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i am going on vacation in june to prague, vienna, and budapest. in reading my guidebooks i am nervous about finding things to eat. i am also a vegetarian so this complicates matters a bit when traveling. anyone ever travel to these places and know of any foods that would be okay to eat?

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I traveled there last summer and ate a lot of fruits and veggies and cheese from the open air markets. Some bags of chips and chocolate bars have the label in multiple languages so you usually grab some of those to have with you. I also brought a handful of nut bar things with me so I knew I had something (and I brought some back home, didn't need them).


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I'm managing a gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian diet in Prague just fine. Don't look to the guidebooks for help with places to eat though.

There's a place called Bio Cafe with vegetarian, gluten-free options (they have ingredients listed in English). I eat the lentil salad, the apple salad...I'm pretty sure they have a bean salad that's safe and a fruit salad as well. Check http://www.bio-cafes.com/ for locations. There are several of them here.

Radost FX is a good vegetarian place. www.radostfx.cz. I get the hummus plate without the pita bread.

Check out expats.cz and do a search for "gluten-free" and "organic food". You'll find a list of all the organic shops and some info. on gluten-free food in Prague. The easiest thing really is to get fruits and veggies from the little fruit and veggie shops and you can pick up rice cakes, nuts, seeds, peanut butter and basic stuff to cook (if you'll have a kitchen) such as rice, beans, lentils etc from Tesco (the big grocery store here) or even the small food shops that are all over the city. Just stick to simple foods (things with two or less ingredients) and you'll be fine.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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I am in Budapest right now and there is a great shop for gluten free products at Leher Ter, which is just one stop from Nyugati train station by metro. When you come up from the metro, you can't miss the huge Lehel Csarnok indoor market. Go to the top floor and the shop is tucked behind the flower shop. Look for the word Allergy in the name. Nearly all of the propducts are gluten free. They may not speak english, but just look confused and ask "gluten-mentesh?". They will point you away from the one shelf for diabetics. To double check, you might ask at the check out again the same way to make sure no gluten snuck in your basket. Good luck!

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I found more gluten-free food in Prague today. In Flora (a mall right off the green metro line) there's a little bio (organic) food stand on the bottom floor. I was able to get a raw, vegetarian, gluten-free pizza for just 30 kc (about $2).

The ingredients were listed in English as well as Czech, and it said gluten-free on the box it came in. So....Flora might be a good stop for anyone travelling in Prague. There's also a DM in Flora (a drug store that sells gluten-free breads and other health foods).


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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I just got back yesterday from a three week trip to Prague, Budapest, Sarajevo, and the Croatian islands.

I have to say that Budapest has the best gluten free environment of all the places I visited. The store that a previous post describes is in the Lehel Csarnok market literally in the Lehel Ter metro station (line 3) in Pest, T

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