This European City Is An Underrated Foodie Paradise

Have you visited it yet?


If you just think of Zurich as a financial centre or a nice place to take some scenic Instagram snaps, you're missing out.

The Swiss city also has an exciting foodie scene just waiting to be explored - and whether it's sausages or strudel you're after, you won't be disappointed.

I was lucky enough to spend three days eating and drinking my way around, from food trucks to five star hotels.

There are some definite highlights anyone visiting the city should check out - starting with Hiltl on Sihlstrasse.

Hiltl is the oldest veggie restaurant in the world, offering over 100 delicious dishes.

Diners can order from the buffet, a la carte, or take-away - and the place even turns into a club at night.


Chocolate lovers should head straight to Max Chocolatier, which uses only the best ingredients in its handmade products.

The chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds are absolute bliss.

And while you're treating yourself, you should take a short trip up the hills of Zurich to the Dolder Grand.

Over the years, the five-star hotel has hosted the likes of The Rolling Stones and Elizabeth Taylor - and boasts two incredible eateries.

The Restaurant has not one but TWO Michelin stars, 16 GaultMilau points and a lengthy waiting list.

Now that's swanky.

If you'd like more of an overview of the food scene you can also get a special tour of the trendy Zurich West quarter every Friday.

Check out some of the area's most popular restaurants, including Les Halles - a renovated warehouse famous for its quirky decor and moules frites.

The Food Tour Les Halles

All in all, there's something for everyone in this beautiful city which so often gets overlooked.

Flights from Zurich start at €52 with Swiss Air.

What are you waiting for?

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