Gluten Free City Guide: Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague old town

Since I lived in Prague for a month, I can really give you the down-low on everything gluten free in Prague. This is one of my favourite cities on earth. The medieval city is just so romantic. You can explore in the morning, afternoon and evening and it will literally take your breath away.

Gluten Free Prague

My tribe asked me the following questions and I am here to deliver:

  • Where to find gluten free dining in Prague,
  • is there gluten free pizza in Prague,
  • where to eat in Prague gluten free &
  • the best gluten free restaurants in Prague.

Gluten Free Restaurants Prague – Quick & Easy

Vegg GO is marketed as a vegan and vegetarian place, but it really is more than that because it has gluten free, sugar free and lactose free options as well. There is a double bonus for anyone who is also a vegan or vegetarian as it is marked on every dish here.

I will give you a little taste, so please look at the menu here and as you hover over each item, it will tell you what the allergens are for each item. The different menu items are under the main headings: soups, vegg burgers, salads, pot and pan meals, snacks and sweets.

Extra bonus is that all the deserts were gluten free at the locations that I went to, so I always indulged when we stopped in here. The food is all prepared separately in a different location and delivered, to the restaurant locations. I had the soup of the day, Mexicana rice salad, ratatouille and lots of deserts and I felt satisfied and never got sick once!

Locations:

Hours of operations: Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm.

Momo Vegg Café is a small take-away place to grab a desert, open-faced sandwich and a coffee on the go. I wouldn’t suggest that this is a must-go place because it is small with only 8-10 items for purchase, but if you are in the area then it is worth a stop to grab a snack and coffee. If you want to check out their website, just click here.

LocationTrojická 8, 128 00 Nové Město

Hours of operations: Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Gluten Free Prague Restaurant – Traditional Czech Cuisine

Svejk U Karla is a fabulous gluten free restaurant in Prague that I must recommend to anyone visiting. Everyone always ravs about the ‘local cuisine’ while travelling and as someone who has celiac, I can’t always partake. But here, you can! To take a peak at their gluten free menu, click the link.

The owner has a child that has celiac, so you can be assured that is the reason they offer safe places to eat. While every item is not gluten free, most of the menu is gluten free. While the ‘Svejk’ restaurants are a chain in Czech Republic, this is the only one with gluten free options.

I have had so many things off the menu that are traditional cuisine, so I will recommend the best options for you. And PS – the portion sizes are massive and filling!

Soups – Both the garlic soup and goulash soup are traditional and great if you feel like soup.

Traditional meals – sirloin in sour cream with gluten free dumplings, beef goulash and fried cheese and fries are the must eats for local food.

Meats and poultry – chicken schnitzel

Smaller meal – potato pancake

Location: Křemencova 186/7, 110 00 Nové Město

Hours of operation: Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm.

Check out this awesome video of this place.

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There are so many fun things to do in Prague that you can literally spend a week here and not explore everything. But most people just have a few days to spend. I loved this 2 day itinerary if you want to check it out.

Best Gluten Free Restaurants in Prague– Fancier Sit-Down

Alriso Risotteria Italiana is a 100% gluten free restaurant, so it is a must go as well if you are staying in Prague. They even start with a few pieces of gluten free bread after you give your order. I personally had the lasagne and a risotto, and it was fabulous and so filling. I never had room for desert, but it also looked delicious. For their 100% gluten free menu, click the link.

LocationBetlémské nám. 11/259, 110 00 Staré Město

Hours of operation: Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm.

Extra Bonus: the best place for drinks after you eat here is Champangia. It is hard to find and we got lost a few times before finding it. Put it in google maps and keep watch for a tiny little side street. They have a great ambience, live music and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

U Magistra Kelly has some gluten free options on their menu. See the menu and website here for more information where you can select ‘English’ to read everything. If you are looking for some homemade French fries or gluten free sausage, this place will be for you.

LocationŠporkova 521/5 118 00 Malá Strana

Hours of operation: Open daily from 12 pm to 10 pm.

 Lavende Restaurant is tailored for people who are celiac or vegetarian and is right on the Vltava river. After you eat dinner, you can take a stroll down the river to an amazing place called Strelecky ostrov, which is a little island in the river.

You can review their website and menu here. They have a daily menu that you can look at before you try it out. The food was delicious each time we went.

Location: Lidická 2, 150 00 Praha 5, Anděl

Hours of operation: Open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 11 pm and they are experimenting with their weekend brunch menu, so check their website for the most up-to-date information.

Muj Salek Kavy has a refreshing watermelon salad and the chicken salad on gluten free bread is great. They charge an extra dollar for the gluten free bread, but it was good, just talk with the server to explain that you have celiac and require a fully gluten free meal. To check out their website, click here.

LocationKřižíkova 105, Prague 8

Hours of operation: Open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Lehka Hlava (aka Clear Head) has a very eclectic interior and is worth the visit to just sit and enjoy the ambience. Their menu is fully vegetarian and explains which items are gluten free and it is easy to follow as the meals use natural ingredients. I enjoyed the spicy tacos and my husband enjoyed the Thai green curry dish. It is popular restaurant and on the small side, so reserve a spot if you are going.

LocationBorsov 2/280, Prague 1

Hours of operation: Open Monday to Friday from 11:30 to 11:30 pm and on weekends from 12 pm to 11:30 pm.

Prague Gluten Free Restaurants – Venezuelan Food

Arepes De Lyna is 100% gluten free which is always great! While the website is not that good, the food is, so if you are in the area, give it a try. And remember, it is cash only, so make sure you have some Czech Krones on you. Of course, you should try the arepes, which are naturally gluten free.

LocationKorunní 1173/83, 130 00 Hlavní město Praha

Hours of operation: Open Monday to Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm and closed on Sunday.

Gluten Free Places in Prague – For Coffee and a Desert

Coffee Park offers a nice coffee with gluten free deserts, soups, quiches and other items as well. There deserts are all labelled if they are gluten free right when you walk in and they use Schar gluten free flour for baking and cooking. If you would like to check out their website, click here. The kitchen does not use any ingredients containing gluten. The only two products that they have with gluten are already finished croissants and ready-made bread. Both products are prepared without contact with gluten free foods.

LocationChopinova 1556/6, 120 00 Praha 2

Hours of operation: Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and weekends 9 am to 8 pm.

The Sweet Secret of Raw is where you can have some delicious raw and also gluten free deserts. You can also have a quick breakfast from 8 am to noon of banana pancakes or a delicious mango bowl. Their website is in Czech, you can use the Crome browser to convert it to English. Outside of Prague, they also have 3 other Czech locations in Brno, Ostrava and Jihlava if you travelling to those places.

LocationRumunská 25 120 00 Praha 2

Hours of operation: Open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 9 pm and weekends 10 am to 6 pm.

Prague streets with a car
Prague streets with a car

Gluten Free Bakery Prague

Babiccina Spiz is all things deserts, muffins, breads and buns that are all 100% gluten free! They have great items for purchase for lunch, a desert or take-away. To see their offerings, check out their website here.

Location: Revoluční 23 Praha 1 110 00 Praha 1

Hours of operation: Open from Monday to Friday 7 am to 5 pm.

Svet Bez Lepku this is another 100% gluten free bakery for you to check out for sure. You can purchase what they have in-store for breads, deserts and products to cook gluten free. You can also order on-line. To see their offerings, check out their website here.

You can also get some gluten free staples, like pasta, sauces, cereals, granola bars and more here. It is worth a stop, especially if you are staying at a place with a kitchen because you can get some great and easy meals to make safely at home all at one spot.

Locations:

Hours of operation: Open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

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Gluten Free Food in Prague - Ice-cream

Angelato is an ice-cream, gelato and sorbet place that offer gluten free summer treats.  They offer 75 different flavours and only 2 have gluten in them, so they are practically 98% gluten free. The sorbets are also free from lactose, if you have that allergen.

Locations:

Hours of operation: Open daily from 11 am. They have different closing times for different seasons, so check their website for the closing hours when you are visiting.

Gluten Free Beer Prague

There are two beers that are marketed as gluten free beers: Bernard and Celia. Although, these both have barley malt in them and they say they use a ‘de-glutenisation process’ to take out the gluten and they are not celiac safe. I follow the Canadian Celiac Association’s guidelines shown here and do not consume these products. Basically, the process they use makes it impossible to accurately test the products and they generally give people glutened symptoms.

My alternative are ciders like Kingswood Apple Cider and Lisacke Jablko Cider (aka. Foxy Apple). I found these brands offered at many bars and pubs in Czech Republic.

Of course, you can also drink wines and any other of your favourites while at the pub.

PS – You will be able to purchase alcohol at any larger grocery store to take home as well. It is also not against the law to drink and to have open alcohol in public at parks and on the streets, so feel free to bring along any drinks you like to sit around this magical city to people watch and see the sights.

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Gluten Free Bread Prague

You actually have many options to find gluten free bread in Prague. If you go to any grocery store you can usually see a gluten free section where you can buy a loaf of bread.

You can also check out the 100% gluten free bakeries that I have noted above to pick many different types of bread. Whichever you choose, you will be satisfied with the options that you have.

Gluten Free Pizza in Prague?

Unfortunately, I could not find any gluten free pizza place in Prague. You cannot trust a pizza place with gluten free options unless the dough is made in a separate area or at a separate location and delivered to the location, cooked on its own tray with its own topping area. This does not exist yet in Prague, but we can all hope that it will be available one day!

If you have a serious pizza craving, you can purchase gluten free pizza at Tesco and cook it up yourself.

Gluten Free Prague Old Town

If you are visiting Prague for just a few days and staying in the old town, I will summarize for you exactly where to go so you don’t have to figure out which ones above are located in the historic and beautiful Old Town of Prague.

Old Town Area Options (in Praha 1):

  • Svejk U Karla,
  • Alriso Risotteria Italiana,
  • Lehka Hlava,
  • Babiccina Spiz &
  • Angelato.

Gluten Free Breakfast Prague

Grandium Hotel is an option if you are in their area or even possibly staying there. I contacted their restaurant prior to and was able to get an omelette, bacon, juice, coffee and some gluten free bread.

Lavende Restaurant as discussed above has a breakfast menu as well with 90% of the items on it being gluten free, but it is only on the weekends.

Coffee Park opens at 8 am and you can grab a coffee and a peanut butter and jam on gluten free toast.

Babiccina Spiz is a great morning spot to grab a muffin and other gluten free snacks. Since they open at 7 am, it is an easy place for early morning food.

 Svet Bez Lepku has lots of great morning gluten free food for you to grab. They open at 9 am, so if you get there early, you will have the best pick of what their bakery has to offer that day.

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Where to Buy Gluten Free Food in Prague

You can purchase many gluten free staples at grocery stores in Prague. They typically have a gluten free section within their other allergen sections (i.e. vegan, dairy free, etc.).

Tesco is a huge grocery store in Czech Republic and you can find the locations close to you here. The Tesco Express are smaller stores, but I was still able to find some options there.

Albert is also a large grocery store franchise in the country and to find the locations near you, click here.

Lidl is another large grocery store chain and to see their locations, click here.

There is a drug store/convenience store called DM and I was able to pick up glute free quinoa, snacks and bread in their gluten free food section. For their locations, click here.

Svet Bez Lepku is where you can purchase what they have in-store of breads, deserts and products to cook gluten free. They have a lot of options for gluten free supplies for you to take home too. All the locations are above under the Gluten Free Bakery Prague heading.

I had some Favourite Czech GF products – check them out.

Gluten Free Phrases in Czech

You will be looking for ‘bezlepek’ or ‘bezglutenova’ specifically on a product that is tested and completely safe for someone with celiac.

Gluten Free Food Prague

You can purchase whatever products that you want that are gluten free in Prague. I purchased gluten free pizza, chicken nuggets, breads, muffins, sauces and spices. The grocery stores are completely stocked with these items.

I usually purchased the fresh baked goods at the bakeries I mentioned above and they are all delicious and I am sure you can find your new favourites!

Eating Gluten Free in Prague

If you are considering a trip to Czech Republic and need some guidance, reach out and send me an email at GlutenFreeTraveller. I have lived in the country for a year and have learnt the language.

Click this for even more tips on eating Gluten Free in Czech.

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Cheers, I hope you enjoyed my lovely trek,

Brett – The Ultimate Gluten Free Traveller

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