A few months ago, I visited the beautiful European city of Prague. Prague is a classy city. With beautiful architecture, and together with its rich history, this city a must-visit. Their vegan scene has started and that’s visible in the amount of restaurants around the city.
In the weeks leading up to the trip, I spent much of my time doing some research of where to eat. To be honest, before becoming vegan, finding a place to eat wouldn’t be a problem. I would generally find a good and friendly place nearby whenever I felt hungry.
Despite the challenges, travelling as a vegan is so much better for my health. Thinking ahead of where you want to eat has its health advantages as you won’t find yourself eating at a fast food restaurant just because it’s the nearest place to eat. That also means there’s much time to be spent looking for vegan cafes and restaurants.
Here are the places I went for my meals, some of them researched beforehand but also some good surprises.
Breakfast at the hotel
My stay at the Grandior Hotel included breakfast. Breakfast in a city known for its meat dishes can be quite challenging, but the hotel kindly provided soy milk upon request. There was also cooked beans, mushrooms and fresh bread every morning, which was helpful. It was a bit different from what I have on an average day but it gave me enough energy for the day.
Loving Hut was, luckily, on the same street as the hotel. I was hoping to have a quick meal the night I arrived and Loving Hut was still opened. Their vegan menu has plenty of options and I chose their vegan burger with chips and a beer on the side.
You can find a Loving Hut in many cities around world, including London. It’s always good to have one nearby when travelling.
This trip was important to help me understand the crucial part that snacks play when travelling. The last thing you need is to be feeling faint and tired in a city you don’t know, miles away from the nearest vegan restaurant.
In Prague, most of my snacks were bought at Lidl, mainly crisps, nuts and fruit.
I loved this restaurant, Forky’s! The staff is very nice and their Buddha Bowl was delicious! I really wished they had a London branch so that I could fully explore their menu. Their beer was very good too and I also got a vegan hot dog for later. How could I not? I highly recommend going there!
It was early afternoon and, after a long morning sightseeing, I had no idea where I was… I checked HappyCow to see what was nearby and Vegan’s Prague restaurant popped up. And what a lovely surprise!
The environment of the restaurant was exactly what I needed at the time: a relaxing, warm environment with delicious vegan food and friendly staff. I had a vegan lasagna and a beer – which incidentally was the best beer I had in Prague! I also got a raw chocolate cake to take away and it was delicious. If you are in Prague, make sure to visit and I hope you like it as much as I did.
Lehka Hlava – Clear Head
Lehka Hlava is one of the most famous vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Prague, and for a good reason. The restaurant has incredible, funky interiors and the menu had a lot of options, including some traditional czech dishes reinvented in a vegan way. It was recommended to me by a colleague, to whom I’m extremely grateful.
The Municipal Cafe
There isn’t any vegan food in their menu, I’m afraid. However, it’s one of the most beautiful cafes I’ve ever been to. The Municipal Cafe is very glamorous and a great example of the city’s Art Nouveau.
Even if you just go for one espresso, it’s a must-visit spot.
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