One look through the glass facade of De Laatste Kruimel is enough to pull you in for a quick bite. The charming little bakery and cafe is a hit with the locals for its melt-in-your-mouth scones, delectable quiches and other baked goodies. There's a perennial buzz about the place throughout the day; with locals stopping by for their breakfast in the mornings while tourists start trickling in later in the day. Hearty sandwiches and other preparations are ideal for a quick lunch. Wash it down with the selection of fruit juices and smoothies or coffee and tea. The bakery utilizes organic and seasonal ingredients in their delectable specials. You can settle down at one of the little tables or simply take away to savor while walking through the charming neighborhood.
Whether you're craving curry or simply looking to spice up your palate, you'll not be disappointed at Taj Mahal. The cozy dining room, with its wood-paneled walls and subdued lighting, is a relaxing affair. A large painting of the Taj Mahal and a few ethnic figurines placed around the dining room are about the only decor elements in the room. The menu primarily spans the North Indian region, with a focus on tandoori preparations including seekh kebab, chicken tikka and chicken tandoori. The curry selection is extensive and has something for most preferences. Vegetarians are well catered to, with a little selection of their own. If the choice gets overwhelming, you can opt for the fixed menu choices as well. The little outdoor patio is great for people watching.
Located in one of the oldest wooden buildings in Amsterdam, Int Aepjen is full of history and local color. It is affectionately referred to as "the monkey bar." Folk tales say that this lively bar used to be frequented by sailors. On being unable to pay the tab, the sailors used to pay in kind by handing over monkeys from the Dutch East Indies. However, nowadays monkeys are not acceptable as a form of legal tender here, although you will still find images of them in the taproom.
This cute little deli is located very conveniently, right near Amsterdam's busy Dam Square. The small shop sells a variety of traditional Dutch speciality foods, both prepared and packaged. Rob Wigboldus Vishandel is particularly well known for its herring, a favorite Dutch snack. In addition to the herring, visitors can try a variety of other traditional fish dishes either smoked, raw, pickled or fried. You can try these local specialities on their own or have them make a sandwich out of them with traditional garnishes like different sauces, onion and pickle.
The Foodhallen Amsterdam is a covered food market housed in a converted historic tram depot. The market is a hub of activity with several local food stalls and vendors with a diverse array of cuisines. You'll find everything from artisan cheeses to Vietnamese Bahn Mi here. Popular stalls include the Pink Flamingo and De Ballenbar. Come here for the relaxed vibe, industrial-chic decor and great food.
A favorite among locals on their lunch breaks, Singel 404 is a down to earth little sandwich shop with a great range of lunchtime treats. The shop itself is small, a fact that belies the truly large menu. Without much room to sit and enjoy your meal, the summer months see the waterside terrace constantly full of people taking a break with a sandwich or a home-made cake. It may be popular with locals, but Singel 404 is happy to serve tourists too and menus can be found in English.
St Paul's effortlessly transforms itself from a cosy restaurant during the day to a stylish lounge at night. While the bar offers a selection of wines and handmade cocktails alongside coffee, the kitchen whips up a variety of delicious meals including their special lamb kebabs. With everything from burgers, pastas, sandwiches and soup, to salads, omletes and tapas, you are sure to find something that is just right for you. Its friendly staff, great music, tasty drinks and delicious food make St. Paul's a great choice for a relaxed meal or drink with friends.
Popular fast-food chain, Burger King has multiple locations across the city. Conveniently situated in the city center, this location is a popular spot for tourists and locals to stop by for a quick bite. Open till late, it's a popular after-hours spot to refuel and replenish after a round of partying. With a selection of their flame-grilled burgers, wraps, soft drinks and fries; it's a convenient spot to get a meal to-go. Especially popular is the Whopper Burger, an oversized burger, not for the faint of heart or if you're on a diet. Conveniently placed, quick and budget-friendly; this two level Burger King can get quite busy.
Barraka Coffee Shop on Gravenstraat, was probably established in the '80s and has since then offered a relaxed respite for coffee fiends and connoisseur smokers. The Dam Square establishment offers a good selection of refreshing teas and coffees along with a limited but delicious menu of baked goodies such as croissants, teacakes and more. The service is friendly and goes with relaxed feel of the establishment, so don't expect five-star hospitality.
Caldi E Freddi is a charming and unassuming Italian restaurant and deli. The restaurant serves up a variety of authentic Italian meals, including pizzas, calzones and breads that are baked in house daily, alongside made-to-order sandwiches, pastas, espresso and coffee drinks. With their reasonable prices and central location, Caldi E Freddi is a great place to stop at for a quick bite as you explore the city, or for a treat to brighten your day.
Conveniently located in the city center, this location of McDonald's is a popular spot with busy locals, shoppers, students and tourists. With plenty of seating and space, as well as free Wi-Fi, it's a good hang-out spot. Open till late every night, it's a convenient place to go for a late-night snack or after-hours meal. If you're in a hurry, they even have convenient automated kiosks so you don't have to wait in line. With the usual selection of burgers, fries and beverages, it's a good option when you need a break. A local variation of the usual burger to try here would be the McKroket Burger, popular with the local crowd.
Caffè il Momento is an adorable place where one can sit in solitude and get work done. The interior of the cafe is adorned with exposed-brick walls that give it a rustic look and yellow lights keep the place illuminated. The outside seating gives patrons lovely views of the street while indulging in delicious coffees and baked goods. This is perfect place where you can unwind after a long day in the city. Their staff is very friendly and highly efficient too.