Is it hard to find vegetarian food in Switzerland?

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Jul 16, 2019 - 9:40 PM


We are vegetarian and traveling through Switzerland. Is it difficult to find food that we can eat? Are there any excellent Vegetarian/Vegan restaurants in any location ?

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Jul 17, 2019 - 6:52 AM

Hi Poncedelon,

That's no problem at all. There are vegetarian options in almost all restaurants, and supermarkets offer plenty as well. Please also see outswitzerland/culture history/food. There are not many restaurants that offer vegetarian good only though. Most offer meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.

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Jul 18, 2019 - 4:46 AM

You may download happycow app. It lists veg options in any place

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Jul 24, 2019 - 12:16 PM in reply to Shroffchetan

Very helpful - wasn’t aware of the app. Thank you!

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Jul 25, 2019 - 11:53 PM


The oldest vegetarian restaurent in the world is in Zürich. The Haus Hiltl was established in 1898 and is just off the Bahnhofstrasse.



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