Hidden behind an unassuming red door and off the beaten path in Prague 5, lies a bistro with heart serving up vegan-friendly fare. Jídelna Kuchařek bez domova is run by the organization “Jako Doma, ” which aims to help homeless women get back on their feet. The bistro is an outgrowth of their project “Cooks Without Homes,” which was a pop-up kitchen run by the organization and staffed with homeless women. By chance, they found a cheap space owned by the Prague 5 municipality. As Matthias, a staff member at Jako Doma, told me, “The space is hidden, but so are the women we are working with.” All the proceeds from the restaurant go towards helping the women “Jako Doma” serves.
In addition to supporting a remarkable cause, the restaurant is unique because it exclusively serves vegan food. The philosophy behind this choice is to create a community space open to everybody and inclusive of all dietary needs. The menu changes daily and features a lunch menu and vegan desserts, supplemented by an array of homemade lemonades and iced teas.
The day my friends and I went, a vegetable soup with red lentils and bean chili with chocolate was on the menu. The bean chili was served with hearty homemade bread and even had this committed carnivore begging for more. Although we were too stuffed to try them, the desserts offered that day were a citrus cake with caramel and bublanina, both of which looked delicious. So if you ever find yourself hungry and wandering around Prague 5, find the little red door, grab an anarchist book off the shelf and put your crowns towards a good cause.
Post by: Rebecca Duras
Address: Brožíkova 6, Prague 5
Non-smoking section: Yes
Credit Cards: No