Sustainable restaurants in Zurich

New at Züriplausch:
Collaboration with "Soil to Soul" on the topic: "Eating Soil Consciously".

Healthy food from healthy soils. To promote this awareness, Soil to Soul puts special producers in the spotlight, gives tips for state-of-the-art nutrition and brings together committed people for exchange and shared enjoyment at the annual symposium. 

Within our collaboration, we jointly present restaurants throughout Switzerland that go one step further in terms of soil-conscious production and preparation and that are concerned about topics such as food waste, the use of minimally processed foods, the utilisation of the whole animal, but also a fair working climate, the well-being of employees and environmental and climate-friendly measures.

You will now find the tag "Soil to Soul / Sustainable" 😍 in a selection of around 60 combinable criteria from the areas of cuisine, occasion and location, according to which you can filter my restaurant, café and bar recommendations in Zurich and the surrounding area. Find your individual restaurant recommendation easily via my extensive list or directly on the map.


Our restaurant recommendations in Zurich

Babette: neighbourhood restaurant with crêpes & galettes

Bertastrasse 16, 8003 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 366 85 02 | Website | Opening Hours

At the Crêperie Bei Babette near Idaplatz, chef Andi Handke conjures up fine crêpes and galettes.

In addition to classics, the special creations are also very popular.
-Roquefort with endive, walnuts and honey
-Oven squash, cream of mushroom and cottage cheese
-smoked salmon on Crémant creamed savoy
-picked venison with pickled red cabbage

Those who still have room should not miss out on a sweet finish, e.g. with caramel fleur de sel, compote de prunes and sour cream ice cream or rather a classic crêpe Suzette. 

On weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. breakfast is served with fine dishes such as the omelette creations, spicy or sweet breads and home cereals.

My tip: seasonal special creation galette

Contact & Opening Hours

Bertastrasse 16
8003 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 043 366 85 02
  • Tuesday - Thursday:
    11:00 - 14:00,17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday:
    11:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday:
    10:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday:
    10:00 - 21:00
  • Monday closedMonday:
Last updated: Nov. 20, 2021, 2 p.m.

elmira: Fine dining show cooking with exclusive 7-course menu

Limmatstrasse 254, 8005 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 244 80 52 | Website | Opening Hours

The fine dining restaurant elmira is located in the old Löwenbräu silo. The elevator takes guests to the basement and transports them to a unique gourmet concept - directly in the kitchen. The restaurant sets a high standard for sustainability with upscale regional, seasonal cuisine. Using the methods of preserving and fermenting, the kitchen team succeeds in transporting summer products into winter, creating exciting juice accompaniments. At elmira, a flat fee is paid before the visit for the 7-course menu (choice: plant-based or animal-based dishes) and juice or wine accompaniment. Water and coffee refill is included in the price.

My tip: the vegan menu and non-alcoholic beverage accompaniment surprised me positively :)

Contact & Opening Hours

Limmatstrasse 254
8005 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 244 80 52
  • Wednesday - Saturday:
    19:00 - 00:00
Last updated: Dec. 30, 2022, 12:14 p.m.

EquiTable: Date Night I Everything is just right here

Stauffacherstrasse 163, 8004 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 534 82 77 | Website | Opening Hours

🫶 The EquiTable is a Gault Millau and Michelin restaurant for special occasions. Everything is just right here: the atmosphere, the food, the wine...and above all the attention to detail.

👨‍🍳 Julian Marti has been the new head chef at EquiTable since March 2022. His cousin Cédric Campera accompanies him as sous chef. They cook with the best, seasonally available regional and Fairtrade products.

Max Dullinger & team take care of both the appropriate choice of drinks and the perfectly coordinated service for me.

There are professionals at work here who absolutely understand their craft. Great cinema! 😍🙏

Guests can choose between 4 and 7 course menus, optionally vegetarian and with wine accompaniment.

😋 The Equitable in Kreis 4: My tip for culinary evenings and date nights!

My tip: 7 course menu with wine accompaniment while you're there. :)

Contact & Opening Hours

Stauffacherstrasse 163
8004 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 043 534 82 77
  • Tuesday - Saturday:
    18:30 - 23:00
Last updated: Nov. 6, 2022, 11:41 a.m.

Neue Taverne

Glockengasse 8, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz | 0442211262 | Website | Opening Hours

🥕🥦🥒🥬🍅 The restaurant "Neue Taverne - New Tavern" near Rennweg in the old town proves that vegetables can also play the leading role. In the evenings, 12-15 dishes are lovingly composed according to current market offerings and can convince across the board in terms of taste.🥰 Fabian Fuchs (formerly Equitable) has been head chef at the Neue Taverne since 2022.

Recommendation for 2 people: 4-6 dishes (but we had 8 dishes :D). For 100.- per person there is also a surprise menu.

Sample dishes:
- Burrata / ox heart tomato / chive oil.
- Kohlrabi / cream cheese / mussel cream

- Asparagus / potato espuma / crumble
- Caviar of the field / egg yolk / chives / blinis

- Cucumber Kimchi / roasted shrimp powder / kaffir lime oil
- Cauliflower KFC / chili glaze / sesame seeds

- Lemontarte / Cedri lemon / Sansho pepper
- Herb sorbet / Felchlin Edelweiss couverture / raspberries

🍷Wine tip: Rosé Winifred / Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt / Gut Oggau

Contact & Opening Hours

Glockengasse 8
8001 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 0442211262
  • Monday - Friday:
    12:00 - 14:00,18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday:
    12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday closedSunday:
Last updated: Aug. 12, 2022, 9:25 p.m.

Rechberg 1837: Sustainable and local

Chorgasse 20, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 222 18 37 | Website | Opening Hours

The Rechberg restaurant is located near Neumarkt in a stately house built in 1837. The cuisine is also inspired by this time, when fresh, local and seasonal ingredients from the market were brought to the table. The dishes feature original vegetables and grains and meat from local animals. The focus is on vegetarian dishes. These ingredients are processed in a refined way using contemporary techniques. Cultural events are held regularly.

My tip: 6-course menu

Contact & Opening Hours

Chorgasse 20
8001 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 222 18 37
  • Tuesday - Saturday
    Tuesday - Saturday:
    18:00 - 23:00
Last updated: March 25, 2023, 7:52 p.m.

Wirtschaft im Franz

Bremgartnerstrasse 18, 8003 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 558 44 22 | Website | Opening Hours

At 'Wirtschaft im Franz' there is a small menu, no matter if for lunch or in the evening program. The open kitchen connects kitchen and guest room. There's something to cook for; mainly Swiss cuisine with modern twist, preferably in organic quality. However, sustainability, seasonality and regionality are just as important when purchasing the products.

My tip: napkin dumplings

Contact & Opening Hours

Bremgartnerstrasse 18
8003 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 043 558 44 22
  • Tuesday - Friday
    Tuesday - Friday:
    11:30 - 14:00,18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday
    18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday and monday closedSunday - Monday:
Last updated: Nov. 6, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Zur Goldige Guttere

Sihlfeldstrasse 45, 8003 Zürich, Zürich | 0444511414 | Website | Opening Hours

Special name - special concept. At the latest at the entrance to the restaurant, all the unsuspecting are enlightened - the golden bottle (Guttere) floats unmistakably to the left of the entrance. Conclusion: I just like everything about this restaurant ♥️

🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ Unfortunately not present during my visit, but you can visibly feel Meret & Linda's vibe. Linda has the sceptre as Chef de Cuisine and Meret is Miss Superhost.
Both met at the hotel management school in Lucerne and at the latest when you go to the toilet you think to yourself - WHAAAT, REALLY?! because there you can hear Meret rapping the Guttere Rap 👊😎 legendary!

The menu changes monthly. There are 7 plates (served in 3 courses), all seasonal/regional, tavolata style for CHF 75, true to mum's motto "You eat what's on the table!".
SUPER FINE, if I didn't have a huge list of restaurants and more time, I would visit every month. 🤩😋. The dessert cart is also a big highlight. 

😍 Fact about Zur Goldige Guttere: We love roast flavours, batter and freshness and put vegetables in the foreground.

My tip:7 courses, dessert and, if still available, the Sälbstbrüner cocktail (Carrot - Charme Brut).

Contact & Opening Hours

Sihlfeldstrasse 45
8003 Zürich, Zürich
T: 0444511414
  • Tuesday - Saturday:
    18:00 - 00:00
Last updated: Oct. 9, 2022, 8:07 p.m.