My top 10 places to eat in Zürich like Haus Hiltl, world’s oldest vegetarian restaurant, Da Capo for its incredible juicy steaks, famous Widder Bar and fine dining at some of the fanciest places in the biggest city in Switzerland.Photos & Map:
Kick off your food adventure in biggest city of Switzerland by renting a bike to easily get around town. Start at the magical pool & bar Seebad Enge in the middle of lake Zürichsee.
For brunch I highly recommend dropping by Haus Hiltl, the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world founded in 1898. Now, I am far from becoming vegetarian but after eating here I could easily switch to a vegetarian lifestyle for the rest of my life.
The best view of the city can either be enjoyed from the Lindenhof or the rooftop of the Widder Hotel of which you can easily see the 3 iconic churches of Zürich; Grossmünster, Fraumünster and St Peter.
Over 100 food stands and trucks selling a host of culinary delicacies from all over the world regularly come together to take part in the Street Food Festival and takes place during the second week of September. Go in the evening to mingle with the locals and get to know the city customs.
After returning your bike head over for drinks at the Widder Bar, the largest whisky bar in Zurich and total laidback atmosphere. Try the crazy pineapple cocktail, that is one heavy drink!
Another great place for dinner and drinks is the 25hours Hotel, a laidback spot on the west-side of Zurich. Make sure to try their magnificent hummus.
In conclusion, Zurich can be a very expensive city, it is considered the MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN THE WORLD, the places we ate at were pricey but places like the Street Food Festival are the cheaper alternatives and you still get a good impression of the Swiss food culture.