9.01.2012

277. Zurich | Sprüngli + Luxemburgerli

These little macaron-looking things are called Luxemburgerli. They taste similar to macarons but trust me, they taste a LOT better than any macaron I've ever tried..and you know I love macarons. They are made by Sprüngli, a Swiss luxury confectionery manufacturer. One of my German friends (who lived in Toronto at the time) gave me a lot of suggestions of where to go during my trip. He recommended Sprüngli for breakfast. I'm ashamed to say that it's rare for me to start a day early enough for breakfast. So on the day I dropped by Zurich, I came to Sprüngli for lunch and a box of Luxemburgerli.

If you are ever in Zurich, you should definitely come to this place. Make sure you go to the one on Paradeplatz - that's the main one. They have a very nice patio and an upstairs cafe with great food and extremely stylish Swiss people.

This is the Sprüngli on Paradeplatz.
Everyone in Zurich dresses really well. I noticed a lot of LV and a lot of H. Great example: man who accidentally got in my shot is using a LV damier graphite bag and Hermes belt. Ok, I admit I may have tried to get him in the shot intentionally.
I walked all along Bahnhofstrasse, their main street, and saw more Birkins than I could even count.



Here is the restaurant/cafe at Sprüngli. I took forever with the menu as I wanted to order so many things. I finally decided on a green tea, smoked salmon and a bowl of muesli. The smoked salmon tasted like regular smoked salmon but the muesli was so so so so good. That was the first time in my life I ever tried muesli and I loved it. It was so filling I wasn't even able to order dessert..I was SO tempted to order them just so I could take some photos of them because they looked so pretty:


They had a huge dessert menu but I resisted.
I remember when I was sitting here eating, there was an old man at a table in front of me. I vividly remember what he looks like. He looked really cute (in an old man way?) and was one of those people who literally has a permanent smile on their face. He smiled at me as I sat down, and kept smiling the entire time as he read the newspaper. He looked like he came out of a fairy tale. That's the best way I could describe him. He was also really well-dressed, like everyone else in Zurich are..


After I finished eating, I went back downstairs to pick up a box of Luxemburgerli. I really liked these gold champagne ones!!


I got a few champagne flavoured, and I think apricot, & totally forgot what the rest were. The texture and taste are in my opinion better than Laduree macarons (which I also love!). The flavours are very strong. Like eating one champagne flavoured one tasted like I just had a big sip of champagne.

After Zurich I went back to Lucerne. Totally lost track of time, as all the restaurants were closed by the time I was ready to go for dinner. So the box of Luxemburgerli became my dinner that night along with a pretzel I got from the train station. Does that sound depressing? It was slightly; the thunderstorm occurring at the time didn't help. But the next morning I was off to Paris!

PS - I just found out you can purchase Luxemburgerli from their online shop. They ship worldwide! I might just give in and order a box one of these days...even if they won't taste as good after the flight over.


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  2. Beautiful, gorgeous, delicious! I loved reading this post darling! I will definitely have to visit this place xoxo ES

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  3. Great post. Funny that in Luxembourg I've never come across any luxemburgli. A real shame because they look totally delicious.

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    1. you should go there one weekend to try them! you won't regret it
      lol I don't know why they named it that - not sure if it has any connection to Luxembourg..?

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  4. oh my! what a place!! heavenly!!^^

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  5. Great Post.
    A.

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  6. Everthing is Fantastic!! love your blog!

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  7. oh god! everything looks so delicious! i am eager to try all of those food

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  8. Those macaroons look very cute and delicious!

    natzcracker

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  9. wow~~~!!! Next time you go to europe, I need to follow u!!!!those Luxemburgerli look so yummy!! and I love macaroon!! and your breakfast@_@....wow:) I want it:P I don't have a thing for Switzerland unless it's for skiiing:P...but maybe I should change my mind:)
    Have a great weekend Tiffany:)))

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    1. hahah & I need to follow you on all your exotic trips!!
      Switzerland is very beautiful..all the little villages and towns are worth visiting.
      Thanks, you too!

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  10. Beautiful Miss, how do you stay fit by eating crepes and other sweets?

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    1. lol I'm really out of shape..
      I try not to eat TOO much and on some days I eat really healthy

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  11. Hi!, thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Your photos are amazing!!,
    ...macaroons...omg hahaha
    xo
    Valentina
    http://peopleandpie.blogspot.com/

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  12. OMG TRUFFLES, CHOCOLATE, AND WHOOPIE GALORE!!!

    Xo
    Kat
    http://XoPhotographyByKat.blogspot.com

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  13. I also really enjoyed this little macarons by Sprungli =) but they are quite different of the French ones because of their composition.

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  14. zurich looks as amazing as paris! what artistic and crisp images and such perfect captures of the look and feel of the city life..

    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love muesli too! That cafe looks so cute.

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  16. Omg Thank you so much for providing us a link and information that we can buy luxemburgerli (what a name!) online! I'll definitely be ordering them! Especially since you rave about them so! What is museli? It certainly looks interesting! Haha desserts always get me too and I always con my bf into "sharing" one with me =P It also looks like you had a lot of food lol

    Wow I can't imagine walking down a street with so many LV and H! Especially H because of the extravagant price tag! Ironically I didn't see much LV in Paris, Longchamp I saw a lot of though and the only LV I really remember seeing were some speedys here and there.

    It's a shame that you didn't get to try out a restaurant for dinner. That actually happened to the bf and I in Paris and we ended up eating at Mcdonalds lol This would never happen in Tokyo or HK! Hope you're doing well dear!

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    1. Let me know what you think of them if you do decide to order! Hopefully they will still be good after the travel time..
      I think every place makes Muesli different. According to Wikipedia: rolled oats, fruit and nuts. I'm not sure what was in mine but it looks different from all the images I'm finding on Google lol.

      yea, there was definitely a LOT of LV in Zurich! I've never seen so much in one city before. I liked that a lot of guys in Paris used LV though :D

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  17. Sounds absolutely heavenly! I'm sooooo curious about these Luxembergli thingy's, I'm that tempted to fly out there just to try one!

    Hope you've had a great weekend!
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. ugh I know, I'm tempted to fly out just to have some too hahah
      thanks, you too! :)

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  18. this post makes me hungry! I love macarons so I must try Luxemburgerli!

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/2012/09/goodbye-my-beloved-long-hair.html

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  19. love everything!

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  20. miam miaaaaaaaaaaam macaron!! the best thing in the world :D

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  21. Hey there, I just found your blog from your comment on mine. So nice to see your blog..I love it. I read about you and I think it's awesome you want to own a boutique hotel one day..I love them too!
    I hope you're having a fabulous weekend!
    xo
    Sharon

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    1. thanks! yea I hope I can someday..

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  22. Wow, these photos are totally stimulating my sweet tooth!!! Especially the macarons (my favorite dessert!) So happy you stopped by my blog because it led me to yours, I'm definitely your newest follower!!

    Stop by again sometime :)

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    1. thanks! Will follow you back :)

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  23. Sounds like a better version of french macarons ;) I am seriously considering ordering them online after this post ;) I wish I visit Switzerland one day. I wanted to go there for a while now. Thanks for posting about it.
    Diana Marks Twitter

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    1. let me know how they are if you order them!
      Switzerland is very beautiful..you should definitely visit!

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  24. I have never tried a macaron in my life...I just might have to now! All that food looks absolutely delish! And I love your description of the little old man who sat across from you :)

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  25. They sound delicious! and what a good idea putting peach sorbet into champage.....

    Luxx Mint

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    1. I know, wish I ordered that!

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  26. You have such an amazing header!!! :D
    And so yummy macaroons. :)
    kisses :)

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  27. Love this "macaron post" eheh!
    Wanna follow each other? I'm following this cute blog right now, and I hope you will follow me back, it would be great to keep in touch!
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  28. wow¡¡¡ yummy¡¡¡¡ xoxo

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  29. all the lovely macaroons... this post is making me hungry. thanks for the sweet comment on my blog... i'm so glad it led me to your blog here. i love travelling and reading your blog feels like traveling to all these new places for me... thanks for sharing your adventures!

    Rachel xx

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  30. Looks delicious!!
    Ive never had macarons but your pix sure make me want to go and find a place where I could buy and taste them!!

    Thanks for your visit ;)

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  31. i was in zurich last month but i didn't try their Luxemburgerli. they look cute & yummy!

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  32. Great photos!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog! Newest follower!

    Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  33. such beautiful pics they look yum!
    How about followin each other>??
    I now follow u on GFC hope u visit me n follow back on GFC and my facebook page
    priyanka
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  34. Awesome pics, everything looks delicious! I´m addicted to Macaroons!! :)
    Thank you so much for visit my blog, i´m your newest follower.
    Lots of kisses! xo
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  35. Thanks so much for your comment! You have a great blog. And you do look fit :P
    following you via GFC! I would love if you could do the same.

    love,
    Lali
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  36. oooh these look so good :)


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  37. Those macarons look yummy !

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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  38. I need to taste those Luxemburgerli! yum yum!

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  39. Everything looks delicious :) I started to follow you

    Love xx
    Flo
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  40. Incredible photos on your blog!

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  41. Those pictures alone, just made ​​me want to lick the screen!

    Your blog is amazing! Love your style! You have a new follower!
    Hope you will visit my blog and follow me back on Bloglovin'
    Big hugs!

    Inés
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  42. Those macaroons look delicious! What a nice blog you have ;) your photos are very nice!! I'll look forward to following you back.

    Leslie
    www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

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  43. Such fun photos!! I have that same YSL clutch!! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  44. Now I'm hungry. :D Delicious!
    Kisses Wera. :)

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