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How to survive your quarantine with good food and amusing activities for singles, couples or families

Ritu Pizza al Taglio

Seeking delicious take away or delivery food options during lockdown in Zurich and ideas on how to spend valuable time at home?

Find inspiration & creativity in this blog post for food, sports or love! We will be affected by this situation for several months, it is important to be well prepared!

Now that all restaurants in Zurich are closed due to the coronavirus, it is essential to support Zurich Gastronomy and order delicious meals for home. From street food to gourmet restaurants, there is a variety of options for vegan, vegetarians and meat lovers.

Discover here my lockdown food suggestions, mostly of them available through ubereats

  • Try the website lockdown-gourmet with plenty of international food as Asian, Italian, Local Swiss or Mexican for example. Some of the food is delivered by UberEats, some directly through by the restaurant.
  • My top Asian so far for Sushi: Hato Restaurant, get your order directly on UberEats or Smood.ch and for traditional Japanese dishes absolutely try Gaijin Izakaya. For super healthy fresh bowls or and more sushi try: Barfuesser! Find more on the restaurant on my food guide, here!
  • A light and healthy poke bowl? Kaisin was my choice for a light dinner! Get them on ubereats, too!
  • Greek Food lovers, go for Oh My Greek,
  • In the mood of some sweets for your romantic dinner or brunch family? Sweet pastry creations from Dolder Hotel, Star Patissier Christian Hümbs wait for you. They deliver for free if you live in Zurich Kreis 7! Otherwise you can go for a pick up at the hotel.
  • Pizza lovers know: Ristorante Luigia is one of the best address for Neapolitan Pizza, so don’t miss that one, too.
  • Pizza al Taglio if you are around the Old city in Niederdorf! Ritù Pizza makes the best Pizza slices in town! Natural ingredients and seasonal topings as artichokes, salame calabrese bit spicy and much more!

Fresh Bread and chocolate croissants!

A bike ride at the fresh air will be good for your brain cells! Visit John Baker at Helvetia Platz or Stadelhofen for your fresh bread or croissant early in the morning. There are allowed only 2 person at a time in the shop, so no worries about nervous customers standing around you. Read my detailed blog post on their tasty chocolate croissant, here!

Specialty Coffee for take away or a Gelato to go!

  • My favorite coffee shops Grande close to Central offers Coffee & Negroni’s to take away! Open Monday – Friday!
  • Just Coffee is my new entry! Coffee is good, their Vegan Donuts are awesome! Try it out! Open Monday – Sunday!
  • Don’t forget to stop by at Gelateria di Berna for your ice cream! Be aware of the long line, so go early!

In the mood of  a Negroni during lockdown made by your local Barkeeper?

The company Mikks supports Zurich bars and makes it possible to continue enjoying cocktails during lockdown. Visit the site cheerstosupport and find the drink of your choice from your dearest Cocktail Bar in Zurich!

Among the bars that deliver from now on are, for example, the “Bar Sacchi“, which offers various Negronis, and the “Acid Bar“, which among other things mixes a Ginger Lemon Kick. The “Barista Corado” offers espresso martini and the “Kasheme” bar offers light my fire and purple hazle. We love this initiative very much!

Cooking at home during quarantine or mixing your own cocktail

I’ve always been a fan of easy recipes especially now when I don’t go out for shopping every day I try to plan my shopping list as accurate as possible and go for recipes that are easy to prepare. There are plenty of recipes as risotto or oven recipes, where little ingredients are needed. I try to vary with veggies and fruits! Bake your own bread, pancakes or nutrition bars with nuts and honey.

And if you like to mix your own very simple drink at home, absolutely recommend to check the online shop of agoimports for some artisan fruity soda drinks in from the brand Three Cents. They come in different flavors and taste super natural! They are created with natural spring water from Rododafni (Greece). You can find also a selection of spirits as Gin, Vermouth or Tequila. My choice is the 100% handmade pink grapefruit soda mixed with some vermouth!

Online shopping is still possible so if you love fresh juices I absolutely recommend a cold press where you can create fast and easy vitamin bombs to start your day! The drink I love most is: carrots, ginger & apples!

Follow Laz uns Kochen for mediterranean inspiration in your kitchen, anaundnina for fresh and creative recipes or my friend Alma for some yummy baking ideas!

How to emotionally survive quarantine if you are single or a family!

These apps are much fun and allow to interact A with the people you know or B with random people around the globe !

  • Houseparty
    As the name suggests, it offers a way to hang out and party with friends while couped up at home.
  • Words With Friends 2
    Essentially a Scrabble clone built for phones, it comes with an interface designed for interacting online.
  • comehome
    Meet new friends, participating in house events organized in your city. It’s focussed on Italy, Spain & UK – Check it out 🙂
  • Smule App to get your caraoke career started!

Zero cost traveling for mind and soul to Europe, Africa or Asia?

We all know, one day we will travel again, get some virtual travel suggestions for Europe, Africa or Asia on my travel blog section!

In the mood of some virtual Museum visits around the globe?

Are you bored of Netflix and the endless browsing on internet ? Here comes your virtual museum visit without leaving your couch!

  • British Museum, London
    This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies.
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York
    Get ready with Google’s Street View for a tour through the Guggenheim’s famous spiral staircase. Discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary eras!
  • Musée d’Orsay, Paris
    Walk virtually through this popular gallery that houses dozens of famous works from French artists who worked and lived between 1848 and 1914. Get a peek at artworks from Monet, Cézanne, and Gauguin, among others.
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    Are you a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter than see his works up close by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh.
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
    This less well-known gallery houses the art collection of one of Florence, Italy’s most famous families, the de’Medicis. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’Medici.

To see more of Google Arts & Culture’s collection of museums, visit the collection’s website. There are thousands of museum Street Views on Google as well. Google Arts & Culture also has an online experience for exploring famous historic and cultural heritage sites.

Single and in the mood to flirt online –  Spread  Love not Corona!

In Zurich a group of single boys & girls launched a flirting platform called: be-my-quarantine. The website is in German but once you’re logged in you can chat in any language! Get more directly on their site!

Why not having a coffee talk with Swiss celebrities or random people living in Switzerland?

The platform that makes this possible is called “binenand“. The platform connects generations in Switzerland, makes projects visible and networks actors and interested parties. Get a better picture on Instagram. The website seems to be in maintenance right now.

Ever tried Breakletics ? Looking for some fun and creative online sport instructors?

I personally was attending some classes in the studio Balboa in Zurich before lockdown, this is where I discovered the workout “Breakletics” and Leo. Check his classes to sweat and have fun! On Instagram he goes live daily!

Yoga & fitness go perfectly along together! My preferred online yoga studio is called: Alo Yoga Give it a try and let me know how you like it! There is a wide mix of instructors you can choose of. They are running a 14 days free trial right now!

In the best case, we can even integrate some of these new habits into our routine and make them last also after this covid-19 pandemic.

Stay safe and healthy !

Marina

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Misoga Korean restaurant

Korean Food

Korean food

Welcome to Korea. I love this place! As the name says, it’s the house of smile. And I am sure you will feel same. If you never tried the Bulgogi, time has come now. It’s a Korean style barbecued beef; tender, with fresh veggies. It comes in a colorful  bouquet of delicious sides as the famous kimchi, pickled veggies, rice and a bean paste.

The ambience is cozy and very relaxed. If you don’t know how to eat your Bulgogi the lovely staff will help you to wrap it right in the fresh green lettuce leaf!

Bibimbap is signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). The ingredients of Bibimbap are stirred together thoroughly with a spoon just before eating.

You can also order your food for take away!

Address: Misoga, Drahtzugstrasse 5,  8008 Zürich

Opening hours:  Montag-Friday: 11:30-14:00, 18:00-22:30, Saturday: 18:00-22:30, Sunday closed

www.misoga.ch

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Sieben Samurai Japanese Restaurant

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My personal highlight: Good quality for a good price. Crispy fried tempura, also for take away.

Japanese food

When it comes to a good Japanese takeway or a simple dinner before going to the cinema I do really like this place. Sieben Samurai is at Badenerstrasse and Kanzleistrasse. You find sushi, sashimi, delicious bento boxes and crispy fried tempura. I absolutely recommend their Yuzu mochi, they are super refreshing!

Check it out!

www.siebensamurai.com

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Restaurant saku

restaurant saku ramen soup zurich

My personal highlight: Small authentic location with good obanzai selection close to Bellevue

Japanese food: Ramen, Obanzai course, Bento Box

If you live or work in the Seefeld area of Zurich, this is a place to go for Japanese food. Get some ramen soup or obanzai which are an authentic Japanese appetizer.

It’s located at Seehofstrasse 11. The bento box is delicious and is my favorite meal on the menu for lunch. The food is fresh. It’s busy for lunch time, so get your reservation first. I love it.

www.sakusaku.ch

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Ikoo Japanese noodle soups

IKOO

My personal highlight: Delicious Japanese Ramen Ikoo style

Stop by at this place for their noodle soups. Ikoo is located at Bäckerstrasse. It’s small and cozy but has a good selection of different ramen.
You need a reservation or just a bit of luck to gather a place there. I love their Ramen soups, they’re tasty and fresh made. Start with some gyoza as an appetizer.

www.ikoo.ch

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Wesley’s Kitchen

dumplings wesleys

My personal highlight: Wesley’s dumplings are the best in town. Tasty, soft and authentic. Love the ginger touch.

Asia Fusion served as tapas

This is my absolute favorite place to eat dumplings in town. Wesley really knows how to make me happy. You find a good variety of food from Shanghai (hometown of Wesley), Hong Kong and Japan served as Tapas.

You can try bit of everything and share with your friends. I thinks it’s a great concept! This food is made with love. It’s a small restaurant so make sure you reserve a table in advance. It’s located close to Langstrasse at Josefstrasse 48, Zürich.

www.wesleys-kitchen.ch

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Singapore I give you a second chance

Discover Singapore also with a low budget – The Lovefoodish experience

I came back here to see a good friend that moved here from Zurich and guess what, this time I got really warm with the city.
My only touristic attraction on the program: The tree walk at Gardens by the bay. The view is unique up there. Entrance is about 28 SGD. It’s very touristy but kind of a must see, you will like it.

My top do do’s in Singapore: Food stalls, arabic district & china town

What Impressed me much are the hawker in the city where you get best and good priced local food. These food stalls are super clean,  the quality and variety of food is amazing. I had super delicious ramen soup and dumplings!
The arabic district and chinatown of course are a must, too. Just by case walking out of little india we found a great fancy shopping street with affordable vintage clothes.

Hipster Food at Timbre+

For foodies I recommend timbre+ a gastro park made in containers with 35 food stalls and live music. Europe, we need one of this, too!. The samurai pizza is a must try! You will have a explosion of flavors, pulled beef meet, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese, dark deep fried dough, fingerlicking!
Said that. Use uber in Singapore, too. The driver give so much input about places to go and what to do.I experience them as kind of local guides so so lovely!
And yes of course there are several cool food places in shopping centers you can try out, too.
  • I recommend Din Tai Fung in the Paragon Shopping Centre. Really great dumplings.

Areas to stay during your trip:

  • China town or east coast! Nice nightlife with plenty of restaurants.

Planning a trip to Malaysia? Get more in my Travel story here!

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