Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hiltl, Zurich

Hiltl, the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe. This is an interesting bit of history and definitely worth coming to see and eat if you're in Zurich. I half expected a traditional timber house where I can let my imagination sink back in time to how it was like years ago but what I got was a spruced up interior and modern vibe.

After some confusion, we realised that this restaurant is split into two types of service. You can come in for a formal dining experience where you order from the menu and it is cooked in this nice and neat kitchen shown in the photo above (bottom left). Or you can let your eyes guide you to the array of food available on their buffet section. Take your plate, fill it up, bring it to the counter area to be weigh and paid. Then saunter to any available table to indulge. We sat on the second floor.

It sort of feels like a more upmarket food court type area intertwined with those having their a la carte choices!

The choices are numerous. You can come anytime for even just a snack, healthy break or all day breakfast veggie style!

This is my plate and it was a mix of fresh vegetables, tofu in sweet and sour sauce and others. Rice, quinoa and pasta. It's fun to be able to have a bit of everything and it was certainly delicious as you can tell by my foodie companion who already digged in which left me not able to take a picture of it.

It's worth coming and eat at least once. Whether it is for its historical value or it is genuinely yummy vegetarian meal even though it is a little expensive but that is Switzerland for you!

Sihlstrasse 28


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