This summer I’ve found myself in the French Alpine town of Morzine working for a popular chalet company. I’ve been here since April so I’ve had plenty of time to experience some of the great foodie options that are available around town. This expat heavy area has plenty of restaurants with innovative vegan options making sure no plant based eater is left out.
If you’re a pizza fan, then definitely head here for a wood fired Naples style pizza. There is a dedicated vegan option on the menu, which is loaded with veggies and capers. It doesn’t have vegan cheese but it really doesn’t need it as the San Marzano tomato sauce and the chewy dough is so delicious. It costs a reasonable (for the Alps) €13.50.
Bec Jaune Brewery
The jewel in the crown of vegan food in Morzine goes to this awesome bar located on the main road as you come into town. The summer menu boasts some incredible dishes including oyster mushroom nuggets which immediately transport me back to my KFC eating days, somehow the chef has stolen the colonel’s secret recipe and created chewy yet crispy vegan delights. I could bang on about these nuggets but there’s also sourdough focaccia, miso broccoli, delicious salads, poke bowls, homemade tempeh, skin on fries and juicy vegan burgers. Uch I’m salivating whilst typing this out. It’s also a brewery which brews some of the best beer in town, my favourite being the raspberry sour. Open from 16:00 onwards.
Les Dents Blanches Hotel
This spot is so convenient for us as it’s located right in front of the chalet where we work, making it perfect for an after work beer, they serve Brewdog too which I love. The food on offer here is street food style from their ‘Hot Box’ food truck. It’s dirty vegan soul food with southern fried seitan burgers, loaded fries and wood fired pizzas which look divine. I’ve had the seitan burger with vegan cheese and vegan mayo which was tasty and filling. Be aware that the bar closes at 21:30 so get here early. Their sister restaurant at Hideout Hostel also serves up some great Asian vegan cuisine.
This bar/resto is open all year round making it popular with locals (hence the name) and holidaymakers as there’s usually a good atmosphere. The shaded outdoor seating is an ideal spot to enjoy a pint of locally brewed Ibex beer and sample some of the summer menu. The brunch, snack and evening menu all have options for vegans from the full vegan brekkie to whole roasted cauliflower or a Beyond Burger. There’s also a pub quiz on Monday evenings which is good fun.
Only opened Wednesdays through to Sundays (14:00 – 21:00) in the summer, this cute little place found on Rue du Bourg offers some great vegan alternatives. It’s emphasis on fresh tasting junk food leaves you wanting more. In the past I’ve had a banging seitan katsu curry from here which was incredible.
Last but not least, Satellite Coffee is a superb café also located on Rue du Bourg which serves all the latest hipster needs from oat flat whites to cold brew coffees. From vegan pancakes to smoothie bowls, there’s always something deliciously plant based to choose from.