Last week the World Meat Free Week took place: A week without meat. As a child i couldn’t conceive a life without meat but attitudes and cuisine has moved on so much. So if you want to try a week without meat I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite vegan treats. The journey travels through the city, and from burgers to the exotic and whilst not all of the restaurants are vegan or even vegetarian they all serve wonderful vegan food.
Bild: Daizy Sharing Is Caring
In my opinion shared plates are best at «Daizy,» in the Binz area of town. «Daizy,» turned me head to such a degree that i returned with all my friends. And everyone could find something they liked from a pretty comprehensive vegan selection.
If you are out and about on a Thursday then i can recommend «Zum Goldenen Fass.» They serve a «Vegan Tavolata,» for an unbeatable CHF 35.
If you love soup then there are three great choices depending on where you are in the city. I can recommend «Beetnut» in Europaallee, «Roots» at the main station or Schanzengraben and finally, «Simply Soup» in Kreis 4 nearby Bahnhof Wiedikon.
Fancy an Indian?
If a bit of Asian spice gets the mouth watering then take tram 14 to Oerlikon and try «Dapur». Their Indonesian food will cart you to Jakarta in no time. If you prefer the taste of the sub-continent take the tram a little further…or to the opposite end of the line. Because at both ends of the 14 tram there is a «Tamarind Hill», an Indian restaurant with a great selection of vegan food.
Bild: Barranco / Nadine Kädi
My new discovery in district 4 is the Peruvian restaurant «Barranco». This is not only a dream for vegans but for all people who like good food. (read my review here) On the menu are four wonderful vegan dishes that stand as equals (or superiors,) amongst their meaty counterparts.
I love a buffet for lunch but in the evening too? There is a fantastic vegan buffet at «Sacred» and if you have a vegetarian boyfriend/girlfriend you’ll know, (or be sick to death of,) «Samses». There is also a fantastically priced Asian buffet at «Chimy's» which, at CHF 26 for all you can eat, is a bargain.
For vegan pizza the road always leads me to «Stripped Pizza» because the selection is as big as the taste. That reminds me, i’ll have to visit soon...
My pick for vegan burgers is the ironically named «The Butcher» where they serve an excellent falafel burger. I’m not a massive fan of beetroot but the beetroot and hemp patty was surprisingly good.
Scream For Ice Cream?
Most sorbets are vegan so you’ll find a vegan option in most gelateria. If you want more choice (or can’t work out what’s vegan and what’s not,) the «Vegelateria» is the place for you.
My Extra Tip For The Summer: Chuck a couple of Falafel, a pita bread and hot peppers on the grill. Once the falafel and peppers are in the bread add some tomato-soy-yoghurt mix for a delicious vegan kebab. En Guete.
With all the hot weather we’ve been having it’s great to get out on the water and enjoy the lake. Temperatures are often noticeable lower when you leave the shore so it provides some respite from the sweltering heat of the city. But
2. Lake or river? Water sports in Zurich
Okay, so we’re not basking on the coast of Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the water. At destinations along Lake Zurich there are different types of water sports to choose from – and learning
3. Meatloaf? No, It's Fleischkäse.
What is «Fleischkäse»? If you translate directly you get a distinctly unappetising sounding «meat cheese» but the closest you can get in English is meat loaf which doesn’t really do it justice. The best thing to is give it a try and
1. Urban Signs Photo Trip
Take part in Ron's Urban Signs Photo trip. If you come across any unusual signs, shop windows, adverts or street art in your world travels, take a picture and upload it to the website. Limit yourself to your very best shots from where
2. Nature Photography
Images far from urban life
3. Zurich Photo Trip
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
3. Ooki: All the way from Tokyo
Whenever a new Japanese restaurant opens somewhere, you can be sure that I’m not far behind. This new locale is called Ooki and serves gyoza, ramen, tempura, udon, Japanese curries and sake. The interior is very authentic, the
An ice cream pop up? Now? In summer? Who comes up with these crazy ideas? But nevertheless a new ice cream pop up is starting this Thursday in the Plaza Bar with the ice cream provided by new producers Nanimale . They are open from Wednesday to Sunday so if you are in the neighbourhood pop in and give them a try.
I've just been refused entry to a cafe in Zurich because their Vaccine app doesn't recognise my UK vaccination certificate.
The owners of the app tell me there are no plans to fix this.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Does anyone have any suggestions?