Vegetarianism and veganism are becoming more and more popular and so is visiting Prague! While Czech cuisine isn’t known for being veg-friendly, it isn’t difficult to be a vegetarian in Prague.

Fried cheese is often the only vegetarian option found on the menus of traditional restaurants but there are a surprisingly large number of restaurants in the city that serve exclusively vegan and vegetarian dishes. If you’re looking for a good vegan or vegetarian restaurant in Prague, be sure to check out these options that even carnivores will love:

Maitrea

Located near Prague’s Old Town, Maitrea is a fully vegetarian restaurant that offers a number of vegan and gluten-free options as well. The menu ranges from classic salads and burgers to Asian- and Mexican-inspired dishes.

This is also the place to go if you want to try vegetarian versions of traditional Czech dishes such as Svíčková and goulash. Potentially problematic ingredients, such as honey, are clearly marked on the menu and many of the dishes are customizable to meet a number of dietary restrictions. 

Moment Vegan Bistro and Cafe

Moment is a 100% plant-based bistro located in Prague’s Vinohrady near the Jiřího z Poděbrad metro stop. This is a great spot for breakfast or a light lunch or dinner, with options like scrambled tofu, smoothie bowls, seitan bagels, and vegan fried cheese.

Regional ingredients are used to prepare the vegan dishes and gluten-free options are clearly marked on the menu. 

Forky’s

Forky’s is the place to go if you’re in the mood for plant-based fast food in Prague. Their vegan menu offers more than the standard veggie burger and offers vegan twists on favorites such as currywurst and fish and chips, served with a mix of regular and sweet potato fries. Forky’s is so popular that two additional Prague locations will be opening in late 2019. 

Vegan’s Restaurant Prague

Vegan’s Restaurant Prague is located just below Prague Castle, providing the perfect setting for scenic views from the outdoor seating area. The vegan menu is prepared using organic ingredients and includes Czech favorites, such as goulash and Svíčková, as well as clearly marked raw and gluten-free options.

However, due to its location in a renovated attic of a 16th-century building, this restaurant is only accessible by walking up a few flights of stairs. 

Lehka Hlava

Lehka Hlava is another great vegetarian restaurant in Prague serving high-quality vegetarian and vegan food in the city’s Old Town. It shares a somewhat similar menu to its sister restaurant, Maitrei, but it is constantly evolving and the atmosphere is entirely different. Lehka Hlava translates to ‘clear head’ and that’s what its fresh cuisine and starry interior design attempt to inspire. 

Pastva

Specializing in modern vegan cuisine, Pastva serves dishes composed solely of pure vegetable products. Seasonal ingredients are used to create fresh, balanced meals that pair nicely with their selection of authentic Moravian wines, which are produced without any unnecessary technology or additives.

Located near the Anděl metro station in Prague’s Smíchov neighborhood, this vegan restaurant’s atmosphere makes it an excellent choice for a business lunch or special occasion dinner. 

Satsang

This Prague vegetarian restaurant serves homemade plant-based vegetarian and vegan dishes including freshly baked bread, pickles, dips, and desserts that are prepared from scratch in-house. They serve an American-style brunch on the weekends and dinner every night with options ranging from Beyond Meat burgers to Asian street food favorites such as Pad Thai and Bahn Xiao.

All ingredients come from local, small farmers so the menu changes seasonally. The beer selection also changes weekly, featuring a selection solely from small breweries.

Radost FX

Radost FX claims to be the first vegetarian restaurant in the Czech Republic. That’s not the only thing that makes this place unique, though. It is also a nightclub with some of the best house and RnB music in Prague.

Their dinner menu gets its inspiration from the cuisines of India, Mexico, Thailand, Africa, and Italy and the weekend brunch is American-inspired, offering visitors a journey around the world through food. 

Etnosvět

Located within steps of the I.P. Pavlova metro stop, Etnosvět is the place to go for vegetarian fine dining in Prague. They offer both vegetarian and vegan seven-course tasting menus as well as à la carte options that include a range of colorful dishes from around the world. Etnosvět has won several awards including a Golden Lion award for 2019, distinguishing it as one of the best restaurants in the Czech Republic. 

Whether you’re in the mood for something fast and casual or something more upscale, there is no shortage of excellent vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Prague to choose from. While you may struggle to find many choices at traditional restaurants, it’s not difficult to be a vegetarian in Prague if you know where to look. 

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