All Reviews by Chrige D
Bleicherstrasse 23, Luzern, Switzerland
more show than glow
15 May 2011
I really try to support all veg kitchens and enterprises so I've eaten here twice and as a vegan i must say that it is absolutely boring and overpriced. For starters, there is little option beyond a standard salad but i gave it a try: it was a banana soup that was so over-salted i needed a litre of water and lots of bread just to get it down. there was one option for main course: pasta with tofu. hmmmm, not exactly the creativity i look for when eating out, especially at an "upscale" veg resto. the vegan dessert which is only one choice, is fruit "carpaccio". AKA expensive sliced fruit. the interior design is where they've put a lot of their creativity and investment. it's lovely. the only atmospheric set-back is that this restaurant shares space and/or owns a sushi restaurant that is adjoining. so you may want to take that into consideration if you are not fond of fishy, non-veg sushi smell wafting in the air. perhaps for lacto-ovo vegetarians, it's better with more choice but as a vegan, i will not go back. too bad because luzern could really do with a good, progressive veggie resto.
Museumstrasse 10, Bern, Switzerland
vegheads and museum goers
15 May 2011
good little cafe/resto near some of the museums in bern. across the street is the museum of communication and quite a few others nearby.
i usually just have a soup, salad and sweet here. good coffee and teas too.
Via della Motta 10, Locarno, Switzerland
colorful india and espresso cups
18 Jan 2011
Govinda is a wonderful veggie find in the narrow scenic streets of old town locarno. beautiful colors and tastes of india mixed with perfect swiss italian style AND "alternativa espresso"! In the mild winter months of Ticino, they have a cozy fireplace to warm you up along with your chai. Excellent food, quiet location, friendly efficient staff. I went in the morning so I had an apple samosa with orzo espresso and a yogi tea. Divine smell of indian flavours wafted out of the kitchen for the buffet. i vow to come back and eat a "real" meal! Lovely choice of decor and dishes!
Bubenbergplatz 10, Bern, Switzerland
Here and Now...
16 Nov 2014
Small, clean, friendly, yoga-ish atmosphere. Vegan and veg daily specials and large salads. Just watch out for the potato salad part of the mixed salad if you're vegan. Portions are generous and price is relatively inexpensive...for Switzerland. Quality and taste is ok but nothing special. Across the street is a Starbucks where you can get your soy chai latte afterwards ;-)
Updated from previous review on Thursday October 08, 2009
Updated from previous review on Tuesday February 26, 2013
Sihlstrasse 28, Zurich, Switzerland
BEST of everything!
15 May 2011
I am practically tethered to this place when I'm in Zurich. gorgeous buffet with so many amazing vegan choices. lots of fusion dishes, lovely salads and juice bar to live for. i love the history of the place too: first veg resto in europe! the interior design is done by U.K. designer Tricia Guild and feels super stylish, fresh, contemporary and comfortable. easy to relax, eat, drink a chai, do some work or chill with friends. the formal service restaurant is really great too. delicious menu options with nice airy, light filled views. you can also check out the kitchen through glass windows. make a reservation, it gets booked especially on weekends. it's a bit pricey but totally worth it.
Obere Hauptgasse 55, Thun, Switzerland
a veggie treasure!
13 Oct 2009
Every time i visit Thun, I try to eat here for either lunch or dinner. Made with so much love, the food is veg and vegan and although it's Indian, it is Ayurvedic which means that it is not killer spicy hot, and not "typical" Indian food. Just ultra-pranalicious! There are usually about 7 different dishes to choose from plus a couple different desserts. Also their Chai is amazing (if vegan you can have it without milk). Nice atmosphere in a light-filled, natural room overlooking the main street of the old town. The owner also gives ayurvedic cooking classes.
Ferenciek tere 2, Budapest, Hungary
Fabulous Hungarian Vegan Specialities - Don't Miss
10 May 2011
If you are vegan and enjoy, or want to try, hearty, flavourful hungarian food made with so much love then you must go and eat here. first trip to budapest was a wonderful experience as a vegan with so many options but by far, this was my fave. the portions are huge, like family style, so best if you can share. i ate some hungarian cabbage roll with filling over mashed potatoes. i am still looking for a way to make those potatoes at home. amazing. and the deserts, well the creamy cakey that everyone else has raved about...is true. xtra yumyum. so if you are in budapest and especially if you are vegan..don't feel left out on all the amazing hungarian food around you....GO and EAT here!!!!
Bahnhofstrasse 3, Steffisburg, Switzerland
15 May 2011
Fantastic new place for raw foodies and those who love them! I attended a special gourmet "living food" dinner and it was really wonderful - the food, the atmosphere, the service and the other guests! Went back the following week to purchase some products and had a super good green smoothie, raw blueberry un-cheezcake and chocolate truffles. The quality of everything is the highest and you feel it the moment you walk in and experience all the amazing raw food products: fresh pressed oils, sprouts, nuts, dried fruits, chocolates, etc... it's like a little swiss quality raw paradise. all the oils are so fresh, delicious and far superior to anything found in traditional stores..you will definately taste, feel and see the difference. yes you pay more but when you are into raw cuisine, you know the importance of pure flavours, high raw quality and freshness. if you want to eat something more besides smoothie, juice, sweets, give them a call beforehand and ask. for anyone who eats a raw diet or is interested in knowing more and experimenting, visit here and get inspired.
Ob Hauptgasse 20, Thun, Switzerland
Great bio shop in Thun
16 Nov 2014
One of my favorite bio shops. Like stepping into an old-time General Store with the cool, subtle swiss design details. Really good selection and I like that the owner provides dedicated shelf space to selected producers/wholesalers like the Naturkostbar from Thun (raw food products) and another one from Italy. Good cosmetic section too.
Bahnhofplatz 10, Berne, Bern, Switzerland
Best in Bern
15 May 2011
Whatever your food preference..veg, vegan, omni, Tibits is one of the best places in Bern for fresh, delicious, healthy food. super convenient as it's located at the train station and nice views with big windows right on the main entrance. outdoor seating available too. great buffet with lots of choices -warm and cold, specialty coffees, juice "cocktails", and yummy soups and sandwiches too. if you're vegan, try an apple turnover or the dinkelgipfeli (spelt croissant) with your soymilk "schale" (large cup of cafe and soymilk!). delicious in every sense. would be helpful if they would designate which buffet items are vegan, although it's pretty obvious.