Frau Gerolds Garten is the new place to be in Zürich! This extreme locavore establishment is certainly bringing a whole new vibe to Zürich's food culture, since most of the produce is grown smack on site.
While popular in the hip capitals of the world, the concept of urban gardening for fresh consumption is still developing in Switzerland. On the other hand, you could argue that due to the small size of the country, Swiss food is "local" by definition...
Frau Gerolds Garten has just opened its doors in Zürich's up-and-coming Kreis 5 district. This spacious outdoor restaurant will be operating through the summer, and for at least the next five years. At that time, the city may start construction of a new conference center on the site. The point is: Run, don't walk!
The menu features pasta dishes topped with thinly sliced parmesan and served in compostable plates. I tried their locally grown salad which contained more tasty herbs than I could count. There are also some BBQ classics like Bratwurst or Servelat. What can I say? The food tasted great.
Fifteen overseas shipping containers have been stacked to create this urban oasis. The terrasse with bar has unusual views over the railway lines. There is also a huge tent providing shade for the beer garden, as well as a cool chill-out area with Fatboy pillows...
Find us here on those summer nights!
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