Gluten Free and Low FODMAP in Prague, Czech Republic

Hey, I’m Becky, founder of DeliciouslyFreeCupcake which was influenced by my gluten free and low FODMAP diet, check out My low FODMAP journey. Having to eat this way often makes travelling pretty daunting, but travelling and eating food are two of the best things in life and two things I am absolutely never going to give up. So here is a quick guide to my experience of eating gluten free (and low FODMAP) in Prague, Czech Republic.

Charles Bridge and Prague Castle at night

Gluten Free and Low FODMAP in Prague, Czech Republic

About Prague and the local cuisine

Gluten free restaurants

Gluten free Cafes and Patisseries


Helpful Vocabulary

About Prague and the local cuisine

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic located in Central Europe along the Vltava River. Prague boasts many stunning historical sights along with beautiful scenery along the river and it often referred to as the Golden City because of the many cathedral and church spires. Other attractions in Prague include Prague Castle located on top of a hill over looking the river above Charles Bridge, and Old Town Square which is a UNESCO world heritage sight and included the Prague astronomical clock which is one of the worlds oldest examples of astronomical clocks and dates back to the 1400s.

The typical cuisine in Prague is quite similar to that found in neighbouring Hungry and Germany with Goulash with dumplings, sausage, gingerbread, schnitzel and beer featuring very highly. Ham is also a major part of the local food with many local restaurants serving pork knuckle boiled in herbs and usually served dry with horseradish, mustard, and pickled vegetables.

Unfortunately, many of these dishes aren’t gluten free or low FODMAP (with the exception of the pork knuckle depending on the accompaniments), the Goulash sauce, dumplings, gingerbread and schnitzel all contain gluten and especially in the sauces there can be large amounts of onion too. I’m hoping my guide to a few good gluten free restaurants and places to eat can help you to enjoy everything Prague has to offer though as it’s well worth a visit!

Gluten free restaurants in Prague

Resturant U Agamy – Gluten free

I unfortunately never made it to Resturant U Agamy on my recent trip but it will definitely be on my list for another visit. This restaurant is one of the few places in Prague where you can get gluten free versions of local cuisine. Located close to the Old Town Square their gluten free menu includes dishes like goulash, pork knee and duck with dumplings with 4+ star ratings on Google.

Address: 35, Štítného 202, 130 00 Praha 3, Czechia

Alriso Risotteria Italiana

Found close to the Old Town Square this is a 100% gluten free Italian restaurant and is well worth a visit! With 4+ star reviews on Google. The restaurant has two floors. Including an attractive 12th century wine cellar and seating for couples by the bar at ground level. I had a delicious steak and mozzarella pasta dish which they cooked fresh for me without any onion or garlic (probably a cardinal sin for an Italian), while my husband had a risotto and we both finished the meal off sharing a delicious tiramisu. I’ll definitely be visiting Alriso Risotteria again if I’m ever back in Prague as it’s well worth a visit.

Address: Betlémské nám. 11/259, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Arepas De Lyna

A quirky South American restaurant/cafe a bit further out from the Old Town Square. I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to visit on my last trip. While Arepas De Lyna isn’t a dedicated gluten free restaurant, there are a lot of gluten free options if you like Mexican and South American food and it has close to 5 start reviews on Google so I’ll definitely try to make it here.

Address: Korunní 1173/83, 130 00 Vinohrady, Czechia

Kozlovna Aprppos

Dedicated gluten free restaurants and restaurants with large gluten free menus are few and far between in Prague and unfortunately Kozlovna Aprppos isn’t either. It is a restaurant serving local foods and some other dishes where I had a really nice salmon and avocado salad dish that was gluten free and low FODMAP. While my husband had a duck dish that was neither gluten free or low FODMAP but it did look tasty. The restaurant is located near Charles Bridge and was also really busy with locals and tourists which is always a good sign with 4+ ratings on Google.

Address: Křižovnická 4, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Salmon at Kozlovna Aprppos

Resturaurace Tři Gràcie

Again, this restaurant doesn’t have a specific gluten free menu. However, it does have a really good location overlooking the river which I’d recommend for drinks if not food. With 4+ reviews on google and I did have a really nice grilled chicken breast with herbs and roasted new potatoes which was low FODMAP and gluten free.

Address: Novotného lávka, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Gluten free chicken dish at  Resturaurace Tři Gràcie

Gluten free Cafes and Patisseries in Prague

MyRaw Cafe

It was my birthday during my recent visit to Prague and I was absolutely desperate to find somewhere to have a slice of cake on my birthday. Thankfully, I accidentally stumbled across MyRaw Cafe and it is my top rating for gluten free cafes and Patisseries in Prague. MyRaw Cafe is a dedicated gluten free and vegan cafe with only raw products. But don’t let that deter you, the selection of cheesecakes all look delicious – so much so that I had to have two slices! Although the rum cake I chose tasted so good that my Husband stole half of it! Located along the river near the Dancing Houses I’d definitely recommend a visit here.

Address: Na Struze 5, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

Babiččina Spíž

100% gluten free patisserie about a 15 minute walk from the Old Town where I had a really nice donut.

Address: Hradební 1044/14, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Gluten free donut at Babiččina Spíž in Prague

Café Wafflé

A family run cafe serving brunch and both gluten free and vegan waffles. Located near the New Town area.

Address: Francouzská 230/10, 120 00 Vinohrady, Czechia


Grom is a 100% gluten free ice-cream parlour located along the river near the Dancing houses. It is perfect for those of you who have had to miss out on tasty ice-cream cones. Although their vegan/dairy options are limited to sorbets.

Address: Masarykovo nábř. 250/1, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

Pargue 6 Cukràrna Buchta

100% gluten free patisserie but unfortunately wasn’t I able to visit as it’s located a bit further out from the main hub of the city on the east side of the river near Prague Castle.

Address: Národní obrany 824/35, 160 00 Praha 6-Bubeneč, Czechia

Good Food

Chimney cake, or Trdelník, is one of the national dishes in Prague. Good Food cafe is the only place I’ve found in Prague to make a gluten free version. Although not dairy free so I wasn’t able to try any I’d definitely recommend a visit if you can. Good Food cafe is located in a really busy street leading up to Charles Bridge.

Address: Karlova 160/8, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Den Noc

A sweet and savoury pancake cafe near the Old Town which serves both gluten free and lactose free pancakes for an extra charge (although I don’t know if they do lactose and gluten free at the same time).

Address: Templová 648/7, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Mad Rabbit

Mad Rabbit is a macaron cafe located on Old Town Square with a large selection of different flavours of gluten free macarons which are very tasty. In fact there quite a few macaron cafes in Prague and I made sure I tried quite a few flavours. Be careful though many aren’t dairy free.

Address: Celetná 4, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

Tips for Gluten Free and Low FODMAP Travel in Prague

I really struggled to find gluten free food in the supermarkets and shops in the centre of the city. On the other hand , lactose and dairy free milks were much easier to find. Therefore I found it easier to take a few of my gluten free essentials with me from home. Also, I would highly recommend either staying in a hotel that says they can cater for your dietary needs or doing as we did and getting an apartment with cooking and food storage facilities so that you have freedom to cook food for yourselves.

Even though tips are usually optional on the bills you are expected to give a 10% tip after your meal and it’s not unheard of for waiting staff to directly ask for this.

Also don’t be offended if the waiting staff are a little abrupt, it seems to be just the way. Although most waiting staff seemed to speak English well so I didn’t find it difficult to communicate my dietary requirements.

Most restaurants in Prague show allergen in their menu with a numbering system or will have a allergens list if requested but few have specific gluten free menus.

Helpful Vocabulary

Hello – Ahoj (ahoy)

Please – Prosím (prosim)

Thank you – Děkuji (decuwe)

Gluten free – Bezlepkový (beslepkovy)

Dairy free – Bez mléčných výrobků (bes-mlech-nech-virobal)
Onion – Cibule (sibulay)

Garlic – česnek (chesneck)

This blog was up to date as of June 2023. Please let me know if you find anything needing updating that may have slipped through the net!

This is just a guide so be sure to check with individual restaurants/cafes regarding their practices with gluten to make sure your food is 100% safe for you!

Check out my other gluten free and low FODMAP travel blogs

Gluten Free in Cologne, Germany

Eating Low FODMAP in Corfu on Honeymoon


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