Manifesto Food Court for Foodies, Beer and Wine Lovers
Manifesto is a pop-up food court on wasteland earmarked for development between Florenc bus station and Masarykovo train station close to the centre of Prague. Twenty-seven sea containers have been transformed into street food stalls, designer boutiques, book shops and much more. You will find trendy restaurants, ice cream stalls and hamburger bars.
Manifesto is a happy mix of food stalls where you can try seasonal snacks and street food, stalls selling art work of Prague designers and cultural events. The daily programme features top local DJs and live music performances. Manifesto Food Court is a temporary affair and is open probably until the end of 2019 when redevelopment of the site will start.
Manifesto Food Court for Foodies
Manifesto Food Court is fine-dining at street food prices. You will find here some of the best restaurants in Prague, but in miniature. Chefs from famous Prague restaurants prepare culinary delights such as Matteo De Carli the owner of Casa De Carli, Vezeska street 5. He does not serve a three-course Italian menu but snacks and street food. If you want to try Argentinian street food, go to the sea container of Gran Fierro, an authentic Argentine steakhouse in the Vorsilska street 14, for the most tender and juiciest steaks at Manifesto.
Etnosvet Bistro in Legerova street 40, is also represented offers tasty vegetarian wraps and sandwiches. And there is much more! French fries, a speciality from the city of Ostrava, Vietnamese noodle soup and Indian samosas. If you want to try asparagus or beetroot ice cream, go to Angelato Ice Cream stall. If this is a bit too extravagant, you can get classic flavours like vanilla, chocolate and hazelnut.
Manifesto Food Court and Czech Cuisine
Czech cuisine is also represented at Manifesto. A snack that you must taste is ‘chlebicky’, open faced sandwiches spread with potato salad and decorated with a slice of ham, gherkin and egg. The classic Czech dish ‘duck with potato dumplings and red cabbage’ is delicious. Beer is ubiquitous at any event in Prague and Manifesto is no exception. Drink Vinohradsky 12° or Uneticke 10° on tap. Every sea container restaurant serves alcoholic drinks, often from the home country’s cuisine. The ‘bar’ sea container has an impressive list of exquisite cocktails and wine.
Manifesto Cashless and Sustainable
Manifesto Food Court is completely cashless. You can only pay by credit or debit card. If you want to tip, you can give cash. It is customary to round up the amount of to be paid. Manifesto is sustainable. Although the plates and cups look like plastic, they are made of 100% recycled and biodegradable material.
Location and Opening hours
Manifesto Food Court is located on Na Florenci street, close to Masarykovo Train Station and Florenc Bus Station. It is only two metro stops away from Wenceslas Square and Na Prikope, a shopping street in the historical centre of Prague.
Manifesto is open between 11 am and 10 pm but the opening times may vary, so check the website before you go. The market is temporary; when redevelopment of the site starts Manifesto will look for another pop-up location. When the Manifesto Food Court will close is not yet known. They will stay open until mid-2019. Keep an eye on the website for news.
Take metro line B or line C to metro station Florenc or tram 3, 8, or 24 to Bila Labut. From here it is a short walk to the Manifesto Food Court.
Photos Marianne Crone