Discover eight great street food festivals

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Time Out editors

They've got everything from gourmet burger trucks to vegan vans and taco trailers – these are the four-wheeled food events coming to a Swiss city near you this spring.

Street Food Days

Bringing far-flung flavours to cities across the country, this touring food-truck festival has stopoffs in Zurich, Bülach, Schaffhausen and Winterthur this spring. There’s music, kids’ attractions and more, too. Zurich: Apr 12-14; Bülach: May 3-5; Schaffhausen: May 10-12; Winterthur: May 31-Jun 2. 

Street Food Festival Tour 2019

Already in its fifth season and with events in 15 cities planned for 2019, this monster food-truck fest offers an extensive menu of dishes, all available in small tasting portions. Themed bars, a kids’ zone and street artists complete the line-up. Lucerne: Apr 12-14; Lausanne: Apr 19-21; Basel: Apr 26-28; Biel-Bienne: May 3-5; Lugano: May 17-19; Olten: May 24-26; Baden: May 31-Jun 2.  

Street Food Parade Zurich

Take a gastronomic trip around the globe without leaving the train station. The Hauptbahnhof plays hosts to 55 food trucks and food booths serving up over 300 dishes for this brand-new fest. All aboard! Apr 25-28. 

Food Truck Festival Locarno

Food Truck Festival Locarno

Locarno’s Piazza Grande once again becomes a culinary car park for 20-odd food trucks of all shapes and sizes, cooking up street delicacies from the Ticino region and beyond. Don’t miss the buvettes and a live street concert. Apr 26-28. 

Food-Truck Happening Schweiz

With a diverse mix of chefs and lovingly decorated food trucks, this touring festival brings pakoras, vegan cevapcici, churros, pulled pork burgers and other drool-inducing delights to Thun and Liestal this spring. Thun: Apr 26-28;  Liestal: May 10-12. 


Sink you teeth into over 50 different burger creations prepared to perfection by 15 food trucks and stalls at one of this itinerant fest’s five stops in April and May. Burger-flipping great. St Gallen: Apr 26-28; Bern: May 3-5; Zurich: May 10-12; Basel: May 17-19; Lucerne: May 24-26. 

Street Food Festival Zurich

Street Food Festival Zurich

Nadine Kägi

Roll up, roll up for the ninth Zurich Street Food Festival under the big top at the Hardturm stadium. Part of this year’s Food Zurich, this four-week event will see more than 100 food vendors park up to tickle your taste buds. May 16-Jun 16. 

Geneva Street Food Fest 

The Promenade de Saint-Antoine in Geneva’s Old Town once again welcomes food trucks, winemakers, brewers, live music and kids’ activities. This year the festivities kick off a day early with a special after-work opening night on Thursday featuring great local DJs. May 23-26. 


From the door of the train station, around 30 food trucks and stands will lead up Chur’s  Bahnhofstrasse for this fourth edition of the food fest, serving up everything from local Graubünden specialities to Asian and vegan bites. With prices from CHF7-15 per dish, you’re sure to be making several stops along the way. May 29-Jun 2. 

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