We are madly in love with Zurich’s first “upscale vegan” restaurant: Marktküche. Everything from the atmosphere to the deliciously healthy flavors partying in your mouth will surprise you and your passionate meat-eating friends.
This is the location for your next lunch or dinner date!
No funky, alternative décor with staff showing off their tattoos and hipster t-shirts here…
Marktküche is an elegant white-table cloth restaurant that will take you by surprise given the location just off Langstrasse. The atmosphere is ‘noveau classy’, elegant, and refreshing…and certainly not stiff.
Marktküche simply pushes the vegan dining experience to a new level.
Unlike most vegetarian restaurants, there are no “meat-substitutes” at Marktküche. Rather than re-create a vegan version of a classic meat-dish, the creativity from the kitchen will surprise even the most animalistic of meat lovers. Each week, lunchtime diners can choose from 3 daily house made pasta dishes, or from 3 weekly menus. The accompanying bread is house made and soups are always gluten free.
The wine menu is of particular interest, with wines coming from Austria, Italy, France, Spain, and of course Switzerland. The staff offers an excellent wine service, able to answer questions and perfectly pair wines to each dish…and the spirit bar is a nice touch!
For the non-alcoholic options, we found our favorite hausgemacht ice tea in all of Zurich, and the non-alcoholic Hugo is refreshing…especially on a summer day while sitting outdoors. For a little pick-me-up, fritz-cola and Nespresso beverages are on offer.
Why we Love it:
The outbreak of ‘Mad Cow Disease’ in the 1990’s made an impression on Chef-Owner Tobias Hoesli who became vegetarian, then vegan shortly after learning about the cruel treatment of unaffected animals during the crisis. The passion from Tobias and his team is overflowing in abundance from every deliciously healthy corner of this restaurant.
Zuri Girl Tip: Unsure what to order? Check out the tasting menu for dinner…your tastebuds will surely be tantalized.
feldstrasse 98, 8004 Zürich
Website . Tel: +41 44 211 22 11
Photos courtesy of GGZ, Restaurant Marktküche