Amsterdam’s 13 Guiltiest Culinary Pleasures

Food — By Scott Roane on April 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

Amsterdam's Top Guilty Pleasures

The perfect holiday has a number of vital ingredients, with the sheer beauty of a city normally top of the list. But following this, it’s often the culinary highlights of a holiday that I’m still talking about many years after the trip itself. Sitting on a sunny terrace this afternoon (yes, Amsterdam is experiencing an early heat wave this year) I got everyone at the table to name their top foods from Amsterdam and put together a top 10 “best things you’ll ever eat in Amsterdam” list. Well actually, it’s a top 13, as 10 seemed such a meager portion! So next time you’re in Amsterdam, forget the diet and leave some space for these guilty pleasures.

  1. Red Velvet Cake at De Drie Graefjes, Eggerstraat 1
  2. Lamb Kebab Wrap at Dappermarkt Beste Kebab (stall outstide Happy People Coffeeshop)
  3. Pho Soup at XINH Vietnamese, Elandsgracht 2
  4. Tarte Au Citron at Patisserie Kuyt, Utrechtsestraat 109
  5. Warm Medjool Dates stuffed with Parmesan, Wrapped in English Bacon at Bubbles & Wines, Nes 37
  6. Indian Sweet Potato Curry at Foodware, Looiersgracht 12
  7. Shucked Fine De Claires Oysters at Café-Restaurant Amsterdam
  8. Chocolate Tart at CHEF! Traiterie, Raamsteeg 5
  9. Banana Loempia (a Philippine dessert, made of thinly sliced bananas) at the Albert Cuypmarkt, corner of Eerste Sweelinckstraat
  10. Spare Ribs at Café de Klos, Kerkstraat 41
  11. Sticky Toffee Cake at Le Pecheur, Reguliersdwarstraat 31
  12. Luie Wijven Friet (Buffalo Fries), at Canvas, Volkskrantgebouw, Wibautstraat 150
  13. Dutch Apple Pie at Cafe Hegeraad, Noordermarkt 34
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