The 10 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Prague

Al fresco diners at a restaurant in Prague, which has some great vegetarian and vegan places to eat
Al fresco diners at a restaurant in Prague, which has some great vegetarian and vegan places to eat | © Photicon / Alamy Stock Photo
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Freelance Writer9 February 2021

Despite traditional Czech cuisine’s emphasis on meat, vegetarians and vegans visiting Prague won’t go hungry thanks to this fantastic selection of places to eat, from a brunch spot that is also a nightclub, to a restaurant where you can build your own superfood superbowl and a vegan cafe at a social cooperative employing people who are homeless or have recently served time in prison.

Dine under the stars at Lehka Hlava

Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
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When you’ve finished taking in spectacular views of Prague Castle from the river’s edge, you can head up Karoliny Světlé, a narrow cobbled road, to Lehka Hlava (Clear Head), a vegetarian restaurant in a 500-year-old building. The interior can only be described as a work of art, with each room designed around a different theme — in one, you’ll find stars twinkling in a blue night sky. The food is great too — try the bulgur risotto with truffle oil, chanterelles, portobello mushroom, mustard dressing and parmesan cheese.

Maitrea serves up a side of zen in Old Town

Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
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Vegetarian restaurant Maitrea in Prague, Czech Republic
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Maitrea, Lehka Hlava’s sister restaurant, also has an impressive menu of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free offerings. On a tranquil side street just minutes from Prague’s Old Town Square, this restaurant is a peaceful escape from the tourists and incorporates the principles of feng shui in its interior design. Try the Maitrea burger, served with tempeh bacon and barbecue sauce.

Radost FX is a vegetarian brunch spot and nightclub

Restaurant, Nightclub, Vegetarian, Beer, Cocktails
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There aren’t many vegetarian restaurants where you can party until 5am and return the next morning to grab breakfast, but that’s exactly what Radost FX offers. The oldest vegetarian restaurant in the Czech Republic, this quirky spot has been serving Prague since 1992. The menu features dishes from all around the world — an American-inspired brunch, which includes fluffy pancakes and breakfast burritos, is served at the weekend.

Experience Etnosvět’s international cuisine

Restaurant, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Etnosvět is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Prague, Czech Republic
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Near bustling IP Pavlova, Etnosvět specialises in seasonal vegetarian fusion, combining flavours and culinary inspiration from across the globe. There is a children’s menu available, offering favourites such as linguine and risotto. Its courtyard garden is a perfect spot to enjoy a meal outside on a warm summer day.

Eat local at Estrella

Restaurant, Vegetarian, $$$
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Estrella combines seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to offer a twist on Czech and international cuisine and its dishes are prepared with careful precision to create perfect taste combinations. The cosy atmosphere will make you feel right at home in the middle of Prague, and the weekday lunch specials are a great deal.

Build your own superbowl at Forky’s

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Vegan restaurant Forky's in Prague, Czech Republic
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Forky’s embraces its ‘respect for life’ motto by offering an entirely plant-based menu. Its selection ranges from vegan takes on traditional Czech dishes to healthy street-food options. This restaurant is known for its superbowls, which allow customers to combine their favourite superfoods to create a dish full of flavour and nutritional value. You can also choose the size of your superbowl, making it a healthy snack or a hearty meal depending on your appetite.

Find Indian specialities and sweets at Govinda Restaurace

Restaurant, Indian, Vegetarian
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If you’re visiting Prague on a budget and looking for vegetarian Indian cuisine, you must visit Govinda Restaurace with its big portions and affordable prices. The daily menu features just one option, so this isn’t the ideal place for picky eaters, but the dish does change every day. The freshest ingredients are used to create a range of sweet treats, so make sure to save room for dessert.

Support the community at Bistro Střecha

Bistro, Vegan
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Vegan restaurant Bistro Střecha in Prague, Czech Republic
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Bistro Střecha, which serves delicious vegan food in the Žižkov neighbourhood, is also a social cooperative that employs people who are homeless or have recently served time in prison. The bistro offers job opportunities, advice on housing solutions, cooperative ownership and eco-friendly meals. It aims to show that nutritious vegan food can be affordable and accessible for everyone.

Eat and shop at Country Life Restaurace

Restaurant, Grocery Store, Vegetarian, $$$
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Connected to the Country Life health food store, Country Life Restaurace in Old Town Square combines fresh organic ingredients to create both hot and cold vegan and vegetarian dishes. The self-service buffet gives you the option not only to select what you’d like to eat but also the quantity. The pricing is determined by weight, so be careful not to get too carried away.

Enjoy vegan dining with a view at Vegan’s Prague

Restaurant, Vegan, $$$
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Vegan's Prague restaurant in the capital of the Czech Republic
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In the Lesser Town neighbourhood, Vegan’s Prague has attic and terrace spaces with spectacular views of Prague Castle. If you’re hoping to try vegan options of the traditionally meaty Czech specialities svíčková and goulash, this is the place to go.

These recommendations were updated on February 9, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.