Specialties from Zurich and Surrounding Region
These are the typical Zurich classics that every child here is familiar with and every visitor should be sure to try.

Specialties from Zurich

What does Zurich taste like? And what do the locals eat? This list reveals Zurich’s absolute culinary classics, as well as two or three specialties from the surrounding region.

Zürich Geschnetzeltes, Birchermüesli and Luxemburgerli: Every guest visiting the City on the Limmat should try these popular Zurich specialties at least once. The culinary delights are served in numerous restaurants and can also be purchased in many places in the city. In our list, you will also find some tips about where the dish or product tastes particularly delicious.

This veal dish, usually served with rösti potatoes, is especially tasty at the Kronenhalle, surrounded by genuine artworks by Picasso and Chagall.
Light & Airy Temptation
A confectioner from Luxembourg brought a macaroon recipe to the Confiserie Sprüngli. It was refined – and in 1957 the Luxemburgerli was born.
A Healthy Treat
The world-famous Bircher muesli was created by Zurich physician and nutritionist, Max Bircher-Benner. This healthy dish can be found all over Zurich.
The Honey Cookies
Tirggel are thin, crispy cookies made from honey, flour and spices, and are often distributed at public festivals, They can be purchased at Globus.
Risk of Addiction
These long wafer rolls have a creamy chocolate filling. The name is said to derive from the Greek word, “hopyes”, meaning “a host-like wafer”.
The Cult Sausage
The most popular product from the Keller family firm is the Wiedikerli – a grilled pork bratwurst, named after the Wiedikon quarter.
Local Ingredients
Turicum Gin contains spices and ingredients from Zurich: lime blossom from the Lindenhof and hand-picked pine cone tips from the nearby forests.
The City Sausage
The Stadtjäger is an air-dried raw sausage that is entirely prepared and cured in the city of Zurich.
The City Honey
On the roof of the Marriott Hotel, 18 bee colonies are industriously buzzing away. They are producing Zurich-Honey, which is on sale at Jelmoli.
Making Old Into New
You can purchase or directly eat Leibacher Biber in these Zurich stores and cafés.
For Chocolate Lovers
The Taucherli is a large, filled praline chocolate. When it is dipped in milk, it produces a delicious chocolate drink. Buy directly from the factory.
From the Region 1
In Zug, everything revolves around cherries. Besides Zug Cherry Cake, there is cherry brandy and cherry sausages. The cake is available at Treichler.
From the Region 2
This puff pastry square, which was very popular among Zurich’s aristocracy in the 17th century, originated in Baden. Enjoy it, for example, at Moser’s.

Multifaceted Zurich

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