When it opened way back in 1898, Hiltl was Europe's first vegetarian restaurant; over a hundred years later, it remains Zurich's top vegetarian option, with daily changing seasonal menus. Plan on eating early, or expect to wait in line for the impressive salad bar of 100 homemade dishes (you pay by the weight, per 100g, or about 3.5 ounces). At lunchtime, you can order the dish of the day for CHF19.50, and add soup or salad to it for an extra CHF3. Or tuck into a copious bowl of pasta, a chili-bean casserole, or one of the daily curry specialities. The spicy Malasian Rendang and the Paneer Makhani are two of our favorites, or there's a curry buffet too for those who can't decide (pay per 100g at lunchtime, or a fixed price at dinner). Wash it all down with freshly squeezed juices, or homemade iced teas and yogurt-based lassis. There is also a limited wine and beer list. A Hiltl deli, which opened next door in late 2013, serves coffees, juices, and vegetarian takeout for those in a hurry.
Our Rating Neighborhood City Hours Mon–Wed 6am–midnight, Thurs–Sat 6am until late (usually around midnight or 1am), Sun 8am till around midnight Transportation Tram 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13 (Paradeplatz) Phone 044/227 7000 Prices Main courses CHF19.50–CHF35.50, breakfast buffet (served Mon–Fri 6am–10.30, Sat 6am–12.30pm) CHF29, Sunday brunch (served 9.30am–2.30pm) CHF57 Cuisine Type Vegetarian Web site Hiltl
MapSihlstrasse 28 Zurich
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