With its cool urban setting, La Esquina is the ultimate place to try Latin American street food in Geneva.The little brother of Peruvian restaurant ALMA across the way, it offers daring creations inspired by Lima’s very best cevicherias, with its friendly and dynamic staff serving up tasty ceviches, rice bowls and quinoa and vegetable-based dishes. It’s also a great place to stop off for a coffee and enjoy one of its delicious desserts. We have a serious crush on the chocolate mousse!
Five great street-food stops in Geneva
We pick our favourite places to grab a gourmet bite on the go, from peppy poke bowls to perfect pizza
Craving delicious fast-food that isn’t a greasy burger or kebab? Look no further than this Taiwanese joint serving up delicious pillow-y steamed buns along with ramen and bubble waffles for dessert. The bao fillings include traditional braised pork belly, teriyaki duck and vegetarian options such as tofu or stir-fried mushrooms. The ramen choices are limited and fairly standard, but the bubble waffles – think bubble wrap-shaped waffle cones filled with ice cream and various toppings – are worth a splurge.
The first place in Geneva dedicated to Hawaiian street food. Minutes away from the lake, this lunch spot evokes the Pacific with its refined blue décor and range of fresh and colourful poke bowls. Choose directly from the menu composed by chef Benjamin Breton or be more adventurous and create your own. The ingredients are carefully selected and the fish used is sustainably sourced. Afterwards, either eat your poke bowl on the spot or take it out to enjoy in the open air – it's the perfect lunch for a sunny day!
After the success of his Geneva Lebanese food institution Chez Fouad, chef Fouad Klayani decided to open this more accessibly priced fast food version. Available to eat on the spot or take away, the dishes includes delicious meat and chicken shawarmas, as well as a wide selection of manakish and meze. The food is comforting and served in generous portions, while the relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to escape for a bite on a busy day.
Right in the heart of the city centre, Nero’s Pizza serves pizza al taglio – by the slice. Its unique Roman-style pizza dough is airy yet crispy and all of the toppings have been thoroughly thought out by owners Edo and Max. Ingredients are fresh, handpicked and, as the duo proudly state, ‘If we can’t find it here, we get it from select producers in Italy.’ There’s also a wide variety of Italian coffees and a tiramisu to die for, while the central location makes it an ideal spot to take a break after an intensive shopping session.
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