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Czech Lunches

… are just what I’m looking for.

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic- Readers of this site sometimes bust my balls about my food selection criteria:

I don’t give a crap for sampling every dainty little fancy bit of food that a country has to offer. Unless some friendly local force feds me, I generally have no idea about the culinary traditions of any given country. I eat for two reasons: calories and nutrition. I pick my food in accordance to its weight / nutrition vs. price ratio. I’m the consummate anti-foodie: I eat variations of the same thing everywhere. I live on coffee, booze, and capsaicin. Anything else I have little interest in.

However, these lunches in the Czech Republic really check my boxes. I’m under the impression that this country only has one meal: meat with potatoes / bread covered in slop. I love it. For five bucks in a pub at lunchtime I can pack my gut with calories and protein and have a pint of beer.

And get warm. It’s cold here. In this weather all you really want to eat is meat and potatoes / bread covered in slop anyway.


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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3691 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • Trevor November 28, 2018, 7:31 pm

    “meat and potatoes / bread covered in slop

    no more meat and 2 veg then

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    • Wade Shepard November 29, 2018, 10:09 am


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