Going vegan is said to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018. Switzerland is home to more than 540 vegan restaurants, cafes, and bistros. Before we go any further, let’s start by looking at some important figures published by Swissveg.

According to Swissveg’s 2017 survey, 14% of the people living in the Switzerland are vegetarians or vegans (11% are vegetarians, 3% are vegans), and 17% are flexitarians. However, the other 69% of the population regularly consume meat and/or fish. The survey results also revealed that 76% of the population living in French-speaking Switzerland consumed meat, whereas 67% of the population living in German-speaking Switzerland consumed meat.

Vegan food

The vegan food trend may be as beautiful as it is clean. Veggie chefs recommend several dishes that will please your eyes as well as your stomach. Among such recommendations are the following:

  • Chips made from red beets, carrots, zucchinis, sweet potatoes, and parsnips
  • Superfruits such as dragonfruit or baobab
  • Edible flowers, courgette flowers, herb flowers (sage, chives, etc.), and elderflower
  • Fermented food such as fermented soybean products (tempeh), kombucha, kimchi, and miso
  • Vegan burgers made from mushrooms, pinto beans, soy (tofu), nuts, grains, and seeds

We also discovered that some famous Swiss food produced as vegan:

  • Chocolate that is 99% Cacao
  • Traditional brezel
  • Röschti
  • Raclette, if it is produced by Vegusto. These cheese products are dairy free, bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) free, lactose free, casein free, and free of all animal-based ingredients.
  • Fondue based on the No-Moh, Due by Vegusto

Vegusto’s Swiss vegan fondue