If you’re vegan you’ll no doubt be keen to visit a city where you know it’ll be easy to find delicious food that you can enjoy. The last thing you want to do is spend your holiday looking for a restaurant that serves up a decent meal that you can be sure doesn’t contain any ingredients you’re unable to eat.
It can be hard enough to find a suitable dish on the menu in the UK. But, this becomes even trickier when there is a language barrier and you’re unsure if your food requirements are truly understood.
One destination where you won’t have this problem is the vegan-friendly city of Prague. You may be surprised to hear this, especially when the traditional cuisine is meat and potatoes. But, it is actually the perfect destination for those looking for plant-based cuisine.
As well as vegan dishes being available on many menus including in the vegetarian restaurants, there are more than 50 that are specifically vegan. These cater for every meal from a big breakfast to a light lunch and a delicious dinner and delectable desserts.
If you’re heading to the capital of the Czech Republic for your next city break, here are the best vegan restaurants in Prague that are sure to tickle your taste buds.
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If you’re looking for the best vegan food in Prague, then look no further. This popular global restaurant chain serves organically grown and locally sourced produce at an affordable price. It was founded by Supreme Master Ching Hai to promote the benefits of veganism with the motto “Be Vegan, Make Peace.” The first one opened in this city in 2007.
What’s on the menu? You’ll find Asian style food here and can either order from the à la carte menu or visit the pay-by-weight buffet. To get your mouth watering you can expect spring rolls, pho, kung pao with tofu and Thai curry with soya balls. If you have room, there’s a dessert menu and to wash it all down, a glass of wine followed by a hot drink.
Where is it? This chain restaurant can be found in multiple locations across the city including one in Dům Černá labuť on Na Poříčí and another on Budějovická.
Monday to Friday: 11am to 9pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12pm to 9pm
Moment Kavárna & Bistro
This vegan café and bistro opened in 2013 and serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as offering a wide selection of sweet treats and drinks. This 100% vegan restaurant also has a no fur policy.
What’s on the menu? At breakfast there is pancakes with fresh fruit, chocolate and whipped cream, omelettes, tofu scrambled eggs or toast. For lunch choose from a range of salads, soup, a falafel plate, spinach burger and a seitan kebab. Sandwiches and wraps are also available.
Where is it? Slezská 62, Prague 2 – right next to Sady Svatopluka Čecha park.
Monday to Friday: 10am to 9pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 9pm
The breakfast menu is served until 11.30am when the lunch menu is offered. Snacks are available all day long.
Where to stay:
Pure White: This 4 star stay can be found in a residential area yet still close enough to Prague’s centre when you want to tick off its famous sights. Blending a traditional setting with modern rooms, it’s a real mixed-bag when it comes to decor. Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast before hitting the city for a hectic day.
Red & Blue Design: Find this hotel just outside the historical centre and walking distance from the one of Prague’s most visited sights, Charles Bridge. With park-facing rooms, relax in peace and quiet on your comfy bed or take advantage of the tea and coffee making facilities.
Jalta Boutique Hotel: Situated in the centre of Prague, you’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to locations. Not only does this property come with a 5 star rating, it also has an a la carte restaurant serving a range of international dishes. You’re next door to a museum too, which is free to all guests.
Being vegan doesn’t mean you can’t eat fast food – if you want to eat vegan junk food in Prague then Forky’s is the place to go. All the dishes are made from plant-based ingredients at this modern restaurant. Here you can sample both Czech and international cuisine. There is both a daily menu and main menu.
What’s on the menu? You’ll find the best burgers in the city right here – including ‘Cheez Burger’ and ‘Spicy Burger.’ Don’t fancy a burger? You can choose from tortilla wraps, superbowls which are large salad bowls as well as the specialities and side dishes. There is also gluten-free options.
Where is it? Veleslavínova 93/10 – in the Old Town a short distance from Staroměstská metro station
Monday to Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm
The name of this restaurant means ‘pure vegan and raw food’ and serves a new menu each week created using local ingredients. Pop in for breakfast to get your day started in the right way, take a break from sightseeing for lunch or just treat yourself to a hot drink and dessert. Various other dietary requirements are considered each week including gluten free and nut free. If you would like cruelty-free food to take away, you can shop food from Veganz right here.
What’s on the menu? Each day there is a soup such as miso udon, sauerkraut, tomato or vegetable and a main dish including shitake burger, cauliflower and smoked tofu patties. If you don’t fancy this option there is also a selection of sandwiches and wraps. Dessert includes cheesecake, banana bread and tiramisu.
Where is it? Vinohradská 2030/44 – near the Tourist Information Centre
Monday to Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
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This vegan restaurant and café has been serving lunch, dinner and drinks since 2015. There’s a set menu as well as one that changes weekly and has different options to choose from each day.
What’s on the menu? On the main menu you’ll find cauliflower steak, miso ramen, baked sweet potato, lasagne and jackfruit burger. You can also pick from a wide range of homemade cakes and desserts as well as a selection of hot and cold drinks including wine and beer.
Where is it? Nádražní 102, Prague 5 – Smichov
Monday to Saturday: 11am to 11pm
This is just a handful of the many vegan options available to you during your city break in Prague. Now you can rest assured that you’ll be able to find somewhere to eat, you can start planning the rest of your trip.