History

First and Leading Vegetarian Restaurant in the World

Long-time guests will continue to enjoy Hiltl and perhaps discover new tastes from our growing variety. Also a new, younger clientele are discovering a modern approach to healthy eating, with our café, bar and takeaway. In the new Haus Hiltl every guest can find just the right thing at a reasonable price, and can take their time eating. This includes everything from a quick vegetarian snack on the traditional Hiltl buffet to culinary highlights in a sophisticated atmosphere.

For more than a hundred years, Hiltl has been giving zest to life and focusing on people - employees and guests alike, across all age groups. And with the new Hiltl the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant is also the youngest.

From the old days when Haus Hiltl was humorously nicknamed “the root bunker”, right up to its current gourmet status  – this is the Hiltl saga and the story of how the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant was founded in Zurich.

The Hiltl Saga

Positions available at Haus Hiltl

According to Guinness World Records, Hiltl is the world's oldest vegetarian restaurant. Owned by the fourth generation of the Hiltl family, we now have 250 staff from over 50 nations. Built on tradition but always modern, we remain true to our roots as a healthy-living establishment. We still make all our food fresh from scratch daily in our own kitchen and patisserie. You can enjoy Hiltl from early till late, and Friday to Sunday nights the restaurant turns into the Hiltl Club. In our Hiltl cooking studio on the 2nd floor we hold cooking classes and events, and our bright and original seminar rooms invite inspiring meetings. In addition to the Haus Hiltl restaurant we have takeaways in Jelmoli and Pflanzbar, our two summer restaurants on Lake Zurich, and with Hiltl Catering guests at large events can enjoy Hiltl delicacies. In the Hiltl shop just around the corner from Haus Hiltl, the first vegi-butcher of Switzerland offers vegetarian and vegan delicacies to take home. And we have still more: the opening of unique premises in the Sihlpost, directly by Zurich’s main station and another restaurant on the Langstrasse are imminent. Because we always look to the future and constantly improve, there are always opportunities for professionals and those seeking a career change to be part of the Hiltl team.

Positions Available at Haus Hiltl

Team/News

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