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Manor is the second shopping mall which comes on the Bahnhofstrasse. This I would say is a rather famous mall in all sorts of genre of people. It has entrance from two sides, one from the main Bahnhofstrasse and other on the side street. The side Street where you can find other shopping too like Jelmoli and C&A. They also have everything from clothes, watches, cosmetics, perfumes, toys, stationary and a very good restaurant on the top floor. You can also sit outside on the long and narrow balcony with your food, or drinks and admire the lovely buildings. If you are looking for little Swiss souvenirs then this is a good mall. Here in the stationary section you can find the little cow bells,

Globus: Zürich Bahnhofstrasse

Globus shopping mall is at the very beginning of the Bahnhofstrasse, also known as The Luxury mile. I am going in order from the beginning of the Bahnhofstrasse where shopping possibilities are. So Globus is the first shopping mall right behind the Pestolozzi Statue. I can say it’s one of the very nice shopping malls. It is a four story mall but not very huge. They also have two very nice restaurants one on the ground floor and on the the top floor. The top floor restaurant is not known by much people, but its rather nice and they also have small narrow balcony, where in you can sit and enjoy the view of the lovely buildings. There is one more Globus in the city which is at Bellevue, this on

Hiltl am Dachterrasse (Roof Terrace)

I am often asked the same question from the vegetarian tourists "Where can I find vegetarin food here in Zürich" I say this is the place which has the so called "Worlds first vegetarian Restaurant" here in Zürich, its called as Hiltl, It has been in Zürich since 1898. About 20 years ago there used to be one Haus Hitl at the Sihlstrasse 28. Today there are about 6 Hiltl in and around Zürich and some take aways too. They also have other Restaurants by the name of Tibits. This one "Hiltl am Dachterrasse" Hitl on the Roof Terrace is literally on the Bahnofstrasse, just about 100 mt from the main train station, almost opposite to the Globus or the Pestolozzi green patch. Its on the terrace of the


Barkat Cash & Carry is one of the very good and reasonable Indian and Asian store in the District 3 (Kreis 3) of the city of Zürich. It is very well connected with the local transport. Most of the Indian Restaurants also buy their ingredients here, as its a Cash & Carry and hence great value for money. You can reach here either with a tram, or a bus and its also a walking distance from Bahnhof Wiedikon (Train station Wiedikon). You can also find parking spaces in the area around the store. They have a good collection of Indian and Asian vegetables, legumes, lentils and also a big selection of meat and fishes. They have quite long opening hours, which is quite unusual but rather practial here