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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
    Restaurant Weisses Rossli
    #1 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 349 reviewsTripadvisor (349)
    $$ | Swiss, European, Central European
    Bederstrasse 96, Zurich 8002 Switzerland
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  • #2
    La Fonte
    #2 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1210 reviewsTripadvisor (1210)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Duebendorfstrasse 223 8051 Zürich, Zurich 8051 Switzerland
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  • #3
    TREMONDI Restaurant & Bar
    #3 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 132 reviewsTripadvisor (132)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European
    Molkenstrasse 20, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #4
    Haus zum Rueden
    #4 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 291 reviewsTripadvisor (291)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Swiss, European
    Limmatquai 42 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #5
    Restaurant Nihao
    #5 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 217 reviewsTripadvisor (217)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
    Oerlikonerstrasse 43 Oerlikon, Nähe Milchbuck und Berninaplatz, Zurich 8057 Switzerland
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  • #6
    Differente Hotel Krone Unterstrass
    #6 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 900 reviewsTripadvisor (900)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 1, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #7
    Pizzeria Azzurro
    #7 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1241 reviewsTripadvisor (1241)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Hohlstrasse 451, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #8
    Restaurant Khujug
    #8 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 204 reviewsTripadvisor (204)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Healthy
    Schoeneggstrasse 5, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #9
    Restaurant O
    #9 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripadvisor (163)
    $ - $$ | French, Swiss, European, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 335 Hotel Sternen Oerlikon, Zurich 8050 Switzerland
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  • #10
    Laderach
    #10 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 235 reviewsTripadvisor (235)
    $ - $$ |
    Bahnhofstrasse 106, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #11
    Restaurant Krone
    #11 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 144 reviewsTripadvisor (144)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Central European, Contemporary
    Badenerstrasse 705, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #12
    Thach Restaurant
    #12 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 229 reviewsTripadvisor (229)
    $ | Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
    Militaerstrasse 84, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #13
    Restaurant Pavillon
    #13 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 300 reviewsTripadvisor (300)
    $$ | European, Central European, French
    Talstrasse 1 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #14
    Ristorante Da Angela
    #14 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 292 reviewsTripadvisor (292)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Hohlstrasse 449, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #15
    Mesa
    #15 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 345 reviewsTripadvisor (345)
    $$ | International, Contemporary, European
    Weinbergstrasse 75, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #16
    Marktkuche
    #16 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripadvisor (231)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European
    Feldstrasse 98 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #17
    Restaurant La Soupiere
    #17 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 258 reviewsTripadvisor (258)
    $$ | Swiss, European, Soups, Central European
    Bahnhofplatz 7 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #18
    Restaurant Orsini
    #18 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 235 reviewsTripadvisor (235)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Waaggasse 3, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #19
    Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag
    #19 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 402 reviewsTripadvisor (402)
    $$ | French, Swiss, European, International
    Muensterhof 8 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #20
    Restaurant Heugumper
    #20 of 2,041 Places to Eat in Zurich
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 218 reviewsTripadvisor (218)
    $$ | Swiss, European, Central European, International
    Waaggasse 4 Münsterhof, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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