By Olya Esipova, an adventure-loving psych student who originates from Uzbekistan and spends her free time acting as a warrior for endangered animals, socialising in the streets of Prague and dancing the salsa.
Edited by Jessica Wright
In a city as rich in history and cultural folklore as Prague, a multicultural metropolis so thickly blanketed in mythical tales of dragons, golems and alchemical legend, that you really would expect nothing less than a cuisine to match. In that regard the rustic, medieval nature of traditional Czech food – warm, hearty with ancient influence from surrounding European countries – does not disappoint. There is simply nothing as deeply comforting as a steaming bowl of goulash after exploring the streets of Prague in the depths of winter, nor as satisfying as a cold pint in the heat of summer. Prague cuisine is the stuff of folklore all on its own, but to know where to find those fairytale meals is certainly one of the most important tidbits for a successful Czech trip, and one where you might need a little help. That’s where I come in; after a few years on the block I’ve learnt a thing or two, and would be happy to point you in the direction of the best food in Prague, and of course where to eat in Prague. You could let me show you around or, of course, you could just keep reading.