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Welcome to our TVR Homepage! TVR was started in the year 2000 as an idea by an interdisciplinary group at University of Vienna – a group concerned with vegetarianism / veganism and food studies - in collaboration with teacher and students from vocational schools. This “work in progress” website is an practical outcome to support ethical hedonism for veggie gourmets. Over time the TVR joined the University of Vienna / FEWD foodethics research area, part of a loose food studies network with research units such as Gastrosophie at University of Salzburg and similar institutions in other countries. Together with dedicated writers, teachers and researchers the TVR is deppening and expandindg the topic of vegeterianism in theory and practice. To this end, the TVR has been supporting students since the year 2000 with more than ten thousand euros for relevant materials such as books and articles from academic journal, especially in the humanities and social sciences.
The necessity of more and better reasoning about the topic of vegetarianism 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 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 vegan/vegetarian restaurants such as Millenium, Blossom, Ubuntu, Pure Food and Wine, Greens, Vanilla Black, Terre a Terre, and other recognised restaurants in the USA Candle79, Horizons, Karyn’s on Green, Madeleine Bistro, Carmelita, 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 at Happycow, Vegdining, TimeOut, Tripadvisor or other online sources and send us a copy too. Enjoy yourself!
The Team of TopVegetarianRestaurants.net
PS: The restaurant lists will be finished end of 2014. Already completed are the European countries Britain, Germany and Austria. In the USA NYC is already finished.