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Grill Without the Guilt: Vegetarian BBQ Options and Scenic Spots

Barbecues are a summertime tradition that many people look forward to. It’s a time for friends and family to gather, enjoy delicious food, and soak up the sun. But what about those who follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle or do not want to eat meat? Thankfully, plenty of options are available for those who choose not to consume meat. In this blog post, we’ll explore some vegan and vegetarian barbecue options and places to barbecue in central Switzerland.

🫑 Vegetarian Barbecue Options

Traditional barbecue fares like burgers and hot dogs are off the menu for those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. However, plenty of other options are available that are just as delicious. Here are some ideas:

  1. Grilled veggies: Grilling vegetables is a great way to bring out their natural flavours. Try grilling zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and mushrooms for a tasty and healthy side dish.
  2. Veggie burgers: Nowadays, plenty of meatless options are just as delicious as their meat counterparts. For example, Planted has two options for barbecue – Chicken barbecue Skewer and Planted Bratwurst. You can find them at most grocery stores.
  3. Tofu and tempeh: Both tofu and tempeh are excellent sources of plant-based protein and can be grilled to perfection. Marinate them in your favourite sauce before grilling for even more flavour.
  4. Skewers: Skewers are a great way to combine different vegetables and proteins into one delicious dish. Try skewering mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and tofu or tempeh for a colourful and flavorful meal.

Gather your friends and family, fire up the grill, and enjoy a beautiful day surrounded by nature!

🏔 Places to Barbecue in Central Switzerland

Now that we’ve covered some barbecue options, let’s explore some places to barbecue in central Switzerland.

  1. Lake Lucerne: Lake Lucerne is a popular spot for picnics and barbecues. Plenty of grassy areas along the lake allow you to set up your grill and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  2. Sihlwald: Sihlwald is a nature reserve located just outside of Zurich. It’s a great place to escape the city and enjoy a barbecue surrounded by nature.
  3. Pilatus: If you’re looking for a unique barbecue experience, why not try grilling on top of a mountain? Pilatus, located near Lucerne, offers a BBQ package where you can enjoy a traditional Swiss barbecue while enjoying the breathtaking views.
  4. Rigi: Rigi is another mountain in central Switzerland that offers a barbecue package. You can take the cogwheel train up the mountain and enjoy a barbecue with a view of Lake Lucerne.

Ready for barbecue season? What is your favourite place for it?

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Maria Vorobeva

My name is Maria Vorobeva. I am a student at the Lucerne School of Business majoring in Online Business and Marketing. I am passionate about online marketing and have always been interested in the latest trends and tools. Along with it, I'm also a foodie and love to try new food, experiment with recipes, and taste new dishes. In my blog, I am talking about plant-based foods, nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, and Planted. Stay tuned!

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10 thoughts on “Grill Without the Guilt: Vegetarian BBQ Options and Scenic Spots

    1. Thank you for your comment! I haven’t tried it yet but believe it should be tasty! 😊

  1. Grilled veggies at Lake Lucerne is a certain success!
    Loved the video, made me hungry 😅

    1. BBQ at Lake Lucerne is definitely great spot 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything else I can assist you with.

  2. Hi Maria, I really enjoyed this blog post; also the video edit is really creative. Looking forward to your new content. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I try to be creative with my content, so I appreciate you noticing that.

  3. Great post! You are already passing on the motivation for a BBQ – Lucerne here I come 😀

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and that it has motivated you to plan a BBQ in Lucerne 😃

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