In addition to the traditional breads, cheeses and wines that are to be found in the city of Zurich, chocolate-lovers will delight in the multitude of factories, chocolatiers and specialty shops that call the heart of Switzerland home. While the possibilities are seemingly endless, here are a few suggestions on where to start your search for Zurich’s best chocolate.
The first chocolatier that comes to mind when considering Zurich may seem commercial, but remains a premier destination for the cocoa connoisseur: Confiserie Sprüngli. Dating back to the 19th-century and home to the famous Lindt truffles, this laudable institution offers a factory tour that includes a trip through their in-house chocolate museum. If you’re not in the mood for a walking tour, head over to Bahnhofstrasse and visit the Sprüngli café for a cocoa-dusted truffle cake and other gourmet chocolate delights.
If it’s hot chocolate you’re craving, head over to Péclard at Café Schober, where you will find rich hot cocoa topped with deliciously decadent lush whipped cream. They also carry a variety of truffles, French macaroons and other desserts.
While you can be sure to find good truffles almost anywhere in the city, the chocolatier Teuscher is your best bet. A local favorite is their champagne truffle, which is just as decadent as it sounds.
For the most adventurous chocolate fans, sample the Green Fairy truffle at Beschle. These absinthe-infused treats are sure to please and surprise even the most knowledgeable chocolate fiend.