Our second stop on our two-week tour of Switzerland was in Zürich. We traveled from Lucerne to Zürich with our Swiss Travel Pass from Rail Europe. The views we had along the way of the Swiss countryside were beautiful! Then, we arrived in Zürich. Once again, I couldn’t believe how beautiful and colorful the architecture is here! Because of its population of around 340,000, Zürich is easily Switzerland’s largest city. From our cute and convenient hotel to delicious food and amazing chocolate, here are the Best Eats, Sleeps and Treats in Zürich, Switzerland!
Marktgasse Hotel Zürich
Located in Old Town, the Marktgasse Hotel is a boutique hotel that features two restaurants and a bar. The staff is very friendly and the hotel is very centrally located with many sites being within easy walking distance.
The rooms have a modern decor with extremely comfortable beds
and I love the pop of color this chair provides!
Can we talk about the beauty of the floors? Did I mention this is a 15th century building?
The bathrooms were bright and super cute!
A really cool feature of the Marktgasse is this water fountain! They provide carafes and glasses and since it was located right outside our room, it was very convenient! We loved staying here!
Delish Cafe is one of two restaurants located inside the Marktgasse Hotel.
They offer a variety of food for dine-in or easy takeout…
and there are plenty of choices for ready-made and made-to-order foods. As the name suggests, the food truly is delish!
Baltho Küche is also located inside the Marktgasse Hotel.
The appetizers were incredible
but my favorite dish was their “Summer Dish” which had corn chicken breast with quinoa salad and a mint yogurt!
However, if that isn’t your thing, they have a fabulous burger!
Rôtisserie is located in the Hotel zum Storchen which sits right on the Limmat River.
The interior is simply beautiful. Look at those flowers and that ceiling!
I love this corner table!
The food is amazing! So full of flavor!
Heavenly desserts especially for this chocolate lover!
During the summer when it isn’t raining, you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy the river and the beautiful architecture.
If you are there when it’s rainy, you might get lucky and see a rainbow over the Grossmünster!
Either way, the sunset paints beautiful colors
La Soupiére is located in the Hotel Schweizerhof. It combines elegant dining with a personal touch. A true personal touch I mean. This is because the Maître d’hôtel, Helmut (affectionately known as Helmi) is extremely friendly and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. At the end of dinner, I felt like we had known each other for years!
Started with beautiful appetizers! One was even topped with a pansy which is my favorite winter flower! Did you know pansies (untreated ones) are edible? 😉
Continued with incredible entrees. Yes, those are strawberries in the risotto! That was a first for me and it was heavenly!
Finished up with delectable desserts!
In the afternoon on our second day, we went chocolating. Yes, I said chocolating. Pronounced chocla-ting if you’re from the South like me…or at this point, “chocah-lay-ting” because that’s kind of what I felt I was doing after tasting chocolates at 3 different places! I was chocah-lay-ting! 😉
Sprüngli has several locations in Zürich as well as other cities. They are the city’s largest chocolatier and their chocolates are fantastic!
Läderach also several locations around Switzerland. The one we visited in Zürich was on the Bahnhofstrasse which is the main downtown street and is host to some of the world’s most expensive shopping!
Aren’t they pretty??
I tried milk chocolate, dark chocolate, salted caramel, white chocolate and hazelnut. Let’s just say I think Läderach is my favorite!
Teuscher is headquartered in Zürich, but has several locations worldwide (including several in the US).
The interior is bright and colorful!
I tried the champagne truffle and the salted caramel truffle. The salted caramel was my favorite!
Vollenweider had the cutest chocolates! With names like Cleopatra and Romeo and Juliet, I almost didn’t want to eat them! But, I did and they were awesome! See the little Matterhorn?
Now you’re all set with where to eat and stay in Zürich! Which one looks like it would be your favorite? Or, have you been to any of these? Leave me a comment and let me know!
See you soon!
*Thank you to the Marktgasse Hotel and the restaurants under Best Eats! I am truly grateful for the experience and as always, all opinions expressed in my posts are my own!