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Budget quality food places in Zurich

Eating quality food with a mini-budget (ca. 15 CHF) is possible in Zurich – This post will bring you closer 5 food places in town – vegetarians included

Living in Switzerland makes you creative when it comes to dining out and keeping your costs under control. Especially in Zurich! I took the mission to find places where to get quality food for a small budget (under 15 CHF). I love to go out for dinner or lunch and I don’t love to limit myself in my food selection. Of course, for a special occasion, it can be a more sophisticated restaurant but sometimes it’s perfect to get something small for a convenient price. That is why I came up with this blogpost. By the way, get inspired for suggestions on my Zurich restaurant guide, here.
These suggestions include warm and cold menus.

5 places to get quality food under 15 CHF

Put put Japanese takeaway

This small takeaway offers good quality and price. All menus are prepared fresh. My suggestion at putput is their Gyudon or their  Japanese veggie curry. It is located in Kreis 4,  Stauffacherstrasse 101 (side street of  Langstrasse). 

Costs: start with CHF 11.5o to CHF15.50

Opening hours: Monday: 11:30 – 14:00, Tuesday – Friday: 11:30- 14:30 / 17:30 – 21:00, Saturday: 14:00 – 21:00

Palestine Grill – Lebanese Sandwich

Palestine Grill is perfect for a late-night snack after or before heading to dance at Langstrasse or for lunch if you are walking around that area. It’s located in Kreis 4 at Langstrasse 92. My absolute favourite sandwich here is the Sabich. It’s vegetarian and comes with fried eggplants, egg, and hummus if wished with french fries! The pita bread is super fresh.

Costs: start with CHF 11.5o for a Sabich.

Opening hours: Monday & Tuesday: 11:30 – 19:00, Wednesday:11:30 – 21:45, Thursday – Saturday: 11:30 – 22:00, Sunday closed

Piadina Bar in the old town of Niederdorf

Obviously, an Italian Food Spot can’t miss on my list. Piadina Bar is located in the heart of the Niederdorf. It is my favourite dish when it comes to authentic Italian delicacies for a fast lunch. It is a type of traditional flatbread found in Italy/Emilia Romagna usually. The bread is a thin dough prepared fresh at the counter. You can select of different vegetarian and meat products to stuff it. My favourite one is with eggplants, rucola and stracchino cream cheese. Get more of the location here in my review.

Costs: start with CHF 10.50

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 11:30 – 23:00, Sunday: 15:00 – 19:00

Il Pentagramma – Classic Italian Panino with Mortadella or more!

If you are into the food you perfectly know the difference between a piadina and a panino. I love this place because the owner transmits many Italian vibes. All ingredients she offers for the panini remind me of my childhood holidays in Italy. The one I absolutely recommend is with grilled veggies and mortadella. The panino is huge, so be hungry! The Pentagramma is practically located in a side street close to the mains station in Zurich at Josefstrasse 28.

Costs: start with 10.50 CHF

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:00

Bridge Zurich- Pizz al taglio, a salad, some fresh cheese and a baguette?

Bridge Zurich is a spot in Europaallee where to find many local handcrafted products! There are many products for the small budget, too. I love to go there for a fresh Siri baguette and some cheese from their counter, either ricotta or even a delicious ham! Find some fresh pizza from Flour & Water on the upper floor. Their pizza base is easy to digest and prepared in the traditional artisanal way using fresh, healthy local ingredients.  For a tasty dessert go for vegan ice cream or some here.

Costs: Products from Migros and many Swiss brands for every budget.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 09:00 to 22:00, Sunday closed

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Best hotel to stay in Paris: 25 Hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord

My personal highlight: Paris Gare du Nord is as colorful as an African bazaar: a comfy, cosmopolitan mix of cultures and urban refuge just in front of Gare du Nord

You know I am a big fan of the 25 Hours Hotel. They offer surprising spots in several European cities. Their living concepts are designed to make travellers feel at home away from home. It’s a company philosophy, you get to feel right away when entering the door. The attention and dedication of their staff, the extras in the room as the best hairdryer in the world, or the bike you get for free to explore the city. Many little details make your stay pleasurable. Every hotel has its own story, so let me share with you the 25 Hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord!

This is 25 Hours Hotel Paris Terminus Nord

The neighbourhood in District 10 is vibrant and colourful. Local heroes serve as the inspiration for the interior design concept. This is why throughout the hotel – in the lobby’s murals, in the objects on the shelf in your room, you cross this relaxing and playful vibe. From Gare du Nord you are close to every tourist attraction such as Montmartre’s Sacré-Coeur, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe.

For all my readers I have a special offer: use Promo code  25h_sweetdreams and get 15% off for the best available rate!

Rooms

The rooms feature colourful African-style elements and start with a size of 12 – 16 sqm until 30 – 33 sqm. My room had a super comfy bed. The cute teddy in the pic slept close to me 🙂  Thirsty or a little hungry? Use their mini-bar for free! Rain showerhead, Smart TV, Freitag bag, UE Boom Bluetooth speakers, and free high-speed Wi-Fi of course included.

Food

The day starts best with a pain o Chocolat, right? Their breakfast choices offer much more, either fresh fruits, salmon, or omelettes to only name some. Make a reservation for dinner at their Neni restaurant to enjoy the Israeli-Mediterranean cuisine designed by Haya Molcho.

Extras

  • Profit to discover Paris on wheels by using their Schindelhauer bikes!
  • The 1. floor has a cosy working table, where you can spend some time in an open space to catch up on your mails surrounded by that vivid colourful African design.
  • 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord offers meeting and event facilities in close proximity to the Gare du Nord. These spaces offer an exceptional view over the historic railway station.  The hotel has two meeting rooms for up to 8 and 10 people which are directly connected to the Restaurant NENI Paris.
  • In the mood for a drink before heading to Montmartre? Have a stop at the Sape Bar and enjoy a Negroni. The design of the bar is made of bronze-coloured mosaic glass. The interior is classy and colourful reflecting once more the African style.

I felt a lot at home here. Thank you to the staff for this wonderful experience and for being part of the Lovefoodish travel guide. Find more of my 25 hotel experiences here.

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