We will have one full day in Prague before our Rick Steve's tour at the end of May begins. We are thinking of doing a food tour and would appreciate any advice or names of tours that would be recommended. Our free day is on a Saturday.
I can't really help with a food tour but as Saturday is a free day can I make a suggestion to visit a couple of Markets.
this is a great locals market. lots of food stalls, usually some samples of stuff to try and of course buy, go there for breakfast,several good coffee stalls as well as beers stalls.It is right beside Dejvicka metro so very easy to get to.
Naplavka market is down by the river and just a short walk from the Dancing Building ,walkable from the city centre but several trams stop very close by.
It is a superb market and has food from the various ethnic groups in Prague as well as loads of foods form all over the country,again lots of samples to try and main meals to be got and several good coffee stalls, so I would suggest a great lunch spot, lovely views over to the castle, there is a barge there that has a little flea market on a Saturday and several bars and restaurants on boats and barges.
If you are there on the 16th May you just might find me at these markets depending on what time the football kicks off,but I shall definitely be at Kulatak for a breakfast beer .
Hope this gives you some ideas.
and both markets often have live music, especially Naplavka , don't think I have ever been there when there has not been some sort of live band playing.
I have taken and would recommend the Taste of Prague traditional Czech food tour. I booked online before the trip and it was a lot of fun. There was plenty of food and drinks and I felt it was a great value for the money. We definitely didn't need dinner that night, just stopped for coffee and pastries later in the evening.
Thank you for your suggestions!
Taste of Prague, Eating Prague, Essor and Urban Adventures are four options. You'll need to check the format and location of the tour. Essor usually stays in the Lesser Town. The others normally skirt the Old Town but spend most of the time either in the New Town or Karlin. Also check if it's actually a walking tour as some tours seem to just camp out in one place and they bring food in. As was already said, you won't want any big meal after.
Thank you-some very good tips!