Sweet, savory, vegan, fusion, or molecular?
Zurich’s cuisine knows no limits when it comes to food. Besides regional specialties such as “Zürcher Geschnätzeltes” and “Rösti”, food lovers can find international trends, new interpretations, and culinary rarities. The widely-traveled Zurich chefs love to combine their inspirations from far-off lands with local produce. This is reflected in the outstanding quality and readiness to experiment in the food mecca, Zurich.
FOOD ZURICH is a stage for local creative gastronomy, for the diverse range of culinary delights, and for local culinary innovators. The festival takes place once a year over a period of 11 days, featuring over 100 events in and around Zurich.
Festival Director FOOD ZURICH
You simply have to taste local specialties when traveling to different places. Among Zurich’s culinary classics are “Luxemburgerli”, “Birchermüesli”, and “Züri Gschnätzlets”. The most iconic restaurants – including some with a tradition stretching back 100 years and more – are a must on the Zurich program of every foodie.
If you’re watching your figure, keep on scrolling. Or turn a blind eye – because these restaurants do not pay much attention to calories or guests’ waistlines. Here the focus is much more on healing the soul with comfort food.
The locals love a hearty breakfast. Like-minded visitors will find a huge selection of restaurants and cafés in Zurich that serve breakfast.
Zurich, the Fresh Food Paradise
Many Zurich chefs buy the fresh produce for their dishes directly from the market or team up with local producers. When it comes to wine, cheese, vegetables, or fish, the motto in Zurich is: regional and seasonal.
For the Little Ones
Young children are also welcome in Zurich. Many restaurants offer children’s menus, toys to play with, and even a special children’s table. Here, the youngest guests can eat under the supervision of a childcare professional, while their parents enjoy a relaxed meal at a separate table.
Summer gives Zurich a real Mediterranean feel. At this time of year, many people spend much of their time outdoors. Countless restaurants and bars entice guests outside into the open air: onto the shores of Lake Zurich, into secluded gardens, or to the popular “Badi-Bars”.