The approximately 18'000 Jews are a small minority in Switzerland. There are nonetheless many kosher shops, restaurants, hotels and other shops that offer kosher produce. It is of central importance to a Jewish community to be able to live a kosher lifestyle.
It is therefore no surprise that a catchment area with sizable Jewish communities would offer a larger and broader volume of kosher shops and products, as is the case in Geneva or Zurich. However, Jewish travelers or tourists also need kosher shopping facilities and especially accommodation. The Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities (SIG) keeps a selection of kosher lists to assist Jewish people who may be visiting or who live in the country. The SIG also provides information about suitable shopping, gastronomy and hotel options. For readers who do not know exactly what kosher means, the first section is recommended as an introduction to the topic.
The SIG assumes no responsibility for the kashrut of the products offered in the individual shops, hotels or restaurants. If you have anything to add or would like to correct any points, please let us know. Thank you!