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That one is great too - I heard that it is actually run by the same people who own Tibits?
The other way around. Hiltl helped Christian, Daniel and Reto Frei who own Tibits to get started.
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Re: Vegetarian restaurant in Zurich

Ah so not the same people but connected - cool.
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Re: Vegetarian restaurant in Zurich

My favorite is tibits. I haven't been to Hilti before but I heard that's even better!
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Re: Vegetarian restaurant in Zurich

Hiltl is the best with the widest choice but Tibits is good too though much less choice less choice. It is really worth trying Samses in Langstrasse. Decent food, nice buffet, vegan dishes etc. Not as posh or as huge as Hiltl but good value for money.
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Re: Vegetarian restaurant in Zurich

I also recomment Tibits. You can choose from a big variety of food, and the atmosphere is nice and reasonable prices.

http://www.tibits.ch/d/restaurants-take-away/zuerich/
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Re: Vegetarian restaurant in Zurich

Hiltl or Tibits! Delicious food and the staff is great.
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

Just got back fro HILTL.... THE BOMB !!! Oldest vegetarian restaurant in the WORLD !!!

Night, I'm stuffed...
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

But Khan's is not a vegetarian restaurant!
They do serve veg food though apart from non veg food.

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There is nothing better than Hiltil and Tibits, infact, every now and then I crave their food..........like now for instance.....

Khans in the Neiderdorf, is a good Indian restaurant.
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Old 25.10.2012, 11:14
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

samses
hiltl
tibits
biosumo
hitzberger
cafe miyuko
cafe zähringer

many of them are also vegan.
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Old 25.10.2012, 11:28
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Just got back fro HILTL.... THE BOMB !!! Oldest vegetarian restaurant in the WORLD !!!

Night, I'm stuffed...
I know several restaurants in China that would beg to differ on the "Oldest in the world" claim.

That said (and not having tried Hiltl yet), Tibits is good and diverse, and there seem to be lots of Indian joints around which should be good for a veg option.
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

what exactly do vegans eat?


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cafe miyuko
cafe zähringer

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Old 25.10.2012, 12:31
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

http://www.tandoori-bbq.ch/

Excellent Indian restaurant with all you can eat lunch buffet (veg and non-veg options).
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

Maison Blunt is another option. It's near the Langstrasse, and it's Moroccan food, not solely Vegetarian but a lot of options and the food is really good.
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

too Indian but a vegetarian restaurant.

http://www.krishnaas.ch/
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what exactly do vegans eat?
jfgi?! more than i could ever imagine! in the last decade a vegan cuisine has established and its much more than just "seeds".

check the menu here

http://www.zest-leipzig.de/

the best vegan restaurant i have ever been to ( and no, i am not vegan, not even vegetarian but i love the food)
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Re: Good vegetarian or vegetable-rich restaurant in Zurich?

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Hi everyone:

I have tried Google and recommendations from friends, but have had no luck in finding a good vegetarian restaurant in Zurich. So my vegetarian friend always ends up eating plain pasta or an iceberg salad.

I know that there is a vegetarian restaurant next to the Hauptbanhof, but it is always closed when we're ready to eat.

Does anyone have any recommendations? It doesn't have to be fully vegetarian--just a place that has a good selection of non-meat dishes. I'd be very grateful. Thanks.
I find the question to be very odd to be honest. Pretty much every restaurant and cuisine has standard menu options which have no meat in them and the idea of only being able to eat unsauced pasta or salad is not something I recognise in any place that I have lived for the past 10 years.

The only time I see occasional "slips" are when a vegetable soup is made with chicken stock or something like that - but the era of "yet another omelette" is long over.
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but why not support restaurants that dont sell meat at all?

like the bona dea, one at the zurich hb, top right corner of the building, close to the cab/taxi zone.
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but why not support restaurants that dont sell meat at all?

like the bona dea, one at the zurich hb, top right corner of the building, close to the cab/taxi zone.
Why make it political? Support restaurants that serve good food you like to eat - I'm fully behind the idea of vegetarians having access to good, interesting food wherever they choose to dine, but I don't see why it must be exclusionary.
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Why make it political? Support restaurants that serve good food you like to eat - I'm fully behind the idea of vegetarians having access to good, interesting food wherever they choose to dine, but I don't see why it must be exclusionary.
same here, but i find the idea of a vegetarian or vegan restaurants good.
because you could extend that to why a bio market or bio farm? why this, why that? what i have heard when i spoke with veg restaurant owners (eg the only vegan hotel in germany so far in Konstanz) because people want to give a statement and that without the missionary-militant discussions. simply doing it by excluding animal produce from the menue. and for some guests it is important that the veg soup gets not done in a pan that cooked ochsenschwanzsuppe before.

from my view we eat way too much meat, dont know much (and even worse are not interested at all) about how the meat gets on your plate etc. it is time to think over and i love these restaurants.
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same here, but i find the idea of a vegetarian or vegan restaurants good.
because you could extend that to why a bio market or bio farm? why this, why that? what i have heard when i spoke with veg restaurant owners (eg the only vegan hotel in germany so far in Konstanz) because people want to give a statement and that without the missionary-militant discussions. simply doing it by excluding animal produce from the menue. and for some guests it is important that the veg soup gets not done in a pan that cooked ochsenschwanzsuppe before.

from my view we eat way too much meat, dont know much (and even worse are not interested at all) about how the meat gets on your plate etc. it is time to think over and i love these restaurants.
Because OP wasn't looking for a treatise on the politics of veg, veganism or organic farming, but instead for recommendations for places where vegetarians could find reasonable options. It was specified that the restaurant didn't have to be all veg - and I believe in answering people's questions without a salting of politics. This isn't about eating meat - this is about finding veg food. There is a difference.

In regards to your larger 'why', it has to do with the economics of it - specialty restaurants cater to the minority, and are therefore limited in scope. If the objective is 'ensure vegetarians have access to reasonable dining options when they eat out', then the voting with the wallet you are suggesting works better when addressing the mainstream, rather than the niche.

Simply put, vegetarian restaurants don't need convincing, but 'regular' restaurants do. One method encourages all restaurants to be accessible to all diners - while the other punishes most restaurants for catering to the majority by serving meat.

See the difference there? Amongst other things, pushing the 'eat no meat' argument instead of the 'offer veg food' argument alienates many people and reinforces the perception of vegetarians as militant nannyish dietary killjoys.

[edit, additional] I agree too many people don't know/care about where meat comes from. They also don't know/care where their veg comes from, nor do they tend to look deeper into the big business 'certification' programs for organic, fairtrade or GMO free. Agri-industry is flawed in many ways, and knowing what's going on is important - for ALL sides.

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