While exploring the city, you also need to refuel from time to time. What better to watch city life go by while you fill your stomach with the best food and drinks Amsterdam has to offer. Daughter of the family, Michelle, is a food reviewer and writer at story154.com. She knows the best hotspots in the city.
If you are at The Times Hotel and want to go for lunch immediately, you’ll find deliciously big sandwiches, soups or salads at Brasserie Batôn. Try the avocado chicken sandwich, the one with salmon or tuna or the old cheese is also great. Big plus is that it is around the corner, so perfect for the one with a hungry stomach..
Herengracht 92, Amsterdam
Kessens is the favorite restaurant of the family. Why? Because of the classic French dishes they serve like a ragout or onion soup, but also because of the delicious Holtkamp croquetten and pie. Michelle’s tip? The gravad lax is a smoked salmon that is marinated for about 24 hours. It’s soft and comes with a delicious sweet dressing and dille. The owners Anna and Casper have created a wonderful Scandinavian place where you can expect a warm welcome and delicious food.
Rozengracht 24, Amsterdam
Jansz is the restaurant of the Pulitzer Hotel. The entrance of the restaurant is on the Keizersgracht crossing with the Reestraat, in the midst of the 9 Streets (9 small streets with lovely boutiques for shopping fashion, books and interior). Jansz is a fancy place where you can enjoy oysters, salads, sandwiches, lovely egg dishes like poached eggs or enjoy a special lunch menu. Take your times…
Reestraat 8, Amsterdam
Restaurant Roebling's is rather new in town. The new environment airs a New York and Amsterdam style, while the culinary aspect of this restaurant has written quality all over. You can go for a fancy lunch with oysters and a bisque or go for a humus sandwich, burrata or caesar salad for a healthy break. A big lunch is also possible with truffle papardelle, a hamburger or a meisterschnitzel.
Haarlemmerstraat 118, Amsterdam
Buffet van Odette is a great spot for mornings and afternoons but especially with lunch! You can sit outside on their terrace alongside the Prinsengracht and enjoy a coffee or a wine. Or inside of course where the light interior is comfortable and you are nearer to the kitchen.. Expect a French cuisine with an omelette with truffle cheese or mackerel with apple and beets.
Prinsengracht 598, Amsterdam
Meatless District is a vegan hotspot in town is definitely Meatless District. Their menu is all about vegetables and most food is vegan. They serve meat replacements like vegetarian chicken and vegetarian croquettes from De Vegetarische Slager. You can go here for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's situated in a vibrant area
Restaurant Breda is the restaurant of three friends, two chefs and a sommelier. Perfect combination if you ask us. The interior and the food is just great: a really beautiful interior combined with really good food. Take a wine. It will cost you, but in our opinion it’s really worth it! Lunch may be a bit more quiet than dinner. Though reservations are in order.
Singel 210, Amsterdam
Vinnies Deli has proven to be a lovely food hotspot not only to sip on a cup of coffee but also to enjoy one hell of a healthy lunch or take away delicious dishes to eat outside! All day breakfast, sandwiches, salads, seasonal specials, soup or sweet pastries and healthy juices.
Haarlemmerstraat 46 HS, Amsterdam
Nieuwezijds Kolk 33 HS, Amsterdam
Tijger & de Vis serves the best fish in this part of the neighbourhood: from thai inspired oysters to their homesmoked mackerel on a crispy baguette, but also the Dutch “kibbeling” is good, just like the lobster roll, the ramen soup with smoked salmon and their tuna and herring. Basically everything we tried of this fish shop is very tasty!
Lindengracht 158, Amsterdam
De Laatste Kruimel is a tiny spot behind Rokin. It’s very busy, but once you see there window display. You cannot pass it. Delicious croissants, scones, sweet pies, sandwiches, fresh bread, quiches or savoury pies. If it’s too crowded, just take away and find a spot along the Amstel river (few mins away).
Lange brugsteeg 4, Amsterdam
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