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Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on November 14, 2022 Share on

10 Street Foods to Try in Switzerland – End your cravings!

Switzerland is a small beautiful country surrounded by the magnificent Alps mountain range, and adding more to its beauty with numerous lakes, picturesque towns, ravishing history and amazing cuisine. This country is almost on every traveller’s bucket list. Exploring the country with its street food sounds much better! So, here is the list of street foods to try in Switzerland.


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  1. Fondue
  2. Rösti
  3. Raclette
  4. Bündner Nusstorte
  5. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes
  6. Tartiflette
  7. Polenta and Braised Beef
  8. Roasted Flour Soup
  9. Vacherin Mont D’Or
  10. Basler Leckerli

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1. Fondue – No doubt!

This traditional cheesy street dish of Switzerland is no doubt why it is number one. Fondue is completely made of cheese laced with white wine and garlic. It is a cheese dip that is served on an open flame and people usually eat it with pieces of bread, potatoes, meatballs, and more using long-stemmed forks. This excellent dish is the main course and keeps people warm in cold areas. Also, it was promoted as a Swiss national dish by the Swiss Cheese Union and is the most famous Swiss food.

Fondue, Street food of Switzerland
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2. Rösti – Iconic national dish!

Rösti is loved by the people of Switzerland and will be easily available on the streets. The dish is made of grated potatoes, butter and cheese and is mostly served as a side dish. The potato pancake is topped with salty bacon, fried egg, and melted raclette cheese and is loved by the people. So, whenever visiting Switzerland do not forget to eat Rösti, a serene dish with loads of love! This dish is so simple yet so delicious and definitely a must-try. 

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Rosti, street food in Switzerland
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3. Raclette – Again cheese!

Switzerland street foods are incomplete without mentioning Raclette in the list. This dish is made of Raclette cheese, which is melted over potatoes, vegetables and meat, and accompanied by pickles and onions. Also, Switzerland people love this food and you will find small portable Raclette grills, in many native households. You can also buy one portable Raclette grill for your way back home and have the taste of Switzerland at your home.

Raclette, street foods in Switzerland
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4. Bündner Nusstorte – Sweet tooth!

Bündner Nusstorte is a delicious tart filled with a lot of nuts (generally walnuts) with caramelized sugar and cream. It is a Swiss speciality of the region of Graubünden in Switzerland and is a perfect dish to end your sweet carvings. So, You can enjoy this street food with a cup of coffee or tea and fulfil your cravings for the day.

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Bündner Nusstorte
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5. Zürcher Geschnetzeltes – Amalgamation of flavors!

It is a Zurich style dish made from strips of veal (calf meat), sautéed in gravy of onions, butter, white wine, cream, and mushrooms along with sweetbread. It is traditionally eaten with rösti, but you can also have it with noodles or rice. So, In simple language, it can be called Zurich style cut meat.

6. Tartiflette – Relish all the flavours!

Swiss people are huge fans of cheese and potatoes, and this street delicacy is baked with potatoes, fatty bacon, onions and of course, with a lot of reblochon cheese. Tartiflette is a dish from Savoy in the French Alps and try not to miss this cheese goodness whenever visiting Switzerland and relish the flavours of tartiflette.

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tartiflette, street foods in Switzerland
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7. Polenta and Braised Beef –  Serenity!

Polenta and Braised Beef are quite popular amongst the locals and must-try street food. Therefore, this Ticino region dish is cooked as a thick porridge in a copper cauldron over a fire and served with braised beef, prepared in wine sauce. So, This is a total bomb of flavours and you should try it.

8. Roasted Flour Soup – Uniquely burnt!

This heavenly roasted flour soup is made from butter, flour, beef stalk, and grated Gruyere (a type of cheese) and was first prepared in the Basal city of the Alps. It is said that this dish was made by the mistake of the chef when he forgot about the dish after putting it into the oven and got the brown roasted and the burnt smell of the dish is its uniqueness. So, It is one of the must-try street foods in Switzerland.

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9. Vacherin Mont D’Or – Seasonal cheese! Yes, cheese again!

Switzerland is a place where cheese is loved and one can find seasonal varieties of cheese. Vacherin Mont d’Or is a type of soft and pungent cheese that is made from cow’s milk and found particularly between September and April. It is cooked with white wine and garlic and also people have it with baked or boiled potatoes. A scrumptious dish you need to have once in your life!

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10. Basler Leckerli – Christmas Biscuits!

Invented around 600 years ago, these Basler Leckerli biscuits are also made from hazelnuts, almonds, fruit, honey, glazed ginger and Kirsch (brandy distilled from cherries). Mostly eaten at the time of Christmas still, you can find it around the year and people love this street food.  So, do not forget to add this food to your Swiss food bucket list.

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Frequently Asked Questions related to Switzerland street food

Why cheese is famous in Switzerland?

Cheese is loved by the Swiss and all over the world because of the pure and unpastured milk of Switzerland.

What is Fondue?

Fondue is a melted cheese dip made of different types of cheeses.

What can we eat with Rosti?

Rosti is mostly eaten with baked eggs/sunny side up.

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