A Taste of Czech (hint: Meat)
If you travel to Prague and are vegan/vegetarian, you will probably be very hungry for most of your trip (this site cites some places that might help sate your hunger). Meat takes front and center in most traditional dishes, such as goulash (a beef stew) or generous slices of beef, pork, duck served with a tasty meat-based gravy and the ubiquitous bread dumpling (made with white/potato flour and then boiled). We were all impressed with how flavorful the sauces/stews were accompanying our daily servings of meat. However, the lack of variety and veggies on my trip (pretty much cabbage, cabbage, and….cabbage) took its toll on me. When I got home, I went on a kale binge and went on some meat detox therapy.
The photos above illustrate a sampling of some of the traditional Czech dishes we ate. Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell you with certainty where exactly we ate. Believe it or not, when I’m traveling abroad I try to just roll with it when it comes to food (focusing more on trying local, traditional stuff than the specific places). Luckily, my companions are more organized and travel guide savvy - so we had very few misses, lots of good recommendations.