Are you looking for some British food to buy in Switzerland and not sure where to find it? We’ve rounded up local Swiss websites, physical stores and supermarkets to share where you can buy your favourite British products while in Switzerland. This post also highlights their opening times and if you can order cold/frozen goods.
Important: This list does not include stores and online shops that ship from abroad such as from the UK. This list is fully shared based on local Swiss posting and deliveries, so that you know that there are no import costs to Switzerland as the products are shipped locally.
Read on to see local Swiss shops selling the British products you are missing!
British Food Suppliers In Switzerland
Here are a few most recommended suppliers used by those living in Switzerland:
Based in: St Legier, Vaud Switzerland
Address: Route des Deux-Villages 75, 1806 Saint-Légier, Vaud Switzerland
Opening hours: 8:30 to 15:00 most days – Sunday’s closed.
Pick up in person available? Yes, your order will be ready to collect from the shop the day after you have submitted it!
Do they deliver cold/fresh and frozen products? Meat is not available for postal deliveries.
Good to know: When ordering, your goods are usually dispatched the same day. Often they have cheaper products than the others here listed too. Friendly customer service, reliable and fast!
There is a delivery fee of 10.70 CHF for packages with Bitesized – free for orders over 175 CHF. Orders are only dispatched once a week – so they suggest to place your order by Wednesdays and then your orders are sent out by end of Thursday each week.
Jim’s British market
Based in: Gland, Switzerland (since 2008!)
Address: Avenue du Mont-Blanc 33, 1196 Gland, Switzerland
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Pick up in person available? Yes, there’s an option to collect your order from the shop in Gland. Simply tick that box and they will call you arrange the pick up when it’s ready. Keep in mind a minimum of 1 working day for this.
Do they deliver cold/fresh and frozen products? Yes, special thermo box that you can then return for free via post. Your order will be delivered with La Poste, with next day delivery before 9am.
Good to know: They have a good delivery times and a large range of items you can order. A good selection of goods also stocked up for Easter, Christmas and other festivities. Good communication and
Blue Bull Shop
Based in: Gland, Switzerland
Address: Rte de Begnins 1, 1196 Gland Switzerland (part of the Bull Pub)
Opening hours: Wednesdays 16:00 – 20:00. Other days/hours by appointment only.
Pick up in person available? Yes based on the opening hours.
Do they deliver cold/fresh and frozen products? Yes, with DHL locally in Switzerland
Good to know: All year round a good range of products of meat, pies and a few groceries combined. For Christmas, they have a good selection of pigs in blankets, chippos, cocktail sausage rolls, sausage meat, etc – not perfect at an average 97% successful fulfillment rate, but striving for full marks!
Supermarkets Stocking British Food In Switzerland
As one of the most expensive supermarkets, Migros does have a selection of English and British products all year round. This depends on how big the supermarket is, but usually most of the decent sized ones has a specific section of products.
Items in the Migros include:
- A lot of Kellogg cereals, Nestle cereals and weetabix
- Curry sauces and naan breads
- HP Sauce
- Baked beans
- Mushy peas
- Cadbury’s Dairy milk bars
- Aah Bistro
- Jacob’s cream crakers
- PG Tips
- Winegums / Jellybeans
The Coop is my personal go-to for supermarket, with the larger stores stocking quite a lot of goodies that are British. They usually have some great deals and discounts, such as with curry sauces, naan bread, dips and crackers.
Items in the Coop include:
- A lot of Kellogg cereals and Nestle cereals
- Curry sauces and naan breads
- A few condiments
- Baked beans
- Pom bear crisps
- Digestives biscuits
For cheeses, Lidl is perfect for finding English Cheddar (different strengths) in the cold section.
They also often have themed weeks, and even though I have personally not seen a British week, they do often have products that you would eat in the UK – such as yoghurts, frozen goods, rice and pasta sauces.
For meats, they often have some great deals on for pork, beef and chicken too, during Christmas and Easter etc. It’s personally my favourite place to shop for this.
We will be updating this post and lists when we discover more British items in Switzerland. If you know of any more, do let us know in the comments as we’d love to include them!
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