Published on August 18th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan8
4 Vegetarian Restaurants in Prague (Czech Republic)
I went to Prague last weekend with my partner, Marika, as she had a couple days off and I had never been there before. Of course, any time we visit a new city, especially a global city like Prague, we love to scout out some good vegetarian restaurants and health food stores and try out some new food. (You might even say it’s one of our main aims.)
Before going, we got on Happy Cow — probably the best vegetarian restaurant guide in the world — and took a look at what Prague had to offer. We found it had quite a large number of fully vegetarian restaurants, which was exciting but also meant we wouldn’t get to visit them all.
I mapped out almost all of them, just leaving out a few that didn’t look all that spectacular or were way off the map, and made note of a few I really wanted to make sure to visit. Then, we basically decided that as we wandered around and got hungry, we could easily find one nearby or plan to make it to one we really wanted to visit before getting too hungry and biting each other’s heads off.
We ended up eating 4 of these vegetarian restaurants (one of them twice) and checking out the menus of a few others from the street in our 2.5 days there. So, thought I’d give you my short take on the ones we ate at, in case you ever visit the city.
Vegetarian Dhaba Beas
Note: There are actually four of these restaurants around the city. We just ate at one — I think the biggest one — in the center of the city on Týnská Street, so not sure what the others are like.
Food: The food here was absolutely delicious. Loved it. It is Indian food, for the most part, and is quite authentic. For those who are spice-conscious (either loving spicy food or not being able to handle it), the dishes we had weren’t very spicy at all. There is one thing to be careful about, though. It is a self-serve buffet, so it is very easy to put too much on your plate. We certainly did.
Marika absolutely loved the pudding and Indian “halva” (mixed together a bit) and even said it was better than ice cream! That’s something.
We also got a fresh apple, orange, and ginger juice, which we both really liked.
Atmosphere/setting: Despite being in the center of the city, it is tucked away (actually, quite hard to find) off a narrow and short winding alley. But that also made for a quite and quaint atmosphere that we enjoyed. It sits right next to a hostel, Tyn Hostel, and we decided that, if we returned to Prague, we’d probably stay there next time.
Service: The server was quite friendly, helpful, and funny.
Images via Dhaba Beas