Organic and bio restaurants
There are thousands of excellent restaurants in the Czech Republic. ‘Organic’ or ‘bio’ restaurants used only healthy, non-genetically modified ingredients that have been cultivated without the use of pesticides and artificial fertilisers, carefully prepared and do not contain additives. So where to go if you want to experience a true concert of bio-quality flavours?
Through the city streets and courtyards in search of quality
Dishes made from local organic produce, placing emphasis on individual flavours, can be sampled in Essensia Restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Prague. In Staré Město, take your pick from a rich selection of dishes, changed daily, in the Country Life vegetarian restaurant. La Veranda restaurant in Staré Město cooks using ingredients from small farms in Šumava, the Krkonoše Mountains and the Vysočina region.
A vegetarian restaurant that uses exclusively organic produce, but not eggs, in its cooking, can be found in the historic centre of Kroměříž, only metres away from the entrance to the chateau and Chateau Gardens. And if you’re going to Teplice for a stay at the spa, don’t miss Zahrada restaurant, which focuses on health food, high-quality ingredients and unconventional recipes, and where you can sample, for example, organic salads, fresh organic herbs and koláčes with organic strawberries.
Farms, farmers and the Czech countryside
If you want to taste delicious steaks from the ecological Aberdeen Angus farm, visit the Angus Steak House in Plzeň and Soběsuky. For specialities made from Galloway steak, visit the family-run organic farm and Pension Country Relax in Roupov, close to Švihov Castle. At Biofarma Vojetice in the U Štěpána pub in Šumava you’ll be served steaks from the farm’s own Charolais cattle. Delicacies made from organic dairy products are also available at the Ryžovna chalet in the Krušné Mountains, where you’ll find a restaurant, bed & breakfast and cheese factory.