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Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

Well, I want to improve my rather bad diet and simply put: the lunch options around my office are terrible. We got a kebab place, a subways and some pizza places. When we are fed up with all of the above do we drive to the next highway exit where there is a place with decent but equally not-so-healthy options of burgers or club sandwhiches.


Fortunately is Zurich not that big and I can drive around a bit... what are your recommendations for a more healthy lunch?
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Old 17.02.2017, 16:36
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

Hitzberger is ok, and I just learned about this place today: http://rootsandfriends.com
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Well, I want to improve my rather bad diet and simply put: the lunch options around my office are terrible. We got a kebab place, a subways and some pizza places. When we are fed up with all of the above do we drive to the next highway exit where there is a place with decent but equally not-so-healthy options of burgers or club sandwhiches.


Fortunately is Zurich not that big and I can drive around a bit... what are your recommendations for a more healthy lunch?
This was one of my favorite spots: Bottega Berta. Aside from the regular menu, they have additional lunch specials that they change daily. They used to have a lunch special (maybe they still do) where you could get a pasta dish or a big salad, plus beverage, plus coffee for around CHF 15-20.
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Hitzberger is ok, and I just learned about this place today: http://rootsandfriends.com
Roots is great! Same for tibits, Hiltl or Gärtnerei.
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Old 17.02.2017, 16:51
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

How about taking something healthy to eat with you and with the time you save driving around in your car looking for something to eat, you could go for a brisk walk instead, increasing the health potential of your lunch break?
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Old 17.02.2017, 17:22
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How about taking something healthy to eat with you and with the time you save driving around in your car looking for something to eat, you could go for a brisk walk instead, increasing the health potential of your lunch break?
Says a guy who has "eating KFC" in his profile...

I simply like eating out and want variety and healthy food options. I work in sales and cannot always carry a lunchbox around. And I am frankly too lazy to spend the little free time I have in the evenings on preparing the next lunch.
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

Nothing beats home cooking. If you're really looking for a lifestyle change you could consider a few easy recipes and cook them the previous evening.

If eating out, Hiltl, Tibits would be my top 2. A friend recently shared info on a food delivery service https://nosh-pots.ch/. I haven't tried them yet so don't have any first hand feedback to share.
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Says a guy who has "eating KFC" in his profile...

I simply like eating out and want variety and healthy food options. I work in sales and cannot always carry a lunchbox around. And I am frankly too lazy to spend the little free time I have in the evenings on preparing the next lunch.
Oops, I posted before I read this. Frankly if the bar is set at "eating KFC" at the moment, I bet plenty more places would qualify as "healthi-er food options", relativity rocks! It might help if you share what kind of food you're looking for, one man's heal-thy could be another man's hell-thee.
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

Dean & David by Stockerstrasse tram stop. Take a huge wad of cash!

(Or there's a kebab place opposite)

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Old 17.02.2017, 17:55
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I simply like eating out and want variety and healthy food options. I work in sales and cannot always carry a lunchbox around. And I am frankly too lazy to spend the little free time I have in the evenings on preparing the next lunch.
As you said, "you're too lazy".

Being healthy does take a bit of effort and a bit of a change in routine.
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Well, I want to improve my rather bad diet and simply put: the lunch options around my office are terrible. We got a kebab place, a subways and some pizza places. When we are fed up with all of the above do we drive to the next highway exit where there is a place with decent but equally not-so-healthy options of burgers or club sandwhiches.


Fortunately is Zurich not that big and I can drive around a bit... what are your recommendations for a more healthy lunch?
It's also dreadful around my current main office in Zürich Altstetten. You'd think that with so many thousands of (I guess UBS) employees around there, the offer would be more than what you've described. It's abysmal, compared to what my non-IT colleagues get offered elsewhere.

But there's a small microwave kitchen (from around 1950, and which never gets cleaned), for those who bring in a curry.

The Altstetten UBS canteen salad bar is hardly use-able (in comparison to the City canteen). Could recommend loads of places in the City e.g. taking a sandwich. salad or soup and enjoying it on a park bench in the Old Botanical Gardens. Or otherwise a healthy restaurant.

What kind of food are you after? And you mentioned needing a parking place at the same time?

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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

Where do you work??
All of these places sell salads, that are prepared right in front of you at the moment. They also tend to have wraps, paninis and soups too.
I recommend:
- ROMI: http://r-o-m-i.com/ Love their salads and menus are great value.
- Not Guilty: https://www.notguilty.ch/ Love their salads too. You can add chicken, salmon and beef.
- Gartnerei: https://www.gartnerei.ch/ Cool bowls, quite big. There are a few all around ZH.
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Old 18.02.2017, 16:32
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

Balsberg (near the airport) has a canteen with a fairly big salad bar. They also often have fish/vegetarian recipes. Canteen is open for every one
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Oops, I posted before I read this. Frankly if the bar is set at "eating KFC" at the moment, I bet plenty more places would qualify as "healthi-er food options", relativity rocks! It might help if you share what kind of food you're looking for, one man's heal-thy could be another man's hell-thee.
No, he was ironic. Maybe you're new here but Tom1234 is the opposite of what it's written in his profile! :ROFL:
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How about taking something healthy to eat with you and with the time you save driving around in your car looking for something to eat, you could go for a brisk walk instead, increasing the health potential of your lunch break?
In all fairness, you can do that only when the weather allows...and if you have colleagues who go out for lunch you do seem a bit asocial...oder? Sometimes it's not only about what you'd like to do but what you should/are expected to..
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

This place is really good. Really good sandwiches-tofu etc and they arenot wrapped in shit plastik. The sweets are really good.



http://www.vze.ch/Einrichtungen/Vier...nplatz.24.html


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http://www.vze.ch/Einrichtungen/Vier...s-Cafe.22.html

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In all fairness, you can do that only when the weather allows...and if you have colleagues who go out for lunch you do seem a bit asocial...oder? Sometimes it's not only about what you'd like to do but what you should/are expected to..
I've spent lunchtimes in the past either running with colleagues or going for a walk with them.

Perhaps these colleagues don't want a healthy lunch and would rather eat something different - would the OP be anti-social in that situation too?
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

I quickly skimmed the replies so I'm sorry if any of these suggestions have already been made. I've tried all of these and can find healthy options.

Hiltl (few locations around Zurich)
make your own salad at Globus
not guilty (few locations around Zurich)
Tibits

Also, any Japanese noodle shop or Vietnamese restaurant will have healthy soups. Nothing like a big bowl of Pho!
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Re: Healthy lunch options in and around Zurich...

If you can get near HB or Bellevue easily, the Globus cafe usually has some healthy salad options as well as soups, sandwiches, etc., and when the weather is nice you can also sit outside!
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