The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Basel, Switzerland

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Eat fresh in Basel | © ejaugsburg/ Pixabay
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16 August 2017

It’s not hard to find a good restaurant that serves vegetarian or vegan dishes in Basel, Switzerland. We’ve brought together the best spots to help you choose which ones to try out first.

Cantina Don Camillo

Restaurant, Healthy, European, Asian, Fusion, $$$
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Housed on the second floor of a former brewery, the Cantina Don Camillo offers dishes with touches of French and Asian influences. It can be a little on the expensive side, but has a good menu with a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan friendly “plant based” dishes and desserts. The veggie burger with onion chutney is particularly good here.

tibits

Restaurant, Asian, Thai, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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tibits is the place to go in Basel for fresh vegetarian and vegan food. Run by brothers Christian, Daniel and Reto Frei, they embarked on a mission in 2000 to bring more choice to those who prefer their food meat free. Their quirky Basel restaurant, which sits right in the heart of the city, boasts over 40 dishes of all kinds and flavours, so you won’t be without a choice. If you absolutely loved a dish, you can try your hand and make it at home using their online recipe library.

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Knock on Wood

Restaurant, Healthy, Vietnamese, Vegan, Vegetarian, Asian, Fusion, $$$
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Find the best of Vietnamese fusion cuisine at Knock on Wood. Their lunch and dinner menus may be on the small side but the quality more than makes up for it. Each dish is fresh, full of colour and dripping with flavour. The restaurant isn’t solely vegetarian but there’re plenty of vegetable-only dishes, true to Vietnamese traditions.

Escasano

Restaurant, Healthy, Salad Bar, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Learn the art of the salad at Escasano. Choose from the salad expert’s classic mixes or inspire yourself and pick from over 70 fresh and healthy ingredients and watch as your dish is prepared in front of you. It really is that simple. They also have a stand at the Basel Markthalle.

Dean &amp; David

Restaurant, Asian, Healthy, Salad Bar, Vegan, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, $$$
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A chain restaurant that specialises in fresh, fresh and more fresh. Whether it’s spicy curries or blended fruit smoothies that you are looking for, you’ll find it at Dean & David where the tastes of the world are brought together in a very healthy style. There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian choices to choose from. Sampling at least a couple of the smoothies is recommended.

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