Many of our guests like to know if there are any vegan restaurants in Zermatt, or if it’s possible to buy vegan food in the shops in Zermatt if you are self-catering.
Although Switzerland does not have a reputation for vegan and vegetarian food, you might be surprised to learn that there is a reasonable choice of vegan restaurants in Zermatt. And when you extend that to vegetarian restaurants, Zermatt has even more options.
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Zermatt
For guests eating out there are a number of vegan restaurants in Zermatt and a larger choice of vegetarian options. In no particular order, these are some that are available in the resort:
This simple, trendy restaurant mainly offers burgers and Indian fusion food, but their menu includes a veggie burger that can be prepared vegan upon request, salads, samosas and a tasty vegetable korma curry.
The Pipe offers a modern Afro-Indian fusion menu, including a wine list of award-winning South African wines. Their recipes are inspired by a tribal past and have both vegan and vegetarian friendly choices. The pipe will also prepare a special meal for you to your requirements – you just need to ask!
The falafel wrap or Thai vegetable noodles – fresh vegetables stir fried with ginger, garlic and soy sauce finished with a Thai chili and coriander sauce, and tossed with egg noodles – are both popular options.
Chinese restaurants are often a good option for vegans and the China Garden is one of the best vegan restaurants in Zermatt.
There couldn’t be more contrast between the traditional Swiss cuisine and the spicy and exotic specialities prepared by their Chinese staff in this modern restaurant. Head Chef Chen Lijun and the China Garden Team have been been awarded 14 Gault Millau points.
A selection of vegetarian and vegan options available at the China Garden are shown below:
This more traditional restaurant has a vegetarian menu with a great selection of Italian vegetarian dishes. Why not try their vegetable salad with balsamic and pesto, rocket and Parmesan?
Other vegan restaurants in Zermatt include Gee’s, a small boutique venue with some vegan options. Try their Superfood Salad, with quinoa, avocado, olives, feta cheese, nuts, seeds, fruit and mixed salad leaves with honey and mustard dressing.
Can you buy Vegan food in Zermatt?
Vegans and vegetarians might be surprised to know that there is a wide variety of products available from the local Migros supermarket.
Brighde Reed recently put together a video (included below) which shows a large selection of soya products, kale burgers, vegetable spring rolls, meat-free nuggets and burgers, rice and almond milk, plenty of pulses, vegan mayonnaise and even vegetarian salami and milk free ice creams.
Vegan and Vegetarian Chalets in Zermatt
All guests staying in our Matterhorn Chalets’ catered chalets have their meals individually prepared by our chef, to fit any particular dietary requirements.
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or lactose-intolerant, our chef will prepare a delicious meal for you, to our usual high standards. Simply tell us what your requirements are when you book.
Catered Chalets in Zermatt
If you’re looking for an option that means you can have top quality vegan or vegetarian food prepared for you every day in your own catered chalet, then take a look at the chalets available on the Matterhorn Chalets website.
We have four chalets in Zermatt, suitable for groups of 6 to 12 and your private chef will cater to your specific requirements, saving you having to visit any of the vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Zermatt (other than on the chef’s night off).
Call Ed or Suzanne on +41 79 247 15 88 and we can ensure that we find the right chalet for you and make sure you have delicious meals prepared to your exact requirements.