As I moved to Bern in January, I thought I would go to loads of vegan restaurants and try all the hidden gems in the Swiss capital. Seems that in the end this plan didn’t work out. Hospital work took more time and energy as I would have ever imagined and finding vegan options was not always easy (i.e. swiss cheese on errrrrrything!), espacially in the hospital where there are junk filled vending machines in every corridor and the staff restaurants seem to only serve cheese fondu or Rösti with bacon. And let’s not even talk about the prices. However I did manage to go to a few restaurants and test a few take-outs.
O M G. I cannot even tell how delicious this place is! Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of our big vegan platter, but you should definitely check this place out. They serve traditional ethiopian food like their sour dough pancakes with loads of veggies, beans and lentils on top. Yum!
One of my go to addresses and all time favourite is Tibits. With two locations in the city and a massive vegetarian and vegan buffet this place is perfect to have a quick bite or get yourself some take out for your next Netflix session. Omnivore approved!
Pulled seitan kebab from Tibits
Kung Fu Burger
This is a strange place. Completely Asian decor with American style burgers. Still not sure if I like this concept or not. However the Beet Burger was really good as were also the country potatoes.
Not the cheapest sushi in town, but probably the best. This was a huge platter, which was originally vegetarian, but they made us an all vegan version. Yum!
This was my favourite take away during the last months. You can basically create your own bowl of food with rice, rice noodles, veggies, tofu and different toppings and sauces. I always went for the tofu cashew bowl as it has marinated kale in it which I absolutely adore.
When it comes to grocery shopping I believe that the local supermarkets do offer a lot of vegan options which are also clearly marked. However things are pretty pricey and I most of the time just stuck to potatoes and bananas. As for organic health food stores there’s an Egli store located in the ground floor of the main train station.
For more ideas on how to eat vegan in Bern check out my favourite blog Des Fräuleins Besuche with various options throughout whole Switzerland.
Have you ever been in Bern? Do you have any secret spot I should try before I leave? Let me know in the comments below.