Welcome back to beautiful Basel! It was mostly straightforward eating vegan in Basel. There are some lovely dining spots – which I’ll cover in a minute – but we also ate in for a few meals whilst in Basel. Food was maybe slightly more expensive than London prices when dining out and hence, we hit the supermarket! Basel also has lots of lovely outdoor cafes and brasseries. If you’re into snacking, you can easily stop off for a pint and a plate of chips or olives and find yourself sustained for a while!
Of course, there were a few occasions where we went out and splurged on an actual meal. Read on for my top vegan picks in Basel!
London vegan readers will probably already be familiar with the wonder that is Tibits. Trays of gourmet vegan food, endless buffet options, takeaway boxes or charming dine in tables. Who knew Tibits was actually a Swiss thing? The Basel edition of Tibits felt very sophisticated – it is HUGE, roomy, with floor length windows and gorgeous red tiled walls. Foodwise, we were beyond impressed with the selection. Curries, salads, pasta, minced beans, warm dishes, cold plates, sandwiches – they’ve got something for everyone. Most options are vegan, with a few vegetarian.
Most of the time when I travel, I have a hitlist of vegan places. Every now and then I just stumble upon something. Brasserie Baselstab was one of those places! We actually ended up visiting this place twice. The vegan options were not many – a couple of soups and salads, plus this AMAZING tofu burger – but the quality was great and the portions plentiful. Also, the location and ambience of this restaurant were amazing. Situated in the market place, opposite the town hall (the huge red and gold building you may have seen in my previous posts). We enjoyed sitting in this restaurant, shuttered windows wide open, sounds from the market floating in, watching the night roll in.
We went to Union Diner on our last night, and OH BOY, was it a treat! We both had the “Ronin” burger from the vegan section of the menu; tofu, Japanese cucumber, wasabi nuts and teriyaki sauce. So delicious! They also have an impressive beer selection; sit outside on the terrace for full Swiss experience.