Mac & Cheese, Skippy Peanut Butter, Campbells Soups, Mountain Dew, Ben and Jerry Cookie Dough…this store does not mess around providing homesick Americans with a dose of deliciousness unable to be found in Swiss supermarkets. They have an online shop & Zurich city store and often feature holiday favorites and special sales.
Mis-matching chairs and tables from different eras are difficult to obtain in this popular bar and restaurant offering an excellent wine list and Argentinean beef products from the owners own ranch. We love the high-quality tartare and roast beef sandwiches.
A cozy, casual cafe with complimentary wifi and delicious cakes, quiche, focaccia sandwiches served with flavored coffees, loose-leaf teas, fresh fruit juices & smoothies. All tables, chairs and serving-ware is an eclectic mix of un-matching pieces…somehow adorable.
The first to bring this level of baking supplies (2,000+ online) to CH with a focus on British and American supplies and legal obligation to itemize every ingredient to allow it into the country! Oodles of baking pins, food coloring, stencils, cookie cutters, chocolate molds and special occasion decor. They host classes and events too.
Sleep in…no problem…Until 16.00h, Bohemia serves your brunch and breakfast favorites on Saturday & Sunday. Think egg-white omelets and banana pancakes paired with a Florida Alligator Hangover Cocktail. Kids pay 1 franc per year and the after-work cocktail scene never disappoints.
Dainty and charming, this Zurich icon is a perfect place to chat the day away with your closest friends. Be sure to try their creamy, rich and delicious Hot Chocolate and one of the pastry specialities of the house! 3 levels with 3 unique looks, but all with distinct ambiance.
A Classic Tourist Stop with visitors mesmerized by the colorful ambiance and artfully decorated display of Teuscher chocolates and sweets. The prices are on the higher side (for Zurich), but the hot cocoa is worth the visit and there’s often live jazz on Sunday’s.
The finest ingredients in a casual atmosphere close to Bellevue. Lemon Vanilla and Carmel Walnut Lust are just a couple of the personal portions that you can indulge in. Two slices of each cake are served, encouraging you to go with a friend, order two and share!
From specialty cuts to delicious salamis and mortadella’s and even prepared foods (think beef stroganoff), Carmelo’s is your stop. Order online for convenience if you’re comfortable navigating through the German website, but a stop to this butcher is well worth the visit.
This takeaway and grocery shop offers a range of Thai products including well-stocked freezers, fresh produce, aisles of marinades, soups, noodles, sauces, pastes and lots more to spice up your meal. Also serving hot and fresh Thai meals for takeaway with plentiful portions.
If it is big, juicy delicious Steaks you like, then this South American steakhouse is for you! It feels elegant with it’s upscale décor and open brick walls, but it really is quite casual and the portions are filling. As with most Steakhouses, the sides are available for purchase a la carte.
One of the most talked about places, a signature spot in Zuri West known for it’s dramatic view of the city of Zurich. With its Sunday Brunch Buffet, a 35th floor Bistro, a 9-course Gourmet Private Dinner for 4 and A la Carte Dining, this place is perfect for any special occasion.
Healthy Takeaway and Lunch can exist…even in a chain restaurant. Green smoothies are the rage, but not to be forgotten are the customizable salads and the chicken mango hand grilled wrap. They take pride in seasonal, regional and fresh meals.
| Website | +41 43 222 48 45 | Locations in Enge & Seefeld
Plush pillows and candlelight set the mood for a cozy night out with your man or girlfriends. Enjoy delicious Italian specialties and pastas freshly prepared in small or large portion sizes. Visit 1 of their 2 locations near Stauffacher or Enge and reservations are highly recommended.
Afternoon Tea served in mismatched bone china perched upon chabby chic, downright adorable decor. Ideal for girlfriend get togethers and cupcake cravings, pop in for takeaway treats like Oreo Cookie & Red Velvet Cupcakes or enjoy a 3-tier Afternoon Tea Service with freshly baked scones in the adorable cafe.
A boho-chic café in the heart of Niederdorf, offering delicious cocktails, coffees, cakes, & traditional flammkuchen! The terrace is the perfect place to relax in the summer, and often they have live music. It doesn’t hurt that the coffee has been deemed one of the best in the city.
This modern, very popular restaurant was surprisingly built in 1898 and is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe. Today, it has the best (and busiest) lunch or dinner buffet available with 100 homemade options. Club Hiltl opens its doors every weekend after 22.00!
| Website | +41 44 227 70 00 | Multiple Locations with our favs being the Bahnhofstrasse Roof Terrace above PKZ, Europaplatz and the original at Sihlstrasse
A no stress, takeaway / casual spot steps from HB filling bellies with smoothies, burgers, fries and vegetarian options like spinach quesadillas and salads packed with favorites like quinoa, fennel and edamame. Love the creamy wasabi dressing!
Experience the best view of Zurich without leaving the city centre. Order a prosecco and toast to an inspiring view with the lake and Alps in the background. A MUST for out of towners and newcomers! (Unlike most Zurich cafés and bars, dogs are not allowed in Jules Verne)
A cute little gem recognized by the lovely sheet of aged ivy, hanging low over the entrance. A cozy, small living room designed interior ideal for brunch or a cup of coffee and cake. For a hearty meal, try the delicious lamb burger with white wine.
Some may dub this a ‘Tourist Trap’ as certainly, it is a popular restaurant with prices to match. Built in 1862, it serves Swiss-French cuisine aside original artwork provided by the now-famous artists whom could not afford their meal at the time.
This Asian Lebensmittel stocks some of the tricker items to find in Zurich: Brown Sugar, Edamame, Root Beer, Vegetable Dumplings and more. Explore the fully stocked aisles and enjoy some fresh Dim Sum, often found near checkout.
| +41 44 450 31 88 | Birmensdorferstrasse 94, 8003 Zurich map
Handcrafted in CH down to every detail from milking the cows on a Swiss Farm to hand wrapping every package. The family brand is only available in boutiques in Lucern & Zurich and the vanilla caramel & sea salt truffle is irresistible!Read more
Vegetarian cuisine on a heightened level with the principals of Ayurveda applied to all meals. The three course menu – complete with ingredients such as cinnamon, turmeric and ginger, chickpea flower, ghee and millet – changes daily and is best found on their Facebook page.
Cute tree-topped terrace with mismatched patio chairs, those that just can’t decide what to order will love sharing small plates with friends. 8 kinds of hummus and meat, fish & vegetarian mezze plates, we totally love the Chili Walnut Hummus & Fried Eggplant with mint.
The famous Hawaiian poké bowl makes lunch time healthy & delicious paired with a fruit-infused water or ginger shot. Enjoy inside their shabby chic cafe or skip the lunch crowd and head straight to the take-away window with pre-made bowls.
New in 2016, but already a popular restaurant, it finally brings Napoli cuisine to Zurich! Offering everything from delicious starters like Carpaccio, traditional Napoli-style pizza, and many different types of cannoli flavorsRead more
A popular Swiss chain and rightfully so, Molino offers a variety of pizzas and other Italian offerings in a spacious atmosphere. Our favorite location is Limmatquai as the outdoor seating is one of the best spots on the Limmat to enjoy a beer with your lunch on a sunny day.
Despite the building’s story being packed with history, Razzia is on the cutting-edge foodie scene in Zurich for it’s gourmet kitchen and snazzy clientele reputation. Since it’s renovation in 2014, it’s been they hype on all the top dining & “see and be seen” Zurich lists.
Bimi serves Seefeld traditional Japanese cuisine from sushi to one pot and teriyaki dishes in their chilled, cozy and Zen intimate location. It is related to Nishi Japan Shop which offers imported Japanese food products from its Zürich store and also online.
Affectionately referred to by locals as a baby Hiltl, Samses puts a great deal of thought and creativity into their intimate vegetarian buffet in Kreis 5. Try a gorgeous seasonal beetroot and butternut squash timbale, or a wild mushroom gnocchi with a pumpkin pesto.
Mandatory in Zurich. Indulge in a sweet at the buzzing Paradeplatz location with upstairs & outdoor seating. While, known for their Luxemburgerli macraroons, we’re addicted to their dark chocolate truffles…you can even order just 1 to go.
The only Studelhaus in Zurich with 3 locations in Kries 4, Wollishofen and between Enge & Sihl City. A casual buffet style cafe with Bulgarian vegetarian & vegan savory and sweet strudels and a variety of salads with Eastern European fresh herbs and spices.Read more
Small bites and healthy portions at very affordable prices with a friendly service smile. Enjoy freshly made Tapas and Montaditos in the bright and inviting intimate restaurant adorned with wall coverings featuring the traditional tiles of Barcelona.
It scores highly because of its location in the über-cool gastro scene Kreis 5 and secondly because of the trendy crowd and very friendly staff serving comfort food and Southern BBQ with favorites being chicken wings and the eponymous pepper briskets.
Smaller in size than it’s sister Haus Hiltl, but matching in flavor with a similar vegetarian concept. Over 40 buffet dishes to choose from featuring an Asian, Indian and Mediterranean influence, as well as seasonal specialties as well as Vegan Days 3 times per month.
Home-made Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Raw Desserts including cupcakes, cakes, muffins, cookies and brownies. Everything is custom created so birthday cakes, wedding cakes and special requests are her specialty!
| Website | +41 76 302 3077
Mexican food is hard to come by in Zurich, but Tres Kilos has a fun atmosphere and the popularity of 30+ years offering Zurich burritos, fajitas and good ‘ol frozen Margarita (the strawberry is delish). Popular spot for football & ice hockey viewing.
An “on the go” restaurant that can be found peddling their way around Zurich.
Zurich’s first vegan organic restaurant is a healthy haven in Kries 4. Just beyond the 20+ Vegelato “ice cream” flavors, you will find the all-day multi-course buffet with soups, salads and mains. There is also a small specialty shop with chia seeds, soyananda and more.
Off the beaten path, this butcher is worth traveling for. We visited especially for the American beef steaks and delicious cheese-filled sausages. The broad selection of meats and fish make you wish to explore new possibilities in your kitchen and invite friends over for dinner!
Aviation fans will love Wings Bar for their unique theme…the brainchild of former SwissAir associates uncertain of their future with their beloved aviation company who was grounded in 2001. From the cocktails to napkins, it’s all about the friendly skies.