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May 06, 2007


sandi @ the whistlestop cafe

What a great post on Zurich! I think you covered it all. I will have to bookmark this for future trips.


great post. you are so right about the swiss language. even we germans have difficulties understanding the swiss. but most of the swiss - at least in the big cities try their best when they realize that you do not understand them. :)


What a great post! I'm actually flying to Zurich tomorrow, on a cheese-tasting trip! We're staying in Berne though.


That post was a great read! I'm from Switzerland and I must say that you pinpointed the right things.
I would also recommend people to bring back with them "Birnbrot" (dried pear bread from Grisons) or "Nusstorte" (walnut tart from Grisons)...
Regarding "Fondue", it is rarely fine when eaten in restaurants, but there are some decent places (mostly in chalets up in the mountains)!


And the best cooking in town (not cheap, but totally worth it) is at "Didi's Frieden" on Stampfenbachstrasse 32, close to the main station. I'd also recommend "Leos Bistro" for high-class (and high-price) dining. "Da Angela" on Hohlstrasse for first-class Italian food (not cheap, either). "Turbinenhalle" a bit off the beaten path, for mid-price but tasty fusion cooking and especially their home-brewed bear and home-baked bread (both which can be bough to take away if you feel like taking home a souvenir). "Obere Flühgasse" for the best "rösti" in town (and a very good "Zürigschnätzlets"). Visit the "Honold" bakery on Rennweg for sweets and a bag of their stupendous sweet n' hot chilli almonds.
By the way: in Switzerland, Fondue is considered food for winter - much too heavy for the warmer months!


What a thorough overview of Zürich's food scene! Much appreciated!


Loving these posts. Any chance of someone doing one on Florence before I set off on June 9th?

Susan from Food "Blogga"

Thanks for another appealing city snapshot, Johanna. My husband and I have always wanted to visit Switzerland, and you've just given us many more reasons to do so.


very interesting view of zurich. id like to recommend a book called "kulinarische entdeckungsreise durch zürich", from an "Umschau-Verlag. its a really good book, that showed me zurich in a nice way. i must say that it is written in german.
and by the way, your page is absolutely beautiful.
go on...

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