Prague: The Unexpected Foodie Destination
Once I booked my flights to Prague, I started asking around about what food was like. I got mostly negative responses… or at the most, indifferent. I was led to believe that I’d only like it if I liked really plain heavy food. So it was a complete surprise to find that Prague was such a great Foodie Destination. What I got was 3 days of flavour explosions.
So I thought I’d share some of the best foodie experiences from my 3 days in Prague. They’re not all Czech Food… it was the variety that made it so special.
Pasta Fresca: Best Pasta I’ve Ever Had
You’d think that after spending 2 weeks in Italy, that I wouldn’t be putting Italian on a list of best food in Prague. But… well here it is. And those who know me know that I previously had Italian in-laws, so I’m quite accustomed to delicious Italian food. However, one of the dishes at Pasta Fresca, “Farfalle with salmon, tomatoes and garlic”, took it to a whole new level and now sits crowned as the best pasta dish I’ve ever had.
It was not just the salmon pasta that was good though… the whole meal and experience was exceptional. Even the garlic bread was the best I’ve ever had. And surprisingly, it was actually very reasonable at AUD$45 (€30) for two people sharing 2 starters, 2 mains, some drinks, and including a tip. Don’t miss this place… and it is probably best to make a reservation as it’s very popular.
Amorini Rose-Shaped Gelato
When my friend Chaz and I first caught a glimpse of these icecreams while walking past, we both stopped, jaw-dropped, and quickly agreed that we HAD to try them in the morning. And we weren’t disappointed.
The gelato itself was delicious, as good as in Italy, and the care taken by the staff (whom I’m going to name Gelato-Artists) was amazing. Each ice cream takes quite a while to evolve into the final product but is well worth the wait. Plus the girl who made mine had tattoos of roses on her arm… I think she really likes her job.
Here it is:
Trdelník: Pastry/Donut-Like Chocolatey Goodness
So I have no idea how to pronounce these yummy treats, but it won’t matter because you’ll be too busy eating to talk anyway.
These apparently aren’t actually a Czech traditional food like its advertised (according to our local walking tour guide). Instead, when tourists started flocking to Prague, a local chef invented this street treat to feed the crowds of visitors. And it’s just stuck.
Everywhere through Prague there are stores selling Trdelník. There’s all sorts of varieties from plain all the way to stacked with fillings.
My friend and I tried the chocolate and white choc ones.
Now for some REAL Czech Food
All the Czech food I had in Prague was delicious. From the Czech sausage with green beans & bacon, to the breakfasts. But the best one I had was a Czech meat platter from Klub Újezd. With this dish, we got to taste a little bit of everything: Czech sausage, roast pork, bacon steak, two types of delicious cabbage, four types of dumplings, and a gravy to die for.
Coffee and Cake at Tricafe
When you need a break from walking through the beautiful town of Prague, then treat yourself to a coffee and the homemade cakes at Tricafe. We had the raspberry cheesecake, which was probably the yummiest cheesecake I’ve ever had (and I’m not usually a cheesecake kinda gal).
So… Prague may be one of the prettiest cities in Europe, and it is VERY pretty. But don’t underestimate it as a foodie destination.
Note: None of these meals or recommendations were sponsored by the venues. Just my opinion. 🙂