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What to eat in Czech Republic?

Updated: Jun 6, 2023

The Czech Republic has very traditional meat and potato cuisine, with dishes with lots of gravy and root vegetables. Winter is perhaps the best time to try Czech cuisine, as that is when hearty soups take center stage. Read more about the traditional food of the Czech Republic below!

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Salty food


Svíčková is a classic Czech creamy sauce of root vegetables, thickened with roux, and softened with cream. The dish also includes slow-braised beef. Usually accompanying the sauce are the famous bread dumplings. Svíčková is a festive dish in the Czech Republic, often served as the main course at essential celebrations or weddings.


Czech goulash is characterized by a large amount of onion and spices such as caraway seeds, marjoram, sweet paprika, or garlic. In Czech pubs, goulash is served with dumplings or bread and always with a pint of chilled beer. It comprises slow-braised beef cubes that are soft and juicy as a result.

Sweet food


Bábovka stars as a great dessert at Czech weekends. It is baked in a special mold and decorated with a layer of icing sugar. Bábovka is easy to make and tastes perfect for everyone.


Koláče is a type of sweet pastry known all over the world. Authentic Czech kolaches are baked with yeast dough, are round in shape, and contain various sweet fillings. There is nothing more reminiscent of Bohemia abroad than a beautifully baked koláč in your hand!



This traditional Czech drink was invented in the 19th century as a substitute for the original Caribbean rum. It is usually distilled from potatoes or sugar beets to create a base that is then enriched with rum essence.

It can be enjoyed neat or in cocktails, but it is also used in the preparation of desserts, especially traditional Czech Christmas cookies (vánoční cukroví).

We hope the article about the food from the Czech Republic made you consider visiting this beautiful country and trying out its cuisine! Follow us on Instagram @thewalkingparrot to be alerted when new articles are published!

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