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Bachser Märt – Ultra responsible grocery shopping

Zurich is seeing a revival of the good old life. You know, rooftop vegetable gardens, Millennials opting for part-time work so they can volunteer on farms, etc. Or am I confusing my own aspirations with those of the entire city’s? Somehow I don’t think I’m alone in this sentiment.

It’s no surprise then, that a new Genossenschaft has emerged on the border between Kreis 3 and 4. It’s essentially a cooperative living space. You can go up and wander around and take a look at the families enjoying each others’ company. Be warned, it might make some of you jealous.

On the bottom floor of the building us neighbours have been spoiled with a new, hip cinema (the baby bro of Riff Raff), a scrumptious cafe, the new Wohnzimmerbar (all of which will be covered here soon, I’m sure!).

My personal favourite is the organic grocery shop. Lots of organic/health food shops here are vegetarian by nature, but this place sells fresh, locally produced organic meat, which is a huge plus point for the ethical omnivore. The milk is on tap and so are many of the grains, oils and vinegars. The booze selection puts a skip in my step, as does the cheese counter.

Go grab some locally produced sausages and swig from a Züri brewed craft beer for the full experience. You can also take courses at the weekend, take a look at Sobre and prepare to make space in your brain!

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Kalkbreite, Badenerstr. 171, Zurich

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00, Sat 07:00 - 17:00


Milk, litre: CHF 2


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)