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. :D
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. :D
Service: The server was quite friendly, helpful, and funny.
Images via Dhaba Beas
8 thoughts on “4 Vegetarian Restaurants in Prague (Czech Republic)”
Thanks for this post! We are off to Prague in a couple of weeks, I’ve been there a couple of times before but only been to Loving Hut (there are 3 branches in the city) and I really recommend them!
I look forward to trying the ones you visited! x
Cool :D We really wanted to go to a Loving Hut, but were out of our range or closed.
Do you live in the States or Europe (or elsewhere)? Unusual for an American to visit Prague 3 times.. :D
I’m in England, near London :) so Prague is a short flight away, very easy to get to. It’s really popular for UK travellers.
Loving Hut is seriously amazing! I have been to 3 now and can’t rate the food highly enough.
Cool. yeah, it’s popular here as well (just 5 hours away by bus/coach). nice city :D
now i’m quite disappointed we didn’t get to check out Loving Hut :D will have to get back there again and do so :D
Great article. Bookmarked for our next trip to Prague.
We hit up Country Life after a long day of travel a few years ago. The “buffet” style was awesome as we didn’t quite have a grasp of the language yet. The food was fresh and flavorful and they had a lot to pick from. It was casual and the people watching was great as we struggled to keep our eyes open to an hour that was decent for us to go to bed…we walked away with full stomachs.
Thanks for chimin’ in!
We bought a bunch of stuff from the Country Life shop on Melantrichova (or something like that) in the center. Good stuff :D
We checked out the restaurant, but our stomachs were stuffed at that point, so didn’t touch anything :D
A useful article, but your restricted time in the city did not allow you to try four other vegetarian restaurants. Country Life, with an excellent health food store attached [closed Saturdays] near the Old Town Square, Maitrea-the sister restaurant to Clearhead-behind the Tyn church –and our huge favourite, Maly Buddha-at the top of Uvoz, near the Castle complex.Behind Bila Labut, you will find tasty Govinda too.
Lots of other good restaurants serve tasty veggie food, such as Artisan in the Ujezd area-near the base of the Funicular and the pad Thai at Modry Zub–two city branches , and very reasonably priced. Enjoy!
I went to Prague a couple years ago and was also pleasantly surprised with how many vegetarian restaurants they have. I loved Lehka Hlava. Two other vegetarian restaurants I enjoyed were Radost FX (which is also a lounge & night club) and Country Life Cafe.