Besides restaurants and cafes, guests of Zurich should not forget to visit local confectioneries and shops that offer excellent Swiss chocolate. They offer dozens of types of candies and chocolate bars of various kinds. Besides that, it is possible to order chocolate figures. Experienced gourmets recommend paying close attention to chocolate with ginger and chocolate with lemon or orange slices. Before being added to chocolate, fruits are soaked in sweet syrup.
In addition to traditional chocolates, local confectionery shops offer a great selection of signature cakes and pies. Luxemburgerli is a popular national dessert that travelers will find at some of local confectionery shops. This dessert looks like traditional macarons, but it has a different taste. Zurich cafes offer dozens of types of these small cakes that come in different flavors. Cakes with such flavors as champagne, chocolate, and orange are particularly popular.
In 2016, the city welcomed the Food Zurich gastronomic festival for the first time. Nowadays, it is a popular annual event. The festival lasts ten days and is dedicated to different trends in culinary. During the event, it is possible to try unique high cuisine dishes, popular street food, and even the most unusual molecular cuisine dishes. Foor Zurich usually takes place in the city in September, attracting chefs from all over the world as well as the most famous local restaurants.