Prague is one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in Eastern Europe. Despite the devastation of two world wars and the domination of Communism for almost 50 years, Prague has retained a very unique culture. Naturally, a large part of any culture is the cuisine.
Prague is not extremely expensive right now for U. S. tourists but anybody would like to save a bit on food so they can go shopping. The best way to save your money while preparing for the trip is to shop at Sears using Sears coupons to maximize your savings. This way you will be able to save a lot more money for your travel.
Below is by no means a complete list of all the great places to eat in Prague but it gives you an idea of the variety of food and ambiance that is available.
Ferdinanda is unique, cozy, and a local favorite. This little out of the way restaurant is particularly recommended for lunch. Portions are considered gigantic even by U. S. standards. English translation is a complimentary courtesy of the entire staff.
Ceska Hospoda Na Vinohradech is highly revered as an example of the best in true Czech food. You need to time your meals here if you plan on getting a seat. Lunch is a better deal than dinner and you can usually get a table with no reservations or waiting. The standard menu is less expensive.
IKEA Restaurant Zlicin lets you combine shopping and lunch or dinner. Yes, this is the same IKEA that makes furniture and one of the exits goes right to a bus that takes you to the store. The restaurant has special menus for children and a play area. Low priced food and low priced furniture should go together.
Chez Marcel lets you enjoy true French cuisine in the heart of Prague. The chef, the décor, the atmosphere, and the food are all authentically French and are reminiscent of the impact France had on Prague’s architecture and culture. It is a little pricey but not anywhere as much as you would pay for the same food in Paris.
Bistro 8 is a local neighborhood restaurant that would possibly be called a diner in the U. S. All of the food is made fresh and is homemade. This is the spot to catch the feel of young people in Prague because it is a favorite for university students during class and is a block from the best bar scene in Prague. Cheap food with great atmosphere is what you get at Bistro 8.
Sisters Bistro has the best fast food in Prague. This is fast food done the Czech way. The menu is really large and authentic. The food is extremely plentiful regardless of what you order. Nothing beats paying a little and getting a lot in terms of ambiance, service, and great food you just cannot get anywhere.