The Prague Feed (August 2022): Make summer last with new Mediterranean and more

Monthly news, notes, and tips from the Prague food scene. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 16.08.2022 18:19:00 (updated on 17.08.2022) Reading time: 3 minutes

Savor American flavors Pizza and cheesesteaks in Prague

Matoka Cheesesteaks & Burgers has opened a new location at Poděbradská where fans of Philly flavors can take away Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak and Jalapeño Beef Fries and other high-cholesterol-inducing hits. The curiously named Harlem Bistro has opened in Old Town, serving "sandwiches from the streets of New York" including Reuben and pastrami sandwiches. And finally, fans of the Detroit slice (pan pizza baked in a rectangle smothered with sauce to the edges) should check out Third Coast Pizza's new permanent location in the space formerly occupied by U Karelu in Žižkov.

Mediterranean bliss Garden dining in the Jewish quarter

The Hummus Bar, formerly located in Prague's Jewish quarter and recently relocated to Libeň is known for its signature Jerusalem hummus with fresh parsley and zesty lemon as well as shakshuka. Their Mediterranean flavors have returned to the Jewish Quarter, with the opening of Turquoise on Široká 1 specializing in Middle Eastern food in a garden setting.

Café corner French baked goods to go

Hotel Josef invites the public to enjoy tantalizing croissants and baguettes from its in-house bakery helmed by master Parisian baker Nima Hemmat Azad. The Bakery Corner pop-up in the lobby of the Josef is open every Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and serves fresh pastries and coffee to warm up your morning commute.

Open-air eats Enjoy a late-summer picnic

In late July, Salabka, a restaurant set in a 4.5-hectare vineyard in the Troja district, began its sixth picnic season. The experience is truly something special: From now until autumn weather sets in, guests can enjoy a picnic with a view in the award-winning restaurant-winery complex just steps away from Prague’s Botanical Garden.

Sweet finish Prague's smart cookies

Anyone who appreciates the monstrous cookie creations of the U.S. franchise Crumbl will be happy to know that a similarly decadent cookie can be enjoyed in the Czech capital: Kookie espresso bar and bakery on Ostrovní, recently celebrated one year of business, while a new venture, Cookie Bee, is now taking orders. Cookie pioneer Královské Cookie in Vinohrady is still making its giant birthday cookies.

DIVINE WINE French and Italian flavors

In recent years, Prague's Anděl district has become a buzzing culinary hub. The opening of the Red Pif a restaurant and wine bar serving up a daring fusion of Czech-French cuisine adds to the melting pot vibe. While the bar has been open since 2010 in Old Town, it closed a few years back and has now reinvented itself in a new location that serves Czech classics (chicken paprika) and French favorites (beignets, coq au vin, and Burgundy snails). Head a bit out of town to visit the Oaks golf course where La Bottega Oaks Deli Bistro offers fresh pasta and Italian wine. Open for breakfast, business lunch, and dinner.

ASIAN COMFORT FOOD New noodle kitchens

Another Smíchov newbie, Shrimii Kitchen, is now serving Korean fried chicken, Ayam Nasi Goreng, and vindaloo paired with Czech microbrews and Thai beer (h/t Prague Restaurant Experiences). Over in the newly opened Noodle Bar is boldly throwing its hat into the pho race in a town teeming with Vietnamese kitchens.

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