Authentic czech food

Oct 2nd, 2014, 04:53 AM
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Authentic czech food

Hi, i'll be next week in Czech republic specifically in Prague. I wanna try authentic local food. Do you have some experience with any restaurant or food tours?
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 04:59 AM
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Bohemian food is very, very easy to find in Prague. No need to pay for a tour.

I really like this place:
Pivovarský Dům
Lípová 511/15
120 00 Prague 4-New Town
+420 296 216 666

Their prices are a bit on the high side compared to other places but the food is good and the beer outstanding.

If you don't speak Czech or German, expect to be seated in the room with tourists (that's where the English servers are).
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 05:32 AM
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One point is that you often need to go to a more touristy restaurant if you want the most famous Czech dishes -- particularly if you are there in the summer and the dishes are considered "winter". Admittedly in October you may not have that issue, however. Not unlike trying to find Hungarian Goulash or stuffed cabbage in Budapest in the summer. And I still remember going to half a dozen restaurants in Kiev before finding any with Chicken Kiev on the menu -- and that was because it was definitely a more touristy restaurant.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 05:56 AM
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you may find this Blog useful,Brewsta has actually stopped blogging now but the stuff on there is good.
I am in Prague a lot (will be there again at the end of the month) and I tend to find the places in the outlying areas pretty good for food and the local pubs doing great home cooked Czech food.
nearer the center of town places I like are,
U medvidku.

U Tri Ruzi micro brewery with a more modern twist on Czech food.
Café Louvre.
to name but three.
Let us know where you are staying and we can maybe suggest places nearby.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 06:08 AM
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Since NeoPatrick brought it up, this is interesting
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 06:33 AM
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This is your place:

Havelska Koruna
21 Havelska

Havelska Koruna is a Czech cafeteria catering mostly to locals, nearby workers from the market and shops and the occasional tourist. There are a wide range of dishes and salads. Although the hot dishes tend to be different types of goulash or stews, there are other dishes as well. DW is vegetarian and made herself a very nice meal of various hot and cold salads.

Do not expect service or servers at the counters who cater to tourists - you enter, get a ticket and go around to the various hot and cold tables pointing out what you want. The prices are put on your ticket and you pay the cashier on the way out. Once again, this is hearty Czech workingman's food so do not expect gourmet, but it is good. It is also very cheap - very. Excellent beer, also cheap, is on tap. Because they cater mostly to local workers, they are not open late but I do not recall the exact hours.

It is easy to find. With your back to the Astronomical Clock in the main Old Town square, you will see a narrow street straight ahead. Walk down that street to Havelska and turn left - 21 is nearby and is on the left hand side so do not cross Havelska. On the way you will have passed a restaurant called Mucha - it has a green awning. It is a more upscale restaurant where we enjoyed several meals and serves a more upscale Czech cuisine in an attractive setting. You will also pass a small restaurant that is run by Seventh Day Adventists and has a vegetarian menu.
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Oct 2nd, 2014, 08:42 AM
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I think you'll have no trouble finding decent stews (usually containing dumplings with cheese curds) and good soups. When we visited in the summer the menus were a little bit lighter with lots of grilling in evidence. Pork features everywhere - standard cuts like loin and shoulder - but also specialities like pork knuckles,and a very tasty pate made from a sort of pork fat reduction. We liked the freshwater fish on offer nearly everywhere (trout, perch, bream, salmon), plus venison and duck.

Cakes are lovely - the honey and nut layered Marlenka cake is ubiquitous - the Czechs have claimed it as their own but I think it actually originated in Armenia.
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Oct 20th, 2014, 12:04 AM
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Hi, i try Central Prague Food Tour from . It was cool. I taste lots of czech cuisine. It was very tasty. I recommend it
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