No holiday is complete without great food. And that’s true of any visit to Chamonix, summer or winter!
Whether you want Michelin starred luxury or want to bag a bargain, read on and find out about the food scene up and down the Chamonix valley. And, we’re delighted to say that winter 2020 as brought a trio of great new restaurants to Chamonix, so here’s our latest update on all things eateries!
The new kids on the Chamonix block…
What’s not to love about this pan Asian fusion offering which focuses on a sharing menu. It’s bustling, energetic and the food is just straight-up delicious. The menu includes delicacies such as crab and jalapeño rice balls, flap steak tataki and charred butternut wo tip.
Mumma is open from 18.30 to 23.00 every day we recommend booking in advance as whenever we’ve walked past its busy! You can find all the mouth-watering options on their website and a handy button for Reserving in advance.
Sesame has also opened to much acclaim and five-star reviews for its 100% bio, plant-based, home-made menu. This café/restaurant has cosy seating and a menu which includes everything from fresh blended smoothies and salads to sandwiches and a plat du jour. Open for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner, Sesame is a welcome addition to the meat-free options in town.
Chamonix is the latest shop in a France-wide line up for this outlet. Right in the centre of town, you can wander in to place your order or, given the huge menu, create your perfect meal and place the order online before collecting it. There’s a huge selection of sushi, maki, California rolls, spring rolls, sashimi and tataki to choose from as well as sharing boxes.
Pizza with a twist from this outfit that takes a slow dough approach to creating its sourdough bases. Dainty Pizza definitely does things differently, so if you fancy something out of the ordinary then check them out. Our favourite is the Lemon Squeezy – a zesty combination of homemade Ricotta, courgette, pine nuts, chives and lemon oil.
If you are eating in, kids can enjoy a half size pizza for 1€. Or if you want a takeaway then check out their delivery service which operates between 6.30pm and 10.30pm.
Burger & Wells
A new addition located between Chambre Neuf, Elevation and Moo Bar, Burger & Wells is promising a fresh take on fast food. Fresh made burgers, wraps and salads feature along with veggie and vegan offerings. There’s also Biofriendly homemade ice cream to follow…
Thai to Go
So new that there isn’t even a website yet! But, you’ll find Thai to Go on Avenue Michel Croz between Moo Bar and Elevation – that’s the road that goes to the train station in the centre of town. First reports are the food is great and with main dishes starting at 9€, the prices are reasonable too!
On Rue Vallot, and next door to the Mountain Drop-offs’ office, this tiny space delivers some great quality, affordable food from 10 am every day. What’s not to love.
There’s lots of chatter about this new kid on the block as the chefs behind it have awesome reputations locally. For the moment it’s offering a terrace or takeaway option. The word is that the oriental-inspired food at Le Shack is fantastic! We wonder what’s in store once the team finishes their restaurant renovation! Definitely one to watch out for next time you are in town.
Poco Loco’s Little Brother – Extreme Café
Something of a new/old kid on the block. Extreme Café opposite the post office is now part of the famous Poco Loco family – more of them in our forthcoming fast-food favourites review.