Jelmoli Gourmet Factory
Tucked away in the basement of this smart department store is a well-kept local secret. A capacious food court stocking delicacies from all over the world, Jemoli’s Gourmet Factory is popular with Zürchers hunting for the finest produce and nostalgic expats in search of a taste of home.
Of more relevance to the travelling hedonist are the sushi and Thai food-bars. Jemoli sushi is packed out with local financiers at lunchtimes, so reserving ahead is advisable, although swift service ensures you won’t have to wait too long for a table. A traditional range of sushi and sashimi is on offer, freshly prepared and delicious. The Sukhothai food bar serves up the recipes of Michelin-starred chef Wanphen Heymann-Sukphan, from refreshing spicy papaya salads to classic chicken and coconut soup, delicious red and green curies and inventive stir frys.
Those in need of more liquid refreshment should bag a stool at the ground floor bar where fizz flows all day long.