The Munstergasse meanders away from Grossmünster cathedral, across the heart of the Niederdorf section of town. It is filled with shops ranging from the trendy to the historic; among these is H. Schwarzenbach, which has been doing business in the same location for nearly 100 years and still bears its 1912 decor.
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!