Starting in 2000 as an idea by an interdisciplinary research group at University of Vienna – a group concerned with vegetarianism / veganism and ethical hedonism – this “work in progress” website is an practical outcome to support ethical hedonism for veg gourmets.
The necessity seems evident for example The Guardian “Vegetarian food was never really synonymous with fine dining, but..” But now, the times are changing faster as pointed out by The Guardian and The Independent “The rise and rise of the vegetarian.” . More and more restaurateurs are offering good vegetarian or even vegan food. Together with fine organic wine, beer, whisky and other beverages, gourmets and ethical hedonists are experiencing ever more satisfaction. Even the “meat obsessed” bible of gastronomy, the Michelin Guide has increased their recommendations for vegetarian and vegan (!) restaurants. The same is true of other important restaurant guides. The rising demand for vegan nouvelle cuisine inspired 25 of today’s greatest chefs, including T. Keller, J. Vongerichten, E. Ripert, C. Trotter, and many other James Beard award-winning chefs to publish the first high end vegan cookbook. The Michelin Guide recommended vegan/vegetarian restaurants such as Millenium, Blossom, Ubuntu, Pure Food and Wine, Greens, Vanilla Black, Terre a Terre, and other recognised restaurants in the USA Candle79, Horizons, Karyn’s on Green, Madeleine Bistro, Carmelita, HanGawi, Dragonfly, Sublime. In Britain SAF, Manna, The Gate, David Bann, … already fulfill such veg nouvelle cuisine standards.
The Restaurants, pubs and bars on our country pages have been chosen to compare with other restaurants in the same price-bracket.
Please contribute your own veg restaurant critics at Happycow, Vegdining, TimeOut, Tripadvisor or other online sources and send us a copy too. Enjoy yourself!
The Top Vegetarian Restaurant Network.