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Top vegetarian restaurants in Chamonix

Here's our pick of Chamonix's best vegetarian and vegan options.

featured in News & reviews Author Tracy Wise, Destination Editor Updated

Here is our pick of the best meat-free dining venues in the valley.

French cuisine is not known for being particularly veggie-friendly, however Chamonix has a number of restaurants to choose from.

Le Munchie (Munchies) Restaurant, Chamonix Centre style of cuisine


Munchie has long been a favourite with veggies and meat eaters alike for their inventive and diverse dishes. Swedish-run but with a strong Asian influence, they always have a few vegetarian dishes to choose from and because the style of cuisine doesn’t feature much dairy, they are usually suitable for vegans as well. The staff here are very helpful, so be sure to ask them when ordering if a dish contains any “hidden” ingredients commonly found in Asian dishes such as egg white or fish sauce.

Pointe Isabelle Bar & Bistro, Chamonix style of cuisine

Pointe Isabelle Hotel

A less pricey but still very enjoyable dinner can be found at Pointe Isabelle; the hip new hotel has an excellent restaurant. There is always a vegetarian option, which can usually be adapted to vegan on request but the menu is quite meat/fish dominated; we prefer to grab a table in the lively bar where you can snack on vegetable empanadas, spicy olives, and sweet potato, broccoli and coriander fritters over a few drinks.

Bizes Restaurant Review


Bizes is a cosy little bistro tucked away near the casino; all their food is grilled on a Josper oven, which seals in the juices and intensifies the flavour. Obviously this method of cooking lends itself well to slabs of meat, but the texture and taste of their vegetables is fantastic. The menu is very creative and uses lots of unusual seasonings, as much thought has gone into the vegetarian dishes as the meat ones and they can rustle up a fine vegan meal on request.

Micro Brasserie de Chamonix [the 'MBC'] Restaurant, Chamonix interior


Another great venue to satisfy your cravings is MBC; a Canadian micro-brasserie that brews its own beers. They have a few veggie options, including gargantuan servings of tortillas loaded with salsa, guacamole, melted cheese, jalapenos and sour cream. They have also recently added a vegan burger to their menu, which we have yet to sample but is definitely on the cards soon. Additionally, not everyone is aware of this but many beers contain animal products such as fish guts as part of the filtering process (I know, eurghh); MBC brews all their own beer on-site and gives a no weird fishy bits guarantee, so sup up!

Le Vert Restaurant, Chamonix Les Gaillands example dish

Le Vert

The food at Le Vert is also excellent; the menu changes regularly and they always have a vegetarian option (which is always very tempting, rather than a half-hearted afterthought) and the chef is happy to veganise it if you give them a bit of notice. They do a cracking Sunday lunch with all the trimmings; we’ve even enjoyed a vegan Christmas dinner there and it was a triumph!

Kitsch Inn Bar & Restaurant, Les Houches style of cuisine

Kitsch Inn

If you’re skiing in Les Houches, then check out the Kitsch Inn at the bottom of the Bellevue cable car. Daily specials, homemade cakes and interesting vegetarian options - not much for vegans unfortunately but hopefully that will change in time.

ELA Deli, Chamonix Main Town

Take Aways

ELA Deli's main achievement is how they manage to create so many tasty dishes in such a tiny space; pop into this miniscule delicatessen to sample their daily specials such as Moroccan tagine, Punjabi dal and roast aubergine passata - they sometimes even have vegan cakes! Their halloumi and falafel wraps and salad boxes are handy for taking up the hill if you don’t have time to make yourself a packed lunch.

Café Bluebird, right opposite the Aiguille du Midi, make lovely fresh sandwiches, wraps and bagels to take away or eat in; there is a menu board on the wall but you can ask for whatever combination of fillings you like such as avocado or hummus with salad. They usually have soy milk for your morning café latte, or check out their juices and smoothies for a delicious energy boost!

For those late nights when you need something to line your stomach before falling into bed, La Maison du Burger offers a choice of about four veggie dishes; most of them contain cheese and/or egg but the burger soja is suitable for vegans, being made of cereals and soya protein. There is a list of allergens on the wall beside the takeaway counter which states that their chips are fried in vegetable oil, although we can’t guarantee that the odd meat item doesn’t get dunked in there as well.

Cool Cats Snackerie, Chamonix style of cuisine

Cool Cats

Hot dogs aren’t usually particularly veggie friendly but at Cool Cats you can tuck into a falafel-dog with a choice of sides including sweet potato fries, make it vegan by omitting the feta and yoghurt dressing. For a lighter bite you can enjoy the avocado tartine - grilled local farm bread topped with lemon marinated avocado, tomato and rocket.

Chez Paolo Chamonix

Chez Paolo

Chez Paolo have a good choice of vegetarian pastas, paninis, sandwiches and salads - all freshly made and the super-friendly chef is happy to adapt them for vegans by swapping ingredients round if you ask when you order.

the view out of the window of the church opposite during snow

La Tête a Thé

La Tête a Thé in Argentiere is the valley’s only dedicated vegetarian restaurant; daily menus are prepared with care and imagination, there are usually a good few vegan choices as well, including their home made cakes and cookies. It’s a friendly little place to while away an afternoon over tea and cakes.

An image of a curry and rice in a bowl with a dip on the side

Ghandi, Les Houches

One of the best lunch deals in the valley can be found at Ghandi Restaurant in Les Houches; for around 10€ you will be presented with a feast of Indian dishes including poppadoms, bhaji and a drink.

Many of the dishes are already vegetarian, but if you ask them they will happily make the whole set menu vegetarian or vegan.

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