October 26, 2005
Schwarzenbach carries what is described as "colonial goods:" teas, coffees, nuts and dried fruits, herbs and spices, oils and vinegars, chocolates, candy, and more. The window displays are enticing, showing off their selections of fresh products.
There is a small café on-site, where you can sample their marvellous coffees or teas. Or better yet, take some home. My choice was the "Paradies Tee" (Paradise Tea), which is a blend of black tea, flowers, and fruit.
Schwarzenbach's prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. The store is a favorite Zurich staple - it has been in the same family for five generations - and you will see locals doing their shopping here as well.
The smells in the store are wonderful. Pick up a snack, stock up on coffee or tea, or treat yourself to the sweets - but don't miss Schwarzenbach's!
From journal Zurich - Downtown Switzerland