Wine Food

Reviewing restaurants for a living has its downsides too, you know. Sometimes, while you strive to stay on top of all the exciting new openings and ephemeral pop-ups, you tend to awfully neglect places you used to love so much once. I got reminded about the wonderful spirit of Wine Food in New York while visiting the phenomenal Eataly and made a mental note to make my prodigal daughter return to its Prague equivalent as soon as humanly possible.
Wine food is an Italian marketplace, located in one of Prague’s industrial districts (not a walking distance from Charles bridge then, unless you are feeling extra Vladimir Kanayakin), in a former dairy factory garage. And a cosy factory garage at that, with a well-stocked Italian deli and an adorable greenhoused cantine serving heavenly homemade pasta (and great espresso!), oversized pictures of rural Tuscany (by my favourite Antonin Kratochvil), even a live piano music and a pet parrot Pepa to keep you company. 
I love coming here on a lazy Sunday when sunlight fills the place and all the weekend informality of the relaxed locals mixes with the sounds of sizzling grill, fuming espresso machine and piano tunes. And just when I think it cannot possibly get any better, I remember their divine bread and head to their Sicilian bakery…

Wine Food Market, Strakonická 1 (metro B: Smíchovské nádraží)