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If the Swiss traditional Heidi's Shop does not inspire you, then maybe you should stop by this place. The selection is wide, in quality but also in price. The interior of the shop has been designed so that it seems like you are walking into a friend's cellar, if you have such sophisticated friends, of course. Although the wide range of whiskey, rum and wine, combined with a variety of decanters, glasses and cork screws sort of ruin the 'cellar effect', you can always pretend!
Not far from the train station, Uchitomi is a small but well-stocked shop mainly selling essential Japanese food items. High-quality handmade sushi and imported beer are always available. The shelves are filled with sake, sauces, recipe books, and videos. With quality Asian produce still commanding a hefty price in Geneva, the cost of filling a shopping bag with exotic delights is unavoidably high. Please note that there is no sushi or caterer available on Mondays.
For Americans living in Geneva, a trip to the American Market, a shop specializing in American food, is an emotional experience. At this two-level store, Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix rubs shoulders with Bisquick, Oreos share company with Reese Peanut butter Cups, and Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice holds court. For those moments in life when all the chocolate in Switzerland won't comfort as well as a fluffernutter (a peanut butter and marshmallow cream sandwich), this is the place to go. The idea for the store took root when Mr. Brandt and his partner, Jacques Turian, two thirty-something Swiss devotees of American food, were struck by the passion with which their American friends pined for pumpkin pie, brownies and the like. Sensing a need that has thus far been catered to on a very limited scale in Geneva, the idea for an American food store began to take shape. Products like Cheese Whiz and Velveeta sold out almost overnight and the place is now busy at all times. They have created an old-fashioned general store atmosphere, including a Coke machine from the 1950s that still works.
This is one of Geneva's two main supermarkets. The main difference between this supermarket and the other major one, Migros, is that here you will find all the popular brands you may be searching for. Food products, both fresh and frozen, flowers, electrical appliances, office materials, sports equipment, cleaning products, cosmetic products, are available at larger Coop stores as well as in its small department store in the center of town "Centre Rhone-Fusterie". Some stores also have a self-service restaurant and take-away counter.