Possibly one of Switzerland’s best-kept secrets, the colourful and charming town of St Gallen has a lot to offer when it comes to foodie experiences. From traditional hearty Swiss-German cuisine to more adventurous flavours, you can find a great variety of tasty foodie experiences to satisfy your food cravings when visiting this delightful town.
- Best for traditional cuisine: Wirtschaft zur Alten Post
A visit to Eastern Switzerland would not be complete without tasting an authentic Swiss-German meal in one of the area’s oldest establishments. The homely restaurant of Wirtschaft zur Alten Post offers a great selection of traditional dishes, such as veal sausages and rösti to name a few. A definite must if you want to discover the belly-warming tastes of the local Swiss German cuisine.
2. Best for scenic views: Restaurant Falkenburg
Lunch with a view takes on a whole new meaning when visiting Falkenburg Restaurant in St Gallen. Overlooking the city of St Gallen, the restaurant offers a magnificent panoramic view of the town, while on a clear day you can even make out Lake Constance and Germany on the other side! If you are visiting in the winter, you can enjoy your meal in the sheltered winter garden, while in the summer, the open-air terrace is the place to be. Delicious food, cosy atmosphere, breathtaking views… what more could you ask for?
- Best for a quick and tasty lunch: Focacceria
Loved by students and locals alike, Focacceria is a quaint little restaurant that is perfect if you are looking for a light and convenient lunch. With a unique selection of fresh antipasti and a delicious range of soups and pasta, this Italian café and restaurant offers great quality food that’s ready in minutes. Not to mention the focaccias, which you can fill with anything your heart desires from the huge array of fillings, from charcuterie to eclectic cheeses!
- Best for a special occasion: Lokremise
If you are going out for a special occasion in St Gallen do it right with a visit to one of the city’s most special venues. Lokremise is a cross-cultural centre, offering a little bit of everything from theatre to art and, best of all, great food! Located in the country’s largest surviving locomotive roundhouse, the restaurant boasts a unique structure and design, with tables that slide on former train rails. With food that’s exceptional and an atmosphere that’s spectacular, your dining experience at Lokremise will surely be memorable!
- Best for bonding with the locals: Picnic in Stadtpark
While St Gallen boasts some fantastic restaurants, sometimes there’s nothing nicer than enjoying a simple home-cooked meal. With LocalBini, you can do exactly that by joining a local for a picnic in Stadtpark, St Gallen’s biggest and greenest park. Enjoy homemade food in the company of a local who can tell you all about their city, as well as give you insider tips to help you make the most out of your visit here.