Free Guide to eating Streetfood in Amsterdam!
I am in love with Amsterdam…
Falling in love with a city feels pretty much the same as falling in love with a person. At least that’s how it worked out for me when I first set foot in Amsterdam.
At first, I felt thrilled with the lively atmosphere, the Canals, the Museums, and the food. Oh, the food! I’ll be honest with you, the variety of food is fantastic, the fusion of traditional Dutch cooking and products from every corner of the world makes it a continuous culinary journey. Hearing about Dutch Food, someone might think of Cheese, Herring, Fries and Stroopwaffels. But there is so much more out there – and that is what I fell in love with. And I haven’t stopped feeling this way ever since.
We like to take you to some of our most favourite places in the center of Amsterdam. The city district famous amongst visitors for its shopping with major retail chains, typical architecture with canals and canal houses and great places to hang out. And please do not only think of the Nieuwendijk and Kalverstraat in Amsterdam Center.
We know the really nice addresses! In this article, we have listed our three best local hotspots in the centre of Amsterdam for you.
FOR A QUICK BITE ON THE GO…
One of my favourites – The Lebanese Sajeria in Amsterdam; and address not to be missed. What started as a food truck is now a small street food restaurant. The Lebanese Sajeria Amsterdam is not a place where you can dine extensively and sit for hours. No, this is an excellent place for a quick lunch or healthy fast food if you want to be ready quickly. As you enter, you have a feeling you walk into a kitchen, and you can see how the Manouches are prepared in front of you. It almost reminds me of the Lebanese shops in Paris where you tackle your sandwich through an open window. No open window here, but an open kitchen. There are some seats and tables available via the steep staircase in the loft overlooking the open kitchen.
Wijde Heisteeg 1
1016 AS Amsterdam
Open Daily from 11:30–20:00
What to order?
The concept of The Lebanese Sajeria is easy. And maybe that’s why it is so good. No complicated dishes, but “everyday Lebanese food”. On the menu are freshly baked manoushes, some specials and desserts. A manoushe is a type of flatbread, kind of Turkish pizza – but then Lebanese, that is filled and rolled up into a wrap.
I love the manoushe filled with Zatar (typical Middle Eastern spice mixture) and Hummus. Along with a chilled homemade Hibiscus Lemonade, it makes an ‘oh so good lunch’!
If you feel like eating something more, there are various choices available, including fillings with beef, gluten-free and vegan options. Not enough? I will definitely be back!
VEGAN STREETFOOD & MORE…
Maybe you are planning for a visit to the Houseboat Museum or the Grachtenmuseum? In this case, you are close by to the Foodtruck of Mr Blou I Love You.
After working in top restaurants at Hotel Okura and Bridges, Blou chose a different setup. He opened Mr Blou I Love You, a street food vending stall where it’s all about pure and good food. Here he serves from homemade falafel, soups and vegan salads to smoothies and coffee entirely freshly prepared.
Mr Blou I love You
1016 VC Amsterdam
Open Daily from 11:00 – 20:00
What to order?
Besides tasty wraps? Super delicious – avocado dark chocolate brownies
FRIET (OR FRIES) – SO VERY DUTCH
Can’t go wrong with this classic Dutch street food? Fries of course! And where better than at Vleminckx in the Voetboogstraat? Don’t let the queue of tourists mislead you. Vleminckx de Sausmeester has been selling homemade fries for over 57 years and is famous for his many different sauces and toppings to accompany the fries.
Vleminckx de Sausmeester
1012 XK Amsterdam
Open Daily from 11:00/12:00 – 19:00/20:00
What to order?
Choices are plenty, but sure try your fries with a Satay Sauce or Joppie Sauce.