Ravenously hungry while out and about in Europaallee? That’s virtually impossible with all the restaurants, bars and takeaway outlets to choose from. Over the next few weeks, we’ll provide you with an insight into what Zurich’s newest district has to offer when it comes to food and drink. Various events are coming up with many related to FOOD ZURICH, which will take place from 16 to 26 September 2021. This includes the large Slow Food Market on 18 September in Europaplatz. If you’re a lover of fine cuisine, it’s especially worth subscribing to Europaallee on Facebook and Instagram this month for culinary highlights.
This article explores what’s available in terms of food and drink and presents upcoming events held at Europaallee. Simply click on the name of the business or event to find out more.
BeanBank Coffee & Co focuses on speciality coffee from all over the world and from Switzerland. You can try a wide range of varieties in the new coffee shop in Europaallee. No time to pop in? The online shop offers the entire product range as well as top-quality equipment so the coffee you make at home can taste just as good as the barista’s.
At BEETNUT it’s all about substantial, nutritious food. The plant-based bowls and freshly pressed smoothies are very popular. If you prefer, you can opt for takeaway or place your order via the app. Meal kits – which you can use to prepare popular BEETNUT dishes yourself at home – are also available.
The Bierwerk Tankbierbar only serves beer brewed by the owners on the premises. The delicious focaccias come highly recommended if you fancy a snack. Situated just at the bottom of the recently completed Negrellisteg bridge, this is the ideal spot for trying something new in relaxed surroundings.
The Bridge opens up a whole new realm of culinary experiences at Europaallee. Located in an extensive space over several floors, it offers delicious dishes from all over the world. There are extremely select products, tasty takeaway options, restaurants and plenty of exciting courses.
>>> Meet Gabriela Castellanos – Taste the new Bistromenu.
3 September 2021 | 5pm to 6pm
6.30pm to 7.30pm
8pm to 9pm
>>> Workshop Meet Mexican Cocktails.
23 September 2021 | 6.30pm to 8.30pm
>>> Workshop Meet Flour & Water – Pizzadough like a pro.
16 September 2021 | 6pm to 9pm
>>> Deep Dive Degu – Natural Wine.
17 September 2021 | 6pm to 8pm
The secret’s out! Cinchona Bar serves the best highballs in town. The cosy bar next to the reception of the 25hours Hotel Langstrasse is open from early until late and is renowned for its wide selection of refined drinks and sensational spirits.
More information is available at www.cinchona.bar/en
>>> Workshop Create Your Own Negroni.
20 September 2021 | 6pm to 8pm
21 September 2021 | 6pm to 8pm
Whether you’re having a barbecue, planning brunch or looking for an afternoon snack, the shelves of Coop are always packed with fresh produce from Switzerland and abroad. You’ll find everything you need for your day-to-day living here – and a lot more besides.
Hiltl Sihlpost is definitely the place for vegetarian or vegan options. From first thing in the morning (Mon to Sat from 7am, Sun from 10am) until late in the evening (Mon to Sat 10pm, Sun 9pm), you’ll find a wide variety of healthy dishes at the buffet. To quench your thirst, freshly pressed fruit juices, homemade ice teas, hot drinks and cocktails are served at post office counters from the 1930s. You can choose whether to eat in or take away.
The name says it all. At Il Caffè it’s all about freshly brewed speciality coffees. But the small and well-chosen menu also includes tea, hot chocolate, beer and wine. There’s also a selection of paninis, salads, antipasti and dolci freshly prepared every day. Kaisin has been a guest at Il Caffè for some time with its delicious and well-balanced poke bowls.
www.ilcaffeeuropaallee.ch and www.kaisin.ch/en
Dining at KOSMOS is not just a rich cultural experience – it’s also a delightful culinary treat for your taste buds. The cuisine at KOSMOS Bistro is simple, varied and innovative. There’s something for everyone with meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes.
More information is available at www.kosmos.ch/en
>>> 29 October 2020: Jann M. Hoffmann serves up (register HERE)
Prefer a South African rooibos or a Japanese green tea? At La Cucina Tee & Gewürze you’ll find specialities from around the world. You can also stock up on herbs, spices and tea varieties. Get advice directly in store or order your favourite varieties from the online shop.
Miss Miu serves Korean cuisine with a modern twist. And that includes specialities like bibimbap, fried chicken and bulgogi – but also the restaurant’s decor. Journey back in time to Seoul in the 1990s right in the heart of Europaallee. Dishes are also available for takeaway and free delivery was recently launched for the central districts of the city.
The name Nooba is a combination of ‘noodles’ and ‘bar’ – and with good reason: it specialises in a wide range of Asian noodle varieties. But the menu also features soups, wok dishes and curries. A one-stop shop for Asian cuisine.
Più believes in “more Naples in Zurich”. In the former Sihlpost post office, Italian pastries, salads and “la vera pizza napoletana” are available for take away from early morning until midnight. You can enjoy a full Italian menu – including pasta, pizza and fish and meat dishes – at the restaurant next door.
At Parlour Pop-Up you can savour the delightful atmosphere of a Milan-style Italian café right on Europaplatz. There’s also fine coffee, tempting drinks and tarte flambée. These are great for sharing over drinks.
The sweet delights of SAY CHOCOLATE are enjoying a growing reputation throughout the city. After tasting them, the lifestyle influencer Luisa Rossi (Tele Züri, Glanz & Gloria) raved about them in her video blog. The inviting boutique run by Deniz and Pino Nocilla also sells hand-made macarons and exquisite patisseries as well as customisable pralines and sweet cake pops.
>>> Workshop Bake Vegan Macarons.
20 September 2021 | 3pm to 6pm
You can also visit leading brand names for drinks at Europaallee. Over 20 different coffee creations are served at Starbucks in the Europaallee Passage mall. In addition, there are teas, sandwiches and sweet and savoury treats to take away or eat in.
While no food itself is served at VEG and the City, you can find out an incredible amount about nutrition and cooking. Take part in workshops to find out about the fermentation process, gain an insight into the world of culinary herbs or discover how to successfully grow beans and pulses. Visit the website for more information and to view the wide range of courses available.
Oils, vinegars, spirits and liqueurs – vomFass is the place to go for fine liquid products. The products you select are poured into a bottle of your choice and make the perfect small gift. If you feel thirsty during your visit, head to the Schönwetter-Bar Gleis51.
The name YALDA comes from the festival that marks the winter solstice, celebrated by family and friends on 21 December. Inspired by this sense of community, the idea of coming together is very much at the heart of this restaurant. The buffet serves authentic spicy dishes and you’ll find spices and specialities for your own kitchen at the small bazar.
The YAMAS is both a Mediterranean bistro and wine bar. An excellent selection of fresh simple dishes is available at lunchtime. Greek mezze made to the family recipe – together with Greek wine and beer, of course – are on the evening menu. Takeaway orders also available.
Looking for somewhere elegant to dine? Lovers of Greek cuisine will really enjoy visiting YNOS where they’ll find all their favourites dishes on the menu from tzatziki and kolokithokeftedes to octopus. But YNOS is also a great place to stop for a coffee or enjoy an after-work cocktail.
Even more culinary events at FOOD ZURICH in Europaallee
>>> Credit Suisse: Talk & Taste: Eat Planted, Not Animals.
16 September 2021 | 12pm to 1.15pm
>>> Orell Füssli: Know how from cookbooks.
18 September 2021 | 2pm to 4pm
23 September 2021 | 4.30pm to 6.30pm
>>> Europaplatz: Slow Food Market.
18 September 2021 | 11am to 8pm
>>> VEG and the City: Workshop Fermentation – Rediscovering Old Traditions.
23 September 2021 | 11.30am to 1.30pm