Geneva is an exciting destination for foodies, people who seek new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. With more than 65 independent restaurants and gourmet food establishments in the downtown alone, an avid foodie could easily order a different cuisine in Geneva every night of the month.
Given Geneva's vibrant dining scene, your first challenge will be deciding where to eat. The Geneva Downtown Map sorts restaurants by categories and even has a section for places to drink. Our Business Directory lists every option throughout the City, sorted by breweries and wineries, coffee and sweets, and restaurants.
It is difficult to highlight a single Geneva restaurant to foodies because there are many enticing establishments that truly raise the dining-out bar. If you appreciate fresh, conscientiously sourced ingredients, Niche Restaurant has a menu of American contemporary cuisine that is sure to satisfy. Niche is recognized nationally for its coveted wine list. The bar also is stocked with local beers and nearly 500 whiskies.
Caramelized Root Vegetables, Niche Restaurant
For a taste of locally crafted beer, stop at Penrose Brewing Company or Art History Brewing. Art History Brewing is passionate about its beer styles and ensures they are poured with the appropriate amount of foam into the correct glassware. They have an evolving tap list from Czech Pilsner to a Juicy, Hazy IPA.
Levitace Czech Pale Lager, Art History Brewing
Your second challenge is to decide where to shop for packaged gourmet food to bring home. Downtown Geneva has independent shops with fresh artisan olive oils, balsamic vinegars, spices, and hot sauce such as The Olive Mill, Galena Garlic Company, and Urban Artisan. All Chocolate Kitchen Chef Alain Roby, an award-winning local chocolatier, makes handmade truffles that will delight your senses. Each edible piece is a work of art. Foodies will be enchanted by their crepes, gelato and coffee. Geneva has many amazing small businesses with desserts and fabulous coffee. Any foodie with a sweet tooth will have to make more than a few stops.
Truffles, All Chocolate Kitchen
Your third Geneva challenge will be to find that perfect item to enhance your kitchen or dining room table. You can conveniently visit popular national stores along Randall Road, such as Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and HomeGoods. Unique and functional kitchen gear is available at The Little Traveler for foodies who love to cook. The Royal Wren's Nest is a new independent store with beautiful items for your tabletop. A sister shop, The Royal Wren, will delight you with their selection of gourmet food and wine.
Tabletop Decor, The Royal Wren's Nest
So much culinary happiness is waiting for foodies in Geneva. If you have a keen interest in food that tastes good and is thoughtfully prepared, we got you covered.