Where to Eat in Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich may be Switzerland’s powerhouse city, but its infectious work-hard, play-hard energy is refreshingly offset by a love of nature and a healthy embrace of creative freedom.

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A dish on the menu at DAR in Zurich
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Star chef Zineb "Zizi" Hattab, of wildly successful tasting-menu restaurant KLE, recently opened a second plant- based Moroccan-Spanish restaurant, DAR, in this light-filled, mosaic-tiled space.


Gasometerstrasse 5, 8005

Korean-style cauliflower at Hiltl


Haus Hiltl

Dating from 1898, this beloved, high-end spot is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world. Not that you'd know it, given the cool young diners and hyper-current dishes. Customers pay for their meal by weight, and the dessert buffet is a joy.


Sihlstrasse 28, 8001

Tables in a wood-panelled dining room at Neue Tavern
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Neue Taverne

This Michelin-starred, plant-forward restaurant has a ridiculously hip, tattooed team of talented cooks (spearheaded by Nenad Mlinarevic and Valentin Diem). You'll find it in a salubrious heritage building in the heart of the Old Town.


Glockengasse 8, 8001

The Lowdown

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