Walking Tour for Gourmets (Self Guided), Zurich

Gourmets from all over the world come to Switzerland to enjoy its splendid tastes. It is famous not only for its high-quality watches, but also for its numerous specialty and confectionery shops offering many delicacies with inimitable flavors. The secrets of making these unique delicacies have been preserved for centuries, passed from father to son. Most of the products are still made by hand. Take the following tour to discover the most popular shops among gourmets.
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Walking Tour for Gourmets Map

Guide Name: Walking Tour for Gourmets
Guide Location: Switzerland » Zurich (See other walking tours in Zurich)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: ellen
Schwarzenbach Kolonialwaren

1) Schwarzenbach Kolonialwaren

Schwarzenbach Kolonialwaren is a most attractive place for gourmets. This family business has operated for more than 140 years, and has become the most recognizable shop in the city. The impressive variety of products are of high-quality and superb flavor. Here you will find everything to your taste: dried fruits, natural honey, jams, syrups, pulses, rice, wine, fantastic chocolate and sweets, great collections of tea and coffee. They still roast their own coffee using only the best beans, which you can enjoy in their cafe next door.

Operating hours: Mon - Fri 9 - 18:30; Sat 9-17; Sun closed.
Bürkliplatz Market

2) Bürkliplatz Market

The market on Bürkliplatz is an open air market located between the Zurich business district and Lake Zurich. The market offers a large choice of fresh products such as fruits, vegetables and berries, different sorts of cheese, fish, fresh bread, bakery and confectionery, and many farm specialties and flowers. As you explore the wonders of the Bürkliplatz Market you can also enjoy the wonderful view of Lake Zurich.

Tuesdays and Fridays: 6 am - 11 am
Confiserie Sprüngli

3) Confiserie Sprüngli

For over 170 years Confiserie Sprüngli has produced its delicious chocolate, maintaining an important place in the history of Swiss chocolate making. Their assortment of chocolates with different fillings, pralines and truffles is immense, but the most recognizable are the Luxemburgerli and the Grand Cru truffles. What makes this confectionery special is that, even today, they offer products made by hand, always fresh, from only natural ingredients without any food additives, which is especially important for your kids.
Teuscher Chocolates

4) Teuscher Chocolates

The Teuscher Confiserie on Bahnhofstrasse (and elsewhere in Zurich) is a sweet fairy tale, filled with chocolate, pralines, fruit jellies, marzipans, and the most amazing champagne truffles. For over 70 years Teuscher has preserved its top quality, using only natural products without any chemicals, even in their sugar-free varieties. Moreover the shop itself represents a small fairy land with bright decorations and charming boxes for sweets. The ambiance is very warm and the staff is polite and friendly.

Operating hours: Monday - Wednesday: 9 am – 7 pm; Thursday - Friday: 9 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm.
Prétôt Delikatessen

5) Prétôt Delikatessen

Gournets visiting Zurich should not miss this sausage shop. Prétôt Delikatessen is a real treasure-trove of high quality meat products of all kinds, appealing to many different tastes. The shop offers a wide variety of smoked and air-dried meat from all parts of the country. Come here to find superb Bündner and Walliser beef, St. Galler bratwurst, and smoked Röteli from Lake Zug.

Operation hours: Monday: 10 am- 6 pm; Tuesday-Friday: 9:30 am - 6 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am- 4:30 pm.
Laderach Chocolaterie

6) Laderach Chocolaterie

Laderach is over 100 years of tradition, a tradition of quality, freshness, variety, and overall excellence which has made the spacious shop quite successful. Chocoholics are fascinated by the wide range of confectionery and chocolate specialties, as well as exclusive gift ideas. All products are high quality, and are still made by hand with care and attention to detail. Laderach shops are popular for their ability to surprise and delight, and for the freshness and charm of their goods.

Operating hours: Mon-Fri 9 - 20; Sat 9 - 18.

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