Bäckerei A. Stadelmann
Chocolate and cheese are as beloved in Zürich as anywhere else in Switzerland
, but the city’s quintessential snack is the butterbrezel—a sandwich of salt-spiked pretzel bread stuffed with a slab of butter. (Locals say that if you can't see your teeth marks in it, there’s not enough butter.) The best can be found at this small chain of bakeries that also crank out tasty treats like shoggigipferlie (chocolate croissants), iced mini apple pies, and yeasty gugelhopfe cakes using local flour dough that ferments for several hours to bring out the full flavors. For a real challenge, order a chäschüechli (a cheese quiche tartlet), which is considered one of the most difficult Swiss-German words to pronounce and requiring three guttural “chhh” sounds.