In most cases, only the big cities have vegetarian restaurants, but don't despair if you're traveling in smaller towns and villages. Nearly all Swiss restaurants, aware of the ever-growing number of vegetarians in the world, offer one or possibly two vegetarian specials a day. Of course, you can always sample such classic cheese dishes as fondue and raclette. Other dishes to order -- available almost anywhere -- are omelets or rösti (the Swiss version of hash browns). Salads and meatless pastas, available in most restaurants, are another choice for the vegetarian. If you're dining at a Swiss hotel and/or booked in on a half- or full-board arrangement, you can always request meatless dishes. Most independent restaurants will also serve you meatless dishes on request.

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