It is crazy to me how quickly these days and months have been flying by since I set out on my European adventure! In fact, it has already been 1 month since I was up in chilly Prague celebrating the holiday season with Christmas markets, beer and plenty of sausage. One of the other things that we did during our time in Prague was a food tour! I know that I have talked before about how much I love a good food tour and how I love that you can get a really great understanding about the culture of a city or region by signing up for a food tour. Thankfully Secret Food Tours recently launched in Prague and I had a really amazing experience with them learning more about one neighborhood in particular and enjoying enough food, beer and dessert to keep me full through dinner!
We met up with our guide, David, in the Malá Strana neighborhood to start our tour. David is a total lover of Prague and helped to establish this new tour from Secret Food Tours within the city. If you cross over the Charles Bridge you’ll run into Malostranské náměstí, which is the main square of this area. After a quick introduction and history lesson we head off on our tasting tour!
There was a lot of delicious food on our tour but I think that the first stops was one of my favorites! We stopped in a classic deli/butcher shop where we were each handed the most portable hot dog that has ever been conceived. It was like a breadstick with a hole poked in the top, the hot dog was inserted and then ketchup and mustard was squeezed in along the sides. GENIUS! I know that this sounds like I’m being sarcastic but something about this tasted amazing and I liked that you weren’t losing your hot dog out of the other side.
Our next stop was for a traditional soup called Kulajda but with a more modern spin. I was a little apprehensive when I saw it was piled high with egg but I tried it anyway and the flavor was unlike anything I have ever tasted. I’m planning to perfect a recipe for this soup when I return to the states. Imagine a creamy soup with dill, potatoes, sometimes made with mushroom and then the egg on top. It was delicious.
We moved along and continued our history lesson when we were presented with our ‘secret’ food item, which I won’t tell. After that, potato pancakes and wine! Two things that I enjoy greatly so I can’t complain about this stop.
If you’re feeling full just reading your way through this post, you can imagine how I was feeling along the way. And then we made a stop for dumplings, pork and beer because no Prague food tour is complete without these items.
Finishing out the tour we stopped for some delicious gelato at a shop that specializes in unique flavors that are rather seasonal. Gingerbread gelato? Yes please!
I’ve been on a lot of food tours in my day but this one certainly topped the list. David was very knowledgable, he made things really fun and you certainly get your money’s worth! I would absolutely recommend signing up for this tour with Secret Food Tours if you really want to taste Prague and learn more about the history of the city!