Another grocery store that I like is the Migros Market. This place was across the street from our hotel in Zurich. It's expensive to eat breakfast on site at the hotel or Starbucks or McDonald's. Yes, a Big Mac in Zurich will set you back 11.95 euros. So, we'd wonder across the street in the morning to this market and buy the freshest, most delicious savory pastries stuffed with ham, cheese and bacon for only 2.40 euros each. A 1.25 L bottle of distilled water sells for 1.25 euros here. A lot of the locals came here to pick up some food on their way to work. So, eating in Zurich can be affordable. Just go where the locals go, like any other place.
Drove around Lake Zurich, intending to find the cable car ride to Felsenegg, instead we ended up at Restaurant Buchenegg. Nice place with wonderful views of Zurich, ordered ice creams and apple strudel. Hiked for about a mile and a half up the countryside searching for more views of Zurich. With hardly anyone else in sight, we had a fun time running thru the flowery meadows and stopping once in a while to enjoy the different vegetation along the trails.
Chas Vreneli, a small specialty cheese store at Fraunmunster Square. Had local brie (soft and gooey) and camembert with butterzopfli (braided bread)- so buttery and satisfying. We happened to park our car at the square and I had to check out the store. Parking here is not that expensive. If I remember correctly, it was 3 euros for 2 hours.
Went to lunch at the nearby Zeughauskeller- this restaurant was housed in an old building dating back to 1487. It used to be an arsenal storehouse for weapons and ammunitions- some of which are still on display in the restaurant today. Very friendly service with rustic Swiss food.
Scamorza- similar to mozzarella
Olives from around the world
Meat and liver sausages
Cute farmhouse at Buchenegg
Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream- sour berries at Restaurant Buchenegg
Traditional four cheese fondue in garlic and white wine with lots of bread- my kids loved it but my taste bud was unable to distinguish the flavors of the cheeses.
Grossmunster Church's bell tower
Lake Zurich viewed from Buchenegg