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Meat-free cuisine in Zurich

Three steps to finding veggie heaven in Zurich

It's not as difficult as you think to find quality vegan restaurants in Zurich. Check out any of these places for scrumptious vegetable-infused menus.

Haus Hiltl

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Where better to experience meat-free cuisine in Zurich than the world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant? Opened in 1898 it is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the Hiltl family, and still serving up delectable veggie and vegan food in the chic main restaurant. There’s an extensive buffet, with over 100 dishes, or an enticing à la carte menu, which features Thai, Indian, Italian and a few Swiss options. Healthy, tasty and a must-do even for avowed carnivores. www.hiltl.ch

Roots

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If you think that vegan food is as exciting as cardboard, then this place will change your mind. Crunchy salads, hearty soups, tasty sandwiches and fruity smoothies: all freshly prepared for you by the charming guys behind the counter. There are a few eat-in seats but it’s also a popular take-away, making it a great central lunch stop while out shopping or sightseeing. www.rootsandfriends.com

Marktküche

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A relative newbie on the veggie scene, Marktküche is clearly making its mark, thanks to talented young chef (and owner) Tobias Hoesli. He conjures up the most dramatic creations from local and seasonal produce, all fresh from the markets. The colourful artistry on the plate is accentuated by the simple yet stylish décor in the restaurant. A feast for the eyes and the palate. www.marktkueche.ch

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