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10 Things to eat in Zurich and where


Nobody will be offended if we say that Zurich is certainly not known for its culinary art, yet here too there are some delicious specialties that delight even the finest palates. Despite being by definition the city of banks and the economy, this Swiss city is as rich in life, events and culture as other metropolises. Its culinary tradition perhaps cannot compete with that of other cities, but it is certainly not to be underestimated. Meat, potatoes and sweets they are part of these traditions. Between savory and sweet specialties, here are the 10 things to eat absolutely in Zurich.



Index

  1. Rösti Zurich-style
  2. Zurcher Geschnetzeltes
  3. Raclette
  4. Birchermüesli
  5. Älplermagronen
  6. Cheese fondue
  7. Tirggel
  8. Straumann Hüppen
  9. Mandelfish
  10. Chocolate
  11. Where to eat in Zurich: best restaurants, typical bars and street food
  12. User questions and comments

1 - Rösti Zurich-style

Glad grated potato omelette and stir-fry which originates in Bern. The version born in Zurich sees potatoes accompanied by veal with cream. In numerous versions, chopped onion and speck can be added. The rösti can be eaten as a side dish or as a single dish.

  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, veal

2 - Zurcher Geschnetzeltes

Calf meat cut into small pieces and accompanied by mushrooms and cream. It is seasoned with pepper, lemon and paprika and has a really tasty flavor. You can enjoy it on its own, accompanied by noodles, rice or mashed potatoes. Accompanied with rösti it is the typical food par excellence.



  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 15,00
  • Main ingredients: veal, mushrooms

3 - Raclette

Traditional dish made up of tasty melted cheese served with boiled potatoes in their skins (called Gschwellti), cucumbers, pickled onions and mustard. It seems that this dish already existed in the Middle Ages. It comes accompanied by tea, hot drinks or white wine.

  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: cheese

4 - Birchermüesli

It seems strange that the muesli can be considered a typical dish of a country, yet for Switzerland it is so. First invented by Swiss physician Maximilian O. Bircher-Brenner, müesli in Zurich is made from oat flakes, lemon juice, condensed milk, grated apples, almonds or hazelnuts.

  • Recommended for: breakfast
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: oat flakes, lemon juice, condensed milk, apples, almonds / hazelnuts

5 - Älplermagronen

Very similar to ours potatoes gratin, Älplermagrone is accompanied by pasta, cheese, onions and cream. Its savory taste usually comes served with a side dish of mousse or apple sauce.

  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: potatoes, pasta, cheese

6 - Cheese fondue

Cheese in Switzerland is, together with chocolate, one of the ingredients that distinguish it from other countries from a culinary point of view. The melted cheese here it is served with savory small pieces of bread stuffed into the fondue fork and then dipped in the cheese which is cooked in the typical ceramic pot called Caquelon.



  • Recommended for: lunch and dinner
  • Average cost: € 10,00
  • Main ingredients: cheese, bread

7 - Tirggel

Typical biscuit with honey and spices decorated with images that reflect those of the holidays, as per tradition. It was usually the holiday season. Tirggels appear to have originated around the fifteenth century, when they were considered a luxury item. Curious that until 1840 the production of these biscuits was reserved only for confectioners from Zurich.

  • Recommended for: snack, snack
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: honey, spices

8 - Straumann Hüppen

Who has never heard of the typical cigarette pods from Zurich? They seem to have been devised over four hundred years ago, which is why they are steeped in tradition. They are found in all the bakeries and pastry shops in the city, precisely because they are the heart of tradition.

  • Recommended for: always
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: flour, spices

9 - Mandelfish

Typical sweets made with almonds in the shape of a fish. In the many pastry shops that in Zurich are practically bars and offer all the Swiss sweet specialties, the Mandelfish are always present. If you decide to spend some days in Zurich, you cannot fail to discover their delicious flavor.


  • Recommended for: always
  • Average cost: € 5,00
  • Main ingredients: almonds

10 - Chocolate

You can't think of a trip to Zurich without thinking about its chocolate. A sweet temptation which one cannot do without. Chocolate is an ingredient that cannot be missing in Swiss desserts and when we talk about chocolate we are talking about pralines, waffles, biscuits, bars. In Zurich all sweet tooth palates will be delighted. In the Swiss city there is certainly no shortage of places to savor and taste this succulent ingredient.


  • Recommended for: always
  • Average cost: € 7,00
  • Main ingredients: chocolate

Where to eat in Zurich: best restaurants, typical bars and street food

Zurich is a city full of events, nightlife and sparkling culture, and its culinary panorama also offers various opportunities.
It is easy to find high-class restaurants in Zurich but also bars or kiosks serving sandwiches and other quick take away preparations. Here's where to eat in Zurich:

1 - Rooftop Restaurant

  • Description: room on the top floor of the building that houses it, with a spectacular view over the rooftops of Zurich
  • specialty: brunch, local cheeses
  • Average price: from € 40,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

2 - Zunfthaus zur Waar

  • Description: historic local, refined, elegant and with high quality food and service
  • specialty: excellent fish dishes
  • Average price: from € 50,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

3 - Hiltl

  • Description: one of the oldest vegetarian restaurants in Europe
  • specialty: Indian and Middle Eastern dishes, and vegetarian dishes
  • Average price: from € 35,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

4 - Zeughauskeller

  • Description: the restaurant offers typical Zurich cuisine in a rustic and traditional setting
  • specialty: Zurich-style stew
  • Average price: from € 30,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page

5 - Swiss Chuchi

  • Description: restaurant inside the Hotel Adler serving typical and renowned fondue
  • specialty: fondue
  • Average price: from € 40,00 per person
  • Address: Get directions - Facebook page
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