Czech cuisine is mostly pork, then beef, chicken, some fish, lots of cold cuts, hams, sausages, cheeses, etc. Potatoes and dumplings are served with most meats and a soup always precedes a large meal. Salad is eaten after the main meal. The preparation is similar to German or French cooking with lots of delicious sauces, vegetables and more. Sweets are also widely available and delicious. There are some kosher restaurants in the Jewish quarter and most restaurants have a vegetarian dish along with others. However, should you have a serious allergy such as to wheat, nuts or other common foods, it may be difficult to accommodate you. Labels on purchased food are not mandatory and therefore it is not possible to find out the exact content. The food in the American chain hotels is similar to American food; therefore, should you have a dietary requirement that forbids some foods, you should be able to find what you want in their restaurants.