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Ten essential events at Food Zurich 2018

For the third year running, Food Zurich is celebrating the city's food culture with an explosion of more than 150 events over 11 days. Here's our pick of the dates not to miss


Moving from the end to the start of summer for its third edition, Food Zurich will be bringing more than 150 events to celebrate the city's culinary creativity over 11 days from May 24 to June 3.

Covering everything from street food and slow food to experimental Swiss dishes and traditional cuisine, dining experiences, cooking workshops and tasting sessions will be popping up throughout town, with everyone from established names to up-and-coming chefs and the public getting involved. Here's our selection of the lip-smacking goings-on you won't want to miss.

Check out the full Food Zurich programme and buy tickets here

Head to the Jelmoli Food Market for the festival's inaugural bash. Sample delicacies from across the whole of Switzerland prepared by Zurich's best hotels and food lovers' web hub Fooby.

Saturday May 24, 7pm

Over ten nights, chef Sascha Friedrichs serves up an exquisite four-course gourmet menu to just 31 diners each time at this pop-up restaurant with fantastic views over Zurich North district.

Thursday May 24-Saturday June 2, 7pm


Prepare to be amazed as over 150 food and drink stalls come together under a huge circus tent by the old Hardturm stadium site. The space also includes the Fooby 'Chuchi' – a fully equipped kitchen hosting workshops, courses, talks and cooking demos by chefs, food bloggers, presenters, cooking clubs and more.

Thursday May 24-Sunday June 3

Perhaps the oddest event on the Food Zurich menu, the Essento Academy's four-hour workshop provides an introduction to the tasty world of edible bugs.

Friday May 25, 6.15pm


Roll up to Yooji's Josef and Bellevue restaurants for an inspirational sushi-making course aimed at seven- to 12-year-olds.

Saturday May 26, 2pm; Sunday May 27, 1pm


Swiss restaurant eCHo and Thai eatery White Elephant join forces to dream up innovative fusion dishes for die-hard carnivores. Find out what happens when food worlds collide at the Zurich Marriott Hotel.

Tuesday May 29 and Wednesday May 30, 6pm

Whet your appetite for this October's Zurich Liest book festival as Julia Knapp performs extracts from world literature about food and the pleasure of eating. A specially designed tasting session to complement the reading follows afterwards.

Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3, various times


On Sunday morning, the halls of the Engrosmarkt turn into a cosy brunch restaurant serving up local products from all over Switzerland at a long table.

Sunday June 3, 10am

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