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What to Bring Home from Prague? And a Few Veg- Tips Needed

Pei | Sep 28, 2011 07:48 AM

I'm finally going to Europe!! Help me make the most of what I hope is going to be the first of many.

My husband and I are going to Prague, with a 3 day stop in Zurich to visit friends. Since we'll have hosts, and since Zurich is so excruciatingly expensive, I don't anticipate buying too much or even eating at anything other than basic restaurants. So we're all set.

What I need to know is what to be on the lookout for in Prague! What do foodies bring home from the Czech Republic? Anything goes: are there specialty food stores? Particularly useful kitchen tools? Fun linens? Especially good spices?

i think we have a good handle on what to eat while there, thanks to the many previous posts here. Le Gustation, Lokal, Strahov Monastery's brewery, Kava Kava Kava for coffee, and about a dozen other contenders means we have plenty of choices for meals. I think my research will be complete if we can round out the following:

-cheap, simple breakfast. Pastries on the go, traditional breakfast plates. We're not big breakfast eaters, but will want something since the hotel has no offerings besides a full buffet.
-vegetarian? We hear rumors that the young people in Prague are picking up on the local/sustainable/green eating movement. We're travelling from San Francisco, so we're pretty used to that kind of eating. I'm mainly concerned that after a few days of drinking beer and eating sausages, we're going to want a good, light, vegetarian meal to keep us going.

Many thanks, can't wait to report back!

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