Where can I get a decent dinner without spending a fortune?

In the last issue of the Tages Anzeiger Magazin Max Küng expressed his frustration about overpriced food in Zurich and wanted to know where in town he could eat a decent dish that wouldn’t cost more than 20 francs.

We totally agree, eating in Zurich often requires a fat wallet. But there are some places where you can fill your belly and get away with 20 francs straight – you might have to cut back on first course, dessert and wine but you’ll be full and happy afterwards, we promise.

So here we go: For hearty food, Aargauerhof is the place for you: Meatloaf with fries and a fried egg or rösti with bacon, cheese and a fried egg, both for 18.50. At Da Michelangelo you’ll get a Pizza Margarita for 14.50. It’s 18 francs for fish n’ chips and a salad at Rössli and 20 bucks straight for a sausage, fries and grilled veggies at Wurst & Moritz. For a variety of asian meals under 20 francs, rely on restaurant Saigon.

Now myfriendfromzurich hopes that you’ll all enjoy your dinner! And Max, what do you think about our suggestions?


Event Tip: Monthly Shorts @ El Luchador

(photos: El Luchador)

What is a good thing to do on a rainy Saturday evening? Right: watch a film. Or even better: watch short films! The great new restaurant El Luchador presents you the first edition of MONTHLY SHORTS and takes you to the world of the mexican way of living – from football to death, from revolution to „el luchadores“.

Please find all the details here and stay tuned for more: there will be shown short films about love, life, Zurich (and much more) every second saturday of the month.



Event Tip: Stolze Openair

Even after this long weekend, myfriendfromzurich can’t wait for the next – cause it’s time for Stolze Openair! For the eleventh time this means: Two days of good music, soccer, eating, drinking and relaxing – and all this right in the middle of town. We are especially looking forward to local musicians Anna Kaenzig and Dabu Fantastic.

Check line-up and location here.

A little goodie for those who can’t wait: The crew of the Stolze Openair created a playlist on Youtube.


I love nothing more than a good brunch. What are your top-three-suggestions?

For a rich healthy breakfast, from classic small to scrambled eggs with salmon or oriental style with humus and feta, go to Maison Blunt. If you like pancakes in various styles, Zum Guten Glück is definitely the place for you. And Sisu offers a good all-you-can-eat brunch in the weekends. Enjoy!


I only know about Zurich that it’s famous for its banks – that sounds boring to me. Why should I still come?

No, no and no! Zurich is way more than UBS and Credit Suisse, don’t you worry! Once you have strolled around the lively quarter of Kreis 4, have had your first afternoon beer at Xenix and have danced at one of the many great clubs and concert places, you’ll know that.

Oh, and don’t forget the lake. Who needs to go on a holiday when you can jump into the lake in the middle of the city.