Food Zurich Festival – the best events!

From May 24 Zurich will be for 11 days all about food and culinary delights. Taking place for the third time, this year’s Food Zurich festival brings more than 100 events to town, and it’s not just about eating and drinking. You can even learn something! You can attend workshops on how to make pasta or so-called nose-to-tail cooking lessons, just to name a few. Too much work for you? Don’t worry, there are plenty of events where you can just enjoy and savour and the range of cuisine is truly impressive. This year’s festival theme is sharing. Dozens of restaurants will participate and offer a tavolata (where food is served in bowls to share). The restaurants will also share their chefs and kitchen staff, their herb gardens or offer their own takes on sharing.

The centre of the festival, called Chuchi (kitchen), will be located at the Street Food Festival. You can expect workshops, cooking lessons and seminars and if you’re lucky you might even get a free sample of some delicacies when passing by. We have fought our way through the program and came up with the following recommendations – or check the whole programme on


Tasting Session: Chocolate Loves Beer

Chocolate and beer – do they really go together? Find out in detail at the tasting session in the boutique of Max Chocolatier. Together with Karin Wagemann, Managing Director of Soorser Bier and Graduate Beer Sommelière, you can combine handmade Lucerne chocolate with the finest selection of beers from all over the world. They say it will be  an experience to remember. We’re pretty sure that’s true. And you will even be given a selection of these creative & exotic combinations to take home.

Tue,May 29, 19:00. Details and reservations:

Street Food Festival

The eight edition of Zurich’s Street Food Festival will take place at the former Hardturm stadium in district 5 . Dozens of food stalls and trucks will offer bits and bites from all over the world. This festival is well known for a great atmosphere, usually with a huge circus style tent, lovely light and the elike. And well, most importantly the food of course! Check

May 24 – June 3, 17:00 22:00, Fri 17:00 – 23:00, Sat 11:00 – 24:00, Sun 11:00 – 22:00.

Fooby Food Zurich Party

This one is really not to miss! Amazing food from some of the best Zurich restaurants (in small bites, so you can tast many of them), a market and a disco later on in the evening, and all of that in the industrial atmosphere of Zurich’s wholesale market. See you there!

Sat June 2, 14:00 – 22:00. Details and tickets:

Olive Oil Sommelier Masterclass

We’ve surely heared of (and even participated at) wine tastings, but tastings for olive oils? Well, here we go! Olive oil gives salads, sauces or quality meat the finishing touch. At this olive oil tasting session, you can taste your way through the wide variety of oils of the the Mediterranean region. Olive oil sommelière Wilma van Grinsven shows guests how versatile olive oils can be. The 2-hour workshop will be followed by an apéro. Surely sounds interesting, no?

Thu May 30 & Fri June 1, 18:00. Details and reservations:

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