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Culinary Zurich

Zurich is a veritable mecca for epicureans with something to satisfy every palate.

“Zürcher Geschnetzeltes“

à la Restaurant Kronenhalle

For 4 people

Preparation time: approx. 30 minutes
Preheat oven to 60 °C (140 °F)

800 g (1¾ lb) veal fillet, cut into finger-wide strips
Salt and pepper to season the meat
1 tbsp of butter
1 to 2 shallots, finely chopped
1 tbsp of butter
100 g (3½ oz) of mushrooms (white and brown), sliced
1 tbsp of flour
100 ml (3½ fl oz) of white wine (dry)
150 ml (5 fl oz) of stock
100 ml (3½ fl oz) of demi-glace
150 ml (5 fl oz) of cream
Salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, a little cognac (optional)

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“Fisch -Chnusperli”

For 4 people

Preparation time: approx. 40 minutes
Preheat oven to 60 °C (140 °F)

100 g (3½ oz) of flour
½ tsp of salt
150 ml (5 fl oz) of beer
1 tbsp of oil
1 egg yolk
1 egg white, stiffly beaten
600 g (1½ lb) of perch or whitefish fillets
Peanut oil for deep frying


1 cup of mayonnaise
2 pickled gherkins, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
4 tbsp of parsley, chopped
1 lemon, grated zest only

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Street food

Street food is causing a stir in Zurich. And this doesn’t just mean grabbing a sausage on the go, but rather comprises a range of delicious snacks such as momos, pulled pork burgers and exquisite mezze platters.

News, trends and experiments

Zurich is home to the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world: Haus Hiltl. On that front, the city has always been ahead of the curve. 

Vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere and seasonal cuisine made from regional ingredients has virtually become standard throughout Zurich’s eateries.


à la Hiltl

For 4 people

Preparation time: approx. 20 minutes
Leave to stand: approx. 6 hours or overnight

50 g (2 oz) of rolled oats, fine
35 g (1 oz) of rolled spelt
150 ml (5 fl oz) of orange juice
250 g (9 oz) of sour milk with bifidus
50 g (2 oz) of pear syrup
200 g (7 oz) of fresh berries, mixed
1 apple
1 banana, ripe
70 ml (2½ fl oz) of cream
Fresh fruit as desired for the topping

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FOOD ZURICH is a celebration of the city’s love of food. The 11-day festival provides a platform for just about everything culinary. Visitors can try new and exciting foods and generally eat, drink and be merry.

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