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Budget quality food places in Zurich

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

Living in Switzerland makes you creative when it comes to dine out and keep 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 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 take away 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 favorite sandwich here is the Sabich. It’s vegetarian and comes with fried eggplants, egg, 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 favorite 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 favorite 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 food you perfectly know the difference between a piadina and a panino. I love this place because the owner transmits me much Italian vibes. All ingredients she offers for the panini remind me my childhood holidays in Italy. The one I absolutely recommend is with grilled veggies and mortadella. The panino is huge, so be 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

Casa teresa – Bocadillos de paleta ibérica /Jamon Iberico sandwich

My heart booms when it comes to mediterranean food. This is why I was very happy to have found Casa Teresa offering traditional Spanish Bocadillos with Iberico ham. The bread is super crunchy and comes with a touch of fresh squashed tomato, olive oil and the tasty ham in between. Get also some fresh prepared croquetas or tortilla. Casa Teresa is the little sister of the restaurant Tapas & Friends that serves traditional Spanish Tapas. Get more on that spot here.

Costs: start with 8.50 CHF for a Chorizo Iberico

Opening hours: Monday – Tuesday 10:00 to 15:00, Wednesday – Friday 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday 10:00 to 14:00, Sunday closed

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