Switzerland Food: 30 Best Swiss Dishes And Switzerland Traditional Food To Try

Last updated on June 14th, 2021 at 02:51 pm

Today we will write about Switzerland food with the best 30 Swiss dishes. The Swiss cuisine is not yet world famous, but one thing is for sure, Swiss food is good! But there are also some dishes that are authentic Switzerland traditional food to try! Read here drinks in Switzerland, Swiss breakfast, desserts in Switzerland and vegetarian dishes in Switzerland.

On average a meal in a sit-down restaurant in Switzerland will cost around 20-40 CHF per dish. Breakfast will usually be cheaper and dinner will usually be the most expensive. A coffee can cost 4 CHF, a beer 7 CHF and for dinks like cocktails expect to pay 11 CHF.

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Switzerland Food: 30 Best Swiss Dishes And Switzerland Traditional Food To Try

Switzerland Traditional Food

1. Raclette

Raclette is also a popular food that you can find in Switzerland. You will see locals love to enjoy raclette especially in family and friends meet ups. Raclette is cheese melted that you can eat with bread, meat and vegetables. You cook in the middle of the table in a small pan!

2. CHEESE FONDUE

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Cheese Fondue is another popular dish to try in Switzerland. Fondue is Swiss melted cheese served in a pot heated and eaten you eat with bread using forks. It can be also make with chocolate. Price per person can be around 15-20 CHF in restaurants.

3. Rosti

Rosti is another of the most popular Switzerland traditional food to try. You can have Rosti for breakfast, lunch or dinner as Swiss food. There are different types of rosti usually mixed fried eggs and potatoes and served in giant pancake could be similar to an omelette. You can add spinach, the egg on the top since there do Valaisanne style and Bern style depending on which canton you are visiting in Switzerland. You can find in local restaurants for 15-20 CHF is a good one Swiss dishes for sharing.

4. Walliser Teller

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Walliser Teller is a Switzerland traditional food in Valais canton. Walliser Teller coming with cheese and dry ham, bacon, sausage. You can partner with bread and butter and drinking wine or beer. A perfect snack after hiking in Switzerland. Prices are around 20-25 CHF in local restaurants.

5. Älplermagronen

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Älplermagronen also called Alpine macaroni is essentially Swiss macaroni with cream, onions and cheese with potatoes. It’s also popular in the mountains and Swiss cuisine with Italian influence. Price of Alpine macaroni dish is around 20-25 CHF.

6. Saffron Risotto

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Saffron Risotto is a typical one of the Swiss dishes coming from Ticino area in the Italian part of Switzerland. The rice is cooked and adding saffron flavor. You can also add creamy baked mushroom, garlic and onion to the dish.

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7. Papet Vaudois

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Papet Vaudois is a Swiss dish from the Vaud canton. You will make creamy leeks and potatoes served with smoked pork or beef sausage. Papet Vaudios Swiss food is cooked first the cream and later added the sausage and it’s so delicious. Prices are around 30-35 CHF.

8. Berner Platte

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The Berner Platte is a Switzerland traditional food dish with meat and sausage varieties like pork and beef, bacon and cooked with potatoes and green and beans. The Berner Platte is usually for sharing and prices are around 25-30 CHF.

9. Polenta And Braised Beef

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Polenta and braised beef is one of the Swiss traditional food to try. You will served the polenta and the braised beef. First fry the meat with onion and garlic mixed with tomato sauce. You can boil the polenta and you serve all together in the dish. Price of Polenta and braised beef is 35-40 CHF.

10. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes

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Zürcher Geschnetzeltes is a Swiss food typical from Zurich. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes is a dish made with ragout of veal and mushroom. A delicious dish that is served in the restaurants for 35-40 CHF.

11. Tartiflette

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Tartiflette is the next one in the list of Swiss dishes coming from Alps. You will have to cook the potatoes, with cheese and onions. Tartiflette is served warm and it’s a perfect dish to eat after winter activities.

12. Basler Mehlsuppe Flour Soup

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Basler Mehlsuppe Flour Soup is made of toasted flour in the pan with onion and wine. You will have to boil the soup and you can add some cheese and toast bread to eat. It’s great to eat in winter season since you have to eat the soup warm.

13. Walliser Käseschnitte

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Walliser Käseschnitte is a delicious vegetarian lunch with gratinated cheese on the top of the brown bread. It’s a perfect dish for lunch and prices are around 15-20 CHF.

14. Flammekueche

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Flammekueche is a pie or a tart made by bread. Flammekueche is covered with cheese and you can add bacon and onions. It tastes similar like a pizza since is cooked with wood fire oven and it’s so delicious. You can get as a Swiss dish in a local restaurant for 20-25 CHF.

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15. Swiss Onion Soup

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Swiss Onion Soup is cooked with meat and onions. The soup is served with cheese on top. The onion soup apart from Swiss cuisine you can find in the France too. The price of the onion soup is around 15 CHF.

16. Thurgauer Käseschnitten

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Thurgauer Käseschnittenis a delicious snack in Switzerland. Thurgauer Käseschnittenis is a cheese toast with bacon. Simple and tasty snack that you must try.

17. Cordon Bleu

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Cordon Blue is a traditional Swiss cuisine known over the world and one of my favorite ones. Cordon Blue is fried chicken with egg and flour. You can edd with salad or even French frites. The price of the dish is 25-30 CHF.

18. Gemischter Salat

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Gemischter Salat is a mixed salad in Switzerland. It’s one of the easiest Swiss dish to prepare with lettuce, cucumber, tomato and you can add onion, oil and vinegar. A delicious and healthy dish. Price of the dish is around 15 CHF.

19. Quiche

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Quiche is a French pastry adopted as Swiss cuisine filled with cheese, bacon and vegetables. The most popular is with cheese and bacon and you can served with salad beer or wine. Quiche is one of my favorite Swiss dishes.

20. Malakoff

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Malakoff is fried cheese ball typically Swiss cuisine from Western Switzerland. You can eat anytime of the day for lunch or dinner. You can partner with salad or tomato sauce. A perfect snack to eat while traveling in Switzerland.

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21. Birchermüesli

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Birchermüesli is a popular breakfast in Switzerland. It’s simple and easy to make with oats and you can add nuts, apple, banana with milk or yogurt. There is no strict rule depending what you prefer to add.

22. SWISS CHEESE

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Swiss cheese is very popular around the world and obviously is a Switzerland traditional food that you must try. There are different cheeses like Alpine cheeses (hard or semi hard cheeses) and the Alps cheeses softer which are the most popular all over Europe.

23. Zopf Bread

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Zopf Bread is typical for breakfast in Switzerland. It’s made of white flour, milk, eggs, butter and yeast. Zopf Bread has a sweet taste and you can find in the bakery. It’s also served in countries around like Italy, Austria, France and Germany.

24. SWISS CHOCOLATE

Switzerland is popular because of the chocolates over the world. You have to try them if you want for cheaper price get them in the supermarkets. There are also souvenir shops everywhere selling Swiss chocolate.

25. Swiss Meringue

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Swiss Meringue is made from whipped egg whites and sugar. You can add lemon and cream a perfect homemade dessert for Switzerland. You can find in cafes and restaurants especially in Ticino Region in Switzerland.

26. Basler Läckerli Biscuits

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Basler Läckerli is a traditional biscuit coming from Basel in Switzerland. It’s made of almonds, hazelnuts and honey. It’s baked and added sugar. It’s ideal for you if you have a sweet tooth.

27. Bündner Nusstorte

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Bündner Nusstorte is a traditional sweet pastry in Switzerland. If you are traveling with kids to Switzerland they will love to this sweet Swiss food.

28. Biberli

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Biberli is a a Swiss traditional pastry. Biberli is gingerbread filled with nut and almonds and it’s a perfect snack to eat in Switzerland. You will find in local markets where farmers sell usually in cities and towns around Switzerland.

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29. Wine

Swiss wine is my favorite to partner with all these dishes in Switzerland. There are a lot of vineyards in Geneva, Ticino, Vaud and Valais. You can choose white and red wine in Switzerland. The price of a glass of wine is around 6-8 CHF.

30. SWISS BEER

Trying Swiss Beer is also a must since they are really good ones. I’m just posting my favorite one and you can find in the supermarket and bars. Price of a bottle of beer in a bar is around 5-7 CHF.

WHERE TO STAY IN SWITZERLAND

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There’s no lack of hostels, backpacker inns, and budget hotels anywhere in Switzerland. These rooms can go anywhere between 50-100 CHF per night for accommodation in Switzerland. If you are looking for mid budget and luxury hotels prices are starting from 200-300 CHF.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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