Lots of people consider eating great food to be part of their holiday. Fondue, Raclette and Tartiflette are just some of the local specialities served in restaurants in Morzine. We love all of these cheesy delicacies, but sometimes we crave a clean and healthy option for dinner. You may be aware that French restaurants are not particularly sympathetic to dairy free, gluten free or vegan diners. However Morzine has some great options for those of you who want to eat something a bit different to what you would normally find in a mountain resort.
The Bec Jaune Brewery
The “Bec” is unique, as it is the only bar in Morzine that brews its beer in-house. The beers range from IPA’s, lagers, porter (the porter is particularly good) to traditional french and german style beers. Don’t worry if beer isn’t your thing, because they also do a great range of cocktails and wines.
Their style of food is not typical of a mountain resort. They have a menu with snacks, main meals and desserts, but remember to check out the blackboards for their specials. They use locally sourced ingredients to make tasty options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Their chefs make everything from scratch, including the burger buns and sauces.
The Bec is very popular and can get very busy. My advice is to book as soon as you can, as tables fill very quickly.
Satellite Coffee is located on the Rue du Bourg next to Chez Roger’s. This is a good option for our self catered guests (especially if you are staying in Chez Noah, as it is just over the road), as they have great breakfast and lunch menus. You can expect salads, sandwiches and filled pita breads. They also have a range of smoothies, milkshakes and juices.
Their food is clean and ethical, so you can eat guilt free and leave feeling healthy. They also have some great options for gluten free and vegan diners.
Two nights per week Satellite coffee opens in the evenings to serve dishes you won’t find anywhere else in Morzine, and the menu changes every week. So far we have experienced Indian, Mexican, Thai and North African themes, and all of them have been excellent.
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Wild Beets Kitchen and Cafè
Recently opened by private chef company Chez Toi, Wild Beets is an ideal stop off for breakfast or lunch in Les Gets. Their tasty and healthy menu will fuel you up for a day in the mountains. You can enjoy their excellent breakfasts, wraps, salad boxes, smoothies and refuel dinners to keep you in the zone. Located 2 minutes walk from the bottom of the Chevannes ski lift, Wild Beets is THE place to visit for healthy food in Les Gets.
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You can find Hideout near to our self catered properties, Petit Chalet Robin, Chalet Moose and Chez Hibou. It is also very close to Chalet Robin. Their menu is excellent and changes with the seasons, with lots of light options during the summer and more hearty options during the winter.
We have enjoyed many meals (and too many drinks) at Hidout, our particular favourite is the bang bang brocolli followed by one of the pork or Philly steak buns. But if you are super hungry in the Winter, you can take on one of their amazing Ramen bowls. The pork (Tonkotsu) is excellent, but they also have Miso and Chicken versions.
If this sounds like something you would like to try, I advise you to go early in the evening or book a table to avoid disappointment.
So it’s not all cheese, bacon and potatoes
If you are worried about your dietary requirements or just fancy a change from the usual mountain food, you will be able to find something delicious during your stay.
By Tom Fortune