LAUSANNE, A TRENDY, HEALTHY DESTINATION WITH VEGAN, ORGANIC AND VEGETARIAN EATERIES FOR FOODIES
Lausanne has an abundance of high-quality restaurants serving every type of cuisine. For those keen on a balanced diet that will give you some pep but that retains its taste and flavour, here is a little selection of vegetarian, vegan and organic eateries in Lausanne.
The dishes here essentially comprise vegetables, fruit and salads and often come accompanied by fresh cheese. The aim is to combine pleasure, flavours and originality in a convivial atmosphere. Seasonal, local and organic produce is used.
- Open Tues-Sat, 9am-3pm, Fri 6pm-11.30pm
- Ruelle Grand St. Jean 9
GEA Gelateria Artisanale
Here you can eat Italian ice-creams and glazed patisserie, among others. Note, however, that the ingredients are locally sourced and fair trade. Gea uses clear labelling in order to guide those suffering from gluten or lactose intolerance or peanut, egg or soya allergies.
- Open Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri 11am-10pm; Sat 7.30pm-10pm; Sun 1.30pm-5.30pm
- Rue Enning 8
- Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-5.30pm; Sat 12am-5pm
- Rue Marterey 19
In the Flon district, the Mango Deck offers you healthy, tasty, well-balanced steamed dishes within a few minutes. Eat in or take away.
- Open Mon-Sat 8.30am-6pm
- Rue de Genève 17
Mon Jardin Secret, by Luncheonette
A delightful eatery for those with gluten intolerances, featuring a soup bar, hot cereal-based dishes served in bowls, vegetables, meat, fish or tofu and tasty little desserts (tartlets, cupcakes), all prepared by Sonja, a pastry chef in Cully who specialises in gluten-free dishes.
- Open Mon 11.15am-2.30pm, Tue-Fri 11.15am-6.30pm, Sat 11.15am-5pm
- Rue du Grand Saint Jean 5
Here, the specialism is additive-free, preservative-free and colouring-free food, with a health-food-based culinary approach. Takinoa always favours local, organically-grown produce and offers various dishes to take away or for bar-style snacking on the premises.
- Open Mon-Fri, Sat 10am-6pm
- Rue du Grand-Pont 4
Not to be missed
Every year, between June and September, Lausanne becomes “Lausanne à table”.
Taste-related events invade the city to discover local craft foods and regional produce. From giant picnics to open cellars and from transient street restaurants to vegan revelations, it is an event not to be missed for foodies.