market mainstation zurich

As a part-time student and full-time employee unfortunately I lack the time to hit the morning markets in and around Zurich. That’s why I stash up on fresh organic and seasonal vegetables every wednesday on the market in Zurichs mainstation. The market is open from 10 am to 8 pm and that makes it perfect for people working all day.

Ample abundance

My favourite market stalls would definitely be “Maurer”, selling organic vegetables and fruit, the local cheeses from “natürli” and the Manser backery with its sensational “Manser Spitzli”.  But there’s much more! Various Italian Delis selling all kinds of olives, sun dried tomatoes, bruschetta spreads, cheeses, salamis and other sausages. A lebanese specialities shop, sinful soft cheeses from Fribourg, Greek antipasti and probably the best grilled chicken in town.

Seasonality is key

Over the last few years I’ve become more and more addicted to fresh seasonal and local produce. In my opinion it is essential for good home made cooking and the seasonality helps me keep a clear consience in regards of my ecological footprint. Also, I’ve realised it adds pleasure to my eating experience. I find it exciting waiting all winter for the first fresh tasteful asparagus, spinach, courgettes, tomatoes, eggplants and other veggie delights.

And that’s why I’m so glad there’s the midweek mainstation market in Zurich!