For the love of quality, for the environment and for our health, we buy organic products. We think it’s great that more and more really good restaurants use organic ingredients. Restaurants that have confirmed that at least 80% of their ingredients are organic, can be found here.
At the beginning we only had organic restaurants on our blog. But there are more sustainable restaurants that share our philosophy in one way or another, without using 80 % organic ingredients. These can be found here.
As you may already know, we are very interested in Japanese culture and love Japanese food. As a consequence, it was a great experience for us to get to know the only Ryokan in Europe. A Ryokan is a traditionally decorated Japanese hotel. At the Ryokan Hasenberg, located in the heart of Switzerland, you’ll find a very diverse culinary offer. Guests can choose between the sushi bar, the à la carte restaurant and the exquisite Kaiseki restaurant called Usagiyama. We enjoyed a wonderful Kaiseki menu, which consisted of eight courses.
Here our Kaiseki gourmet menu review for the Ryokan Usagiyama in Widen. Continue Reading
Recently, we made an excursion to Münsingen at lunchtime to discover the bioschwand. The bioschwand is a competence center consisting of a hostel, a conference house, and a restaurant. Also, it is a place of encounter, focusing on all kinds of offers and events regarding the philosophy of organic production. We got to know the rich lunch buffet in the self-service restaurant.
We were invited to a 5-course gourmet dinner and to stay a night at the Hotel Swiss in the town of Kreuzlingen near Lake Constance. The Hotel Swiss is the first and only 100% vegan hotel in Switzerland. This applies to the food as well as the textiles and the personal care products in the bathrooms. On Friday evening, the operator and top chef Raphael Lüthy and his team offer the mentioned 5-course gourmet dinner, where individual courses can also be ordered. We were curious of we could expect.
An organic Japanese restaurant with daily vegan lunch options in my favorite city Porto? When I first heard about it, I knew I had to visit it. And since we are in Porto, we went there a few days later. We were amazed by this small lunch restaurant and its friendly owners.
Here our lunch review of the Namban Oporto Kitchen Café in Porto. Continue Reading
As some of you may know, we go to Portugal on holidays every year. Two years ago, we have discovered the restaurant Cultura dos Sabores in Porto and since that moment we’ve been big fans. In the article «Plant-based (vegan) travelling» , I’ve already recommended you to go there. In the meantime, we ate there again several times and it was each time a pleasure. Therefore, we finally wrote a review of this great restaurant.
On the wonderfully sunny Ascension weekend in early may, we made a trip to Surselva. We were allowed to spend a very relaxing time at the Bio-Hotel (organic hotel) Ucliva. We will report about the green hotel and its sustainable approach in our next article. Today I want to present you the Ucliva restaurant. This is an important part of the hotel and attracts numerous guests from Switzerland and abroad.
Here our dinner and brunch review of the Ucliva in Waltensburg. Continue Reading
We visited the Hammam Basar Salon on a Sunday afternoon, after visiting the Swiss National Museum in Zurich for the first time. Although the whole week had been sunny, on Sunday it was very cold outside. That’s why we enjoyed the cosy atmosphere in the Hammam Basar Salon even more. We met with good friends and spent a perfect Sunday afternoon with exciting conversations, laughter and good food.
Since we are often travel between our home in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and the rest of Switzerland by train, we are regularly at the Olten train station. When we recently went to Basel for an exciting portrait article (more on this coming soon), we decided to include a stopover in the Bioland Olten at lunch time. This restaurant, which is an organic health food store as well as an organic restaurant, is located directly next to the train station. I already knew about the high quality of the products and the lunch meals sounded so delicious that I always wanted to try one. My positive expectations were even exceeded.