There are many large supermarkets in Prague where you can find familiar western brands of food, but also small local stores that often specialize in specific products:
- reznictvi (butchers)
- uzeniny (smoked meats)
- drubez (poultry)
- zelenina (vegetables)
The main large supermarkets are:
The larger stores are often quite crowded, and some Czechs prefer the smaller stores for their more personal atmosphere.
When walking into a small store you may be greeted with “dobry den” which you should reply to by also saying “dobry den.” Organic food “BIO” products are also starting to be popular and can be found at most supermarkets and farmer’s markets.
PRAGUE TIP: If you’re up late and need some simple snacks or drinks, you can look for a Vecerka (usually close around 9-12PM) or even a NON-STOP (open all hours, as the name implies).
Farmer’s markets in Prague
Farmer’s markets are also starting to catch on in Prague. You can find many delicious locally grown products during the right time of year. The best ones can be found at Dejvicka (map link), namesti Jiriho z Podebrad (map link), and the Naplavka (map link). The seasonal hours and events can be found at http://www.farmarsketrziste.cz/en/