The Dairy Free Traveler in Prague: an Overview

Therese, Eileen (her mom) and I are in the midst of what is proving to be an incredible visit to Prague.  I wish I had the time to tell you all about it right now! But the truth is that my time has been filled with so many wonderful activities that I haven’t had the time or energy to devote to blogging.

But in the meantime, I will give you a little overview of what we have been doing, and what we will be doing, so you know what you have to look forward to reading about, once I can get some writing done!

We arrived on Friday, and after checking in at the Hilton Old Town Hotel, made a bee-line for the Old Town Square, where we had a great lunch and watched the fascinating Ornamental Clock chime the hour.  On Saturday, we took the tram to the Prague Castle, where we spent the day visiting the many sights there, including St. Vitus’ Cathedral.

Sunday, we saw an Art Nouveau exhibit and took the guided tour of the Municipal House and visited the Alphonse Mucha Museum (since there was also some amazing Mucha art at the exhibit and in the Municipal House, it was as if the whole day was Mucha).

Monday we spent mostly exploring the Jewish Old Town, the former Jewish ghetto, which is called Josefov.  And today, Tuesday, Therese and I took a culinary walking tour with Eating Prague.  Tomorrow we will take a day trip to Cesky Krumlov, a historic town in southern Prague whose incomparable castle complex and medieval town center are both Unesco World Heritage sites (Cesky Krumlov is about 2 and a half hour’s drive from Prague and we have hired a driver/guide to take us).  If the weather is nice (which it seems like it will be) we will go out in the evening to take some night pictures of Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge.

The rest of the week we will see more museums like the Decorative Arts Museum and just relax and have some fun shopping and gallery hopping.

How has the food been?  So far lots of restaurants have been very accommodating of my allergy.  The best was probably the Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant in the Paris Hotel, not far from our hotel, where the waiter said to me, “pick out whatever you want, and the chef will figure out a way to make it without dairy.”  And the resulting meal was extraordinary.

So wish us continued luck in our adventures in Prague, and I look forward to telling you all about it soon!

About Karl Peterson

Karl Peterson is an avid traveler, passionate about food and food-related entertainment, completely allergic to dairy. He is founder, owner and principle contributor to "The Dairy Free Traveler" blog. The Dairy Free Traveler perfectly dovetails two of his greatest areas of interest: traveling near and far, and searching for great cuisine (especially dairy free!) The Dairy Free Traveler publishes original material about the dairy free lifestyle, eating the best food in the most interesting destinations around the world. Karl's tours take him from thriving New York City, to exotic Marrakesh, to elegant Paris bistros -- (yes! even Parisians have gotten on the dairy free bandwagon.) The Dairy Free Traveler himself also engages with independent dairy free food producers, highlighting new dairy free product launches and events that support dairy free entrepreneurs. Peterson is among the top 7 most widely read TripAdvisor reviewers in New York City and is repeatedly cited as a Top Contributor at His reviews have garnered more than 542,000 readers -- half in the U.S., and half among the many countries he has visited around the world. Beyond writing this blog, Peterson is a published author, with contributions to "Savoring Gotham" edited by Andrew F. Smith (published 2015 by Oxford University) and the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Cheese (a bit ironic, yes, but a professional is often asked to stretch beyond their comfort zone!).
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