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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 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 325 reviewsTripAdvisor (325)
    $$ | Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
    Bederstrasse 96, Zurich 8002 Switzerland
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  • #2
    TREMONDI Restaurant & Bar
    #2 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 118 reviewsTripAdvisor (118)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Italian, Central European
    Molkenstrasse 20, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #3
    La Fonte
    #3 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1142 reviewsTripAdvisor (1142)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Duebendorfstrasse 223 8051 Zürich, Zurich 8051 Switzerland
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  • #4
    Ecco Zurich
    #4 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 180 reviewsTripAdvisor (180)
    $$ | European, Central European
    Doeltschiweg 234 Inside of the Hotel Atlantis by Giardino, Zurich 8055 Switzerland
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  • #5
    Haus zum Rueden
    #5 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 284 reviewsTripAdvisor (284)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Swiss, European
    Limmatquai 42 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #6
    Restaurant Nihao
    #6 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 206 reviewsTripAdvisor (206)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Japanese
    Oerlikonerstrasse 43 Oerlikon, Nähe Milchbuck und Berninaplatz, Zurich 8057 Switzerland
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  • #7
    Pizzeria Azzurro
    #7 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1174 reviewsTripAdvisor (1174)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    Hohlstrasse 451, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #8
    Differente Hotel Krone Unterstrass
    #8 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 861 reviewsTripAdvisor (861)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 1, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #9
    Laderach
    #9 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 226 reviewsTripAdvisor (226)
    $ - $$ | Swiss
    Bahnhofstrasse 106, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #10
    Restaurant Khujug
    #10 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 173 reviewsTripAdvisor (173)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Healthy
    Schoeneggstrasse 5, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #11
    Restaurant O
    #11 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 156 reviewsTripAdvisor (156)
    $ - $$ | French, Swiss, European, Central European
    Schaffhauserstrasse 335 Hotel Sternen Oerlikon, Zurich 8050 Switzerland
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  • #12
    Thach Restaurant
    #12 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripAdvisor (216)
    $ | Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
    Militaerstrasse 84, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #13
    Restaurant Pavillon
    #13 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $$ | European, Central European, French
    Talstrasse 1 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #14
    Mesa
    #14 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 338 reviewsTripAdvisor (338)
    $$ | International, Contemporary, European
    Weinbergstrasse 75, Zurich 8006 Switzerland
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  • #15
    Ristorante Da Angela
    #15 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 284 reviewsTripAdvisor (284)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Hohlstrasse 449, Zurich 8048 Switzerland
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  • #16
    Marktkuche
    #16 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 218 reviewsTripAdvisor (218)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European
    Feldstrasse 98 8004 Zurich, Zurich 8004 Switzerland
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  • #17
    Restaurant La Soupiere
    #17 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
    $$ | Swiss, European, Soups, Central European
    Bahnhofplatz 7 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #18
    Restaurant Orsini
    #18 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripAdvisor (228)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    Waaggasse 3, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #19
    Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag
    #19 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 384 reviewsTripAdvisor (384)
    $$ | French, Swiss, European, International
    Muensterhof 8 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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  • #20
    Restaurant Oberes Triemli
    #20 of 2,380 Places to Eat in Zurich
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 146 reviewsTripAdvisor (146)
    $ - $$ | Swiss, European, Central European, International, Grill
    Birmensdorferstrasse 535 8055 Zurich, Zurich 8055 Switzerland
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