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Top Choice Chocolate in Interlaken

Funky Chocolate Club

'Chocolate today, broccoli tomorrow' is the strapline of this fun venture. Run by two passionate chocoholics, Tatiana and Vladimir, the Funky Chocolate promises you will get 'chocolate wasted'. It delivers with a sh…
Top Choice Chocolate in Neuchâtel

Chocolaterie Walder

This third-generation chocolate maker, in the biz since 1919, creates dozens of different chocolates, including les éclats (Sfr9.80 per 100g) – square tablets of milk or dark chocolate studded with caramelised pumpk…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Zürich

Freitag

The Freitag brothers recycle colourful truck tarps into water-resistant messenger bags in their factory. Every item, from purses to laptop bags, is original. Their outlet is pure whimsy – a pile of shipping containe…
Top Choice Market in Lausanne

Marché du Centre-ville

The pedestrianised streets of the Old Town around the Place de la Riponne, in the foreground of the Palais de Rumine, come to life every Wednesday and Saturday with purveyors of quality regional produce such as frui…
Top Choice Chocolate in Fribourg

Villars Chocolate

The adjacent burnt-red and caramel brick factory of this chocolatier, in business since 1901, churns out slabs of Alpine-rich Gruyère milk chocolate, and loved-by-kids têtes au choco (chocolate-covered marshmallow h…
Chocolate in Zürich

Max Chocolatier

Of all Zürich's tempting chocolatiers, Max has the edge. This chic Old-Town boutique has a fabulous array of beautifully packaged bars, truffles and pralines, made with 100% natural Swiss ingredients. Keep an eye ou…
Sports & Outdoors in Schwyz

Victorinox

Handy and brilliantly compact, Swiss army knives can be bought at the source at Victorinox’s factory shop, 650m southwest of Hauptplatz. Karl Elsener founded the company in 1884 and, after a shaky start, hit pay dir…
Food & Drinks in Lugano

Gabbani

Look for the giant Parma hams and salumi dangling in the window of this irresistible delicatessen.
Shopping Centre in Zürich

Im Viadukt

In a city enamoured with reinvention and repurposing, Im Viadukt stands proud. Once a down-at-heel storage facility under stone railway bridges, it's recently been reborn into a humming complex of numerous locally o…
Chocolate in Geneva

Favarger

A veteran on the Swiss chocolate scene, this respected chocolatier has a stylish lake-facing boutique near the spot where its first factory opened in 1826. A favourite for its vintage and contemporary design packagi…