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Vegetarian Prague Restaurants and Food

Meatless Options in the Czech Capital City

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Clear Head Vegetarian Restaurant, Prague

Clear Head Vegetarian Restaurant, Prague

CC BY-NC Joe Gratz
Vegetarian restaurants in Prague are not plentiful, but they are becoming less exotic . . . sort of. Some vegetarian restaurant guides for Prague will tell you it's easy to find meatless restaurants and dishes when you travel there, but that's an exaggeration. Few completely vegetarian restaurants exist in Prague 1, where you're most likely to be if you're a first-time traveler to the Czech capital city. And, because Czechs expect to eat meat when they dine, menus overwhelmingly include meat-based appetizers, salads, entrees, pasta and pizza. Some restaurants do offer vegetarian dishes, but these tend to be uninspired, obligatory cheese and potato offerings.

If you're vegan or vegetarian, you might feel frustrated in your search for good food that you can eat. Before you travel, you should definitely take note of restaurants and eateries that honor a vegetarian diet, as well as your options in restaurants that are not vegetarian specific. Take a look at the list below for Prague 1 vegetarian restaurants that respect your lifestyle health with meatless offerings. Scroll down for more ideas for vegetarian dining in Prague.

Vegetarian-Only Restaurants

Clear Head

Clear Head vegetarian restaurant is located in a 15th-century house on what is said to be the shortest street in Old Town Prague. This cozy, welcoming former teahouse serves from a rotating menu of feel-good foods: creamy soups, Indian-inspired dishes, and flavorful vegetable entrees. Fresh juices, hot coffee, and tea (in keeping with the restaurant's prior incarnation) can also be ordered.

Clear Head website
Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 11:30 pm; Weekends 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Borsov 2/280, Prague 1 - Old Town

Maitrea

Maitrea is Clear Head's larger counterpart. This vegetarian restaurant is also located in Old Town Prague. Along with a more spacious layout, its menu is also more expansive than Clear Head's. Vegetarian interpretations of Czech favorites can also be had at Maitrea.

Maitrea website
Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 11:30 pm; Weekends 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Týnská ulička 6, Prague 1

Radost FX

A well-established vegetarian establishment, Radost FX has the scars to prove it's been around awhile. The worn interior is a part of its character; though its rough-around-the-edges appearance seems intended to make you feel at home, the chipped paint and wobbly tables have potential to be off-puting if you prefer bright-and-shiny ambiance. The menu is lengthy and varied, and you might even be spoiled for choice. Restaurant-goers suggest wait staff can be surly and entrees overpriced. Though it's located in Prague 2, if you're in the New Town area, Radost FX ie a good option despite its drawbacks.

Radost FX website
11:00 am to 12:00 am
Bělehradská 120, Prague 2

Beas

Beas operates four locations, two of them in Prague 1; one location is right off of Old Town Square. The restaurants specialize in self-service vegetarian Indian cuisine, so the price of your meal depends upon its weight. Offerings change daily.

Beas website

Country Life

Country Life is on all Prague vegetarian restaurant lists, though reviews are mixed and its website is Czech-only. This buffet-style restaurant focuses on organic offerings that change frequently; price of the meal depends upon its weight.

Prague 1 Country life page
Monday through Thursday 10:30 am to 7:30 pm; Friday 10:30 am to 3:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm; Closed Saturday
Melantrichova 15, Prague 1

Restaurants with Regular Vegetarian Selections

Restaurants with regular vegetarian selections can be tricky to find. Flip through a random restaurant menu, and you'll be confronted with meat, meat, and more meat. The following restaurants have dedicated vegetarian sections on their menus that you can choose from even if you're dining with a carnivorous friend.

Orange Moon

Orange Moon serves Thai, Burmese, and Indian cuisine. While it serves meat dishes, it is possible to order off of a vegetarian-only section of the menu. This award-winning Asian restaurant has one location right in Old Town.

Orange Moon website
Monday through Sunday 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
Ramova 5, Prague 1

Klub Architektu

Klub Architektu is a pleasant dining experience any time of day, and you may even choose to dine here more than once during your stay in Prague. Fresh green salads, meatless pastas, and even vegetarian starters make Klub Architektu a good option even though it isn't completely vegetarian.

Klub Architektu website
Klub Architektu Review
Sunday through Monday 11:30 am to 12:00 am
Betlémské náměstí 169/5A, Prague 1

Cafe Slavia

Cafe Slavia is one of Prague's most famous cafes. The menu contains a variety of vegetarian options, including sandwiches, appetizers, salads, and even entrees. Other Prague cafes and coffeehouses may also offer light vegetarian offerings, so it's worthwhile flipping through a menu if you spot one while you're looking for a place to grab a bite to eat.

Cafe Slavia website
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 am; Weekends 9:00 am to 12:00 am
Smetanovo nábřeží 1012/2, Prague 1

General Vegetarian Options and Czech Food Options

For the vegetarian on the go, a slice of pizza or a trdelnik pastry might do the trick. Another Prague street food option is fried cheese sandwiches.

For sit-down meals, try Italian or other ethnic cuisines. Some Italian restaurants serve meatless pasta dishes, and Indian and Asian restaurants also boast potential for vegetarian fare.

Czech restaurants may have a few potato, cheese, or mushroom-based dishes that are meatless, but soups may still be made with meat stock. Sweet, fruit-filled potato dumplings are available in a pinch or if you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with local cuisine.

If you simply can't find what you're looking for at a restaurant, you may simply opt for shopping for a few fruits and vegetables at supermarkets or outdoor markets. Havelske outdoor market, near the Mustek metro station, is the most convenient for visitors to the old part of town.

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