To Market !
There is something about visiting food markets in Europe that just gets me all happy and giggly. I could easily spend hours walking around, gazing at the different colored fruits and vegetables, reading the signs, which – depending on my travels – are often in different languages and showing prices in different currencies. It’s this sense of what is foreign and new, yet what is so familiar at the same time. Having lived in Paris and still returning quite often, I know the markets pretty well there, so while blending in like a local at times, I also stick out like a tourist with my camera in hand, as I ogle the gorgeous displays of produce. When I first moved to Zürich, one thing I did right away was search out the local market. A place I would get to know very quickly. But I still stick out like a tourist!
Bürkliplatz. At first it was another funky sounding Swiss German word that I would have to get used to. Now it has a sweet sound to it, a word I use often. I still don’t quite pronounce it like a true Zürcher, but I’m working on it. Bürkliplatz Markt, it’s my local spot, a set destination in my routine. You can find me there every Tuesday and Friday morning between 8am and 11am.
I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking:Bürkliplatz Market 8001 Zürich
Just off the lake, at the very end of the luxurious shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse.Very popular market known for high quality goods: fruits, vegetables, organic produce, artisanal breads and other baked goods, cured meats, local fish, poultry, specialties from Italy, Persia and Greece, as well as fresh flowers and plants. Tuesdays and Fridays from 7am to 11am