There's so many cool, hip (did i really just say that!), fancy, cheap, nice food places to try in Amsterdam. I am definitely a foodie and that's the first thing i'll want to try whenever I visit a place. I want to try it all. I definitely felt like a weekend in Amsterdam wasn't enough. I didn't even get to try the infamous Febo (vending machine style fast-food) because i was SO full the whole time. Oh well. Maybe next time eh.
In this post i want to share with you two of my favourite places i ate in Amsterdam. My first ever Wagamama's was also enjoyed here although, it's not very cultural is it?!
Bagels & Beans
This is one of the first places I found when searching Google for places to eat in Amsterdam. There is a few dotted around the city. We went to the one near Vondel Park. This was a perfect spot for brunch after having a photo with the infamous 'I Amsterdam' sign.
I was really undecided between a sweet and savoury option. I went for the sweet option, obviously, it is me, but the Veggie-Chicken option did tempt me! I got the Banana sweet bagel with maple syrup and cinnamon on a cinnamon and raisin bagel. DELICIOUS. Everything you would want from a bagel and actually kept me full all afternoon. I also got an americano alongside with steamed milk (i'm pretty sure this was soya). The perfect midmorning fuel.
A true gem that we just so happened to stumble upon. I'm really glad we did. I would highly recommend this place followed by or after a walk in Oosterpark which is lovely by the way. This is a cafè restaurant by day and cocktail bar by night. Named after the writer Charles Bukowski, his quotes are displayed everywhere and the decor is quirky and very instagram worthy. The menu is in Dutch, most of which you can decipher, but the waiter was super lovely and happy to help translate/answer all my annoying questions. We sat outside because it was July and it was really hot. I opted for an iced americano and the American pancakes! They were pretty amazing too. Totally unhealthy but worth it. The fruit on the side made me feel ever so slightly better about my decision #healthgoals.