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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

Another tip is Radikal Liquidationen (Oerlikon) Its worth checking their website before, since their range/offerings changes.
I found them here in Gland (Vaud) by accident & was plesantly surprised by the pricing on cleaning products, shampoo etc.
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Another tip is Radikal Liquidationen (Oerlikon) Its worth checking their website before, since their range/offerings changes.
I found them here in Gland (Vaud) by accident & was plesantly surprised by the pricing on cleaning products, shampoo etc.
Thanks, do you know any cheap places for cooking utensils? I'm specifically looking for a boiling pan.
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

Just buy a starter set at Ikea
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Thanks, do you know any cheap places for cooking utensils? I'm specifically looking for a boiling pan.

Landi, I think
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

Most branches of Coop and Migros have pans and other utensils. Also their ranges of electrical goods are OK. The cheapo toaster we got from Coop is still going after >5 years.

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Thanks, do you know any cheap places for cooking utensils? I'm specifically looking for a boiling pan.
You can also ask on the facebook group "hät öpper...?"
The group is about more sustainability by reusing stuff that other people don't need anymore instead of buying new. State what you're looking for, whether you're willing to pay something and where you are located or how far you're willing to travel for an item.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1874270506160825
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I'm specifically thinking of Coop, Migros, Aldi and Lidl.
If you're on a tight budget, the secret is planning
Aldi and Lidl post details of their upcoming offers and discounts on their websites. Migros post their new discounts on their www.leshop.ch site on Tuesday mornings. I'm not sure which day Coop update their site.

City centre Migros and Coop usually label reduced items around 18:00 but it can get to 19:00 in other stores.

If you want herbs, spices and chillies, I recommend the Asian shops for those, such as the one opposite BurgerKing at the Sihlquai/HB entrance to ZHB.
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Thanks, do you know any cheap places for cooking utensils? I'm specifically looking for a boiling pan.
Check out the Heilsarmee Brocki close the Hardbrucke station. That have loads of cooking utensils, etc. I got a full set of brand new cutlery there for CHF19- when we arrived. It was in perfect, new condition but the box was broken.

Other that that, look at Aldi and Lidl's upcoming offers on their sites. I got out big cooking pot and saucepans from Conforama, and the heavy base frying pans from Aldi almost 5yrs ago and they're all still in great condition.
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And to answer the OP (unusual these days) - between regular branches of Coop / Migros, it tends not to vary, however my experience is the mini / pronto versions of these supermarkets sometimes charge a premium.
They're not Migros/Coop proper, they're subsidiaries run under their own (albeit related) brand. If you're speaking about the (super)markets only, prices will be identical within the chain regardless of location.
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For example, at Altstetten station, I saved about SFr5 one Sunday when needing olive oil as I’d run out (cue the keyboard warriors about how I should be more Swiss and organised) by walking the extra 100 yards to the “normal” Coop by Altstetten Nord instead of using the mini Migros on the south side.
You seem to be comparing (mini) Migros to Coop. Of course prices differ between the chains, on average Coop will be more expensive.
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Old 07.09.2020, 14:38
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Thanks, do you know any cheap places for cooking utensils? I'm specifically looking for a boiling pan.
Since you seem to prioritise cheap, maybe 2nd hand is Ok? In that case you may want to ay anibis.ch and tutti.ch a visit, in many cases people prefer not having to throw away stuff that is still in good or even excellent condition to getting the best price.

As for groceries:
Aldi/Lidl prices < Migros < Coop. For durable goods only you may want to look for an Otto's in your area.
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Old 07.09.2020, 15:15
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

I've found the best prices as well as quality for produce can be found at those little corner Turkish shops (you know, the ones where the fruits and veg are proudly displayed on the sidewalk in front of the shop). Quite often they also sell frozen meat at great prices (usually lamb and fish), plus a large range of spices, legumes, yoghurt and (middle eastern type) breads. I'd say a good 25% lower than the Migros/Coop duopoly.
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

"Another tip is Radikal Liquidationen (Oerlikon)

I find Radikal and also Otto great for things like multiple buys in toiletries, also for dried goods like pasta and rice. They are also good for cheap but good quality cooking and homewares as a lot of it is bankrupt stock they buy up.
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And yes I do have the space to store the massive bags of flour.
now i'm curious. how massive are these bags?
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

i noticed that some of the central/city coops stocked only higher margin versions of products and not some of the cheaper options.
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i noticed that some of the central/city coops stocked only higher margin versions of products and not some of the cheaper options.
Yes. They got rid of the Turkish flour tortillias costing CHF3 for a months supply. Now they have the Mexican (U.S) version that costs twice as much for 1/3 of the quantity.

Its truely representitive of our western society. The middle class is gone. You can thank our feudal oligarch overlords. As goes California so goes the rest of the world.
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Yes. They got rid of the Turkish flour tortillias costing CHF3 for a months supply. Now they have the Mexican (U.S) version that costs twice as much for 1/3 of the quantity.

Its truely representitive of our western society. The middle class is gone. You can thank our feudal oligarch overlords. As goes California so goes the rest of the world.
However that may be a consequence of smaller household size. Single-person hh buy much smaller packets than a family of six, and big families are more likely in less central areas. Just like everywhere else, small packets cost more per 100g.
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Re: Grocery prices in central Zurich and on the outskirts

Our local shops are a smallish COOP and a smaller Migros Partner which trains young people, mainly from ethnic backgrounds for integration purposes or who have slight disabilities (it's partnered with a local charity). Although neither store is big, they do carry a varied / plentiful range of stock and have some very good offers each week. A couple of recent ones were 4 large bags of decent filter coffee for 12chf and 6 cans of chopped tomatoes for 4chf.

For anything I can't get there's a big Migros and COOP, also a Denner and a Radikal 7 mins walk, or if I'm lazy, 2 tram stops away. Once every 4 - 6 weeks I get a bus and do a big Lidl shop at the Binningen branch (Lidl say it's the biggest in Switzerland). They're also refurbishing a mall at Rebgasse in Kleinbasel which is getting a big Lidl, I assume to replace the small one on Clarastrasse. I actually find ALDI in Basel quite expensive, but I go there because they have the best dishwasher tablets and a box lasts ages. I do like bargains, in expensive Switzerland seeking them out makes me feel I've achieved something
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4 large bags of decent filter coffee for 12chf
I understand the lure of a deal but good lord! No need to be a masochist.
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It'll last a year because I only drink tea
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