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DIY Food Tour in Prague

Greetings all,

I will be headed to Prague from 25.11.19 through 4.12.19. While I plan to take one guided food tour, I would also like to get input from some of you. I am hoping you can recommend your favorite foods, food-focused shops (cheese, chocolate, etc), coffee places, street markets, casual restaurants, etc so I may create my own little food tour. One caveat - I don't eat seafood.

Edit: I'll be there for the Christmas markets, so please let me know what not to miss there, too! :)

I will be traveling alone, and budget isn't much of a concern.

I got such a wonderful response from RS folks when I asked for advice in Paris, I thought I'd ask here, too (will also post a separate thread for Krakow, so please check that out or message me directly if you have suggestions).

Thank you in advance!


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Try the warm medovina (mead) that is sold at the Christmas markets.

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The last week of November will see markets changing from Autumn Markets to Christmas Markets i.e. Republic Square does this. The main Christmas Markets like Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square open on November 30th (be on the Old Town Square for the lighting of the tree) but the one at Namesti Miru usually opens a week earlier. For a nice little tasting menu I'll go Prague Ham with medovina, then something like Livanecky (like Dutch pancakes) and then just for wandering around the markets buy 50g of "Prazske Mandle" (sugar roasted almonds). Take some time to understand how pay by weight works in the markets and enjoy building your food tour.

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Thank you all! Thank you, Jason - your food tour is the one I'm going to sign up to take! :)

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I have taken the Secret Food Tours in Paris - twice. A highlight of both trips-
I have signed up for one in Prague, late September.

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hello from Wisconsin,

Look at the mail zone Prague 7. It is immediately north of the old town and across the Vlatava River. The tram (26?) stop is Letneske Namesti. within four blocks of this tram stop are at least five very nice restaurants. Two Italian (Matteo and Peperoncino), The Farm (a farm to table restaurant with a funky feel and interesting menu offerings, all delicious.) Cafe Letka (breakfast, don't know about lunch, but interesting and delicious offerings.) The Eatery (read the reviews, 4.9 out of 5 with more than 100 reviews)

The best thing about Prague 7 is that it is close but tourists really don't get there. So prices are good. Matteo and the Eatery charge for fancy food, but the quality is there.

Letna (Prague 7) is also a great place to have a base. of operations. It is gentrifying as we speak.

wayne iNWI

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Absolutely, I have Rick's app on my phone and have used his audio guides and walking tours all over Europe. Love them!

Thank you all for the great suggestions! I'm not going until November, so feel free to keep them coming!

Plus, if anyone else looking for suggestions stumbles along this thread, check out the "Honest Guide" on YouTube. They have over 150 videos with advice on Prague. Some great stuff in there!

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There is a market every Saturday in Naplavka a really lovely area down on the river just down from the dancing building. great place to tray all sorts of food many from the various ethnic communities in the city,also loads of coffee stalls,beer,wine a fruit juice stalls, live music is often available.when I am in the city at a weekends it is where you finds me having lunch.
The Christmas markets will be getting going during your stay ,check when the official lighting of the Christmas tree is and head to old town Square for that. I was there for it last year and it was fantastic( usually about 6.00pm). the markets will have some good street food and tray the various hot wines and ciders