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Foodie Zurich – the Zurich Street Food Festival

Foodie Zurich – the Zurich Street Food Festival

 Street Food Festival Zurich

If you missed the first Zurich Street Food Festival last year, don’t worry it’s already time for the second one! Building on the success of the last festival with the street food trucks full of tasty and delicious food from all over the world, the next one is now planned for 27th February – 1st March.

Whether you’re big into Japanese curry or British fish and chips, or maybe spicy Indian delights or the speciality 65 hour cider steak takes your fancy, you’re really in for a treat! These and lots more delightful food and beverages will all be on offer.

The event takes place at Giessereihalle 18, PULS 5 in Zurich West and begins on Friday 27th at 5pm and goes on till midnight. On Saturday 28th February it’s from 12 till midnight and on Sunday 1st March from 12 noon till 6pm.

Here is the agenda:

Street Food Festival ZurichFoodie Zurich – the Zurich Street Food Festival Photo Credit Zurich Street Food Festival


Take cash, take your time (as there is so much great stuff to choose from) and enjoy.

The next Street Food Festivals will take place the last weekend of May and of September this year.

For more information please go to the website.


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New Bar In Zurich – The International Beer Bar

New Bar In Zurich – The International Beer Bar

 International Beer Bar Zurich

Love beer? Then you’ll be over the moon to know that there is a new bar in Zurich dedicated to that very drink. In fact The International Beer Bar normally has in stock around 130 different kinds of beer no less! The beers come from all corners of the world. Around fifty of them are Swiss at any one time, with many from Britain, and others for example from Germany, Belgium, Holland, the Czech Republic and the US. They are displayed on a magnificent magnetic “beer board” above the bar – with a little flag beside each one to indicate where they come from.

International Beer Bar Zurich

The idea behind “The International” as it referred to for short, was the brainchild of Michael Jones (formerly “the Cheeseman” and well known for the Mousetrap Bar he ran at the Viadukt), together with Christian Langenegger and Gavin Pell. Together they opened the International Beer Bar next to the Riffraff cinema in Luisenstrasse just before Christmas 2014. Situated in this lively corner of town it is just a stone’s throw from Limmatplatz tram stop and close to many great local restaurants.

International Beer Bar Zurich

The menu of beers is set to change weekly and it includes many products from local micro-breweries. To spice things up they have lots of activities planned to keep their regulars busy. Planned activities include visits to local breweries, a “Meet the Brewers” night every second Tuesday (with 10% discount on that brewery’s beer on the night). On Mondays make sure you bring along a friend as it’s “Big Bottle night” with 10% off the beers in big bottles!

International Beer Bar Zurich

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If you don’t like beer don’t worry – Mike and Christian also serve a great prosecco and good wine too! In fact they even run special wine tasting events too! The International Beer Bar looks like it’s going to be an extremely popular addition to Zurich’s bar scene. Go and take a look for yourself! Prost!

The International Beer Bar is located at:  Luisenstrasse 7, 8005 Zurich. Opening hours:  Mon-Sat 12 till 12. Tel: +41 79 345 78 72 . Please see the website

Wine Lovers Apéro at The International Beer on Wednesday 11th February

Why not pop down to the International on Wednesday 11th February from 7pm – 9pm for an informal wine tasting run in conjunction with Wiine.me. Taste 6 wines with nibbles for CHF 30. See here for more details.

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Top 7 Healthy Restaurants in Zurich

Top Healthy Restaurants in Zurich

Top Healthy Restaurants in Zurich

Top Healthy Restaurants in Zurich

NewInZurich guest reporter Daniela is passionate about healthy food and healthy living and wanted to share with us her favourite healthy eating locations in Zurich.

Daniela has noticed that eating healthily is becoming increasingly popular around the world and in Zurich there has been a succession of new restaurants opening offering healthy, well-prepared, fresh food and drinks. Each new restaurant is special and modern in its own way and all are located in different parts of the city, so wherever you are, there is a healthy restaurant about 15 minutes away.

Daniela told us “My favourite healthy restaurants in Zurich include Dean & David, Not Guilty,  Hiltl, Tibits, Yooji’s  and Globus” … Due to popular demand we have added a couple more suggestions which readers have recommended and we have enjoyed.

Hiltl Sihlpost Zurich

Hiltl is the oldest and probably the most famous vegetarian restaurant, located just off Bahnhofstrasse at Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich. Founded in the early 20th century, it was the first vegetarian restaurant in the world. It also offers a meatless menu, fresh juices and smoothies. The Hiltl delicatessen shop is the Hiltl Vegi-MetzgThe Hiltl terrace restaurant at the top of PKZ department store in Bahnhofstrasse. In addition the latest Hiltl restaurant is at Sihlpost Zurich next to Zurich HB near Europaallee. Find out more at the Hiltl website.

tibits oerlikon zurich

Tibits is located in Seefeldstrasse 2, 8008 Zürich and now at the Sternen in Oerlikon too. Like Hiltl offers vegetarian food that you serve yourself and you pay and weigh. The “food boat” consists of vegetarian food, some vegan, gluten free, dairy free and each section is clearly labelled. Also homemade sandwiches and fresh juices, lemonades, teas and coffees. Learn more by visiting Tibits website. 

Ona Poké Zurich

Ona Poké is a restaurant in Zurich whereby you “build your bowl” from the range of freshly prepared ingredients so that you can individualise the contents according to your personalise taste. Originating in Hawaii, poké bowls are proving very popular in cities all over the world. Ona Poké is located at Bleicherweg 19, 8003 Zurich. Closed Sundays. Visit the Ona Poké website here.

For sushi lovers, Yooji’s is a sushi restaurant with two locations in Zurich – in Bahnhofstrasse and in Bellevue. My favourite is the Bellevue restaurant and it’s organized as a very large bar with a belt of sushi plates circling the room. You can use the electronic tablets at your table to order special requests, drinks and desserts. There are also tables upstairs for those preferring more of a restaurant feel. To find out more visit the Yooji’s website. 

Dean & David's Healthy eating restaurant Zurich

Dean & David is located at Wiessenstrasse 1, 8001 Zurich in Seefeld close to the lake. It’s a new restaurant having opened quite recently. It offers fresh salads of all sorts, healthy wraps and snacks to take away and many different smoothies and juice mixes all made with fresh fruits and vegetables. To take a look at their menu and location visit the Dean & David website.

Not Guilty is located in Oerlikon and Zurich Medienpark. It also offers a wide range of fresh salads suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets as well as a wide range of snacks and drinks. To find out more, visit the Not Guilty website. 

Tavolata at Restaurant "tatar" Globus Bellevue

There are two Globus restaurants, one located in Bellevue and the other in Bahnhofstrasse. The Globus on Bahnhofstrasse is a large department store containing a food court offering different cuisine stations. As well as Asian cuisine, sushi, and salads it also has sandwiches and cupcakes. There is also a bar section to sit down for a drink, and on the other side of the food court it offers home decorations such as cushions, candles, lamps and much more. To find out more visit the Globus website.

Gartnerei Restaurants Zurich

Gartnerei is another favourite that many of you have written in to us about and we would like to include this as well. Their fabulous crispy, fresh “custom salads” are especially popular and all the ingredients are top quality. They now have 3 locations in Zurich – in Seefeld, Thurgauerstrasse and Stockerstrasse. To find out more please visit the Gartnerei website. 

Roots and Friends restaurant Zurich

RootsAndFriends restaurant is conveniently located close to Zurich HB and serves coffee, juices, healthy salads, sandwiches and snacks and even one of our favourites, Acaifruit smoothies bowls. For more information visit the RootsAndFriends website.

Hitzberger is conveniently located at Zurich HB main station Hitzberger offers both eat in and takeaway facilities. They have healthy burgers, snacks, wraps and smoothies. To see more visit the Hitzberger website.

Vegan ice cream at Vegelateria Zurich

The Vegelateria vegan ice cream shop and The Sacred Restaurant are located next to the Kasernenareal and Zeughaushof in Zurich, near Helvetiaplatz. The restaurant offers organic & vegan dishes & raw food and a daily menu with half a dozen menus. Take away available. Find out more this the first organic and vegan restaurant in Switzerland at the Vegelateria website or see our article here.

Rice Up! Pop Up Restaurant Zurich

Rice Up offers a great and affordable menu of simple Asian fusion bowls and tastes very good. Suitable for vegetarians as well as meat and chicken eaters. Take away available and some great smoothies too. There are locations in Zurich HB and also at ETH Höngg. Read our article here or visit the Rice Up website here.

Ok we can’t count!  There are definitely more than 7 on this list – but we hope you enjoy trying them out and do let us know if you have any other favourites to add to this list of top healthy restaurants in Zurich.

Article written by Daniela Sekler


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Jelmoli’s Food Market Zurich

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Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich


Jelmoli’s Food Market Zurich


Jelmoli Food Hall Zurich

The Jelmoli Food Market was revamped, refreshed and expanded in 2014. Since then it has been going from strength to strength, opening up its shelves to new products and new offerings. It gets its inspiration from international food halls as well as from the local produce here in Switzerland.

Franco Savastano CEO Jelmoli

Jelmoli CEO Franco Savastano

It’s all laid out in the style of a market where you can buy not only the ingredients you are looking to cook, but also many of the accessories too. There is a Buchmann bakery offering fabulous fresh bread, the Natürli humidor housing a wide variety of Swiss and international cheeses, an extensive Möwenpick wine and spirits area , the frozen yogurt counter “Wonderpots”, as well the Pernet fresh fish, food and vegetable counters and Kauffman butchers.

The Cheese Humidor at Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

The Cheese Humidor at Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

Zurich products which are actually produced in the city are also available in the Food Market. You can find Turicum Gin, Tsüri Sauces (perfect for the grill season), Mikks drinks mixers and the wonderful Taucherli “bean to bar” chocolate. In fact do make sure you try some of their Columbian 77% Limited Edition with cocoa nibs – it’s divine!

Taucherli Chocolate at Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

Taucherli Chocolate at Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

With the fabulous Fortnum & Mason in store counter you no longer have to fly back to London to get your supply of tea!

Fortnum & Mason at Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

Beautiful displays and tempting fare make this a perfect place for food shopping.

Fauchon at Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

Not only can you shop here but it’s a great place to eat too have a wonderful meal at either the Market Grill Restaurant or La Bottega which are both directly inside the Food Market.

Jelmoli's Food Market Zurich

Jelmoli fashion and food

Fashion and Food – very fitting for Jelmoli, which after all was the first modern department store to be built in Zurich. So whether you’re looking for clothes or carrots, you can find both conveniently located under one roof at Jelmoli’s.

Jelmoli’s Food Market

Address: Bahnhofstrasse, 8001 Zürich
For more information visit Jelmoli’s website here.
See Google map of Jelmoli below:
Google Map of Jelmoli Zurich


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John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning – Cleaning your Home Swiss Style

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John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning – Cleaning your Home Swiss Style

John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning

It’s getting towards that time of year that many expats find their contracts coming to an end. For some it’s a move back home and for others it’s on to the next assignment. Some companies give lots of notice and others decide at the last minute. Whatever the situation you find yourself in, or if indeed you’re moving on to a new property, one of the things you will need to be sure of, is that your house or apartment is “Swiss Clean” on handover.

So what does “Swiss Clean” mean? Well it certainly means a very thorough deep clean which will be inspected by your landlord or lady, and anything that does not pass muster will be documented and need addressing or there may be financial implications.

This is where you need to get the professionals in! People like John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning specialise in cleaning your home to the “Swiss Clean” standards, and will guarantee their work to meet these exacting requirements. They will also agree to be present at the final handover so that any oversights can be rectified on the spot.

NewInZurich caught up with John Shepherd recently to ask him about the inspiration behind Diamond Cleaning and to tell us a little about what he does.

NiZ: John, how long have you bee operating for in Zurich and what made you start the “end of contract” cleaning business?

Diamond Cleaning: Diamond cleaning has been operating for nearly 4 years now and the idea began after my wife took a permanent position here in Zurich. I then also had to find employment and I came up with the idea of Diamond Cleaning. For the previous 25 years I had been working with property in the UK. I ran a property renovation business and was accustomed to dealing personally with clients. I had plenty of experience in knowing how properties should be presented and felt this idea drew on my expertise.

NiZ: Where did the name come from?

Diamond Cleaning: The name “Diamond Cleaning” comes from the clean-cut fresh finish of a diamond, so hence the name and the logo.

NiZ: Are you clients in Zurich mainly English-speaking?

Diamond Cleaning: I work with many UK and US expats – but in fact I have clients speaking languages from all over the globe, from Argentina to Finland and beyond. I also have a growing Swiss client base as they tend to find my prices more competitive than “traditional” Swiss cleaning firms.

NiZ: We all know that moving is stressful, but what would you say are your top tips for planning a move?

Diamond Cleaning: My best tip for anyone planning a move is to get organised! Give yourself plenty of breathing space, arrange the cleaning and removals around 6 weeks before your departure date. Always get a fixed written quotation with an inclusive price so there can be no increase. It is surprising how many people have told me that firms they had previously used had added on extras after the job was completed – only because they had not insisted on an inclusive fixed price in the first place. Always make sure you can communicate and are comfortable with the person you choose to use. If they seem a little strange or vague in conversation, it’s probably because they are!

NiZ: Diamond Cleaning is well known in the expat community in Zurich for providing a thorough and well priced service for the end of contract clean, in fact many of your clients are repeat bookings and others come to you via personal recommendation. However, are there other services you offer in addition to end of tenancy cleaning?

Diamond Cleaning: Yes, I also offer additional services such as “interim deep cleans” for example after Christmas and Spring Cleaning. I also offer carpet & upholstery cleaning, jet washing and decorating – for example I re-paint a lot of children’s rooms. I work within a one hour radius of Zurich.

John Shepherd Diamond Cleaning

John Shepherd of Diamond Cleaning is based in Zurich and he can be contacted via email at diamondcleaningch@gmail.com or tel: 077 471 90 40


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Photobastei Zurich – a Bastion of Photography

Photobastei Zurich – a Bastion of Photography

Photobastei Zurich

Ever heard of the “Hochhaus zur Bastei”? Well it is in fact Zurich’s first tower block and is located right in the centre of Zurich a few hundred metres from Paradeplatz.  Roughly translated it means “Bastion Tower, and from January through till August this 1950s building is acting as a “bastion of photography” in Zurich.

Described as “Zurich’s biggest photography art walk” there is plenty of space to roam round – in fact 7 floors, 1500 square metres and a total wall length of exhibiting space stretching 600m. Up to 50 exhibitions will be taking place at the same time here – so LOTS of photos to come and admire!

Described by Romano Zerbini, the brains behind the project, as “Neither a gallery, nor a museum, but a platform giving young photographers the possibility to exhibit their pictures at an affordable rate”, this exhibition is definitely worth a visit.

In fact if you are a budding photographer and interested in exhibiting your photos, why not consider showing them here? Full details of eligibility are on the website listed below. It all takes places at Bärengasse 29, 8001 Zürich and the exhibition is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon till 9pm. Best of all it’s free!

So for all you photo enthusiasts why not come along and see for yourselves? For more information please see the website.


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