Czech Republic

Dietary explanation

Mám celiakii, a proto ze zdravotních důvodů musím dodržovat bezlepkovou dietu, tzn. že nesmím jíst potraviny, které obsahují lepek.

Lepek obsahují potraviny z pšenice, žita, ječmene, špaldy, kamutu či ovsa a dále potraviny z nich vyrobené jako mouka, krupice, strouhanka, chléb, pečivo, těstoviny, knedlíky, omáčky, oplatky apod.

Můžete mi, prosím, doporučit jídla, která jsou pro mě vhodná, příp. upravit pokrm tak, aby neobsahovalo lepek?

Při přípravě jídla pro celiaky je potřeba zajistit, aby nedošlo ke kontaminaci lepkem, např. současným používáním stejného náčiní.

Děkuji Vám.


Where to buy gluten-free food

Gluten-free products are available in supermarket chains such as Globus, Billa, Tesco, Albert and recently also in Lidl. A chain of chemist´s called DM drogerie also offers a variety of gluten-free products. Shops with special dietary food (incl. gluten-free food) usually have words such as Natural, Bio, Racio, Zdravá výživa in their name.

International brands available in the Czech Republic are f.e. Schär, Bezgluten, Schnitzer, Doves Farm, Finax, Werner´s. Local brands are f.e Labeta, Jizerské pekárny, Pekařství V. Rytinová, Celia, Zdravý styl, Nominal, Emco, Penam.

When you go shopping, ask for the shelf with the “bezlepkové výrobky” and look for a crossed grain symbol. Many products have various kinds of a crossed grain symbol on their packaging. You should avoid buying products with one of the following ingredients on their labels:

Pšenice Wheat
Ječmen Barley
Žito Rye
Oves Oats
Mouka Flour
Slad Malt
Pšeničný škrob Wheat starch
Strouhanka Breadcrumbs
Krupice Semolina
Oplatka Wafer

Also avoid buying anything that says “smažený/smažené” on its label.

Bringing extra gluten-free products along is reasonable if you are not going to spend your holidays in Prague or in bigger cities as it might be difficult to find gluten-free products in smaller towns.


Places to stay & eat

Unfortunately, the typical Czech cuisine is not coeliac-friendly. Wheat flour is often added to soups and sauces. Many Czech dishes are served with dumplings, which contain gluten. However, a lot of coeliac friendly restaurants can be already found in Prague.

Coeliac friendly restaurants

Švejk restaurant “U Karla” (Křemencova 7, Prague) – traditional Czech cuisine

Website: http://svejk-restaurant.cz/en/

Ambiente Pizza Nuova (Revolucni 1, Prague) – GF pasta

Website: http://www.ambi.cz/en/restaurace

Bio Zahrada (Belgická 33, Prague) – GF cakes, GF products on sale there.

Website: http://www.bio-zahrada.cz/en/

Pizza Go Home – delivery of GF pizzas and burgers (orders online or by phone, pizza crust not made in the kitchen).

Website: http://www.pizzagohome.cz/

Plevel Jindřišská (Jindřišská 5, Prague 1) – vegan restaurant, only GF food

Website: http://restauraceplevel.cz/

Colloseum – chain of restaurants – GF pizza and pasta

Website: http://pizzacoloseum.cz/

Hard Rock Café (Malé nám. 142/3, Prague) – GF burgers and deserts

Website: www.hardrock.com/cafes/prague

Alriso (Betlémské náměstí 2, Prague 1) – 100 % GF restaurant (pasta, bread, deserts)

Website: www.al-riso.cz

Bejzment (Zborovská  6, Prague 5) – GF burgers

Website: http://www.bejzment.cz/zborovska/

Pasta Krusta (Vodičkova 15, Prague) – GF pasta

Website: http://www.pastakrusta.cz/cs/

Mlsná Kavka (Sokolovská 327/29, Prague 8) – vegetarian dishes

Website: http://www.mlsnakavka.cz/

Cukrárna Pod Věží (Ondříčkova 1244/15, Prague 3) – GF desserts

Website: http://www.cukrarnapodvezi.cz/

Uhelna (Štefánikova 18/25, Prague 5)

Website: http://www.uhelna.com/

Sweet Secret of Raw (Rumunská 25, Prague 2) – GF raw deserts

Website: www.sweetsecretofraw.cz/

Pizzerie Uno (Paprsková 7, Prague 4) – GF pizza, delivery servis

Website: http://www.pizzauno.cz/

Modrý Beránek (Thámova 13, Prague 8)

Website: http://www.modryberanek.cz/

Coffeepark (Chopinova 1556/6, Prague) – with few exceptions, all products are GF – breakfast, cakes, picnic baskets (Riegrovy Sady Park is nearby)

Website: http://www.coffeepark.cz/cz/

 

Useful Vocabulary:

 gluten-free diet bezlepková dieta
gluten lepek
 gluten-free  bezlepkový (-á, -é), bez lepku
 naturally gluten-free  přirozeně bezlepkový (-á, -é)
 does not contain gluten neobsahuje lepek
 suitable for gluten-free diet vhodné pro bezlepkovou dietu
 amount of gliadin  obsah gliadinu
 potatoes  brambory
 rice  rýže
buckwheat pohanka
 millet  jáhly
 corn, maize  kukuřice
 soya  sója
 amaranth  amaranth
 quinoa  quinoa

Other information

Společnost pro bezlepkovou dietu o.s. (Czech Coeliac Society)

Koláčkova 4, Praha 8, 182 00

Email address: celiak@celiak.cz

Website in English: http://celiak.cz/en

Website in Italian: http://celiak.cz/it

 

Contact person for youngsters:

Tereza Lášková

Email address: tereza.laskova@celiak.cz


Last update of this Travel Net information: September 2016