Street food, food festivals and food events

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Street Kitchen at Geneva Street Food
Street Kitchen at Geneva Street Food
By Time Out contributors |

Our guide to some of the best upcoming food events and food themed festivals happening in Switzerland. Plus tips on where to find local street food venues and food markets in your city.

Things to do, Event spaces

Food Market • Vevey

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The lakeside town of Vevey hosts a typical fresh produce market every Tuesday and Saturday on its vast Place du Marché.

Restaurants, Burgers

Hamburger Foundation • Geneva

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Testament to its success is the fact that it actually started life as a roving food truck which still touts its burgers around town (locations change daily – see the website for details) before demand led to this permanent outlet which, pleasingly, has a satisfyingly-stocked bar.

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Restaurants, Burgers

American Dream Diner • Geneva

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“It’s greased lightning” in this all-American diner. Like a scene out of 1950s movie set, this tiny corner near the train station is a perfect cliché of milkshakes, hot dogs and of course, typical Yankee burgers. 

Carouge market, Geneva event, Time Out Switzerland
Swiss Tourism
Shopping, Markets and fairs

Carouge market • Geneva

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On Wednesdays and Saturdays Carouge gets a further boost with the arrival of the market on the lovely Place du Marché. Take a big bag and fill it with fruit and veg, cheese, honey, fresh bread, flowers, wine and locally made treats.

Kofi's Juice Bar
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Bars and pubs

Kofi's Juice Bar • Bern

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Depending on the time of day, you might need to use your elbows to locate Kofi’s Juice Bar amid the crowds at Bern’s Bärenplatz market. But the tasty vitamin hit earned is worth it.

Hiltl Vegi-Metzg
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Shopping, Delis

Hiltl Vegi-Metzg • Zurich

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Switzerland's first non-meat deli, where you can buy burgers, sausages and even a version of the local favourite, Züri-Geschnetzeltes, all made out of meat alternatives such as tofu or tempeh. 

Things to do

Market • Lausanne

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Multiple fruit and veg stalls set up shop on Rue de Bourg and the central Place de la Palud, or head up to Place de la Riponne for cheeses, charcuterie and bread.


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