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Prague with a 6 year old

Ricks books have a few ideas in Prague for kids. Any ideas, especially around food other than McD's would be helpful.

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Jeeze you would think folks are going to another planet when going to Prague! :-) Its not like it was in 1989 when there wasn't much choices in western food. Folks there take their kids out with them too and plenty of tourist families pass through there. Try the kids out on the Czech food if you can. If you enjoy it, so will they. My daughter has no problem with the food and finished everything so she could have palachinky (crepes with icecream &/or fruit most times with whipped creme - sometimes with chocolate drizzled on them too) for desert. Many restaurants have either kids menu or side dishes that are kid friendly like french fries and mashed potatoes which you can put some of your food with to make a meal for the smaller tummies. If all else fails there are plenty of KFCs there - Czechs are addicted to the stuff. I can't go to the hypermarket mall with my Czech in laws' kids without stopping in. And there are quite a few pizza places and of course plenty of McD's too.

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Food in Czech is pretty bland, but occasionally you stumble upon little goodies. For instance, at most traditional restaurants you can get fried hermelin (brie-like cheese) with cranberry sauce or tartar sauce. The garlic soup is also extraordinary: it's like French onion but made from a rich garlic stock.

Other easy kid-friendly options would include the ubiquitous baguette sandwiches or open-face potato-salad sandwiches that abound in cafes, sandwich shops & Tescos. Very, very tasty & affordable.

Now that it is warm weather, gelato shops are open everywhere, too.

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Pizzaria Rugantino is a gerat place to have a lunch...yes, it's Italian, not Czech food, but, they are VERY kid friendly. They give our kids pics to color and a basket of crayons and they have a fridge filled various pics, colored by kids who have visited from around the world. We took our kids there when we went last month and they really enjoyed it...our kids are 2 and 8. It is in the Old Town area, behind and to the left of Tyn is mentioned in Frommer's Europe book, a book my brother-in-law had...we use Rick exclusively, but we didn't see any recommendations from himfor kids, so we went with frommer's and it delivered on this one. They even had baby food and a place for mother's to nurse, so it is all set up for families visiting. Highly recommend it. Most other restaurants we ate at had some chicken or pasta on the menu our kids ate and the old french fry standby as well...There are two Tescos in Prague as well, one in Little Qtr and one in Old Town, easy to find.