Trendy yet one of Zurich’s traditional sites, the Hitl restaurant opened its doors in 1898 and counts in the Guinness Book of Records as the first vegetarian restaurant in Europe. The sophisticated décor makes a perfect setting for the hip alternatives to meat. It serves fine vegetarian and vegan delicacies like butternut squash in tomato and almond sauce, vegetable paella, pumpkin risotto, dill rice with lentils and wines. The “butcher's counter” proposes tofu, seitan, paneer, and tempeh.
With vegetarian and vegan dishes trending, Tibits founders work to create innovative, international recipes bursting with flavour and packed with freshness. Think raw Pad Thai salad and raw chocolate cheesecake and you’ll know that there’s no flavour lacking here – only the meat. Praised by Harper Bazaar and Huffington Post, this is one stop not to miss.
The Restaurant Viadukt makes for a great stop in the area called the “most exciting area to shop”. Under the arches of the railroad, Viadukt’s sleek interior with curved ceilings, heavy stone walls, and contemporary design furniture offers a spectacular view of the surrounding industrial buildings. The menu serves up light, innovative, seasonal cuisine indoors or in the garden. Check out the annual calendar for various cultural events and concerts.
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