Munchtime: The Best Food Festivals in Prague This Summer

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Another summer in the city! The temperatures keep on climbing and ring in another lovely summer in the Czech capital. Besides beer and hiking, Prague is also the perfect location for foodies, gourmets and people with a sweet tooth. Though not only a summer thing, Prague turns into a mekka of food festivals throughout the warmer months of the year. We set out and found the Food Festivals you should not miss out on this summer. Loosen your trousers a little and follow us through a munching tour through Prague!



Art & Food ZOOna

Here comes a Food Festival that will stick around all summer! From May 11th, on, the team of ZOOna Art&Food is organising weekly Food Festivals up in Troja. The location right by the river is just absolutely perfect to stop by after a visit to the Zoo or a riverside walk. The former Troja Brewery is now serving as a place of relaxation, good times and even better food.

Besides international cuisine – like the delicious Philly Cheesesteaks from Chop’s Philly – foodies also get to enjoy raw desserts as well as Cocktails, Wine and Lemonade. Get cozy on one of their barstools or benches made out of pallets and treat yourself to a beer from the Chroust Brewery!

On roughly 2500 sqm, gourmets and food lovers alike get to enjoy international cuisine, a rich entertainment program and a good time – every week from May 11th on!

When: Every weekend from May 11th, on
Where: Prague Zoo, Troja
What: International Cuisine, Philly Cheesesteaks, Macromolecular Raw Desserts, Chroust Beer
Entrance Fee: Free

Photo: V. Gautschi


Prague Ice Cream Festival

All Ice Cream Lovers listen up! On June 2nd, you get to send your tastebuds on a culinary journey through creamy, refreshing and creative combos of the best Ice cream makers of the city and beyond. Prague Ice Cream Festival was launched in 2015 and became the largest festival of its kind in all of Central Europe.



Not only Prague ice cream artists are present; Participants from all of the Czech Republic as well as from Slovakia, Poland and Austria are presenting their refreshing and delicious combinations on the premises of Výstaviště Holešovice.

Whether you like soft ice, sorbets or classic gelato: Prague’s Ice Cream Festival offers a vast sortiment of taste notes, flavours and consistency. Be it frozen yoghurt, ice rolls or special variations like vegan and organic only, that your heart desires, you will definitely find something that will satisfy your tastebuds and belly.

Besides the obvious thing to do (eating as much ice cream as you always wanted to since you were a little kid), the festival also offers competitions and tastings. The best thing (besides munching on ice cream all day)? The festival contributes parts of its earnings to Kapka naděje (Drop of Hope). The organisation currently supports over 40 czech hospitals and its patients, which are fighting hematopoietic illnesses.

Feasting on icy deliciousness for a good cause? Sign us up!

When: June 2nd, 10.00 – 19.00
Where: Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague 7
What: Soft ice, frozen yoghurt, ice rolls, vegan and organic ice cream, sorbets
Entrance Fee: CZK 130.00



Merkádo

Exotic drinks, fingerlicking good dishes and special products from Latin America find their way to Prague every year since 2013. Whether you fancy some authentic Peruvian food, listen to some authentic tunes or want to slurp a dang good cocktail in the sun; Merkado on Jiřího z Poděbrad is the place for it.

Besides munching, you can also buy latin american products for your own kitchen, dance, listen to some Latin American tunes and relax in one of the beach chairs on the festival premises. A truly energetic and magnificent experience that will make each and every tastebud in your mouth dance!

Enter a world full of joy, relaxation and good food on May 30th, from 9am on!

When: May 30th, 09.00 – 20.00
Where: Jiřího z Poděbrad, Prague 3
What: Latin American Food, Drinks & Products
Entrance Fee: Free

Photo: Merkádo


Zažij Portugalsko

Always wanted to go to Portugal and enjoy its fantastic food, but never got around to buy the flight ticket? Then we got some good news for you!

Portugal is coming to Prague – or at least its food is. On June 19th, you can munch yourself through the country by the sea and experience all the delicacies and specialties of Portugal. Indulge in some Francesinha, Bacalhau, Caldo Verde, Arroz de Marisco, Cataplana or Cozido à Portugaluesa. Of course, the right drink for your meal is not far, too. Delicious port wine is offered on the festival premises.

The festival in Anděl’s pedestrian zone is for free and accompanied by a lovely music and entertainment program. Dive into Portugal’s sea of good vibes for a day!

When: June 19th
Where: Pedestrian Zone Anděl, Prague 5
What: Portuguese Kitchen
Entrance Fee: Free

Photo: Pixabay


Žižkovské pivobraní

What is a summer in Prague without tasting some delicious beer? This might just be one of our favourite festivals of the year. Every summer, mini breweries from all over the Czech Republic find their way to the park with – in our opinion – the best view: Parukářka.

Enjoy over 50 sorts of beers from 40 selected microbreweries that devoted their existence to creating the perfect brew. And in order to stick to the eco trend we really much approve of, maybe bring your own cup or buy an official mini brewery cup at one of the stands! At Žižkovské pivobraní, you will find a vast sortiments of the hoppy brew; wheat, barrel, herb and yeast beers will take you in their ban. And because we all want to enjoy AND be responsible, the festival also offers alcohol-free beers that are well worth trying, too.

Photo: Pivovar Hostivar

We all know you should never drink on an empty stomach. Which is why a beer experience always leads to a culinary one, too. Tasty beer snacks and delicacies await on the premises of Žižkov’s Park. Zizkovske Pivobrani is not only one of the most popular events in Prague 3, but really one of the most successful ones in the city. Besides beer tasting you can visit exhibtions, interesting workshops, enter competitions or listen to some live tunes from the nearby stage.

Žižkovské pivobraní is a Saturday afternoon well spent in the city – and don’t forget: Drink responsively!

When: June 7th and 8th, 14.00 – 19.00
Where: Parukářka, Prague 3
What: over 50 beer sorts from Czech Mini Breweries

Photo: V. Gautschi


Pražský piknik

Love picnics? Need some island feeling? Then this event was made for you! From July 13th, until July 14th, it is picnic time on Střelecký ostrov in Prague 1! 

Prazsky Piknik is exactly what it sounds like. On the small island next to Kampa, on July 13th and 14th, a picnic with a twist awaits. Rent a basket & blanket at the place (or bring your own), pick your favourite food from the many stands and get cozy on a blanket wherever you please.

Besides international cuisine that you get to enjoy on the island nestled under the Legion bridge, you can also participate in workshops and happenings throughout the day. And if you are more of a music connaisseur, plenty of good music from a range of artists awaits.

When: July 13th and July 14th, 10.00 – 20.00
Where: Střelecký ostrov, Prague 1
What: International Cuisine
Entrance Fee: 10.00 – 18.00: CZK 50.00 / 18.00 – 20.00: CZK 100.00

Photo: Pixabay


Raw Food Festival

Why not try something new this summer and hop on the raw food train that has been entering the food scene lately? Cross Club is a big organiser of food festivals all throughout the year, and will surely make this one a success, too. With outside seating, great tunes and cool vibes, visitors get to taste raw food that just tastes absolutely heavenly.

Besides munching on healthy, delicious pieces, you can also access workshops and be part of interesting presentations about the spirit of raw food and its benefits. Healthy and good fun? Definitely a must-do this summer!

When: August 3rd, 11.00 – 21.00
Where: CROSS Club, Prague 7
What: Raw Food Specialties, Vegan and Vegetarian Food
Entrance Fee: Free


Found your perfect Food Festival to go to? Have you been to one of the festivals mentioned above or do you want to share other yummy events in the city? We can’t wait to hear all about it in the comments! Happy Munching!

 

 

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Vanessa G.

Vanessa has been living in Prague for the better part of a decade. Always on the lookout for another hike, district, nook, or cranny – she’s made it her mission to explore the hidden corners of the Republic. Among Vanessa’s favorite Bohemian based activities are nature walks, venturing off the beaten path, and writing about it all from one of the city's many thriving Cafés. And the best spot to stop and take it all in? Alf & Bet, a coffee house and bakery, tucked just around the corner from Castle Libeň. You might just see the author there sipping a coffee herself.

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