Last weekend we walked a mile in "tourist shoes" by joining a foodie, “Eating Prague Tour”, and we are glad we did. Our tour guide, Jan, was extremely passionate about Prague and local food. He had many great stories to tell. We were impressed by how knowledgeable he was. On this tour, we not only were able to eat incredible food, but we got greater insight into Czech culture and history. The tour was well planned with a nice walk through the city. We got a chance to discover Prague’s Old and New Town. At the end we got some insider tips on restaurants, Cafés, and bars locals like to visit. We left the tour with smiles on our faces and full bellies.

There was a great variety of food. If you are interested in what we tasted, here is the list of everything we ate on the tour:

  1. Perničkův sen: (freshly baked gingerbread that you can decorate there yourself)
    • Sakrajda (gingerbread) with plum jam
    • Koláč (round cookie) with a poppy seed filling – traditional wedding treat
    • Vanilkový rohlíček (shortbread with almonds) – typical Christmas cookie
  2. Sisters (Open sandwich restaurant – new modernized way of preparing open sandwiches – sourdough bread and organic vegetables)
    • Open sandwiches with beetroot spread and goat cheese
    • Open sandwich with grated celeriac and mayonnaise
    • Open sandwich with pickled herring and wasabi mayonnaise
  3. Naše maso (Authentic butcher shop)
    • Prague ham (hot smoked)
    • Cured beef (cured 10 weeks)
    • Bacon sausage (designed to be put on wooden stick and grilled on the fire)
    • Přeštice sausage (the Přeštice breed of pig, of Czech heritage)
  4. Zvonice (a very unique restaurant in a bell tour)
    • White sauerkraut soup with chanterelle mushrooms, potato gnocchi
  5. Styl & Interier
    • Mulled wine from Moravia with 9 different spices
    • Lamb stew (sheep farm of Dagmar Havlova, wife of the late former president, Vaclav Havel)
  6. Café Louver (favorite place of Franz Kafka)
    • Svíčková (creamy sauce  with fillet mignon, wheat dumplings, cream and cranberries) – typical Sunday dish for Czechs
    • Štrůdl with vanilla custard (Czech strudl has a thicker pastry shell than Austrian)

Now that we look at the list, we wonder how we could eat that much food. But to be honest, you would not have been able to resist either.

Our final recommendation: Do a walking tour the next day. You will need it to burn off the calories consumed on the tour. And do not make a dinner reservation as you will cancel it anyway.