish tastes great!
These are basically cutlets, where molten cheese is poured inside and then deep fried. As you bite into the cutlets, the cheese just oozes out. It’s usually served with a salad and some really delicious cranberry sauce.
Before you roll your eyes or say ‘’duh’’, let me tell you that the hot chocolate here is not the usual chocolate milky thing that you get everywhere. To have the authentic hot chocolate here, head over to one of their local chocolate cafes. The chocolate is super thick and tastes like real chocolate. It made me go droooollll.
Hot chocolate with berries
Chilly hot chocolate
Disclaimer: Hot chocolate drinks in other places will severely disappoint you after this one. Beware!
This is obviously a given. Unless you are a hermit living under a rock, you will know that the Czech brew great beers. Try out their local brands and even their freshly brewed draught beers.
Out of all those that I tried, I quite liked the IPA and Pilsner Urquell. Both these brews are light, refreshing but rather strong. Not too bitter and tastes great. Pair it with the goulash and it’s a match made in heaven.
The name itself sounds dangerous, doesn’t it? Absinthe is the drink with the highest percentage of alcohol, anywhere between 45-74% alcohol. Prague is famous for it’s variety of absinthe. They even have multiple absintheries where these drinks are prepared.
Note: This drink should be consumed with caution. It is not for those who cannot handle their liquor. If it’s your first time with absinthe, I suggest you take it in moderation, in a place where you feel safe.
The shooters available at Prague are amazing! Usually, shooters just do the deed of getting a person high, but the ones here are delicious. They play around quite a lot with liquor and flavours. My favourites were the becherovka and slivovice.
A trip spent in indulgence is a trip well enjoyed indeed 😉
Honestly, I can say I spent at least 50% of my Prague trip eating or drinking something. I devoured way too many things but these are the note-worthy ones. Is there something I missed out? Do let me know 🙂
– Na Zdravi! ( That’s ‘Cheers’ in Czech)
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