The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in the World

At Tian in Vienna, meatless haute cuisine blossomed early.

 

 

© Ingo Pertramer

The best vegetarian restaurants

At Tian in Vienna, meatless haute cuisine blossomed early.

 

 

© Ingo Pertramer

For reasons of diversity, gourmet restaurants rarely rely exclusively on a meat-free offering. This is why vegetarian and vegan restaurants appear in this list, as well as those that temporarily abstain from using products of animal origin.

 

  • ONA, Arès
    The abbreviation in the name stands for non-animal origin - Claire Vallée won the first star for a vegan restaurant in France in 2021.
    clairevallee.com
  • Cookies Cream, Berlin
    Creative head Stephan Hentschel is one of Europe's pioneers of vegetarian haute cuisine, holding a star since 2017.
    cookiescream.com
  • Joia, Mailand
    Pietro Leemann was ahead of his time, and today he is still Italy's only star award-winning chef to serve vegetarian cuisine.
    joia.it
  • Noma, Copenhagen
    High-flyer René Redzepi has been serving an ambitious vegetarian menu every summer since 2018. 
    noma.dk
  • Maison Bras, Laguiole
    At Sébastien Bras' two-star restaurant in Laguiole, there is always a choice of an ambitious vegetable menu.
    bras.fr
  • Pollen Street Social, London
    Meat is available at this restaurant, but a vegetarian and a vegan menu are also available. 
    pollenstreetsocial.com
  • Eleven Madison Park, New York
    Daniel Humm has recently been cooking almost completely without animal products in his three-star restaurant.
    elevenmadisonpark.com
  • L‘Arpège, Paris
    Three-star chef Alain Passard is considered by gourmets to be the god of vegetables; he has been focusing on meatless cuisine for 20 years.
    alain-passard.com
  • King’s Joy, Beijing
    The first purely vegetarian restaurant in the world to be awarded three stars by the Michelin Guide.
    T: +86 10 8404 9191
  • Tian, Munich + Vienna 
    Paul Ivic is one of the pioneers of plant-based gourmet cuisine, holding one star for each of his two restaurants.
    tian-restaurant.com
  • Neue Taverne, Zürich
    In one of the most exciting restaurants in Switzerland, the focus is on vegetables, with Nenad Mlinarevic behind the stove.
    neuetaverne.ch

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