Fritz Schneiter has stood on the Limmatquai selling flowers for almost 50 years.
Thitikarn Chaima prepares healthy Thai dishes at her take-away restaurant.
With her rent-a-shelf flea market, Myrielle Hambrecht has brought a sustainable and surprisingly innovative store concept from northern Europe to the heart of Zurich’s Kreis 4.
Katie Halter is the owner of this traditional folk music bar that has played host to acts such as Green Day and Mumford & Sons.
Enrico Mounayer has been running his bike shop on Neugasse for more than ten years. Straightforward craftsmanship prevails at Velocittà in Kreis 5 – there’s not an e-bike in sight.
Roger Hafner runs the Hafenkneipe, where businessmen and punks get together over a beer or two.
He’s already had hundreds of dolls, teddies and cuddly toys beneath his needle: Meinrad Röösli has been running his doll and teddy bear clinic for 31 years.
Theodor Wachtel is the proprietor of this watch shop where time seems to run more slowly.
Zurich native Daniel Kissling has been serving Italian ice cream at Riesbach harbour for two decades.
Timo Klein co-founded Balboa. In these unusual fitness centres, people train in groups – and then enjoy a bowl of healthy muesli.
For a taste of paradise, simply head down to Katja Graber’s café in Zurich-Hottingen. If you’re lucky, you’ll even be treated to a slice of white chocolate cake!
Ornella Lo Giusto serves vegetarian and vegan cuisine at her spot on Langstrasse.
The Konditorei Confiserie Caredda on Josefstrasse has been bringing the spirit of Italy to Zurich for the last 20 years. Paolo Caredda once even got a Christmas card from top Swiss comedian Viktor Giacobbo.