A few years ago, it was nearly impossible to find a cafe offering soy milk for our cappuccino’s. Today, the city is filled with new restaurants that are fully dedicated to the vegan lifestyle, and a few other’s with a tasty vegan option on the menu. We asked VegansofZuri for some of their favorite destinations for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Tea-time and Dinner…and added in a few of our own! Enjoy!
The ultimate juice bar and breakfast spot, serving cold pressed juices, raw almond milk and healthy fruit shakes. Set within a little enclave, this hidden gem is the place to go to nourish and revitalize you body. We recommend their iced almond matcha, superfood acai bowl and beautiful oatmeal porridge topped with peanut butter, fruits and berries of your choice, plus they also serve some tasty bagels and quinoa bowls. Grab a seat in their cute outdoor space surrounded by tropical plants and enjoy some laid-back vibes.
Perfect for lunch, exceptional for brunch! We love going to Roots for a smoothie or healthy bite for lunch…especially before a train journey since their first location is conveniently close to Zurich’s HB (did you know they are also in Balboa Fitness, Indigo Fitness and now offering daily lunch delivery to Birdhaus social club?!) Their menu is completely vegan, including simply delicious and nutritious buddha bowls and the like. The secret, however, is that one of Zurich’s best weekend brunch with vegan tofu scrambles and protein pancakes is at roots.
A convenient pit-stop whilst shopping near Bahnhofstrasse. Just inside the Jelmoli food court downstairs, you’ll find this healthy take-away destination serving up soups, fresh juices, sandwiches and salads, all vegetarian but with lots of vegan options. Our favorites include their vegan cheese and broccoli wrap with avocado and quinoa, the fennel countdown salad, and the ‘Butter Me Up’ smoothie with vegan ice-cream. They also have a special meal deal for students, so no need to break the bank.
Yummy in my tummy! Check out this cozy restaurant located at Europaalle. A menu filled with foods that are delicious, healthy, and very creative. With a neighborhood atmosphere and a super friendly staff, you are sure to find a nice time in Beetnut!
Buon Appetito! Forget everything you knew about pizza. Stripped Pizza brings your favorite food completely new to the table, free from all artificial additives and free from boredom, that’s for sure! Stripped pizza is way more than just a restaurant. Check out their platform of regional artists, young musicians, and creative thinkers. You can always find small exhibitions and events to attend, plus a menu filled with delicious plates!
Rebranded under new management since March 2018, Cafe Complet deserves a category of it’s own. From “all day breakfast” and a 100% plant-based lunch menu to Sunday Brunch on reservations only, private coaching and special events such as yoga+brunch…as well as a special community vegan dinner one Saturday per month, there is a whole lot of love and heart that goes into this lifestyle destination. The vintage style restaurant is a bright and open space inviting you to come in and be inspired.
The fun Café and Teahouse Miyuko serves it all when it comes to tea-time! Cakes, scones, breakfast and afternoon tea all inspired by Japanese cuisine with a trendy french twist. Conscious of quality and not quantity, Miyuko’s creators are ready to serve you! In need of an “out of this world” birthday cake? Check out their gallery of cakes and be blown away by their unique and creative talent!
Filled with love and exotic personality, this neighborhood juice bar is serving up authentic desserts such as vegan cheese cake, along with lunch specials that include bagels with cashew cream cheese, daily soup, salad and rice noodle bowls. It is best to arrive early before they sell out (which they frequently do!) and if you bring your own glass or tupperware enjoy saving a Franc. Not sure what to order? The Matcha Latte is delicious!
Innovative dishes with exquisite plating that’s more akin to edible works of art. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, then their five-course tasting menu is the perfect treat with elegant sounding dishes such as wild garlic ravioli and cauliflower with truffle jus. Instead of relying on meat substitutes they put the focus firmly on local and regional food, showcasing vegetables in their purest form. It’s definitely one to impress and blow-the -budget.
Let your eyes wander over their delicious buffet and send your taste buds on a culinary journey! It’s so easy! Take what you want and pay as you go at only 3.90 CHF / 100g. Committed to serving meals to fulfill a healthy and balanced diet, SamSes dishes are prepared fresh just for you. Check out their yummy coffee roasted right here in Zurich. Check out their Buffet Monday every third Monday of every month!
Enjoy culinary delights and drinks from Eritrea and Ethiopia in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Mesob is dedicated to the East African specialties. Enjoy your meal while sitting in a traditionally furnished room on Tempelhofer Ufer. Check out their coffee ceremony for something you’ve surely never seen before!
Incredibly popular, Hiltl, is the place to win over your non-vegan friends and family. With an impressive self-service veggie and vegan buffet that seems to go on for miles, you can simply choose which ever plant-based dishes take your fancy and the price is then calculated by the final weight of your plate. It’s impossible not to get carried away and want to try a bit of everything but just make sure to save some space for their legendary desserts including hot chocolate fudge cake, hazelnut mousse and mango chai pudding. We’ve even been known to skip mains altogether and just indulge in their sweets with a warm vegan beverage.
The Sacred mit Vegelateria
Acclaimed as the first fully vegan and organic restaurant in Zurich since 2013, you can find many raw dishes, tasty cakes, vegan ice-creams “Vegelato” and Soyananda products for individual sale (vegan sour cream, fresh cheese and fermented soy products). The lunch buffet offers just the right amount of selections for a filling meal to satisfy every tastebud.
It’s not a diet, LEANbyalex is a program that will teach you to eat clean food in proper portion sizes with daily meals that are made with pure love. The best advantage is that you do not need to cook (for yourself) for 5 full days and your meals are delivered to your door by bicycle if you live in Zurich’s city center. Each evening you will receive the next day’s meals which include a 100% natural, organic, plant-based and gluten-free smoothie for breakfast, immune booster shot, a whole food bowl for lunch, and cleansing soup for dinner. The weekend is yours to indulge, but after eating clean for 5 days, you will see how fabulously clean, lean and strong you feel…you may just wish to continue for the recommended two to three weeks in a row.
Vegan Velo x roots
Since Nov 2016, two carnivores with free spirits realized they felt a hell of a lot better eating Vegan and they wanted to make healthy eating more accessible to others despite busy work schedules…so they started cycling their way around Zurich with healthy pots of green goodness. In partnership with roots, simply choose what you wish to enjoy for your mid-day meal by 11.00 each day and your lunch box will be delivered between 11.30-12.30. The CHF 10 deposit for the lunchbox is refundable and delivery fee is CHF 5 on a minimum order of CHF 20.