Vegistube, The First Vegetarian Restaurant in Zermatt, Opens

Patrick Thorne

24 Feb 20

What is reported to be the first entirely vegetarian restaurant in the leading Swiss resort of Zermatt has opened within the Hotel Pollux.

Within the new Vegistube, one of several dining establishments within the hotel, diners can enjoy anything from a vegetarian aperitif plate, homemade soups, colourful starter or imaginative vegetarian main dishes.

Cheese remains a big feature and classic vegetarian dishes are also on the menu including as Älpler macaroni or raclette.

“In these times with daily headlines about the climate and meat scandals, we decided to create a  vegetarian restaurant,” said Jonathan Taugwalder who’s family runs the hotel.  “Since most of our family have been vegetarians for a long time and we have been considering opening a vegetarian restaurant for some time, this change was very easy for us,” he added.

The Vegistube also serves homemade vegetarian desserts, homemade ice cream, chocolate fondue with fresh fruits and homemade chocolate and serves up espresso from the hotel’s Cimbali coffee machine.