The Food of Basel
She was the quintessential chic, cosmopolitan gal-about-town. My guide, Margrit Götz, met me at my hotel and for the next two hours or so showed me some of the best food joints in town. She’s lived in Basel for 30 years and knows this town inside and out.
Traveling has pretty much become about eating for me — what food tour can I go on? Where do the locals eat? How can I meet and eat with locals? What ethnic foods are popular here? What’s the latest food trend here?
I was a bit surprised to hear that Italian food is still “trendy” in Basel, but then again, there are some hot, new Italian restaurants in Chicago that are creating some amazing food. Acqua Osteria is one such spot here, built into an old former water pumping station.
Where to Eat in Basel
There are a plethora of hot eateries in Basel right now including the aforementioned Italian, plus Asian, French, and Indian. Even vegetarian is starting a slow climb to popularity in meat-heavy Switzerland, although Margrit said she only ‘sees women’ eating at the vegetarian places, so it seems they still have a way to go.
One of my favorite stops was the Globus Department store with its food floor of gourmet goodness. Ah, but they wagged their finger at me taking photos there, so I’ve little to show. You’ll just have to imagine (or go look at my post about KaDeWe in Berlin).
Here is my personalized food tour in images. Roll over each image for the caption.
Look. Drool. Repeat.
Then book a flight.
Disclosure: I was a guest of Eurail Group, KLM, and Basel Tourism, as always all writing and opinions are my own.