Apr 29, 2018 - 11:00 PM
in reply to kabsMY
This will guide you:
Peterli gave a good lead for Migros and COOP. They often have restaurants, typically a buffet/cafetria style. Good prices, acceptable quality, reliable. They also have takeaway.
Essentially all restaurants ( ecept perhaps the most expensive ones) have so called "menus." By the way, what I call a menu in the USA is a "card" ( for example, die Karte in German).
There may be a set of "menus" at different price levels. Especially at sim[pler restaurants, often, they will try to have a basic 3 course meal for 25 CHF. By countries standards, that is not cheap, but byu Swiss standards it is a good value.
So, that means food is expensive at restaurants. Sandwiches at bakeries and convenience stores ( Kiosk, Aperto) are an option for lunch.
Regarding currency exchange, my experience has been that the Travelex brand of currency exchange charges exorbitant fees.. bad exchange rates and a a fee on top. I avoid them always.
If I need CHF, I go to an ATM and withdraw from my bank in the USA. Generally, about 3% in their favor on the exchange rates, and - with my particular credit cards and bank cards - no "fee."
An ATM or currency exchange window in Switzerland will give you generally good rates... Don't know what you will get at home, but I have no reason to agree with Peterli that it will be cheaper.
I do agree that you could save your CHF for your next visit. ;-)
Oh yes- I almost forgot. It i snot uncommon for a Swiss inn or hotel to include a breakfast in the room cost. Some can be quite generous. At the places I use, I can always have enough breakfast to mean that lunch can be very light.
Ask your hotel/inn about breakfast.
Last modified on Apr 29, 2018 - 11:03 PM by Slowpoke