Looking for the best vegan restaurants in Prague?
Confused to learn that there are ANY vegan restaurants in Prague? Then you’ll be shocked to learn that the capital of the Czech Republic is actually a paradise for vegans.
Despite Czech cuisine being all about stewed meats, dumplings, and heavy sauces vegetarian restaurants have been popping up all over Prague, and a whopping 40 of them are vegan! Nearly every month it seems like a new one opens.
How did this happen, you might ask?
Apparently vegan food scene explosion in Prague is organic. According to one vegan restaurant owner I spoke to, Czechs have started to change their thinking about food and health and are very curious. They are happy to try vegan food even if traditional thinking is, if you don’t have meat in your food then you don’t have food.
There has also been an influx of health food stores in recent years, and since Czech’s are embracing international nutrition trends there is more of a market for vegan products and cuisine in Prague.
Thanks to the curious nature of Czechs great vegan food in Prague is abundant, and I’ve done my best to sample as much as possible. So, without further ado, here are some of the best vegan restaurants in Prague.
Moment Vegan Bistro and Cafe is my favorite vegan restaurant in Prague. When I say I love this place, I mean I LOVE it. When I’m in Prague, I go there about five times a week for coffee, breakfast, lunch, or desserts, and never really tire of it.
The restaurant has a daily lunch menu, a set breakfast menu, burgers, falafel, hummus, wraps, babaganouj, and even hot dogs.
They also have amazing, foodgasm-worthy desserts, and coffee, tea, beer, and wine. The setting is relaxed, staff are super nice, and it’s even animal-friendly so there are always at least a few dogs running around.
What to Try: The Vegan Scrambled Eggs, Chick-pea Flour Omelette, Cheesy Bagel Seitan, Chai Latte, and obviously any of the unbelievable desserts.
Incruenti is my second favorite vegan restaurant in Prague, and my favorite place to go for a nice dinner or on a date.
Opened in 2016, Incruenti serves de-lic-ious Mediterranean cuisine and a smattering of American-style dishes. Although everything on the menu is fantastic, their homemade pasta steals the show.
If you visit the restaurant in warm weather months, be sure to checkout the garden. You can dine on the deck, pretend you’re Czech, and embrace local life in Prague.
What to Try: For one of the best deals in Prague go at lunch for a two course menu under $6.00, and if they have the Lasagna order it. You can thank me later.
Forrest Bistro is a Vegan bistro and espresso bar in the Vinohrady neighborhood of Prague. The restaurant offers a daily homestyle (Czech, Asian, or fusion) lunch menu, dinner, delicious vegan desserts, and excellent coffee.
Forrest Bistro is an excellent place to go for a hearty lunch or tasty dessert.
Plevel is located in the trendy neighborhood Vršovice on Krymska Street. It’s a cozy restaurant with friendly staff, a hodpodge of antique furniture including tables made of old sewing machines, unusual art, and tacky wallpaper that somehow works well in the space. The menu is seasonal so it changes frequently.
Since I’ve spent 2+ years in Prague, I’ve been to Plevel many times. Unfortunately the restaurant is a bit hit-or-miss. The food can be incredible or nearly inedible. So know when you go that it’s a bit of a gamble.
What to try: Some of my favorites at Plevel are their veganized versions of traditional Czech dishes like the Wheat Seitan with Plum-Apple Sauce and “Bacon” Dumplings. They also have some nice tofu-centric dishes and pasta. One word of advice, skip the Curry if it’s on offer. I’ve had it a few times and it’s lackluster.
Country Life has been around since 1998. It’s located a few meters from Old Town Square so it’s a great vegan food option for anyone staying in the center of Prague. It’s also located next door to a health food store by the same name.
The Country Life restaurant offers a wide variety of simple, country style food to choose from. It’s a self serve dining experience where you pay for food by weight. The daily options include beans, pasta, pizza, salad, veggies, and mock meats.
To be honest, at first glance I didn’t think I was going to love my meal, but the food surpassed my expectations. Each was well seasoned, tasty, and comforting.
Loving Hut is a worldwide vegan restaurant chain with multiple locations scattered all over Prague.
The restaurants in Prague serve Asian style food like curries, pho, fried rice, noodles, and spring rolls. There is a vegan pay-by-weight buffet or a full menu to choose from.
What to try: For a real treat, try their Vegan Pho! The buffet is always good too.
Sandokan Vegan Bistro
Sandokan Vegan Bistro is a self-serve Indian restaurant in Prague’s Vinohrady neighborhood.
All of the food is vegan and you get as much as you can fit on a plate for a set price. The selection changes daily, and the food is pretty good. It’s nothing incredible but it’s always reliably good. Plus, the staff are super friendly and welcoming.
What to try: Anything that strikes your fancy. It’s all tasty.
Dhaba Beas – Vegetarian Indian Restaurant
Another pay by weight, buffet style restaurant, Dhaba Beas Vegetarian Restaurant has a nice selection of vegan Indian dishes. Most of the items on their buffet are vegetarian but everything is clearly marked to show which items are vegan and which include dairy.
Dhaba Beas is a chain restaurant with eight locations around Prague.
What to try: Make sure you save room on your plate for the vegan samosas.
Puro is a casual vegan restaurant with a nice selection of sandwiches, bagels, burgers, daily hot dishes, fresh juices, smoothies, and desserts. It’s a great lunch spot but the seating is limited so finding a spot at peak hours can be challenging.
One of the best things about Puro is that it is also a Veganz grocery store. There is a nice selection of vegan supplies like chocolate, ice cream, sausages, lunch meat, condiments, plant based milk, and cheese.
What to try: The burger that’s usually on offer on Friday’s is superb.
Pastva (which means feast in Czech, not pasta) is a fairly new vegan restaurant in the Andel neighborhood of Prague. The food is phenomenal and it’s quite obvious that someone in the kitchen knows what they’re doing.
Prices are reasonable but for the best deal go at lunch for the two course menu that’s under $6.00.
Before you leave, check out the dessert case where they have an ever changing variety of vegan and raw sweets.
What to try: Everything really, but the pate is nice for something a bit unusual.
When I saw Chutnej pop up on HappyCow for the first time I was not inclined to run over and give it a try. The pics on their website and Facebook page are a bit misleading. I was expecting it to be akin to a vegan version of Mc Donalds or Burger King and wasn’t enticed. After a few positive reviews from friends and some junk food cravings I decided to give it a try.
The restaurant is much larger and more open than I expected. The space is clean and has a minimalistic feel complete with unvarnished wooden tables and chairs, and the big windows at the front of the restaurant let in loads of light.
Their burgers are solid and they have nice fixin’s like vegan mayo and cheese, pickles, lettuce, red onion, and tomato. They’re a big mess and a touch challenging to eat, but what burger worth its salt isn’t? The onion rings were a bit lackluster but not bad overall, and the lemonades (what Czech call sodas) were up to any hipsters standards.
For the price – 225 kc for burger/side/drink – the quality could be higher, but if you’re craving flavorful vegan junk food and are in the neighborhood, Chutnej is a good option.
What to try: Them burgers obviously!
Vegan Pizza in Prague
There are a few places where you can get vegan pizza with vegan cheese in Prague. I recommend the following restaurants.
Pizzeria Manna – a pizza restaurant in the Karlin neighborhood offering vegan pizzas with two different sauce options and plenty of toppings to choose from.
Pizza Letná – a takeaway pizza place near Letná park. Perfect for picnics; just grab a pizza (there are four different size options) and plop down on a patch of grass in the park. If you’re near the beer garden you can get a glass or two of Pilsner to wash it all down.
Belzepub is not a vegan restaurant but I’m including it because this bar may very well have the best vegan burgers in Prague.
The Zizkov bar has a variety of vegan (and non-vegan) burger options including vegan cheese and vegan mayo, as well as delicious fries, vegan onion rings, vegan cheese sticks, and vegan coleslaw. Wash it all down with a Pilsner and it’s the perfect greasy meal before a big night out.
Just make sure to check their website before you head there because they have weird hours, including not being open on Saturday or Sunday. Also, they stop serving food at 10:00 pm, so go early!
What to try: The Vegan Chili Cheese Burger.
Paprika – Mediterranean Bistro & Bar
Another non-vegan restaurant in Prague serving up delicious vegan food.
Paprika Mediterranean Bistro & Bar is a tiny establishment serving tasty Israeli food including vegan falafel, vegan schwarma, hummus, and fluffy homemade pita bread. It’s a great spot for a quick lunch, dinner, or takeaway.
What to try: The falafel!
I avoided going to Etnosvět for years, because for the longest time there was only one vegan entree on the menu. Well, things have changed! There are now plenty of options for vegans at this vegetarian restaurant in Prague, including sushi. Not just any sushi though, fried vegan sushi served with vegan mayo and Sriracha.
Etnosvět is on the fancier side and a good option for a date night or celebration. The only drawback about the restaurant is that the food is overpriced for what you get, so expect a pretty big bill at the end of the night.
You can also check out their vegan bistro next door to the restaurant a quick fast food style lunch.
What to try: You tell me. I’ve only been once.
More Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Prague
Here is a list of other vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Prague I haven’t had a chance to try, don’t like that much, or have only been to once.
- Radost FX – Food can be hit or miss.
- Lehká Hlava – Clear Head – Nice vegetarian restaurant with a few vegan options. Good atmosphere but a bit over rated in my opinion.
- My Raw Cafe – Haven’t tried.
- Mr Hau – Haven’t tried.
- Maitrea – Nice vegetarian restaurant with a few vegan options. Good atmosphere but a bit over rated in my opinion.
- RawCHA – Haven’t tried.
- Raw For You – Haven’t tried.
- Krmelec Vrsky – Haven’t tried.
- Vegan’s Prague – Formerly LoVeg. Restaurant was better before changing owners, and I don’t really recommend going there.
Need more tips on the best vegan restaurants in Prague? Check out my friend’s post at Indefinite Adventure.
The Best Vegan Friendly Hotel in Prague
Sophie’s Hostel in Prague is a great choice for vegan travelers. This lovely hostel is located about 10 minutes from the city center, has 14 dorm rooms, 6 private rooms, a small garden, and an onsite cafe and bar. The best part of staying at Sophie’s Hostel is their massive brunch. Just let them know you’re vegan and they’ll do everything they can to accommodate you, including prepare soy milk porridge, and hot roasted veggies. Their friendly wait staff will be happy to walk you through the entire buffet to point out the vegan options. Not sure about the bread? Just ask, they’ll be happy to let you know what’s vegan and what’s not.
Sophie’s Hostel also has a beautiful small 16 room boutique hotel called Miss Sophie’s that’s located directly across the street in case you fancy more, err fancy accommodations.
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