Where to Eat in Basel, Switzerland

A small, quirky university city – and an international epicentre for art and architecture – Basel makes the perfect urban getaway for design-loving travellers.

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Klara in Basel, Switzerland
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Klara

Across the river, in Kleinbasel, Klara is a more petite, peaceful version of Basel’s vast Markthalle. It has nine international kitchens and a central bar, where diners gather on battered leather sofas and listen to a great rock, jazz and blues soundtrack.

Address

Clarastrasse 13 4058 Basel

Vegetable Curry with Black Rice dish

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Cantina Don Camillo

A plant-forward menu accompanied by natural wines has made this a firm favourite with the creative locals who live around this artfully repurposed former brewery building.

Address

Burgweg 7, 4058 Basel,

People eating at Markthalle in Basel

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Markthalle

A city can't live on culture alone, and Basel is just as into global cuisine as it is into international art. The pleasantly rowdy Markthalle near the railway station is brimming with street-food stalls, bars and independent food stores.

Address

Markthallen AG Basel Steinentorberg 20 CH-4051 Basel

The Lowdown

To find out where Basel's art crowd eat in the city, visit basel.com. Or, purchase Volume 37: Craft today and receive A Creative's Guide to Switzerland, an 90-page SUITCASE travel companion to Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne and Montreux Rivieria, and Basel.

Main photo credit: Kevin Faingnaert