If ever jet-lagged and starving in Prague visit Country Life for a freshly made, flavorful and filling meal. This vegan cafeteria-style restaurant took the stress out of having to learn how to say “does this have meat in it” in Czech within our first few hours there. (Unfortunately, I discovered that ham was something that was often slipped into sandwiches that were advertised as just cheese. There were no worries of that happening at Country Life.)
I was stunned at the variety of food which ranged from comfort foods (potatoes and gravy, soups) to lighter fare (orzo, crisp salads). There are so many options that even the most fervent carnivore would not leave there hungry. You serve yourself from both hot and cold buffets and the final price is determined by the weight of your plate.
The dining area was separated into two rooms. Compared to the freezing cold night outside, the dining area was warm and cozy. It was rather busy for a December night but not overly crowded. Diners ranged from young students studying alone to tourists getting out of the cold to older couples enjoying a night out. At the end of the meal, this no-fuss restaurant required diners to bus their own tables placing trays in a rack in a small dish room.
A small vegan store was located nearby with everything we could have asked for in terms of snacks, meals and drinks.
Country Life and the vegan store can be found in the Stare Mesto district of Prague. It’s within the tourist district and a short walk from the Old Town Square.
Prague, Czech Republic