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Does anyone know of anywhere to get decent veggie/vegan food in prague. The guidebooks seem to advise not to go!
 

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<a href="http://www.happycow.net/europe/czech_republic/prague/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.happycow.net/europe/czech...gue/index.html</a>Not been myself so I can't vouch for them, but it might help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> A vegetarian friend (lacto) said she didn't have any trouble, and that was a few years ago.
 

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I was in Prague in March and that was a real challenge! I dunno if you are vegan or lacto-ovo vegetarian, so it depends, really. I lived on salads and vegetables, and bread. I didn't even try to inquire about the bread because I would have cried if I couldn't have eaten it. Begin lacto-ovo veg would be easier because Prague is loaded with pizza places and they like their cheese. I can't think of any place in particular because there really wasn't anything I found to eat (save for the salads) so I just didn't focus on food. If you go and are prepared to eat a lot of salad/side vegetables then you'll have an awesome time. But if you go expecting to get to eat some traditional Czech food, you're sure to be disappointed for they love their meat/cheese/non-vegan foods!<br><br>
Beware the taxi drivers, they are notorious for overcharging tourists and it's hard to put in perspective the monetary difference since it's about 24 Crowns to a US dollar (roughly). Have fun, have a safe flight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:"><br><br><br><br>
Oh yeah, Staropramen is the absolute best beer I have ever had. Far surpasses any of the German beer. The Staropramen factory is in Prague, highly recommended! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:">
 

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I went to Prague last year and didn't have any trouble finding good veg food. There's this really great store called 'Country Life' that carries natural vegetarian foods...I can't give you directions, but it's not very hidden, it's along one of the main streets.<br><br><br><br>
What was great about some of the places I went to was that there would be a little picture of a chicken or cow next to the menu item, and even small roadside stands did this. You can always find good pasta and pizza at most restaurants -- the veg pizza is amazing and loaded with vegetables. Look for the word "zeleninova" on menus. I don't know Czech, but all my veg dishes had that word in the name, so it must be a good sign <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
Have fun there!
 

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It's dead easy to eat vegan in Prague. Country Life, as explained above, is a great place. Also, all of those tourist orientated Italian restaurants in the centre of town would be more than happy to make you a veggie pizza without cheese or leave the cheese off a pasta pomodoro/arrabiata. English is widely spoken, albeit haltingly, so just have a conversation with your waiter and make sure they understand you. A little German would help as well. 'Ohne kase' (pronounced 'oh na kay sah') means 'without cheese' in german and will help clarify, especially as Prague is swarming with German tourists and the Czechs make a point of catering to them. Menus are frequently in German first with some entries in English. A German/English dictionary may come in handy in helping decipher menus.<br><br><br><br>
Remember, the true Czech restaurants won't have anything for you but the Italian places will.<br><br><br><br>
Also, look for Turkish falafel/kebab stands. They can make you falafel or hummous/veggie pitas for quick and easy meals.
 
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