A week ago, I decided to visit a few friends in Bern for the day and we stopped by Tibits at the train station for a quick lunch before heading out into the old town. Tibits is a small chain of restaurants that specializes in modern ethnic vegetarian food. With an emphasis on fresh produce and healthy eating. Upon arrival, I was amazed by the diversity of dishes being offered at the buffet counter. The system of payment in this restaurant is unique to Asia but not uncommon in Switzerland. All you have to do is take whatever you want from the buffet counter and the price of your meal depends on the weight of your food at the cashier.
After too many meals of slap dash Swiss food at work (all equally interesting and meat laden, some delicious and some downright unpleasant), Tibits was a much needed change. The array of dishes offered reflected the amount of countries taken into consideration during the buffet planning.
I am sure that the buffet selection changes on a daily basis. But during my visit to Tibits, some of the dishes available were:
- Osaka-style Chirashi Zushi
- Thai Tofu Salad
- Szechuan-style Seitan (mock meat made from soy)
- Vegetable Green Curry
- Power Greens Selection
- Jalapeno Poppers
- Vegetable Pakoras
- Homemade Guacamole
- Assorted Bread rolls
The list goes on. All I can say is that from all the eateries, restaurants and cafes that I have been to so far in Switzerland, Tibits has been so far the most innovative, inspiring and refreshing place from my point of view.
For more information, do visit www.tibits.ch