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.
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
- 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