What to Eat in Switzerland

Updated June 26, 2020.

It’s What I Ate Wednesday! This week it’s all about the incredible cheeses, chocolates, breads, and more incredible foods Switzerland has to offer!


It’s the most important meal of the day, and the Swiss do it best! I don’t know what’s in the grass they feed these cows, but the milk, cheese, yogurt, etc., just taste so much richer in Switzerland. The bread is also better here–crusty on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. It’s worth a trip to Switzerland just for the bread and cheese!

Cheese, jam, bread with honey, granola with yogurt and fruit, eggs and bacon, orange juice, and coffee in Zermatt
Latte, cheese, eggs, bacon, and bread with honey and jam in Zermatt
Museli with yogurt and fruit, bread, bacon, eggs, latte, and espresso in Zermatt
Fruit and sweet pastries, bread with jam, cheese, bacon, ham, and kiwi-banana-orange juice in St. Moritz


If you’ve been following our travels for long, you may have picked up on our travel eating style. Steve and I like a hearty breakfast, a late lunch, and a light supper, usually something for takeaway from a low-key restaurant or local grocery. We really went all out for lunches in Zermatt!

A first for us: fondue that did not involve cheese of any kind! It came with hot broth to cook your raw meats in (beef, veal, and pork), French fries, rice, pickles, an assortment of sauces, and fruit for dessert.

Fondue in Zermatt!
Spaghetti Carbonara in Zermatt
Roesti with veggies, bacon, and egg in Zermatt–Roesti is a very traditional Swiss dish!

With unprecedented snow (and avalanche warnings) altering the course of our travel days, we had to do a couple of quick “grab and go” lunches in various train stations between Zermatt and St. Moritz:

Pretzel and butter sandwich (it’s a thing), Matterhorn Mousse (chocolate mousse with chocolate covered bits inside), and Steve’s vanilla Napoleon) enroute from the Zurich Train Station
Lunch on the bus! Pretzel sandwich with ham, mustard, and pickle in Sargans, Switzerland


I love my treats! Who doesn’t, right? And when in Switzerland, it’s all about the chocolate. The selection was out of this world!

I was in here for a while!
Needed a little “pick-me-up” on the train from St. Moritz!
Coffee on the Glacier Express
Chocolate meringue cookie and a strawberry-filled Smiley cookie!


Who knew quiche was so very Swiss? I actually got another quiche besides what you see here, but I ate it before I remembered to take a picture!

Spinach quiche with apple strudel
Spinach quiches–though one might be Popeye’s!

Hungry for more cuisine around the world? Check out my World Foods Page! Want to know more about Switzerland? Check out things to know before you go and explore the travel tips on my Switzerland Page!

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