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Very Local Food at “Frau Gerolds Garten” in Zürich

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!

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

 
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.

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

 
The restaurant is located adjacent to Bahnhof Hardbrücke and behind the symbolic Freitag flagship store.

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

 
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...

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

 
Find us here on those summer nights!

Frau Gerolds Garten in Zurich

About Dimitri

As the founder and editor of Newly Swissed, Dimitri owns the strategic vision. He is passionate about writing and is a member of the Swiss Travelwriters Club. Dimitri loves discovering new trends, covering topics such as architecture, design, social media and tourism.
  • http://www.avillagetown.com krystal

    I’m about to go here tonight with a friend, thanks for the rec – i’m quite excited! hope you guys are doing well!!
    p.s. chances are we’ll hit up some of the luzern fest music! and also in the next month or so i’ll have to have a baby some time in there – did you know that?! :)

  • http://www.newlyswissed.com Dimitri

    Hey Krystal! It’s a gorgeous day to hit up the “garden”! I am sure that you will like it… We’re doing well and we can’t believe how long it’s been since our last get-together! Yeah, we’re stoked about the baby news!!! We figured it out a while ago from reading your blog :-)

  • http://www.avillagetown.com krystal/village

    finally did my assessment of this place, i’m obsessed with it, basically, haha :) yah it’s almost shameful how long i’ve not see you lovely people. lets remedy that and catch up when baby arrives (any day now) and i am capable of a normal schedule!

  • Priya

    Hi,
    My husband and I are going to visit Zurich in November during thanksgiving and we are looking for interesting places to eat and this looks like one! Is it only open during the summer?
    Thanks

    • http://www.newlyswissed.com Dimitri

      Dear Priya! You are lucky, because Frau Gerolds Garten has installed a cozy (heated) tent and they are serving meals all through winter! I don’t think that there is going to be any Thanksgiving turkey though, but rather traditional Swiss dished like cheese fondue ;-)

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