7 perfect picnic ideas for Prague including tasty tips for delivery baskets

The Czech capital's lush parks provide an idyllic setting for an outdoor feast or low-key nosh. Here's where to spread your blanket and what to order.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 01.06.2023 15:00:00 (updated on 01.06.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Sandwiches and microbrews in Stromovka

Located just a few steps away from Stromovka Park and Letenské sady, Stromovka Picnic takes online orders for picnic baskets that can be picked up at their delivery point at U Studánky 27.

The casual offer of sandwiches and salads is bolstered by a heartier selection of meats, and sausages that can be turned out on an eco-friendly portable grill. Pair with Prosecco, Champagne, and Moravian sparkling wines or sip a Czech microbrew or two.

Photo via Stromovka Picnic

TIP: The best place to throw down a blanket in Stromovka? Head for the Picnic area U Cesty na Císařský Ostrov, equipped with a playground and public WC.

BYO picnic on a scenic rooftop space

The National Museum of Agriculture in Letná, which opened its rooftop meadow in 2018, loans out blankets, baskets, and utensils for a small fee (refundable deposit of CZK 500). Buy regional food and drinks in the museum shop. The rooftop is now open for the picnic season.

Photo via National Agriculture Museum / Facebook
Photo via National Agriculture Museum / Facebook

TIP: If you’re picnicking in Letná, the newly opened Cruz Panadería (Milady Horákové 70) is the perfect place for filling up on supplies. The Argentinian bakery is the new project of Juan Cruz, who runs the Gran Fiero restaurant. It's now serving up sandwich de miga, pintxos, bread, pastries, and desserts with dulce de leche.

Sacred and serene sculpture picnic

The Convent of St. Agnes, a part of the National Gallery Prague, is a breathtaking Gothic complex housing a medieval monastery and the gallery’s collection of Gothic art.

A recently opened café connected to a sculpture garden is now furnishing patrons with picnic baskets and blankets filled with a choice of sweet or savory light bites paired with bubbly beverages or soft drinks.

TIP: For those with little ones, the sculpture garden features a Hobbit-esque play cottage designed by Czech artist František Skála; the interior of the convent includes an interactive room with hands-on activities that educate small visitors about the history of St. Agnes, the monastery’s namesake.

Historic fortress picnic

The high brick walls around the Vyšehrad fortress now provide lovely photo vantage points for photos and skyline gazing, while the shady green meadows that comprise the medieval complex beckon picnics and strolls.

The area is conveniently home to a number of cafés, and one, in particular, packs picnic baskets to go. Bystro Cafe, located a stone’s throw from the 11th-century Rotunda of St. Martin, has beer, wine, and Prosecco picnics which come with a variety of nibbles and spreads.

TIP: Vyšehrad beer garden Na Hradbách closes down for good this month, but the outdoor venue will reopen later this spring under the guidance of Karlín beer garden purveyors Přístav 18600.

Riverside pizza picnic

Prague’s Žluté lázně spa area recently opened for its 113th season. This year’s summertime entertainment includes not only boat rentals, a beach volleyball complex, summer cinema, and live music but picnics that can be enjoyed on the grassy banks of the Vltava.

The picnic goodies provided range from pizza and fresh mozzarella to the more traditional picnic fare: grilled chicken with sides like cole slaw. Baskets come with beer and dessert.

TIP: Areas that are approved for barbecues and picnics in Prague are marked with a sign by the municipality in Prague. Signs also include the visiting rules and information under which conditions it is possible to make a fire. See an overview of public grilling spots here. Note that consuming alcohol is not allowed in some city parks and green areas.

Žižkov pub picnic

U Sadu pub in Prague’s Žižkov district is best known as an atmospheric beer hall tapping unfiltered brews and serving food late-night including a legendary spicy pickled cheese.

The pub is also in the picnic basket biz and will deliver via Foodora an array of spreads for every appetite from “hipster” to “ladies ride” or a “beer basket” packed with traditional Czech beer snacks that let you take the U Sadu experience with you. Delivering to Vinohrady, Žižkov, Vyšehrad, Vršovice, and several other locations around town.

Public grilling area in Parukářka. (photo: Raymond Johnston – Expats.cz)
Public grilling area in Parukářka. (photo: Raymond Johnston – Expats.cz)

TIP: Parukářka Park and Folimanka are both local favorites in the U Sadu area. Note, Wolt food delivery service offers picnic supplies including a selection of wine, and will deliver to any location around Prague.

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