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EatRoamLive » Saint Pierre’s Immaculate, Modern, Michelin-Starred, French Vegetarian Menus

March 20, 2019

Saint Pierre at One Fullerton is a two Michelin-Starred restaurant that caters beautifully to those on plant-based diets, with its full-blown vegetarian menus. The restaurant is helmed by Chef Emmanuel Stroobant who hails from Belgium. Stroobant is vegetarian, so you can only imagine the finesse with which his vegetarian plates are executed.

In fact, Stroobant’s dishes are mostly vegetable forward. The chef has a spiritual view of cooking and believes in having a strong focus on health and wellness, which reflects in his cooking. His culinary style is a harmonious blend of European techniques with subtle touches of Southeast Asian cuisines, using only the finest seasonal ingredients paired with regional flavours and spices.

It is only natural then that Saint Pierre features amongst the most vegetarian-friendly Michelin starred restaurants in town, and rightly deserves the praise it gets.

The Ambience & Service

(Image source: Saint Pierre’s FB page)

Saint Pierre boasts of a stunning view of the waterfront, which is magnified by the floor-to-ceiling windows. We were seated facing the windows such that both of us could enjoy that picture perfect panorama of Marina Bay.

The main dining area has an open floor plan with dark brown hued interiors, copper toned curtains and bronze chandeliers. The interiors aren’t overpowering, creating a relaxed ambience.

The service is impeccable, the staff courteous and attentive. They give you a rundown of the food at the beginning of each course, explaining the dishes and the ingredients. The splendid service at Saint Pierre is definitely one of the reasons that elevate your dining experience.

The Culinary Journey

The culinary prowess of any Michelin Starred chef isn’t to be doubted. But what sets Emmanuel Stroobant apart is that in his plates vegetables aren’t an afterthought. Being vegetarian himself, Chef Stroobant brings a distinctive finesse to the vegetarian menus.

Yes, full vegetarian menus are available at Saint Pierre!

You can opt for the 5-Course Classic Menu (S$158++), 7-Course Discovery Menu (S$198++) or the 9-Course Adventure Menu (S$258++). Please do state your vegetarian preference while making your reservation and note that the 9-Course menu needs a heads up of at least 3 working days

While you can view the regular menus online, the vegetarian menus are seasonal and based on Chef’s choice. So, if you opt for one, be prepared to entrust your dining experience to the chef and embark on a culinary discovery based on the highlights of the season.

Chef Stroobant serves vegetarian courses that transcend simple fine dining. As I mentioned earlier, his contemporary French cuisine has notable Asian influences, with much of the produce sourced from Japan.

The meal starts with complimentary canapés to set the mood and give you a taste of what’s to come. The first course featured home-made bread with three flavoured butters (fermented black garlic, organic herbs and fleur de sel) alongside 5 appetisers featuring ingredients like eggplant, corn, fennel and zucchini. I also have to admit that this is one of those rare times that I ate, and relished, butter.

Next up is the beautifully plated Avocado (Hass avocado, holy basil, amera tomato, lily bulb). Followed by Pumpkin (Kabocha pumpkin, black truffle, holy basil, xeres) with generous shavings of black winter truffle.

Saison (Seasonal roots vegetables, wild mushroom and pickles) showcases vegetables at their finest; our version was done sans the mushrooms. Once again, the presentation of the dish leaves little to be desired.

Pretty Petit Fours at Saint Pierre (Image source: Saint Pierre’s website)

The main dish was followed by a dramatically presented dessert, followed by a dessert trolley wheeled out to our table. The trolley is loaded with a variety of petit fours – everything from chocolates and jelly to macaroons and gourmet pastries. I don’t think I did justice to the desserts, but if you have a sweet tooth, you can pick what you like and basically have a ball.

Vegetarian Dining at Saint Pierre is nothing short of spectacular – complete with the splendid view, the impeccable service and best of all, the sublime food.

Saint Pierre: 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02B One Fullerton, Singapore 049213. P: +65 6438 088. Website

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of EatRoamLive, Pooja’s enthusiasm for food and travelling is palpable from the variety and intensity with which she writes. A traveller at heart and a big-time foodie who is vegan, EatRoamLive was incepted with her desire to create a resource aimed at making dining out fun, and not restrictive, for veg(etari)ans. Not just (solely) veg(etari)an restaurants, she marks out places that serve sumptuous food with enough meat-free options. A hands-on mum to 3 young kids, the former architect and interior designer has her hands full juggling her love for writing, travelling and home.

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Luckily, this isn’t a problem for us here in the red dot. Wherever you go, you’re never too far from a resto that offers truly delicious vegetarian food, oftentimes in just about every regional and ethnic cuisine style to boot.

So if you just recently switched to a vegetarian or plant-based diet, in the process of doing it, or have been eating green for years, you won’t run out of dining joints here. To help you out, here’s a list of vegetarian restaurants in Singapore that can be your go-to next time you’re hankering for some delicious meals.

This article is part of our Mindful Living Guide to Singapore with tons of tips for happy, healthy and mindful living in Singapore.

Tea Villa Cafe

For the Tea Lovers

Love brunch and tea? Then this quaint, colorful cafe along East Coast Rd is a must-try for you. Aside from their all-day brunch menu (check out their eggless Belgian waffles and pancakes) with burgers, quick bites, and sandwiches, they also offer Italian, Mexican, Indian, and Lebanese food. 

Oh, and did we mention they have a selection of over 100 kinds of tea? Yep. Milk tea, herbal, fruity—you name it, they’ve got it. It’s the perfect place not just for full meals, but also if you and your friends are just in the mood for tea and delicious desserts. You can also book the cafe for private events.

Tea Villa Cafe
Address: 97 East Coast Road (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 85 184250
Links: Facebook, Instagram

Cafe Salivation

When You Just Can’t Live Without Pizza

Cafe Salivation in Little India has been serving delicious vegan and vegetarian food that fills you with “droolicious sensations” for more than 10 years. While their menu is pretty extensive—offering soups, pasta, desserts, Thai and Mexican food, rice dishes, etc.—their pizza concoctions deserve a special shout out because where else can you get vegetarian blackberry and basil three-cheese pizza??

True to their name, the stuff you’ll find on their menu really is enough to make people drool—vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Cafe Salivation
Address: 176 Race Course Road (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 6298 1412
Links: Website, Facebook

Herbivore

For Japanese Food Lovers

Being vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to miss out on sushi, udon, katsu, and your other favorite Japanese dishes. Herbivore is proud to be the first vegetarian Japanese restaurant in Singapore, built in 2010 by decades-long vegetarian Mr. Ho, along with Japanese chef Mr. Yasui Masa.

Although their menu is purely vegetarian, they also cater to non-vegetarians using mock meat and fish (unagi and salmon) in their dishes. So bring your friends to Fortune Centre and go ahead and have that salmon sashimi, totally guilt-free!

Herbivore
Address: 190 Middle Rd,  #01-13/14 Fortune Centre (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 6333 1612
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Joie by Dozo

For Date Nights and Fine Dining

With a rooftop garden and city lights as its backdrop, Joie by Dozo at Orchard Central is all about bringing ambience to modern meatless fine dining. And it certainly doesn’t hurt either that the restaurant’s team of international chefs do a superb job of showcasing contemporary Japanese and European dishes—all prepared without meat. 

Because they’re big on ambience, stepping into Joie makes you forget you’re smack in the middle of the busy shopping district. Plus, they have five rooms that you can also book for private functions or if you’re simply feeling fancy and don’t mind paying extra for additional privacy.

Joie by Dozo
Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #12-01 Orchard Central (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 6838 6966
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Lotus Vegetarian

If You Want a Little Bit of Everything

What do you do when you’re new to meatless eating and you’re curious and ready to try as many dishes as possible? Why, you go to a vegetarian buffet, of course! Lotus Vegetarian is one of the more well-known vegetarian buffet restaurants in Singapore, and they specialize in local and Chinese food.

If you start to feel overwhelmed by so many choices, you can opt for set meals for two or four people which offer a bit of everything, from soup to main dish and dessert. No need to miss out on laksa, chicken rice, and other famous Singaporean dishes, you can get the meatless, yet equally flavorful, versions here.

Lotus Vegetarian
Address: 1002 Tai Seng Ave, #01-2540 (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 6254 0090
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

VeganBurg

For Comfort Food Cravings, But Healthier

There are few things more Singaporean than a good chili crab, and just because you’re vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this. In VeganBurg, you can enjoy the famous chili crab flavor in a delicious, vegetarian burger!

From Hawaiian teriyaki to satay and smoky BBQ, they offer more than enough yummy flavors to get your burger cravings satisfied. The avocado beetroot burger is one of their best-sellers, but you can check out the full list of their delicious burger flavors and side dishes on their website. Drop by their store and see how they’re redefining comfort food by offering “burgers that make you and the planet happy.”

VeganBurg Singapore
Address: 44 Jalan Eunos (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 6844 6868
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Sufood Singapore

If You Want Taiwanese Flavors

Tired of people saying the vegetarian diet lacks protein? A visit to Sufood Singapore will immediately prove them wrong. This Taiwanese vegetarian chain first opened its doors in Singapore in 2014, and their goal is to provide protein and nutrient-packed dishes that are meat-free and will keep you fueled throughout your day.

They have set menus with 4, 6, or 8 courses, but you can also order a la carte if you want more options for pizza, pasta, salads, desserts, and more. Check out their website to learn all about their food philosophy and see their complete menu.

Sufood Singapore
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre #02-19 (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 6333 5338
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

The Boneless Kitchen

For Korean Food Lovers

The Boneless Kitchen prides itself on being the first meatless Korean restaurant in Singapore. Aside from their delicious dishes with ingredients sourced from Korea, another cool thing about this resto is they make sure to include people with special needs in their team and continually give back to the community.

The Boneless Kitchen is located in The Commerze @ Irving, but if you’re closer to the west, you can get your vegetarian K-food fix at their outlet/sister restaurant DAEHWA at the Galaxis building. Visit their website to make reservations and see the dishes offered at both DAEHWA and Boneless Kitchen.

The Boneless Kitchen
Address:
1 Irving Place #01-31 (Google Maps)
Phone:  +65 8457 6464
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Greendot Singapore

For a Yummy and Budget-Friendly Option

From being a small stall in Temasek Polytechnic in 2011, Greendot has grown exponentially to now having 12 outlets—still with the same principle of offering an Asian-fused, meat-free alternative to fast food to bring healthier options to the masses. This means having a budget-friendly and delicious menu that appeals not just to vegetarians, but also to the McDonald’s-loving youth and the larger, non-vegetarian population.

You can find Greendot in Plaza Singapura, One Raffles Place, Paya Lebar Square, Bugis Junction, and Bedok Mall, to name a few. See their full list of branches, their menu, as well as delivery deals on their website.

Greendot 
Address: Multiple outlets 
Phone: +65 6702 6621
Links: Website, Facebook, Instagram

Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant

For Never-Ending Options

Gokul is one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in Singapore, offering a la carte and buffet options for Indian, Asian (Singaporean, Malay, Chinese), and Western dishes. They literally have hundreds of options for food, drinks, and desserts, and all of them contain no eggs, onions, garlic, and MSG. Even your non-vegetarian friends would love the food here as they use mock meat with the same delicious flavor of popular dishes.

Located in Little India, Gokul also offers catering services for weddings and private events. It would be quite literally impossible to list here all the items in their menu (that’s how extensive it is!), so please visit their website for more details.

Gokul Vegetarian Restaurant
Address: 19 Upper Dickson Road (Google Maps)
Phone: +65 6396 7769
Links: Website, Facebook

There are so many other vegetarian restaurants we could include in this list! But alas, we don’t want you to get overwhelmed so we’re keeping this short and sweet. So say goodbye to bland dishes and sad-looking “salads”—no matter what you’re craving and the kind of vegetarian gastronomic experience you’re after, there are so many options waiting for you here in the red dot.

Did you know? 

This article is part of The Mindful Living Guide to Singapore – your guide to happy, healthy, and mindful living in the red dot. Click here to discover places and mindful activities that you and your whole family can enjoy.

The top vegetarian restaurants in Colombo, New York, Dubai, Singapore, London and Zurich | Condé Nast Traveller India

Vegetarian food is no longer a poorly thought-out list at the end of a restaurant menu. Across the world, restaurants are embracing the flavours of local vegetables and bringing a whole new range of food to the table. Here’s where you can find the best vegetarian food in Colombo, New York, Dubai, Singapore, London and Zurich-

COLOMBO 

RANBATH 

With produce sourced from its own organic farm, Ranbath offers a hearty taste of traditional Sri Lankan vegetarian cuisine. Make your own bowl with a generous serving of organic heirloom rice, heaped onto a lotus leaf, and accompanied by five vegan curries of your choice. End your meal with a banana and kithul treacle hopper or imbul kiribath (rice cake with treacle).
+94 773235555 

CAFÉ FRANÇAIS 

With its wooden flooring and rustic black-and-white tiles, vintage photos of France adorning the walls, and soft mood lighting, Café Français exudes a très chic French bistrot vibe. A Mediterranean menu includes French onion soup, gnocchi, assorted pasta, a gourmet burger with potato cake, grilled veggies, and tomato confit, and traditional French desserts like crème brûlée and lemon tart. Pair your meal with a curation of French wines or even Champagne.
cafefrancaisbypourcel.com 

FOOD STUDIO 

If you want to graze on a wide range of local and international cuisines, head over to Food Studio at the Colombo City Centre mall. This gourmet food court is home to 15 F&B offerings that give you a taste of Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, and even Portugal. Don’t miss the House on the Moon, a concept dessert bar that offers stunning deconstructed desserts paired with single-origin teas from all around Sri Lanka.
foodstudio.lk 

LIFE’S GOOD KITCHEN 

A charming little café with outdoor seating, Life’s Good Kitchen is known for its organic, healthy menu with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Expect juicy vegan burgers with dukkah-dusted cassava fries, roasted pumpkin salad, vegan falafel wraps, sourdough bagels, spaghetti with roasted pumpkin and eggplant, along with fresh juices.
Instagram-  @lifesgoodkitchen 

UPALI’S BY NAWALOKA 

Overlooking the serene Viharamahadevi Park, Upali’s is the place to go for authentic Sri Lankan flavours from all parts of the island. Take your pick from steaming curries (like hathmaluwa, a seven-in-one vegetable curry) with rice, hoppers, pittu, kottu roti, and more, served along with assorted sambols. They also offer a set lunch and a tasting plate for dinner.
upalis.com

DUBAI

COMPTOIR 102 

Housed inside a Californiastyle villa in old Jumeirah, Comptoir 102 is a chic French-owned concept store and organic café-restaurant offering a short, on-trend menu of vegetarian bites, sugar-free juices, and dairy-free smoothies. Come for a healthy breakfast of orange blossom chia pudding or gluten-free pancakes, or drop in for a quick lunch of green salad and labneh panini. Don’t miss the vegan, sugar-free house ice cream before you head out.
Instagram- @comptoir102 

LITTLE ERTH BY NABZ&G 

Taking the crown for Dubai’s best vegan restaurant in Zomato’s user choice awards, Little Erth is all about wholesome foods that are “full of earth’s positive energy” served in a warm, inviting ambience. Get the vegan cheese tartine, or the fully loaded Buddha Burger, or the flavour-packed veggie tofu bowl. They also offer hearty soups, stews, and curries — the creamy yet light butternut squash curry stew is a crowd favourite.
nabzandg.com

MAN’OUSHE STREET 

Named after manoushe (plural manakish), a traditional Lebanese flatbread, Man’oushe Street offers Middle Eastern street food from its many locations around town. Apart from the manakish, which come with toppings like cheese, zaatar and labneh, you can find shawarmas, arayes (stuffed pita sandwiches), baked halloumi, kaak (a purse-shaped Lebanese flatbread with savoury or sweet filling), and much more.
manoushestreet.com

WILD & THE MOON 

Wild and the Moon, Dubai

Organic, plant-based, gluten-free – Wild & The Moon checks all the right boxes with its selection of cold-pressed juices, nutmylks, smoothies, salads, soups and super bowls, all served up in a trendy, earthy setting with wooden furniture and a profusion of indoor plants. They also offer all-day breakfast, a small selection of hot dishes like soups, tacos, and burgers, and an assortment of healthy desserts.
wildandthemoon.ae 

XVA ART CAFÉ 

The Gordon Ramsayapproved XVA Café is housed in XVA Art Hotel, a bright, airy spot with al fresco seating in the heart of Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi neighbourhood. The largely vegetarian menu features a set breakfast, salads, soups, a moreish eggplant burger, and purportedly the best cheesecake in Dubai, not to mention their signature mint lemonade which gets rave reviews.
xvahotel.com

NEW YORK

ABCV 

ABCV, New York

Located inside the flagship showroom of ABC Carpet & Home in Flatiron, Abcv is Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s vegan venture, a crisp, all-white space with seating to match. Dishes are ingredient-driven and really spotlight the veggies—consider the whole roasted cauliflower or avocado lettuce cups or the green chickpea hummus. But the star of the show is the house-cultured hemp seed burger in a tender sweet potato bun.
Instagram- @abcvnyc 

BAR VERDE 

Smack in the heart of East Village, Bar Verde serves up vegan “new Mexican” cuisine with inventive variations of guacamole, ceviche, and salsa, along with an extensive taco menu (with fillings such as cauliflower stewed in sweet-spicy pineapple sauce, and maitake mushroom tempura). It also offers a pretty serious bar menu with mezcal, tequila, sotol, and raicilla, alongside wines, beers, and spirits.
Instagram- @barverdenyc 

KAJITSU 

The minimalist setting of Kajitsu is in keeping with its shojin ryori vegetarian Buddhist temple cuisine, the forerunner of the popular kaiseki cuisine. This one Michelin-starred restaurant serves a hyper-seasonal, vegetable-centric menu (or a chef’s counter omakase), which includes dishes featuring fermented tofu, wild mushroom, seasonal squashes, udon, mochi, and more, all plated on exquisite pottery with some pieces created by Japanese masters more than 200 years ago.
kajitsunyc.com 

DI AN DI 

Make a beeline for Di An Di, a vegetarian and vegan-friendly, contemporary Vietnamese restaurant with Scandi-chic ambience complemented by indoor plants. Vegetarian/vegan options include baby mustard leaf roll, vermicelli bowl with fried imperial roll, banh mi chay (with tofu and mushroom pate), and pho chay (a flavourful mushroom pho with smoky shitake and oyster mushrooms).
diandi.nyc 

SEASONED VEGAN 

What started as a pop-up in 2010 morphed into Seasoned Vegan in Harlem, THE spot for appreciating vegan soul food. The ‘fake-out’ menu features dishes like BBQ ‘crawfish’ sandwich (made with grilled burdock root and fermented soy), po’boy sandwich with fried yam ‘shrimp’, chickpea ‘tuna’ sandwich, ‘riblets’ made with lotus root and fermented soy, and the like.
seasonedvegan.com 

SINGAPORE

ANNALAKSHMI 

If you’re craving ghar ka khana on your Singaporean jaunt, head over to one of the two locations of Annalakshmi. Eat your fill of curries, stews and breads from the buffet featuring a mix of north and south Indian cuisine. The restaurant is run by the Temple of Fine Arts (TFA), a non-profit arts institution, so there is no bill at the end of your meal; donate what you think is a fair amount, which will be used towards funding TFA’s programme of workshops, performances, and exhibitions of classical Indian arts.
+65 63399993 

GENESIS VEGAN RESTAURANT 

An unassuming little spot in Central Singapore, Genesis Vegan Restaurant is justly famous for their dumplings stuffed with mock meat, mushrooms and spring onions. The menu is a mix of Asian and Italian – a lasagne with brown lentils substituted for the meat filling is quite popular. Other dishes to try include lotus leaf rice, Nonya laksa, bak kut teh rice (a vegan version of the medicinal herb-filled stew), and tofu cheesecake.
+65 64387118 

SOUL ALIFE 

Located in the Changi City Point mall at Changi Business Park, Soul Alife is all about healthy and cruelty-free plant-based food. There’s everything from vegan watermelon poke bowl to inari sushi to vegan pizzas, burgers, and pasta. The restaurant offers a small all-day brunch menu (get the tofu scramble) and healthy bowls like the popular Buddha bowl stuffed with roasted veggies, quinoa, turmeric cauliflower, beetroot hummus, and more. soulalifesg.com VEGANBURG Touted as the world’s first 100 percent plant-based burger joint, the decade-old VeganBurg pushes the envelope on what a vegan burger can be. The juicy patties are made with soya beans and mushrooms and the burgers come fully loaded with veggies, farm-fresh greens, pickles, and gourmet sauces. Pick from options like chargrilled satay, creamy shrooms, avocado beetroot and more. Order a side of seaweed fries (or sizzlin’ broccoli if you are so inclined), drinks, and soft-serve ice cream to make a meal of it.
veganburg.com 

WHOLE EARTH 

Whole Earth, Singapore

Awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand over four consecutive years (2016- 2019), Whole Earth is Singapore’s only plant-based Peranakan-Thai restaurant. The Penang rendang with marinated shiitake mushroom is a signature dish as are the olive rice with a savoury kick of Chinese Teochew olives and the creamy, piquant Nonya curry with slow-cooked mushroom and potato.
wholeearth.com.sg 

LONDON

MANNA 

Located in Primrose Hill, Manna is one of the most popular vegan restaurants in London. The restaurant champions seasonal, local produce and the menu draws influences from Mexico, Japan, India, and elsewhere—the Caribbean platter with jerk tofu and a veggie pot stew is a standout. Try one of the seasonal specials such as roasted root vegetable masala or buffalo cauliflower tostada, or splash out on the chef’s special five-course custom menu.
mannalondon.co.uk 

MILDREDS 

Mildreds, London

More than three decades old, Mildreds is somewhat of an institution on London’s everchanging restaurant scene. You may have to wait a bit outside the 18th-century townhouse for a table, especially at lunchtime, but it’s worth it for an inventive menu of Asian and Middle Eastern dishes—think spinach gyoza, kimchi chick’n (meatless) burger, seaweed spiked laksa, and more. Don’t leave without trying one of their creative desserts like peanut butter millionaire tart and caramel cheesecake with Biscoff crumb.
mildreds.co.uk 

THE GATE 

Another long-standing restaurant, The Gate serves up vegetarian and vegan fare across its four locations. The menu reflects Mediterranean and Asian influences with dishes such as miso-glazed aubergine, artichoke terrine, wild mushroom risotto cake, and even an aubergine schnitzel. The restaurant is also known for its monthly secret vegan supper clubs, offering a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings.
thegaterestaurants.com 

POLLEN STREET SOCIAL 

Award-winning chef Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social opened in April 2011 and received a Michelin star within six months. Get a place at the chef’s counter for a vegetarian or vegan four-course tasting menu featuring stunningly-plated sophisticated Modern British plates that spotlight homegrown seasonal vegetables. Expect dishes like salt-baked celeriac, roasted Jerusalem artichokes, BBQ Lincolnshire sand carrots, New Forest mushroom risotto, and more.
pollenstreetsocial.com 

WULF & LAMB 

Contrary to its name, Wulf & Lamb is a relaxed spot for plant-based comfort food. Their chilli ‘non’ carne and mac and cheese are very popular and taste close to the real thing. Other standouts include pulled jackfruit burger, creamy linguine with broccoli, chargrilled cauliflower steak, an aromatic green coconut curry and Tex Mex salad.
wulfandlamb.com 

ZURICH 

HAUS HILTL 

The oldest, continuously operating vegetarian restaurant in the world, Haus Hiltl has been serving up vegetarian and vegan fare since 1898! Its famous buffet offers over 100 dishes that you can choose from and pay for by weight. There’s an à la carte menu as well with dishes like eggplant tartare, Koreanstyle baked cauliflower, a Bolognese with soy mince, a selection of Indian dishes, vegan ice cream, and more.
hiltl.ch 

MAISON RAISON 

Oriental mezze meets Japanese kaiseki cuisine to make “meseki” at the opulent Maison Raison. Let renowned Swiss vegan chef Lauren Wildbolz’s intensely-flavoured cuisine blow you away. Expect a series of small bowls filled with dishes like sesame tofu in shiso leaf, artichokes with housemade mozzarella, ‘planted chicken’ (a chicken substitute with peas), smoked tempeh, and more.
maison-raison.ch 

NENI 

Housed inside the quirky-cool 25hours Hotel Langstrasse, Neni is a lively spot with a spacious terrace for Israeli and Mediterranean cuisine. Apart from the excellent mezze platter with a trio of hummus served on a tiered stand, order the sabich (baked aubergine with hummus, tahini, and vegetables), or ask for the vegan daily special.
neni.ch 

THE SACRED – VEGELATERIA 

Located in the lively Langstrasse quarter, The Sacred is the first organic, vegan restaurant in Switzerland. With colourful, art-filled interiors and a large, sunny terrace section, the restaurant is a great spot for a relaxed brunch and some people-watching. On offer is a daily hot and cold buffet where you pay by weight, followed by a wide selection of vegan ice cream.
vegelateria.ch 

TIBITS 

With floral wallpaper and pastel colours, Tibits is a rather photogenic vegetarian and vegan buffet restaurant in the Seefeld quarter of Zurich. The “food boat” centrepiece serves some 40 freshly prepared items. The pay-by-weight buffet also includes soups, sandwiches, hot mains, and delectable desserts. The restaurant also has a kids’ lounge with a play area and a children’s table.
tibits.ch

Vegan guide to Taiwan

Veganism in Taiwan

Veganism in Taiwan is more common than the average vegan would think. Taiwan, often named as one of most vegan friendly travel destinations in the world! And for a good reason too!

This is because Taiwanese buddhists follow a similar approach to Veganism. Traditionally they would abstain from eating any animal products and even exclude onion and garlic from their food. Nowadays you can sometimes find milk and egg added to the foods, but it is still one of the safest bets for vegans.

The government supports reduction of meat consumption by declaring  “Meatless Mondays” where the residents are advised not to consume any meat.

So it should be easy to find vegan options in Taiwan, even in non-vegan restaurants. This being said, you will need to proceed cautiously:

Your first difficulty is that all signs on the streets will be written in Chinese characters, usually with no English translations.

全素 Quan su / Chew-en su

Is the most important word you should memorize, since it means Vegan – but a Taiwanese buddhist version that also excludes garlic and onion from its cooking.

Since english is not always understood by the locals, it would be a smart move to lean and print out our Vegan Vocabulary tab, so you can use it whenever you need.

 

Vegan Food in Taiwan

You may think you’re in vegan heaven when you see “fake meat” on one of the menus in a non-vegan restaurant. Unfortunately, most fake meat includes eggs and/or dairy and /or real meat, unless you are in a 100% vegan restaurant.

One of the biggest highlights, and a must activity for any vegan, are the street markets. Vegans can find a huge selection of more than 40 typically vegan dishes. Find our guide to Taiwanese Vegan street food, so you will know for what foods you should be on the lookout for.

By all means, go for the street food. Some of  the food you will  find will include vegan dumplings, sesame noodles, vegetable soups with vegetable base for the actual soup are usually pretty safe. Beware of candy and wobbly desserts made with coconut milk as they usually contain gelatin. Indulge in the buffets, especially the steamed greens but keep the above cautions in mind. Also remember that fish sauce is seen as a condiment and used frequently.

To get to know some of the most common vegan food options that await you in Taiwan. Be sure to go over our Taiwanese Local Food guide.

 

Finding Vegan Restaurants in Taiwan

When looking for authentic Taiwanese vegan restaurants, be sure to check out for one these signs:

素    –    蔬食    –    卍

These local signs indicate that the restaurant serves food suitable for monks, and more often than not also suitable for us happy vegans. This also means that no onion or garlic will be added to the prepared foods. This is especially useful if you are outside of Taipei in the more rural areas of the country.

If you would rather plan ahead of time, be sure to check Happy Cow and Vegan Taiwan blog  to see more vegan restaurants.

Still have questions? Visit our Taiwan Forum tab to get all the answers.

 

 

The 5 Best French Restaurants in Singapore

Eat & Drink |
June 22, 2017

Image: JAAN

Looking for the finest of French restaurants in town for a special occasion? Singapore has numerous options to please your desire of true French fine dining experience, from celebrity chef restaurants like L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon to boutique ones like Restaurant Andre.

Our list of the five best French restaurants in Singapore introduces you the current homes of the most talented chefs, who will take you through the most pleasurable gastronomic journeys of modern French cuisine.

Image: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Highlights

  • Discovery menu, a true example of French haute cuisine: The perfect ten-course menu will bring you through the wonderland of chef Robuchon. Foie gras custard, French-style Wagyu skirt steak, roasted cod with artichoke pickle tomatoes juice and the seven others will be fabulous culinary destinations for your taste buds. Spend 240 Singapore dollars per pax, but you won’t waste any pennies with that unique experience of L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon.
  • Spectacular bread basket to accompany the meal: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon’s bread cart is amazingly presented, and your free bread basket with numerous types is spectacular and ambrosial.
  • Open kitchen: This restaurant has a unique setting concept where guests can be audiences, and witness chefs create, prepare and cook dishes before them in a dazzling open kitchen. The chefs in action and small art pieces on beautiful plates may work as spices, jazzing up your dining experience at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon.

Image: Restaurant Andre

Highlights

  • Unparalleled gastronomic journey: A meal with around 20 different small dishes, including amuse-bouches, 8 main courses, pre-desserts, desserts and post-desserts will take your taste buds through a divine dining adventure. It is like a food journey, in which the previous item has a link to the next one. And it is absolutely a wonderful journey, from the beginning to the end.
  • Not the chef but the best and freshest ingredients in the market decide what will be on the menu: Chef Andre feeds his guests with a fixed degustation menu with meticulously prepared dishes using the freshest produce supplied on the day. No matter what ingredients available, the 8 main courses will be structured according to the restaurant’s Octaphilosophy – “Pure Salt Artisan South Texture Unique Memory Terroir”.
  • Andre is where food meets art: At restaurant Andre, food quality is the best of the best things with divine taste and beautiful presentations in an inspiring way. Each dish is a masterpiece that can keep diners inspired many days after the meal.
  • Excellent service: The chef only wants his restaurant to be small so his team can take care of every guest well. And it is what you really get at Andre. The restaurant’s knowledgeable and professional staff will ensure your enjoyable journey from the moment you enter the restaurant to the moment you get into the taxi.

Image: Jaan

Highlights

  • Breathtaking view: Situated on the 70th floor of the Swissotel, the view of this restaurant is so magnificent. No matter where your table is, you can also contemplate a beautiful view over Marina Bay. What could be better than treating your palate with the finest French foods while your eyes are feasted on the most wonderful view Singapore has to offer?
  • Exceptional foods: JAAN’s dishes have been praised to be at Michelin standard, comparable with those in the best restaurants around the world. Whether you go with a la carte menu or set menus, things can never go wrong. Chef Julien Royer’s signature dishes like 55′ rosemary smoked egg and hay roasted pigeon will show you the finest parts of French culinary art.
  • Great wine list and sommelier: There are nearly 500 different labels from Old World and New World Wines to pair with chef Julien’s creative foods. The knowledgeable sommelier of the restaurant will absolutely give you great pairings delighting your gastronomic experience.
  • The first Krug Ambassade in Singapore: Appointed to be a partner of Krug, the world’s famed champagne house, JAAN is the only restaurant in Singapore offering the full range of Krug Champagnes. Chef Julien especially creates a menu to pair with this heavenly champagne.

Image: Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine

Highlights

  • Cold angel hair pasta, Oscietra caviar, a gorgeous creation of chef Gunther: The dish looks simple but it turns out to be divine in flavor, marked by top notch ingredients of truffle and Oscietra caviar. Once enjoying this Gunther’s signature dish, you may forget everything eaten before.
  • Good value weekday set lunch menu: Fine dining on a budget? It is what Gunther offers in its weekday lunch set. With S$38++, diners will have a delicious three-course meal in an elegant setting and with good service.
  • Daily specials: Chef Gunther doesn’t change his menu regularly, but he knows how to make his offers always new by using a “daily special cart”. Those on the cart are what can never be found on menu, but can be touched by hands when the cart full of best in-season produce is showed at your tables. How delightful it is when your eyes are feasted on gorgeous ingredients and your ears are filled with the good words of how dishes will be prepared from those ingredients. Don’t forget to ask the price as special foods always come with special price tags.

Image: Au Petit Salut

Highlights

  • A beautiful and romantic French restaurant: The restaurant’s beauty lies in its both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Nestled in a black and white bungalow at Dempsey, the alfresco area of Au Petit Salut is surrounded by lush greenery and gently flowing waterfalls. It is a truly tranquil ambience for gastronomic experience. The indoor main dining room is a classy venue, exuding an elegant and romantic vibe for celebrating love.
  • Value for money and spoilt for choice set lunch: Au Petit Salut is famous for its set lunch, priced at S$38++. While most of other restaurants’ lunch set menus offer diners limited choices, Au Petit Salut’s menu enables people to select foods for their 3-course lunch from an impressively large list.
  • Crispy French duck leg confit, a dish that makes diners come back for more: This main course is an outstanding item on the menu. The superb crispy duck skin makes the dish unforgettable.
  • Extensive list of French wines at reasonable prices: There are approximately 100 labels available at the prices that are kind to your wallet. The restaurant’s sommelier is in the know, helping with the best wine and food pairings.
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January 08, 2021

Image: LingZhi Vegetarian Restaurant

With both buffet and a la carte menus on offer, LingZhi Restaurant serves Chinese style vegetarian fare in a high-end concept. While all the foods are of high quality, the a la carte dishes are the standouts. LingZhi is available at two easily accessible locations, Liat Towers on Orchard Road and Velocity at Novena Square.

Highlights

  • Vegetarian Chinese food at a high-end restaurant: Looking for a fine dining restaurant with mount-watering vegetarian Chinese food? LingZhi is the only option in Singapore so far. Diners can find stuff like shark fin soup, roasted duck, and satay in an elegant setting.
  • Vegetarian high tea buffet available: Nowhere in Singapore offers vegetarian high tea buffet, except LingZhi Restaurant. If you want to spend a leisurely weekend afternoon with your vegetarian friends, this restaurant is a place to be. High tea buffet at LingZhi is the world of Hong Kong style dim sum, fried noodles, rojak, vegetable curry, soups, salads as well as hot and cold desserts. The buffet is only available at Velocity outlet from 15:00 to 17:00 on weekends.

MENU: LingZhi offers a novelty yet dazzling menu, including choices for a la carte and set menu. The menu is not vast, but every offered dish will cheer diners up, especially the star dish called sauteed monkey head mushrooms with dried chilli. At LingZhi, mushroom is the main focus on its menu.

RECOMMENDED DISHES:

  • Sauteed monkey head mushrooms with dried chilli
  • Braised spinach soup with bamboo fungus
  • House tofu with edamame beans
  • Stir-fried long beans with shitake mushrooms and nuts
  • Pineapple fried rice
  • Deep-fried lotus roots with golden mushroom rolls
  • Vegetable curry
  • Almond jelly with avocado cream

SERVICE: LingZhi service crew knows how to make you and your companion feel pampered and comfortable. The staff does a good job in explaining dishes on the menu and recommending dishes for those who feel spoilt for choice. If diners go with a buffet option, their teacups will never be empty and the plates will be changed promptly.

PRICES:

  • Average price/pax for a la carte meal: S$30
  • High tea buffet: S$22.80++
  • Lunch buffet: Mon to Thu: $22.80++ (adult), $14.80++ (child) | Fri, Weekends, PHs: $24.80++ (adult), $16.80++ (child)
  • Dinner buffet: Mon to Thu: $28.80++ (adult), $18.80++ (child) | Fri, Weekends, PHs: $30.80++ (adult), $20.80++ (child)

NOTES:

  • No alcohol served
  • An additional fee of S$2 (per pax) will be charged for those who opt to have tea with their buffet meal.

ALL LINGZHI RESTAURANT’S LOCATIONS:
@ Liat Towers

Address: 541 Orchard Road, #05-01 Liat Towers, S238881
Tel: (65) 6734 3788
Opening hours: Daily 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00

@ Velocity
Address: 238 Thomson Road, #03-09/10 Velocity @ Novena Square, S307683
Tel: (65) 6538 2992
Opening hours:

  • Mon to Fri: 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00
  • Sat, Sun & PH: 11:30 – 15:00 (lunch), 15:00 – 17:00 (high tea), 18:00 – 22:00 (dinner)

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Best vegetarian Michelin-starred restaurants around the world

When it comes to Michelin-starred restaurants, their idea seems to be tied with the best meats, seafood, and desserts; a vegetarian Michelin-starred restaurant seems unlikely. But we scoured out a few extraordinary menus that serve the best vegetarian menus around the world, and The Michelin Guide nods in approval.

This article by Jasmine Tay first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.

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Shanghai’s modern Chinese restaurant Wujie preaches its message of wellness and balance from interior design to food. Behind the zen-like atmosphere, Wujie’s kitchens are furiously whipping up innovative dishes which sees inspirations from all over the world while upholding traditional Chinese philosophies. Expect stunning dishes like house-made tofu with porcini mushrooms or braised ‘patty’ of black truffle and lion’s mane.

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This contemporary French restaurant is a considerable outlier in Vienna, where most restaurants attract diners with exquisite cuts of meat. Tian (a transliteration of the Chinese word for heaven) uses a myriad of rare vegetables, fruits and grains sustainably sourced from around the region and from their own garden as well. There’s only one menu here, promising plant-based dishes that are not just wholesome but also indulgent. Wine pairings are recommended here.

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Balwoo Gongyang in Seoul is the only Michelin-starred restaurant serving temple cuisine, preserving centuries-old Korean recipes in its cause. The restaurant, which is run by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, is a Zen-like sanctuary in downtown Seoul. Dishes are designed to invigorate the body as diners settle into the peaceful atmosphere. A humble bowl of porridge helps with digestion while the main course, youmi, sees an array of small dishes meant to ease stress and fatigue.

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This traditional Japanese restaurant is dedicated to fully vegetarian kaiseki menus, inspired by Buddhist philosophies and cuisines. Fourth-generation owner Nomura Yusuke procures all ingredients daily from Toyosu Market (which was formerly the famed Tsukiji Fish Market). Despite not having fish or meat on the menu, the kitchen manages to work in well-loved Japanese dishes with vegetables. Take for instance fresh soba noodles topped with grated yam and Japanese mustard or a rice soup dish with aromatic nameko mushrooms. Daigo still uses dried bonito and eggs in their dishes, but more staunch diners can request for these ingredients to be excluded on their menus.

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The dining world was shocked by the legendary French chef Alain Passard’s move to turn his three-Michelin-starred establishment vegetarian in 2001. Since then, the restaurant continues to hold on to the prestigious accolade and stands as proof that going vegetarian can be inspiring in the culinary world too. Passard has since been a little lax on the no-meat rule, fish and poultry are back on the menu albeit in small ways. Vegetables are still the main highlight here, especially when they come fresh daily from Passard’s own bio-dynamic farms. Despite the fine-dining stamp, a la carte options are still available.

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Alain Ducasse surprised loyal diners as well when he switched his award-winning restaurant for a vegetable and cereal-based cuisine in 2014. The restaurant is still about French fine-dining but driven by the ideals of shojin cuisine, a spiritual Japanese philosophy on cooking vegetables. As such, the restaurant goes for sustainability and fresh vegetables here are exclusively sourced from the Château de Versailles gardens. There is still fish on the menu, but vegetarians will find plenty of options to satiate their appetite.

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90,000 Vegan restaurant earns a Michelin star for the first time in France

ONA is the first vegan restaurant in France to receive a Michelin star. The name of the restaurant stands for origine non-animale. According to the restaurant’s chef, ONA avoids all animal products, even in decorations and furniture. For example, in a restaurant there is nothing made of wool or leather.

“This is a new movement in France where eating is still meat-based,” ONA chef Claire Vallee told The New York Times.- Everyone has their own place. We want to show that you can eat in different ways. ” The restaurant opened five years ago in Ares, a small French town on the Atlantic coast about 40 km west of Bordeaux.

Vegan establishments have already earned Michelin stars in the USA, Spain and Germany. But this is the first time for France. ONA has given up all animal products, even in its decorations and furniture. For example, there are no wool or leather items in the restaurant.

Michelin International Director Gwendal Pullenec said that awarding a star to a vegan restaurant could change the gastronomic landscape of France.“The general public may not associate pure veganism with a gastronomic experience,” he said. The Michelin star could free up chefs who still don’t want to learn plant-based dishes, he said.

In the fall of 2020, ONA’s menu included dishes from spruce, porcini mushroom, dulce seaweed, lemongrass and galangal, a relative of ginger. The restaurant is also one of 33 French establishments to receive a green star, a new category created by Michelin in 2020.

Green Stars are awarded by the guide to restaurants “committed to promoting a virtuous and sustainable approach to gastronomy”.Michelin inspectors have looked for establishments that work with local producers, grow their own fruits and vegetables, and reduce kitchen waste.

Claire Vallee is an archaeologist by training. She fell in love with cooking after taking a summer job in Switzerland. There, Valle learned to cook for several years, then moved to Thailand where she discovered the potential of a cuisine based on plants, spices, vegetables and herbs.

Vallee returned to France in 2016 and presented a vegan restaurant project, but the banks did not see much potential in it.Vallee then turned to a crowdfunding platform and La Nef, which specializes in lending to ethical businesses. Valle raised thousands of euros and about 80 volunteers helped her team build the restaurant.

90,000 Top-10 “veggie-friendly” countries for students

While studying abroad, comfortable living, the ability to lead a habitual lifestyle and eat habitual food are of great importance for any student. That is why it is so important for vegetarian students, and even more so for vegans, to pay attention to the gastronomic peculiarities of the country in which they are going to study.

Everyone knows that there are many “countries for meat-eaters” in the world, whose inhabitants consume especially a lot of meat, and whose cuisine consists mainly of meat dishes. These countries include, for example, the Czech Republic, Germany, Georgia, the Scandinavian countries and the countries of South America. Vegetarians in such countries, alas, have a rather meager selection of delicious dishes and restaurants where they can taste these dishes. Plus, vegetarian and vegan food is usually expensive here.

Do you prefer vegetables and fruits to meat and fish? Good news for you too! There are many countries where all conditions have been created for a comfortable life for vegetarians.Vegetarian meals in them are not only common, but also affordable, even for the student budget.

We present you the Top 10 countries in the world in which to live if you are a vegetarian …

1. India

India is the undisputed leader in the list of “vegetarian countries” with the lowest meat consumption in the world. It is no secret that it is for this reason that many vegetarians and lacto-vegetarians come here from various countries.

In every state of India, delicious and very cheap vegetarian dishes such as curry mixes, paneer cheese, dal and various vegetables are sold literally at every step. By the way, fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and rice are also worth a penny here!

2.Italy

In Italian cuisine, meat is not so much a must as an optional ingredient in the vast majority of dishes. All kinds of pasta, lasagna, salads, cheese dishes and casseroles – in Italy, all this is universally prepared both with and without meat.

In Italy, you can truly enjoy delicious and varied vegetarian food without overpaying for it. By the way, according to statistics, about 10% of the Italian population are vegetarians, this is the highest figure among the EU countries.

3. Thailand

If you are not only a vegetarian, but also an exotic lover, you will definitely enjoy life in Thailand. Just think, over 90% of the local cuisine consists of vegetarian products!

Traditional noodles with vegetables and savory sauces, salads, nuts, vegetable soups and desserts made from the healthiest and healthiest ingredients are widely eaten here.There is another plus – whether you cook at home or eat in cafes and restaurants, eating in Thailand will not ruin even the most frugal student.

4. America

The main gastronomic advantage of America is diversity. Of course, vegetarianism is not developed here as in many other countries, but all conditions have been created for vegetarians and vegans in the country. In every state and city of America there are many vegetarian shops and restaurants offering dishes of different cuisines, an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits.

At the same time, there are both expensive and quite budget vegetarian establishments. In short, for any pocket. By the way, in the canteens of the overwhelming majority of American universities, students today are offered a special vegetarian menu.

5. Israel

Israeli national dishes hummus, mujadar and falafel are loved by vegetarians around the world. At the same time, in Israel itself, vegetarianism is developing rapidly, about 10% of the country’s inhabitants do not eat meat or limit its consumption.

Today in Israel, a growing number of vegetarian restaurants and fast foods are springing up, and locals are discovering vegetarian and vegan options for well-known dishes, including burgers, pizza and lasagne. Whether you prefer European or Israeli cuisine, a varied vegetarian and healthy diet awaits you, as well as a wide and year-round selection of fruits and vegetables.

6.Switzerland

Switzerland is another European country with a high percentage of vegetarians.There is even an official Swissveg vegetarian community, which more and more people join every year.

Switzerland’s gastronomic selection of cheese and chocolate will delight any vegetarian. Firstly, there are many vegetarian dishes in the local cuisine – all kinds of potato dishes, vegetarian cheese fondue with vegetables, sweet chocolate fondue with fruits, delicious rösti and raclette. Secondly, Switzerland is trying to create a comfortable environment for all its residents, there are many vegetarian cafes and restaurants throughout the country, and in grocery stores, vegetarian and vegan dishes are marked with a special badge.

7. Canada

Like the USA, Canada is known for its variety of cuisine and catering establishments. Canada is one of the countries that support ecology and environmental protection programs, vegetarianism and raw food diet are developing here at a rapid pace. Also, vegetarian festivals are regularly held in the country. Several tens of thousands of people visit the Toronto festival every year.

Vancouver leads the list of Canadian cities with the most vegetarian restaurants, followed by Toronto and Montreal.In addition, there are many vegetarian recipes in the Canadian national cuisine; here they are very fond of potatoes in all kinds of breadcrumbs and potato putin (french fries with curd cheese), and Quebec cuisine has adopted a number of vegetarian French dishes.

8.Singapore

The vegetarian cuisine of Singapore is very diverse, it has absorbed the best of the gastronomic traditions of Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. A variety of noodle and rice dishes, hot and cold vegetable salads for every taste, exotic coconut milk soups – vegetarian food in Singapore can be very rich and not expensive at all.

The availability of fresh vegetables and fruits, spices, nuts and cereals also allows vegetarians to cook at home while learning new recipes. There are over 500 vegetarian shops and markets in the country, and there are over 300 vegetarian restaurants! By the way, it is in Singapore that the head office of the world’s first vegetarian fast food chain VeganBurg is located.

9. Belgium

Few people know, but it was Belgium that became the first country in the world in which a weekly vegetarian day was legally approved.The Belgian city of Ghent was a pioneer in this direction, and now vegetarian days are held throughout the country. On these days, restaurants and eateries offer exclusively vegetarian options.

The local catering boasts both vegetarian world cuisine and traditional Belgian delicacies. Among them – a vegetarian version of the potato-sulfuric vitloof casserole, croquettes, stump puree, speculos cookies, waffles and all kinds of pastries.

10.England

England is one of the most vegetarian countries, the number of meat eaters here decreases with each generation. The British have loved vegetable dishes for a long time – since the days of the imperial colonies, when vegetarian recipes were imported into the country from India. England today boasts the highest density of vegetarian restaurants in Europe.

Vegetarian food in England is available everywhere – in restaurants, pubs, cafes, hotels and university canteens.So, Foggy Albion is not only fish and chips, Indian and Pakistani eateries and vegetarian shops are popular here, as well as national meatless dishes such as potato soup with leeks, pea soup, pies, baked colored cabbage, crumble, baked stuffed potatoes and more.

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90,000 For the first time in France a Michelin star received a vegan restaurant

For the first time in France, a vegan restaurant received a Michelin star.The badge was awarded to ONA (Origine Non Animale), according to The Guardian. Thus, the first restaurant with a Michelin star appeared in the country, the menu of which consists only of plant products.

  • ONA also received a Michelin Green Star. It is awarded to restaurants with sustainable practices.
  • Chef and restaurant owner Claire Vallee said she was literally shocked by the news that her restaurant was being awarded two stars at once.

History Origine Non Animale

The restaurant opened in 2016 in the commune of the Gironde department near the city of Bordeaux in southwestern France.

  • Claire Vallee sought financial help from traditional French banks to open the establishment. But they refused her a loan, evaluating vegan cuisine as an unpromising business direction. Also, in their opinion, the location of the restaurant was unfortunate – it is located in a resort city on the Atlantic coast in the Arcachon lagoon, which is traditionally famous for oysters.
  • As a result, Valle opened her restaurant thanks to funding received through crowdfunding platforms and Le Nef Bank, which provides money for environmental projects.

Vegetarian Restaurants with Michelin Star

  • There are currently 48 restaurants labeled “vegetarian” on the Michelin Guide website.
  • Some of them are included in the Michelin food guides for 2019 and 2020, and some are included in separate Michelin ratings by city.
  • Most Michelin-starred vegetarian restaurants in the US and China.
  • There are also 22 vegan restaurants on the Michelin website.

Michelin Green Star

  • In February 2020, the Michelin guide approved a new criterion for evaluating restaurants – the Green Star, which looks like a green clover.
  • Establishments receive a Green Star when their chefs “take responsibility for conserving resources and conserving biodiversity, reducing food waste and reducing the consumption of non-renewable energy”.
  • In France, more than 50 restaurants out of 3,435 featured in the Michelin Guide received the distinction last year.

Michelin 2020 results in France

The Michelin Red Guide has the following rating criteria: one star – a good restaurant in its category; two stars mean that the institution has excellent cuisine, for the sake of which you can deviate from the route; three stars is an amazing job of a chef, for the sake of such a restaurant it is worth going on a separate trip.

  • On January 18, 2021, it became known what were the results of the Michelin guide in France in 2020.
  • The only chef to receive the third Michelin star in 2020 was the chef from Marseille, Alexander Mazia.
  • Hélène Darroze (restaurant Hélène Darroze, Paris) and Cédric Decker (restaurant La Merise in the small town of Laubach in Alsace) received two stars each.
  • One Traditional Michelin Star has been awarded to 54 new restaurants in France.

Michelin dispatches secret visitors (inspectors) to check restaurants, who visit the establishments anonymously.At the same time, the criteria for evaluating the restaurant by the creator of the rating are also not disclosed.

Guide Michelin in Russia

In December 2020, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced on his Instagram page that the French company Michelin in 2021 will start evaluating Moscow restaurants and will compile a rating guide to the capital’s establishments.

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