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Top 3 Ice Cream Shops Zurich

gelateria di berna

Zurich Blogging in Summer throws you back south! Get inspired by 3 Gelati shops I discovered for you with the rating: TOP TOP TOP

What happened the last month in Zurich makes every gelato lover happy. The choice of artisan gelato in Zurich is wonderful! I put the top 3 Zurich gelato shops together for you. Feel free to add one, should I have missed it!

Criteria that make the gelato land on my top 3 list

  • fresh ingredients
  • homemade, not artificial in the taste
  • no food additives, no concentrates, no sirups nor food colorings
  • low sugar content/cream taste
  • light in the belly
  • creative flavors

Here my favorite gelati shops in town

Want to have a look on my Zurich Coffee Guide, too? Get an inspiration on Specialty Coffee here!

Gelateria di Berna

Gelateria di Berna is a term to everybody that has A. been in Berne already and B. loves homemade organic ice cream that is not too creamy but genuine and pure in the taste. Get Gelati di Berna now in Zürich at Weststrasse 196, Brupbacherplatz close to Lochergut.

Between Livorno and Follonica, where all began

The history of Michael, David and Hansmartin is lovely. They used to eat Gelati as they were kids during their camping holidays somewhere between Livorno and Follonica in Italy. The desire of having this summer moment back home motivated them to create their own artisan Gelati in Switzerland. That’s how Gelati di Berna was founded in Berne 2010.
That’s where I had my first best Gelato out of Italy.

Their recipes follow ancient Italian Gelato traditions. They trained gelato making in Verona from artisan Gelato makers. This to create their ice cream as authentic and tasty as possible. Find 30 creative flavors to choose out. Vegan and lactose free.
Creative gelato combinations as strawberry sorbet with Aceto Balsamico, seasonal rhubarb ice cream or a scoop of Fior di Latte Lavender, wait for you.

More than fair is the price. 3.50 CHF for 2 scoops and on top of that you get a flavor to try.


Hasta Ice cream Shop

This company produces ice cream out of a family passion, too. Paulo’s father Rolf is a passionate food lover since ever. That is how he started producing ice cream 20 years ago in Argentina. Back in Switzerland he wanted to make this delicacy available to the Swiss folk. The first shop opened in Sion/Wallis 15 years ago, now they are in Zurich at Spitalgasse 5 close to the Niederdorf.

Hasta stands for Heladeria Argentina-Suiza Totalmente Artesanal

The whole family loved this ice cream and motivated Rolf to start running a ice cream shop back in time. Paulo is running the shop in Zurich. His brother contributed to the company, too by drawing the logo at the age of 6! I love the drawing!

Their Gelato is 100 % natural, fresh and mostly seasonal ingredients are used. The selection of fruity flavor is creative and variegated. My favorite is the bergamot flavor that is a crossing between a orange and a lemon. For the chocolate flavor you get best swiss chocolate from Felchlin.

Price is 4 CHF a scoop.


Gelateria Leonardo

This ice cream shop is offering traditional home made Italian ice cream since 1999. Leonardo Perizzato came to Switzerland to make his dream reality. They started with a small shop. Today Leonardo’s gelato is available all over the city, even in selected restaurants or for catering.

I love to stopp by at their pop up in front of Globus at Bellevue. Find them also at Sihlcity or at their Gelateria & Bar in the shopping mall Glattzentrum.

Their flavor selection is mixed from seasonal fruits as creamy nutella or zuppa inglese. Some flavors are really experimental. I tried the Linzertorte  which is a typical swiss cake with hazelnuts and raspberry jam, it was delicious! Their gelato is 100% natural and prepared following ancient Italian gelato recipes.


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Grain craft experience – Zurich has it!

How to explain in few sentences what you can experience at this new craft beer and food place in town?

Let’s dive into the craft beer & food experience

I am bit new into craft beer and craft food, so for me what I tasted was indefinable magic. An aromatic explosion! Every course is paired expertly with a craft beer. That is why it is called the “Grain craft experience”. I confirm. It is a very tasteful experience prepared and served with plenty of love.

Amy welcomes guests with a surprise, a delicate craft beer. The “Ichabod Crane Pumpkin Ale” from Bachweg Brewery in Zug contains a juicy fresh flavor of roasted pumpkin, Butternut squash and a light cinnamon aroma.


To start the food component of our Grain craft experience Chef Patrick Leuenberger sends out a starter of tangy cured Arctic Char accompanied with the light and fresh craft Belgian beer Grimbergen Blanche. The beer has a light yellow color, fine bubbles and aromas of fruits, citrus, cloves and coriander. The arctic char is house cured in sea salt and sugar, the hazelnuts and the fresh radish are the cherry on top of the fish. Absolutely amazing combination!

By the way: this is the little secret here at Grain’s, beer is used to give the certain touch to every menu, even in the dessert!

The main course

A Coq au Biere, with a fantastic Italian couscous called “fregola sarda” and yummy duxelle of mushrooms and coco beans, aromatized with Zwickel beer. The chicken breast is brined before, than prepared sous vide and then pan seared to crispy perfection. The chicken leg is salted overnight with fresh herbs and then cooked confit with goose fat for a few hours. This Coq au Biere comes extremely crispy and incredibly tender and super mouth-watering. I just love it!

The beer that comes with this course is a special edition from the brewery Bachweg named: Sweet Brewby Jesus Jubilee (their Winter Ale). The flavor has hints of cinnamon & clove… what a holy taste.

The dessert

Get a Bieramisu super refreshing and light. The combination of coffee ice cream and mascarpone mousse melts on your tongue once in your mouth. I love the decoration of this plate including the little jelly drops made with Bachweg’s Porter House craft beer. The matching beer: a porterhouse vanilla porter with an intense vanilla aroma and dark chocolate and coffee flavor.

I hope you are hungry and thirsty now! It’s time to stop by at Grain’s. The chef and his team will offer you a one-of-a-kind culinary experience you will not forget.

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