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The Alimentarium now prepares tasty takeaways!
Our team of chefs is pleased to prepare a selection of tempting takeaways! As for those little cravings, our Café offers a range of delicious takeaway snacks, hot drinks and homemade cakes.
We have more good news for you too! Our Shop is also reopening, stocked with a stash of unusual homeware that makes great Christmas gifts!
Temporary closure
Following directives from the Canton of Vaud, our Museum is closed until 30 November.
In the meantime, the Alimentarium experience continues online. Discover our plethora of information and activities for all ages to do at home. Bring the Museum into your home!
We look forward to seeing you soon. Until then, take care!
Our “Tell me” podcast

Our “Tell me” podcasts answer children’s questions.
Also available on Spotify and Anchor!

Temporary closure
The Alimentarium is temporarily closed!
However, the Alimentarium experience continues online! Discover our plethora of information and activities for all ages. Bring the Museum into your home via and!

If we continue to confront this pandemic together and individually, we stand a better chance of curbing it!
The food we love to hate
It’s all about food we abhor. To help us understand this emotion, we need your input! We would like to collect your stories.
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Feed your curiosity

Our Magazine is jam-packed with food-related articles and videos. Science, history, society, nutrition...

Where do you draw the line regarding what you eat?
10 min.
Garden Stories

The vegetables in our Garden have germinated, grown and ripened. Watch as we harvest some of them, make a ratatouille following the recipe handed down by our grandmothers, and a jar of pickled vegetables that will keep for months… for a taste of summer sunshine all year round!

6 min. 48
Hu Fang, star of the Chinese art world, is cultivating a small field of vegetables in the middle of the gigantic industrial sprawl of the Pearl River Delta. Here, where China’s capitalist experiment began, he wants to achieve a new understanding of the land from the ground up. The fruits of his garden are visions of the future of Chinese society – ways of escaping predatory capitalism and the increasing contamination of the soil.
15 min.
Put the organs in the right place so that food can be digested, and win as many points as you can.
Eggs and cholesterol
Eggs were long considered as perfect food, particularly for the quality of their protein. However, they declined in popularity in the 1980s when it was discovered that...