05.06.2020 – Food & Drinks | Favourite spots

How to satisfy your wanderlust

Have you had to postpone a trip abroad because of coronavirus? These five locations in Zurich are a great distraction – with sweet treats from New York, Asian cuisine and panini like you find in Italy.

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Just like being in Paris: Montmartre

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Raffaele Sutter and Marc-Antoine Kaeppel love the French capital so much that they decided to bring a touch of Paris to Zurich. Montmartre – their second restaurant – is all about France and its beautiful capital city.

Weggengasse 4, 8001 Zurich

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Just like being in Italy: Punto Italiano

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The Italian speciality shop Punto Italiano is not only the place to find the strongest espresso in the city for CHF 3, or a Birra Moretti for CHF 2.50; they also come with stories from Vincenzo’s life. He invented the panini, and has now shared his secrets with us.

Spitalgasse 9, 8001 Zurich

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Wie in New York: Michelle’s Cupcakes

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Not far from Paradeplatz, Michelle Burke sells homemade cupcakes that are a hit with everyone from bankers to brides. ‘I’ve loved these sweet delights ever since,’ says Michelle, who happens to be the daughter of an Englishman.

Talacker 34, 8001 Zurich

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Just like being in Thailand: Chaima Thai Take Away

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Chaima in Wipkingen has a reputation for being the healthiest Thai take-away spot in Zurich: owner Thitikarn Chaima always prepares her dishes from fresh using ingredients sourced almost exclusively from Switzerland and with no additives.

Längernstrasse 32, 8037 Zurich

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Just like being in Japan: Sala of Tokyo

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Japanese-Swiss couple Ernst and Sala Ruch-Fukuoka opened Sala of Tokyo in 1981 – long before fast food chains and supermarkets started selling sushi. Today it is run by Lorenz Muster, who spent two years as a chef in Tokyo.

Schützengasse 1, 8001 Zurich