| June 7th, 2023 | 19 Comments

There is SO much value in getting off the beaten path in Prague. 

We have lived in Prague for almost three years now. It has become our “home base” in Europe.  And after three years we are STILL in love with this city.

Prague is a gorgeous metropolis filled with impressive architecture, laid-back locals, delicious beer, and troves of hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. 

Upon first arriving in Prague we spent our time as most tourists do, exploring the top attractions. After a  few weeks of sightseeing in Prague’s Old Town we started to venture out. As soon as we did it became clear to us that Prague had a lot more to offer.

Benefits of Getting Off the Beaten Path in Prague

There is SO much more to the City of a Hundred Spires than what the average visitor gets to experience. Here’s why YOU should get off the beaten path once you are done with the basic aspects of sightseeing Prague. We’re here to help you do just that! 

Prague Castle, Prague

“Prague’s center is too awesome, and too beautiful. I’m not leaving”, you might say.

Truth is we wouldn’t really blame you for making that statement. Prague’s Old Town and its nearby surroundings ARE freaking awesome, and the sights to see in Prague are numerous. We have certainly spent a LOT of time exploring and photographing Prague’s attractions. That said, if all you see in Prague is the Old Town, you will be doing yourself a disservice.

By getting off the beaten path in Prague you will be:

  • Escaping the crowds of tourists gathering around all of Prague’s top attractions.
  • Observing how locals live out their lives in this amazing city.
  • Discovering all the extremely cool architecture, churches, parks, and landmarks that Prague is filled with.
  • Experiencing how laid back Prague actually is. Every city has its share of stress but Prague seems to have…less. Whatever the reason, Prague didn’t squeeze us like most major cities tend to do after a while. People socialize at wine shops after work, standing outside drinking Czech wine out of glasses they brought from home. Elsewhere, friends gather over amber-hued pints in beer gardens and pubs to discuss trivialities. During the summer people make use of all the public grass available in parks, chatting and picnicking. It’s obvious to us that the quality of life in Prague is high. Much higher than many of the cities we have had the pleasure of visiting.
  • Contributing to the local economy outside of the center. We really can’t emphasize enough how important it is for visitors to spend their money outside the biggest tourist zones, and away from the biggest Prague attractions. As visitors to a foreign city, we have to be aware that we are essentially helping to take the central portions of that city away from the locals who live and work there. Just as Times Square no longer truly belongs to New Yorkers so does Prague’s Old Town cater to mainly tourists. Spending money outside of the center helps distribute some of the wealth directly to locals. If you want to know why we think this is important check out our article on responsible tourism.

Getting off the Beaten Path in Prague

With all of the above in mind, we crafted a guide to some of the destinations and neighborhoods in Prague that we feel people should attempt to visit and explore. Not only will you experience a side of Prague many miss out on, but you can rub shoulders with locals and get a small taste of everyday life in this wonderful city.

There are, of course, many places that we will be leaving out due to space constraints, or because we ourselves have yet to discover them. This is why we urge anyone visiting to stray down a less traveled street, explore what is around the furthest corner, and get off the beaten path in Prague.

1) Riegrovy sady

Riegrovy Sady Prague Sunset

Start your journey away from Prague’s top attractions with a stroll to, and through, this lovely park.

Situated on a large hill overlooking the city in the neighborhood of Vinohrady, this park was our number one go-to spot on nice weekday evenings. Catch fabulous sunset views from the top of the hill, or chill out in the beer garden just a few meters away.

The neighborhood of Vinohrady is located a short tram or metro ride from the center and is home to many expats and local professionals. We highly recommend strolling along the leafy streets of Vinohrady during the day to experience a bit of daily local life before visiting Riegrovy sady and its beer gardens for a Pilsner Urquell infused sunset.

You can easily walk to Vinohrady from Prague’s main train station as well. Just follow Vinohradska Street east away from the station and you will very soon find yourself in this fantastic neighborhood.

2) Jiřího z Poděbrad (JZP)

Jiřího z Poděbrad, JZP, Prague

This large square rests just a few streets from Riegrovy sady, in the neighborhood of Zizkov, making it a perfect place to visit after seeing the park. Just walk south and east from Riegrovy sady and in a few minutes you will find yourself in Jiriho z Podebrad.

JZP (as it is called by some expats) is adorned by one of the funkier churches in Prague, the Most Sacred Heart of our Lord or Kostel nejsvětějšího srdce Pán (try saying that five times real fast, we dare you). Resembling a stern amalgamation of a courthouse and a clock tower the church overlooks a lively and festive park.

There are events and festivities occurring pretty frequently in Jiřího z Poděbrad, and the park is home to a small but awesome farmer’s market four times a week, from Wednesdays to Saturdays.

Off the beaten path in Prague, Zizkov JZP Farmer's Market

The area around JZP is rich with cozy cafes, food options, funky bars, and creative local businesses. During our time in Prague we lived a couple of streets away from the square and explored its surroundings extensively.

We wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of our favorite businesses within a couple of minutes walk from JZP and its metro stop.

 Locals Businesses Around JZP That We Love

In the interest of promoting small local businesses, which every traveler should endeavor to support, we want to highlight a few that we absolutely adore that are located in close proximity to JZP. Spend your money on local businesses guys!



Forget mass-produced “I Love Prague” t-shirts and other tacky souvenirs, THIS is where you go if you want to get someone a thoughtful gift from Prague. We might be a bit biased since we both love to scribble in notebooks, but blank books make for a great gift. Skoba makes some of the coolest notebooks and diaries that we have ever seen.

The owner, Vaclav Pisoft, quit his desk job a few years ago to follow his passion for bookbinding. Skoba produces custom-made, handcrafted, notebooks from upcycled materials.

Although the shop has hundreds of prepared notebooks on hand, Vaclav also works with clients to create custom one-off orders and breathe new life into sentimental belongings. Bring him a piece of old clothing that holds sentimental value, comic books or personal sketches, classic movie posters, or whatever else you can think of and Skoba can turn it into a notebook for you.

So go to Skoba, buy yourself or a loved one the gift of a handcrafted notebook, and spend your money in a truly unique local business.


Not many people leave school with a plan for a full-fledged business. But Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš, the founders of Botas66, are one of the few exceptions.

The design school duo chose Botas, a traditional Czech shoe brand that dates back to 1949, as the centerpiece for a school project. The goal: redesign a traditional Czech product and its packaging. Well, they straight up aced the assignment because in 2009 the Botas company agreed to work in cooperation with them on a new line of designer sneakers.

And thus, Botas66 was born.

Now, seven years later, Botas66 is thriving. The company has two shops located in Prague, one in Žižkov and the Old Town, and an e-shop online. The brand produces funky designs in small, limited-edition batches. The shoes are all made within two hours of Prague, and they even offer certified Vegan editions for those who wish to maintain a cruelty-free lifestyle.

So, if you are looking to upgrade your footwear to something unique, hip, and stylish while in Prague head to BOTAS 66 and try on a pair of kicks.

Moment Cafe and Bistro

Moment Cafe Prague

You might be surprised to learn that Prague is one of the most vegan-friendly destinations in the world. There are over 30 vegan restaurants in the city to choose from, and our favorite is Moment Vegan Bistro & Cafe.

Located just a few blocks from JZP, Moment is a quaint and cozy restaurant that serves up a fully vegan menu of dishes like scrambled “eggs”, vegan burgers, and falafel. During weekdays Moment also has a fantastic and affordable two-course lunch menu that changes daily.

What we love most about Moment though, is the dessert. It’s out of this world and you’d probably be shocked that it is vegan if you didn’t know better. We highly recommend the Dessert Cup, a crumbled chocolate cake, layered with whipped vegan cream. Absolutely freakin’ delicious!

3) Vyšehrad – Prague’s Second Castle

Vyšehrad Prague

Sitting high atop a lofty hill overlooking the south of Prague, Vysehrad towers over the city. Visit this ancient compound to check out its truly massive walls, and the beautiful park contained within which surrounds a gorgeous cathedral. Honestly, this castle and its walled complex should account for one of Prague’s top attractions but for some reason a lot of tourists never make it over here.

Vysehrad, and its towering walls, grant many vantage points for photographers and dreamers by providing commanding views of the River Vltava, its bridges, and Prague Castle. Have a look at the picture below for what you can expect to see on a spring afternoon.

Getting off the beaten path in Prague - View from Vsyehrad

Vsyehrad’s beauty does not wane with the seasons. In warmer weather enjoy a frothy pint at one of the beer gardens, and catch a lazy sunset. In the fall come for the turning foliage and a matching red rooftop view of the city.

While you’re there be sure to explore the lovely and tranquil grounds and don’t miss the impressive Romanesque Rotunda of St Martin, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, and the small, but beautiful Slavín cemetery.

4) Naplavka River Walk

Naplavka River Walk in Prague

Located along a stretch of the Vltava River just south of Prague Castle, Naplavka is just a few steps away from many tourist hot spots. And yet it is often overlooked by visitors who don’t think to stroll the river away from the Castle in the evenings.

When the weather is warm this stretch of stone walkway comes alive with the sounds of music, revelry, clinking mugs, and gently lapping waves. We recommend having a visit during one of your evenings in Prague between April and October.

On Saturday mornings a portion of Naplavka turns into a lively farmers market that you should try to visit. Just make sure to be there before 2 p.m., or you’ll miss out.

5) A Night Out in Žižkov

Off the beaten path in Prague. Tv Tower Prague.

Situated off the sloping side of the Vinohrady hilltop, Zizkov is a cobblestone maze of looming apartment buildings. No two of the red-roofed buildings are the same, differing in facade and color.

If you want to play a little game venture into Zizkov and try to find two identical buildings. Send us photo proof of your accomplishment and we will reward you with a Special Prize. Read the super fine print at the bottom of this article for all the rules and regulations.

That’s not the only thing that makes this neighborhood dope, though.

You see, Zizkov has more bars in a square kilometer than any other area in Prague, which is no small task if you stop to think about it. The Czech Republic consumes more beer per capita than just about any country on the planet and is home to a LOT of bars. Nowhere more so than in Zizkov. Thus Zizkov has become one of Prague’s top attractions for anyone looking to find a party.

We’re not saying that the ONLY thing to do in Zizkow is nightlife, but we DO highly recommend you venture out there for at least one evening. There are way too many bars, wine shops, and cafes to recommend without making this a Yellow Pages sized article, so we’ll get you started with two recommendations and let you find the rest on your own.


If you’re a fan of Charles Bukowski then this bar’s name is probably all the convincing you need to go pay a visit. Bukowski’s dimly lit interior feels like its from another era, and the cocktails are deliciously (and fairly priced). Try the Naked Lunch. Trust us.


Malkovich bar is ideal if you’re looking for an intimate drinking experience, or if you don’t want to smell like an ashtray at the end of the night [note – smoking has been banned indoors in most places in Prague since the time of writing. No more smelling like an ashtray!].

This cozy bar serves up inexpensive wine, beer, and cocktails in a super relaxed and comfortable setting. It’s the perfect place to meet friends for a chat or for a first date.

There are literally a ton of other great bars and local hangouts in Zizkov including an indoor rock-climbing bar and two bowling alleys. Just hit the streets and walk around a bit to explore for yourself. You’re bound to find someplace that strikes your fancy.

6) Olšany Cemetery


We know that including a cemetery on a list of things to do and see in Prague might seem a bit strange. But seriously, this one is totally worth visiting.

Olšany Cemetery exudes a dreamlike ambiance as you first enter and pass by aged gravestones, crooked and over-grown with lush green ivy; speckled with moss. A thick canopy of trees, their roots gently twisting into the dark earth, blot out all signs and most sounds of the outside world.

Walking deeper into the hushed profundity of the cemetery, among the worn stones and sloped icons, you can get lost in the weight of all the lives once lived by its inhabitants. Thousands of stories lay all around you, each one unique.


If you are interested in exploring a slightly off the beaten path aspect of Prague’s past, head to Olsany Cemetery. If you are looking to get away from the city for a hour, and have a quite contemplative stroll, consider heading to Olsany Cemetery as well. History buffs might be interested to know that the cemetery is the final resting place of Franz Kafka and Jan Palach.

7) Vršovice (Krymska)

Krymska Street Prague
Photo Credit: Bohemian Hostels

To say Vršovice has changed recently would be an understatement. Once a quiet working-class neighborhood it now attracts more of an artist and hipster crowd. There are a myriad of cool cafes, bars, shops, and restaurants; many of which are located on Krymska Street.

To get a taste of Vršovice and all its glory, we suggest the following establishments:

Czech Inn Hostel

Need a good laugh? While meandering your way along Krymská Street, pop in at the Czech Inn Hostel. In the basement of the hostel is a small bar and theater which regularly hosts a range of improv and comedy acts in English.

So, not only is the Czech Inn one of the best hostels in Prague, but it’s also a great place to simply hang out, have some beers, and even a few laughs.

8) Letna District

letna beer garden prague

Gaze across the Vltava River from Prague’s Old Town and you may notice an enormous, green park stretched across the hilltop. This is Letná Park (Letenské sady), and it is home to one of Prague’s largest beer gardens and some of the most stunning views of the city.

While we highly encourage sitting under the garden’s shady canopy and enjoying a beer or two, it’s worth checking out the surrounding Letná district as well. Despite being only a short distance away from the city center, it’s just far enough to maintain its laid-back vibe and is quickly becoming Prague’s most desirable place to live. As a result, the neighborhood has become filled with some seriously cool boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

Piqued your interest? Good! In that case, we suggest checking out the following places for good eats and a good time.

Things to Do in the Letna District

Letna Park

letna views prague czech republic

Do fancy the above photo? If so head to Letna Park, and take one yourself.

The sprawling park is situated high above Prague Castle, and offers stunning views of the entire city. Even without the panoramic beauty, Letna is a great place to have a quiet stroll. Or a picnic, weather permitting.

Since you’re in Prague there is obviously going to be a sweet pub or awesome beer garden in the vicinity. Letna Park is host of one of the largest beer gardens in Prague. You can sit at one of the many tables overlooking the river and sip yet another delicious beer in yet another beautiful location in Prague.

National Gallery

The National Gallery in Prague (Národní galerie v Praze) dates back to the 18th century and is the second oldest gallery in Europe following the Louvre. The state-run organization manages the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic and houses timeless work from the likes of Picasso, Monet, and Van Gogh. After getting your culture fix, grab a coffee and a bite to eat at Cafe Jedna on the ground floor.

Bio Oko

First opened in the 1930s, Bio Oko is one of several independent cinemas in Prague. The cinema maintains its throwback charm while moviegoers can choose from a daily program of Hollywood classics, indies, and international films. Most showings are in English, and the cinema’s small cafe offers a nice selection of Czech wine and local craft beer. You can even bring your drink into the theater with you!

Mr. HotDog

Mr Hotdog in Prague

Tracking down a good sausage (klobása) in Prague isn’t a challenge, but finding a legit Chicago-style dog and a side of chili cheese fries? That’s another story. If you’re feeling a bit homesick, Mr. HotDog has got your fix. Letná’s American-style hot dog joint is located on Kamenická Street (just a few blocks away from Letná Park) and is a neighborhood favorite. When you’re finished, wash down your favorite dog with a fresh beer from Vinohradský Pivovar.

Erhart Cafe

For all you sweet tooths out there, you may have met your match. Since 1937, Erhart Cafe has been pumping out sinful delights and shows no signs of slowing down. We recommend stopping by the small bakery and trying one of their homemade, traditional Czech pastries. If that isn’t enough to satisfy you, head over to Gelateria Amato for the most delicious ice cream in Letná.

9) Karlin District

It is said that destruction leads to creation. If this is the case, Karlín district is a living breathing example. Destroyed by catastrophic floods in 2002, the once industrial neighborhood along the Vltava River was in true rags-to-riches fashion reconstructed and reborn as one of Prague’s trendiest districts.

Today, Karlín is a cultural hotspot thanks to the likes of Musical Theater Karlín (Hudební divadlo Karlín ) and Forum Karlín. It is also and an undisputed foodies’ paradise and breeding ground for up-and-coming restaurants. Often referred to as “Little Berlin”, its wide boulevards, stylish cafes and restaurants, and proximity to the city center has made it a favorite place to live and work among locals.

If you’ve got time to spare, we highly recommend getting off the beaten path and getting your grub, drink and chill on in Karlín.

So, where to head first?

Best Hostels in Prague

Things to Do in the Karlin District

St. Cyril And Methodius Church (Karlín)

Towering over Karlín’s main square (Karlínské náměstí) is the enormous Neo-Romanesque St. Cyril And Methodius Church. The basilica was built during the late 1800s and is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. Besides its obvious beauty, St. Cyril and the surrounding, grassy square are a neighborhood centerpiece and an attractive spot for locals to relax on the lunch breaks or gather with friends on the weekends.

Lokál Hamburk in Karlin

Located directly across from St Cyril And Methodius Church and Karlín’s main square is Lokál Hamburk, (aka the mother of all beer pubs). For decades, its corner location has been a local watering hole for the hardworking people of Karlín. After the flood, the building was remodeled and reopened as one of several Lokál restaurants around Prague. Best known for serving Pilsner Urquell fresh from the tank, Lokál honors its roots while taking a contemporary twist on the traditional beer pub and standard Czech cuisine.

Kasárna Karlín

Keeping with the spirit of transformation, we present you Kasárna Karlín. Once the courtyard of an old army barrack, the renovated space is now a family-friendly summer hangout. Complete with volleyball courts, a cafe, and an open-air cinema, Kasárna Karlín is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beverage and spend a lazy summer evening.

Eska in Karlin

If you’re going to do brunch in Prague, Eska is the obvious choice. This restaurant-bakery hybrid serves up a modern take on classic Czech ingredients and traditional dishes. They also bake some of the freshest, most sought-after bread in the city. Between its creative cuisine and chic atmosphere, Eska is an Instagrammers dream. Not to mention, breakfast is served every day until 4 p.m. Win!

Lyčkovo Square in Karlin

Lyckovo Square (Lyčkovo Náměstí) is easily one of the most beautiful city squares in Prague. Its most notable landmark is the large, Art Nouveau primary school which was once said to be the most beautiful school in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. If that isn’t enough, check out nearby Kaizel Garden (Kaizlovy sady) and enjoy a little taste of 19th-century Prague.

10) Explorer Prague’s Parks

getting off the beaten path in Prague and exploring Prague's parks

There is no denying that the Czechs love and take great pride in their nature. In fact, on the weekends it’s routine for many locals to ditch the city life altogether and escape to their “cottages” in the countryside. This love of the outdoors and appreciation of green space is why Prague has nearly 200 official city parks.

Of course, the famed beer gardens of Letná and Riegrovy Sady are among them, but we totally recommend getting off the beaten path and checking out a few more of our favorites.

Grebovka- Havlickovy sady

Havlickovy sady, or Grebovka, can be found in Prague’s popular Vinohrady neighborhood. The Italian Renaissance-inspired park is the second largest park in Prague and includes its very own romantic grotto along with several fountains, ponds, statues and an abundance of lush greenery.

Oh, and did we mention wine?

Vinohrady does translate to “vineyards” after all, so it’s only fitting that Havlickovy Sady has its own. Visitors can enjoy a local glass of vino at the Vineyard Gazebo or unwind at the Grébovka Pavilion Garden Café.

Stromovka Park

stromovka park prague

Once a 13th-century game reserve for the elite, Stromovka is officially the largest park in Prague. Spanning roughly 250 acres (100 hectares), today it is protected as a national and cultural monument.

Located in Prague’s Bubeneč district, Stromovka is home to a sprawling canopy of trees, winding trails, and a picturesque lake. It is favored among runners, inline skaters, and locals of all ages.

Divoká Šárka

Divoka Sarka in Prague

If you are seriously looking to get off the beaten path, consider a trip to Divoka Sarka. Situated on the north-western outskirts of Prague, Divoká Šárka nature reserve is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its well-marked trails veer through a wild landscape of rocky cliffs, deep forests, and a natural spring which eventually empties into the city’s most beautiful public swimming pool.

Although it’s only 40 minutes from the city center, Divoká Šárka is the perfect escape for nature lovers.

11) Vegan Food in Prague

Country Life Prague

Visiting a traditional Czech restaurant as a vegan will likely leave you with a grumbling belly since the only safe option on the menu is beer. So, at first glance, it might not seem so, but being a vegan in Prague is surprisingly easy.

If you stick to the Old Town and other highly touristic parts of the city you won’t find too many vegan restaurants, so getting off the beaten path is necessary to fully embrace the vegan experience in Prague. And once you do, you’ll find a cornucopia of options including restaurants, health food shops, cafes, and bakeries. Additionally, many of the city’s Vietnamese restaurants offer delicious vegan options.

Here are some of our favorite vegan spots in Prague:

  • Moment (see above, in the “JZP” section)
  • Pastva: incredible, gourmet-style vegan restaurant in the Andel neighborhood.
  • Loving Hut Vinohrady: Vegan buffet and delicious vegan pho.

For more vegan dining options in Prague check out our Vegan Guide to Prague or our Guide to Vegan Desserts on our sister site, Veggie Visa.

12) Eat (or Gorge On) Vietnamese Food in Prague

Best Pho in Prague
Pho” by DeaShoot is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Did you know that there are almost 85,000 Vietnamese people living in the Czech Republic? As the third largest ethnic group in the country the Vietnamese have had a huge cultural impact on Prague. Especially on the food scene. So much so that people in Prague sometimes refer to Vietnamese food as “Prague’s Second Cuisine”.

If you love a hearty bowl of Pho, or a mouth-watering Bánh mì, you are going to do very, very well for yourself in Prague. Stray outside of the center towards to Vinohrady and check out restaurants like Pho Family or Madame Lyn for a steamy bowl of taste bud-pleasing Pho.

If you REALLY want to stray far from the beaten path and explore Vietnamese culture in Prague you should head to Sapa, also known as Prague’s Little Hanoi. This small neighborhood of shops and restaurants won’t impress you with beautiful architecture. On the other hand you will find the most authentic Vietnamese food in all of Prague here.

Located, quite literally, behind a strip mall this market district has been built up by Vietnamese immigrants. 4 decades worth of them, to be exact. It’s a slightly chaotic maze of stalls that bears a great resemblance to a real Asian market. Check Sapa out if you want to take a deep dive into some Vietnamese cuisine. And if you really really want to get off the beaten path in Prague!

How to Get to Sapa

If you want to head to Sapa from Prague’s center take the red metro (the C line) to the Kacerov stop, and then transfer to the 113 bus heading to the “Sidliste Pisnice” stop. It should take you about 20 to 30 minutes by public transport from the center of the city.

Getting Off the Beaten Path in Prague Final Thoughts

Basically…we totally encourage you guys to explore all of Prague’s popular attractions. They are absolutely worth your time. And after you are done, we highly encourage you to get away from the center and see the REAL city. It’s worth it, trust us.

And there you have it guys. A starter’s guide to getting off the beaten path in Prague. There is much more to discover than what we have written here, of course. However, this should be a nice place to begin your off the beaten path exploration.

We hope this helps you explore a bit more of Prague than you otherwise might have seen. And we hope you find some hidden treasures of your own. If you do feel free to leave us a comment below!

As always, happy travels everyone! We’ll see you on the road!

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Written by Michael Miszczak

Michael has been traveling the world while writing, photographing, and sharing his stories and travel tips since 2010.

He is originally from New York City, and currently lives in Prague.


19 thoughts on “Getting Off the Beaten Path in Prague – Massive 2023 Guide

    1. Thanks D! When do you visit Prague? I’m sure you’ll have a fabulous time. Let us know if you have any questions.

  1. Aw, I am experiencing some serious nostalgia and wanderlust now! I actually went to Prague a couple times, but I never got off the tourist path 🙁 and got my iPad stolen, haha!

    This is an awesome article! I’m going to share it tomorrow on our FB page …. I love how informative it is and the photos are great! I really want to check out “Skoba” and do that Naplavka River Walk.

    You are super compelling writers and now thanks to you, Jess & I have no other choice than to go back to Prague … thanks for nothing! 😉

    1. Thank you guys so much for the kind words! If you DO end up coming back to Prague let us know. If we are here the first beers are on us, and if not we can still give you loads os hopefully helpful information. We can also discuss all the other great places to go in the Czech Republic. Have you seen our “Day Trips from Prague” article?

  2. I plan to move to Prague next April to teach English. I love your article for the great possibilities of places to live.

  3. Love this! Do you have any recommendations for good restaurants that have both vegan and non-vegan options? I’m traveling with a meat-eater and hoping to find some spots we’ll both be happy.

    1. Hi Hayley,

      Finding non-vegan/vegetarian restaurants with vegan options is not particularly easy in Prague. I have discovered a few though.

      MamyFood – Korean
      Las Adalitas – you have to “veganize” some dishes by asking for no sour cream/cheese but there are a few options
      Pizzeria Manna – Pizza (vegan and “regular” cheese), pasta
      Belzepub – dive bar with vegan and “regular” burgers
      Paprika – Israeli food (falafel, schwarma, hummus, etc.)
      Mr. Banh mi – Banh Mi Sandwiches and Pho

      My vegan guides might also be helpful for you: https://www.veggievisa.com/vegan-travel-prague-czech-republic/ & https://www.veggievisa.com/guide-to-vegan-dessert-in-prague/

  4. Thank you !! Excellent article – we like getting off the beaten path & will be heading to Prague in a couple of days. You have made me even more excited about going. I am a vegetarian meeting up with my vegan daughter so you have provided extremely useful information as we both love our food.

    1. Hey Patrece! Really great to hear that the article has been helpful to you. 🙂 You might want to check out our other site about Vegan travel. We have a lot of articles on Prague.

      Here are a few links:

      Have a great time!

  5. I’m busy planning out our upcoming trip to Prague but I’m afraid we’re going waaaaay to short! I love all your tips and have the feeling the two days we’re spending in the city aren’t gonna be enough 😉

  6. HI! Randy! Thanks sooo much for the awesome tips and advice as to where to go and what to visit off the beaten path.
    question: how can we do it on our own? bus? Uber? walking or do you recommend a guided tour with anyone from your great staff or any other local tour English speaking guide you could receommend- hubby and I will be arriving in Prague on the 20th of this month and ready start our journey the very next day-
    Would love a response.

    1. Posting Michael’s response to your email here in case anyone else has the same questions. 🙂 – Randi

      “Hi Morella,

      Thank you for the kind words, and for reaching out. We are thrilled you found the article useful. Have you read our article on Day Trips from Prague as well. We highly recommend taking at least one or two trips out of the city to nearby areas of interest and beauty.

      As for exploring Prague off the beaten path, you really can do it on your own very easily. Prague is a relatively small city of 1 million people, and the tram services around the center of the city are very very efficient. It is an easy city to get around in. However, if you are looking for a guide to show you around you might want to try there guys –


      Reach out to them, tell them we sent you, and ask for a tour based around the article you enjoyed. I hope that helps!

      Here are a couple of other articles you might want t read in order to prepare for your upcoming visit!


      Let us know if you have any other questions!

      All the best and we hope you love Prague as much as we do!


  7. Argh – our last full day in Prague tomorrow and I found this article way too late. We will try to get some of it in – most specifically cocktails and food. Appreciate the in depth descriptions and recommendations

  8. Just returning from a 3 day city trip to Prague, I want to thank you for your suggestions that took us just a bit off the beaten path. Without your blog we would not have found the Olšany cemetery, which is impressive in its sheer size an its sad beauty. Besides all the fun first time visitors things to see that we visited, it certainly was a highlight in our city visit!

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