16 Best Vegetarian Dishes in Switzerland And Vegan Swiss Food

Last updated on July 10th, 2021 at 02:26 pm

Today we will write about vegetarian dishes in Switzerland with the best 16 Swiss vegetarian dishes. You will find easy to find Vegan Swiss food while traveling in restaurants and supermarkets.

On average a meal in a sit-down restaurant in Switzerland will cost around 20-40 CHF per dish. Breakfast will usually be cheaper and dinner will usually be the most expensive. A coffee can cost 4 CHF, a beer 7 CHF and for dinks like cocktails expect to pay 11 CHF.

You will find in the supermarkets in Switzerland plenty of vegetarian choices like vegetarian sandwiches, yogurt, cheese and Swiss chocolate. Apart from this you can get vegetarian pizza and Swiss pasta with vegetables. Plus a lot of fresh vegetables, Bio and organic products in supermarkets and local farmers markets.

Is it possible to survive as vegetarian in Switzerland? Can you survive as a vegan in Switzerland? It will be easy there are a lot options for vegetarian food in Switzerland and a few vegan food in Switzerland. Keep reading below.

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Vegetarian Dishes in Switzerland And Vegan Swiss Food

1. ROSTI

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Rosti is of the most popular vegetarian dishes in Switzerland food to try. You can have Rosti for breakfast, lunch or dinner as Swiss vegetarian food. There are different types of rosti usually mixed fried eggs and potatoes and served in giant pancake could be similar to an omelette. You can add spinach, the egg on the top .You can find in local restaurants for 15-20 CHF is a good one for sharing.

2. RACLETTE

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Raclette is also a popular food that you can find in Switzerland. You will see locals love to enjoy raclette especially in family and friends meet ups. Raclette is cheese melted that you can eat with bread, meat and vegetables. You cook in the middle of the table in a small pan!

3. CHEESE FONDUE

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Cheese Fondue is another popular vegetarian dish to try in Switzerland. Fondue is Swiss melted cheese served in a pot heated and eaten you eat with bread using forks. It can be also make with chocolate. Price per person can be around 15-20 CHF in restaurants.

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4. GEMISCHTER SALAT

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Gemischter Salat is a mixed salad vegan Swiss food. It’s one of the easiest Swiss dish to prepare with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and you can add onion, oil and vinegar. A delicious and healthy dish. Price of the dish is around 15 CHF.

5. ÄLPLERMAGRONEN

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Älplermagronen also called Alpine macaroni is essentially Swiss macaroni with cream, onions and cheese with potatoes. It’s also popular in the mountains and Swiss vegetarian dishes with Italian influence. Price of Alpine macaroni dish is around 20-25 CHF.

6. TARTIFLETTE

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Tartiflette is the next one in the list of Swiss vegetarian dishes coming from Alps. You will have to cook the potatoes, with cheese, spinach and onions. Tartiflette is served warm and it’s a perfect dish to eat after winter activities.

7. WALLISER KÄSESCHNITTE

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Walliser Käseschnitte one of the most delicious vegetarian dishes in Switzerland that you can have for lunch with gratinated cheese on the top of the brown bread. It’s a perfect dish for lunch and prices are around 15-20 CHF.

8. BASLER MEHLSUPPE FLOUR SOUP

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Basler Mehlsuppe Flour Soup is made of toasted flour in the pan with onion and wine. You will have to boil the soup and you can add some cheese and toast bread to eat. It’s great to eat in winter season since you have to eat the soup warm.

9. Gerstensuppe Swiss Alp Barely Soup

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Gerstensuppe Swiss Alp Barely Soup is perfect for winter time as one of the best vegetarian dishes in Switzerland. You can add onions, leek, carrots, celery and bay leaf. After hiking it will be perfect to get the best energy. Price of the dish is around 20 CHF.

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10. BIRCHERMÜESLI

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Birchermüesli is a popular breakfast in Switzerland. It’s simple and easy to make with oats and you can add nuts, apple, banana with milk or yogurt. There is no strict rule depending what you prefer to add.

11. SWISS CHEESE

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Swiss cheese is very popular around the world and obviously is a Switzerland vegetarian food that you must try. There are different cheeses like Alpine cheeses (hard or semi hard cheeses) and the Alps cheeses softer which are the most popular all over Europe.

12. ZOPF BREAD

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Zopf Bread is typical for breakfast in Switzerland. It’s made of white flour, milk, eggs, butter and yeast. Zopf Bread has a sweet taste and you can find in the bakery. It’s also served in countries around like Italy, Austria, France and Germany.

13. Pretzels

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Pretzel is a type of baked pastry made from dough very popular also in Germany. You will find in the supermarkets and local markets everywhere in Switzerland this salty bread.

14. Roasted Chestnuts

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Roasted Chestnuts is my favorite one in the list. Tasty and warm you can find them in the markets in small trucks in Switzerland. You can buy them a small bag for 5 CHF.

15. SWISS CHOCOLATE

Switzerland is popular because of the chocolates over the world. You have to try them if you want for cheaper price get them in the supermarkets. There are also souvenir shops everywhere selling Swiss chocolate.

16. SWISS MERINGUE

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Swiss Meringue is made from whipped egg whites and sugar. You can add lemon and cream a perfect homemade dessert for Switzerland. You can find in cafes and restaurants especially in Ticino Region in Switzerland.

WHERE TO STAY IN SWITZERLAND

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There’s no lack of hostels, backpacker inns, and budget hotels anywhere in Switzerland. These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Switzerland. If you are looking for mid budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

There are also Airbnb for 60-80 CHF and you can get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB when you sign up with us!

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!