The number of vegetarians in the world is constantly increasing as well as in the Fit ‘n’ Tasty team ! We are slowly becoming more conscious about our eating habits and how they affect our planet. Too much meat = climate change, more world hunger and health issues for us so why not try to lean into a more plant based diet? You would think that as a vegetarian it is difficult to eat out? Not anymore. Most restaurants have a vegetarian option and the number of exclusively vegetarian or vegan restaurants is increasing. Take a look at our list of the best animal friendly restaurants on the riviera.

1. The american: Veganopolis

vegan – gluten free on Wednesdays and Fridays

Opened at the begining of autumn, the Veganopolis café is already the place to be for Lausanne’s hipster tribe. The Veganopolis collective was already hosting Les midis vegan and the Vrunch,  two vegan Pop up take aways in Lausanne which were two huge successes. You will not leave this small but charming café hungry ! You can choose from burgers, huge sandwiches, thaï plates, chili sin carne, desserts. They even use veganaise (vegan mayonnaise) ! We had the kidney bean burger with the delicious homemade fries and a gigantic cookie ! Delicious.

Screenshot 2015-11-13 14.44.24

Screenshot 2015-11-04 15.12.32

Screenshot 2015-11-13 14.44.08

Avenue des Bains 4C, 1007 Lausanne

2. The most friendly: Tibits

vegetarian – vegan on Thursdays

Ok, it’s not really in our region … yet ! Finally, Tibits is arriving in Lausanne ! Already present in most of the swiss german cities (Zurich, Bern, Basel, Luzern) this restaurant is now an institution. Always full of cool people, Tibits is a very charming spot to eat delicious vegetarian food, drink juices and relax or work for a bit on their big comfy couches. The vegetarian buffet has a variety of food from different regions of the world. You can try somme hummus with an asian vegan wok for example. Trust us, vegetarian or not, you will love Tibits.

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.02.04

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.02.26

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.01.48

adresse lausannoise à venir

3. The most “genevois”

vegan – raw – allergy free food

No gluten, no dairy, vegan, egg-free, organic, raw … everything is possible at Helveg café. This restaurant has great ethics, its 100% cruelty free, and tries to give us the purest food on the market. We tried the raw menu and had a lot of food unveiling all the different ingredients that were used: alga salad with spirulina biscuit, meat free brochette made of grains: everything was delicious and our stomachs felt good. We also had a beautiful raw chocolate fondant that totally blew our minds. Don’t forget to check out their boutique at the back of the restaurant. They have all of the macrobiotic food you need.

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.06.54


Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.06.14

Avenue de Miremont 31 ter, 1206 Genève

4. The trendy one: Vert Attitude

vegetarian – vegan

A bit like Tibits, this vegetarian buffet is brought to you by the owners of Paku Paku and Misulji. There are more than 20 different dishes, hot or cold, vegetarian or vegan. Also in the theme of fusion food, the dishes have influences from lebanese, french, thaï and chinese cuisine. The price is calculated by the weight of your plate !  A beautiful spot to have lunch on the terrace in summer and to have dinner. You can also take away if you are in a hurry. On Sundays, Vert Attitude proposes a brunch until 3pm. We really enjoyed eating there and we confirm that this place is 100% boyfriend approved !

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.19.06

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.19.36

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.20.06

Rue du Nant 2, 1207 Genève

5. The most ecological  : Quinte et sens

vegan – raw – gluten free

All of vegan restaurants are ecological by nature but this one takes it a step further. Quinte et Sens focuses on generating the least waste possible. We can give them a big clap because they have decided to serve all of their food in lovely glass jars. When you are done eating by the lake, you can brung back your jars and get your 1CHF deposit back. Located by the lake in Vevey, this restaurant offers vegan and raw vegan organic food. They work with the Raw Lab to make healthy and raw desserts which are exquisite.  We had the raw cauliflower taboulé with a veggie lasagna and it was delish ! Of course we tried the cacao and date dessert as well. We definitely recommend it. Check out the incredible store at the back of the restaurant. They have anything from fresh organic veggies to vegan cheese and all the organic products a health foodie could dream of !

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.57.06

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.56.08

Screenshot 2015-11-13 15.57.41

Rue de l’hôtel de ville 11, 1800 Vevey

6. The most discreet: Aux Deux Portes

vegan – organic – no refined sugar or palm oil – locally sourced products – gluten free

Café, catering, organic shop, cooking workshop and art gallery: the owners of Aux Deux Portes are definitely busy bees ! This restaurant is entirely organic and vegan, they even refuse to use palm oil and refined sugar ! We like the way they take these issues very seriously. The meals are very well balanced between vegan protein, grains and veggies as well as adapted to the seasons. The desserts are really yummy and there are even gluten free options. Pure bliss.

Screenshot 2015-11-19 09.27.36

Screenshot 2015-11-19 09.28.25

Screenshot 2015-11-19 09.29.00

11 rue Schaub, 1202 Genève