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Food at Coop

How expensive is food at the Coop and cheese shop if we want to provide some of our meals there? Thanks.

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It's cheap I think. As cheap as anywhere in Switzerland and some very good quality food. There are smaller shops around the village to give more choice of very local food as well.

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Well, coming from Indiana you may not think it so cheap! It's about on par with prices in major cities, like London, NYC, etc. But skitandoori is exactly right, it's the same prices you pay at supermarkets anywhere in Switzerland. There is no "upcharge" for buying in Wengen.

Cheese and dairy products are relatively inexpensive since they are produced very locally (and are absolutely delicious). Produce is probably 25%- 50% more than what you are accustomed to paying. For example, a pint of berries is usually around $6. Meats are at least 2x the price we pay in US (outside of major cities). The pricing is pretty much the same whether you are shopping at the Coop in Wengen or at the local Frischmarkt. The cheese shop in town has an amazing array of cheeses, perhaps slightly less expensive than Coop or Frischmarkt.

The quality of the food is really superb and it is certainly far less expensive to do some cooking for oneself than eating out all the time, which is quite pricey.

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One thing that is really nice is the ability to buy just a small amount - even the packaged products often come in a smaller size so you can try things and not worry about taking care of left overs. Certainly the smaller shops will cut to order so try some of the meats and cheeses - they will happily give you just a couple of slices.

Have fun exploring the food of Switzerland!

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You may find the following link useful:

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We too will be shopping at the coop next summer. Since we will be shopping for a family of 5 and staying in a chalet we will likely have lots of items to haul. I once read that people use the shopping carts to take their groceries home then quickly return the cart to the Co-op. Is this true? Or should I just plan on all of us schlepping some bags every so often from the Co-op to the chalet? Thanks.

Anderson, Indiana
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Thanks for the great replies.

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Hello Mbruce,

Thanks so much for posting your message of Wengen.

The Coop is the same price like other Coops foodstores in Switzerland. We also have a local grocery store called "Frischmarkt".

For cheese products we recommend the Cheese-shop, which has a huge variety of local cheeses fro a reasonable price.

We do also have a culinary village walk on Monday at 5.30pm (meet in front of Tourist Center). Takes about 1 hour and it's free of charge.

Hope to see you in Wengen soon! Best regards,

Rolf

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The Wengen Co-op is right across from the train station so we found it's a good thing to stuff a shopping bag in your back pack when you go out for each days adventure. It almost always involves the train so when you come back you can pick up what you need for the evening on your way home.

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There are some very colorful nylon shopping bags at the checkout that fold into their own envelope to about 1" by 2.5" by a 1/2 in. thick and they have a hook on them. They weigh nothing and are a blessing when shopping I Europe. They're large enough to hold what you need for dinner and very strong. I get one or two every trip - give some away, keep some in the car.

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Thanks for the great ideas. Actually, we won't be there until September 2014. It's a lot of fun planning and learning.