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Jul 18, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Someone told me that they heard about a new discount grocery store, most likely somewhere in the Zurich train station, that sold less than perfect fruit and vegetables and also items like pre-made sandwiches that were a day old, things like that. They didn’t know the name of it. Does anyone know the details about this store? I am familiar with all other grocery stores in Switzerland. If this new type of discount store is also in any other city, I’d love to know that too. Thanks!

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Jul 19, 2019 - 3:55 AM in reply to Gailannski

Hello Gailannski,

There are two such things I know about in Zurich near the station.

One is a shop in the "Niederdorf", parts of the Old Town, where bread, buns, cakes, etc. are sold from the day before at a cheaper price:
- www.aess-bar.ch/index.html, unfortunately not in English

Then there is a group of people who have a project to sell "unperfect" vegetables and fruit, so the ones, which supermarkets won't sell because they don't fit into their perception of sell-able food. They have a stall in the Zurich main station (HB), every Thursday and Friday, in the underground shopping area of the station.


Last modified on Jul 19, 2019 - 3:56 AM by Steph
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Jul 20, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Appreciate your help! Thanks!

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