Going vegan is said to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018. Because of the new food trends, vegetarian/vegan restaurants are becoming more and more creative conceptually by introducing an ever-expanding assortment of dishes for their customers. Here are the 6 restaurants that SUISSEPIC has selected to visit in Zürich and Bern.
There are over 100 restaurants serving vegetarian/vegan dishes in Zürich. Some of the restaurants claim to be entirely vegetarian or vegan.
28 Sihlstrasse, 8001 Zürich
Hiltl is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world. It was opened in 1898 in the heart of Zürich, near Bahnhofstrasse. This restaurant was named after its founder, Ambrosius Hiltl, and has been managed by the Hiltl family for over 100 years. This place of haute cuisine serves over 100 homemade delicacies, all of which are vegetarian and meat-free culinary specialties from all over the world. Hiltl also has a huge vegetarian and vegan buffet, a veggie butcher shop, and a cooking studio.
Photo © Hiltl
2 Seefeldstrasse, 8008 Zürich
Situated on the Bellevue Square, Tibits is very popular for lunch or dinner among businessmen. This restaurant has a perfect self-service, high-comfort veggie buffet where one can choose from 40 different types of salad, homemade sandwiches, hot dishes, and desserts. Patrons can also enjoy a glass of fresh-squeezed juice or a cocktail in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. All of the food is vegetarian/vegan, gluten free, and dairy free.
15 Bahnhofplatz, 8001 Zürich
Bona Dea is a quiet restaurant located at the Main Railway Station. This restaurant offers exceptional vegetarian dishes, including Indian curries, and Asian and Italian cuisines. This place also offers innovative and skillfully prepared dishes, especially when it comes to hot dishes, salads, chutneys, and desserts. Freshly squeezed fruit juices, organic beers, and wines are available to drink at this special place. By the way, Bona Dea released its own cookbook on how to prepare and enjoy the various veggie dishes in the comforts of your own home.
There are over 50 vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bern. Let’s have a look at some of them.
18 Rathausgasse, 3011 Bern
Bonbec is a jewel of the Old Town of Bern. Situated in a good place for lunch or dinner, this restaurant is a nice place to work or have coffee with a friend. The menu was inspired by a variety of international cuisines. Visitors can enjoy delicious organic, vegan, gluten free, dairy free meals, as well as sweets and healthy organic drinks.
Bollwerk 39, 3011 Bern
A vegetarian creperie? Yes, it does exist at La Chouette. Located near the Central Train Station, this restaurant is easy to reach. It has plenty of vegetarian/vegan options that look funny when served, such as a smiley with salty cucumbers for example. This restaurant also has a seasonal vegan and vegetarian menu, gluten free desserts, and various organic cold-pressed juices. The atmosphere is lovely and the prices are reasonable, guaranteed.
Moserstrasse 25, 3014 Bern
3dosha Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu health center in the center of Bern that is based on idea of creating a balance with the mind, body, and spirit. This balance is achieved through diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. This Indian vegetarian café is located in the center of Bern, and serves as a buffet, vegan, gluten, and lactose free dishes. This place also offers ayurveda massages next door, complimenting the body and the mind.