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.