Welcome to VegGastronomy.net!
The platform VegGastronomy.net was starting in the year 1995 as a research focus by a multidisciplinary food ethics group and became 2001 part of of the research programm of the FEWD at University of Vienna. This group was especially concerned with veg* (veg* includes the terms vegetarianism and veganism) in food and gastronomical studies. Together with engaged researcher, writer, journalists, teacher and students VegGastronomy.net tries till 1995 to increase especially the topic of the changing culture of veg* gastronomy in academic research. and certainly journalism. The VegGastronomy.net website is at the moment a practical outcome to offer reliable information especially for a broader audience.
The necessity of more research about the topic of veg* gastronomy 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 even 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 veg* restaurants such as TIAN Vienna, Millenium, Blossom, Pure Food and Wine, Greens, Vanilla Black, Terre a Terre, Also other recognised restaurants in the USA Candle79, Horizons, Karyn’s on Green, Madeleine Bistro, HanGawi, Sublime. In Britain SAF, Manna, The Gate, David Bann, … already fulfill such veg* nouvelle cuisine standards.
The recommended restaurants, pubs and bars on our country pages have been chosen to compare with other restaurants in the same price-bracket. There they are arranged by starting on top with the Fine Dining / Haute Cuisine restaurants (if available) to more basic style restaurants, which are more affordable.
Please contribute your own veggie restaurant critics especially at Happycow and Tripadvisor Enjoy yourself!
The Team of VegGastronomy.net
PS: VegGastronomy.net was contributor to the renowend Food Service Europe & Middle East
USA / Ft. Lauderdale: Sublime
USA / San Francisco: Millenium
D / Berlin: Lucky Leek
GB / London: Manna
F / Paris: Le Grenier de Notre Dame
Welcome to VegGastronomy.net!
Meet the VegCulture.net Team at Vienna Veggie Wine Club
A / Vienna: YAMM
A / Vienna: Hollerei
USA / Seattle: Cafe Flora
GB / London: The Gate
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