Soup’s On! Polívkování Soup Festival Returns to Prague 5 this Saturday

Spring is officially here, and so is the Czech capital’s annual soup festival, now celebrating its 5th year.


At the Polívkování soup fest in Prague, visitors can sample Czech classics like bramboračka (potato soup with mushrooms), kulajda (made with cream, dill, potatoes, mushrooms, and eggs) or dršťkovka (a tripe soup known as a hangover cure).

And much more: Russian borsch, Malaysian laksa, Mexican tortilla soup, Vietnamese pho, French bouillabaisse, Italian gazpacho, Japanese ramen, and a wide variety of other soups will all be prepared by a diverse group of exhibitors and local restaurants.

While the Polívkování festival has traditionally taken place on the riverfront banks of Smíchovská Náplavka in past years, due to construction in and around the area the 2018 festival has moved a short distance inland.

This year’s fest, along with other food festivals like the recent Street Food Fest that traditionally take place at Smíchovská Náplavka, will instead be hosted by the nearby Staropramen Brewery in Prague 5, inside of its expansive courtyard.

Soup won’t be the only thing on the menu at the Polívkování festival: cider, wine, and (of course) draft beer will also be on tap to go along with the soups, as will go-along food items like fresh breads and pastries.

The Polívkování soup festival will take place this Saturday, April 14, at the Staropramen Brewery from 10:00 – 19:00.

Admission to the soup festival is 50 crowns.

Throughout the spring and summer season this year, be on the lookout for future food events at the Staropramen Brewery, including an upcoming Italian food fest, Mexican food fest, Asian food fest, grill & beer festival, and more.

More information and updates can be found at the Facebook page of organizer Food Event or the official Polívkování Facebook event.

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
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