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What to Eat in Zurich

Much like its languages, traditional Swiss food is heavily influenced by Germany, France and Italy. Because of Zurich's proximity to the German border, most of the city's food has German roots. "Nach Zurcher art" (or dishes cooked in the traditional Zurich style) typically consist of meat, potatoes, mushrooms, butter and cream – much like standard German fare. For classic Zurich cuisine, head to Old Town, where you'll find old-school beer halls like Restaurant Zeughauskeller and upscale eateries, such as Haus zum Ruden and Restaurant Kindli. Quintessential local dishes include "Zurcher geschnetzeltes" (Zurich-style sliced veal in gravy), "rosti" (shredded fried potatoes) and "burli" (crusty bread rolls).

In addition to the city's predominantly German cuisine, Zurich offers several spots for authentic Swiss chocolate and cheese fondue. To sample some of Zurich's best chocolate, visit Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, a family-owned chocolate store that's famous for its Champagne truffles. A trip to Confiserie Sprungli's flagship store in Kreis 1 is also a must. Though the shop offers a variety of chocolates, the star of this confectionery shop is the original "Luxemburgerli" (a macaroon named for its inventor, who was born in Luxembourg and worked at Sprungli). Meanwhile, for traditional Swiss cheese fondue, diners can visit Kreis 1's Swiss Chuchi Restaurant or Kreis 8's Chasstube Rehalp. There's also the themed Fondue Tram, which departs from Bellevue station and travels throughout the city every November through February. For more information about Zurich's Fondue Tram, visit Zurich Public Transport's website.

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  • #1
    La Fonte
    #1 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1025 reviewsTripAdvisor (1025)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Duebendorfstrasse 223 8051 Zürich, Zurich 8051 Switzerland
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  • #2
    Laderach
    #2 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 177 reviewsTripAdvisor (177)
    $ - $$ | Swiss
    Bahnhofstrasse 106, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #3
    Restaurant Weisses Rossli
    #3 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 280 reviewsTripAdvisor (280)
    $$ | French, Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
    Bederstrasse 96, Zurich 8002 Switzerland
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  • #4
    Haus zum Rueden
    #4 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Swiss, European
    Limmatquai 42 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #5
    Ecco Zurich
    #5 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 159 reviewsTripAdvisor (159)
    $$ | European, Central European
    Doeltschiweg 234 Inside of the Hotel Atlantis by Giardino, Zurich 8055 Switzerland
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  • #6
    Pizzeria Azzurro
    #6 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1012 reviewsTripAdvisor (1012)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, European
    Hohlstrasse 451, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #7
    Restaurant Nihao
    #7 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    Oerlikonerstrasse 43 Oerlikon, Nähe Milchbuck und Berninaplatz, Zurich 8057 Switzerland
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  • #8
    Restaurant La Soupiere
    #8 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 221 reviewsTripAdvisor (221)
    $$ | Swiss, European, Soups, Central European, French
    Bahnhofplatz 7 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #9
    Differente Hotel Krone Unterstrass
    #9 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 763 reviewsTripAdvisor (763)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 1, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #10
    Restaurant O
    #10 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 137 reviewsTripAdvisor (137)
    $ - $$ | French, Swiss, European, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 335 Hotel Sternen Oerlikon, Zurich 8050 Switzerland
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  • #11
    Ristorante Da Angela
    #11 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Hohlstrasse 449, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #12
    Za'atar
    #12 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 148 reviewsTripAdvisor (148)
    $ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    Brauerstrasse 78, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #13
    Thach Restaurant
    #13 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $ | Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
    Militaerstrasse 84, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #14
    Mesa
    #14 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 323 reviewsTripAdvisor (323)
    $$ | International, Contemporary, European
    Weinbergstrasse 75 Zuerich, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #15
    Restaurant Khujug
    #15 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 117 reviewsTripAdvisor (117)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Healthy
    Schoeneggstrasse 5, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #16
    Restaurant Pavillon
    #16 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    $$ | French, European
    Talstrasse 1 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #17
    Restaurant Orsini
    #17 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 211 reviewsTripAdvisor (211)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Waaggasse 3, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #18
    GUSTAV Restaurant & Bar
    #18 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 318 reviewsTripAdvisor (318)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Diner, Central European, International
    Gustav-Gull-Platz 5 Europaalle direkt beim Hauptbahnhof, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #19
    Restaurant Heugumper
    #19 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 198 reviewsTripAdvisor (198)
    $$ | Swiss, European, Central European, International
    Waaggasse 4 Münsterhof, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #20
    Restaurant Oberes Triemli
    #20 of 2,272 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Central European, International, Grill
    Birmensdorferstrasse 535 8055 Zurich, Zurich 8055 Switzerland
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