Recently opened in Amsterdam

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New restaurants open their doors every day in Amsterdam. In this post we keep you updated about the latest places to eat and drink in our beloved Amsterdam. If something looks nice but we haven’t been there yet, we’ll also put it on the list—hey, maybe you’ll get there before we do, and you can tell us what to expect. 

No extensive reviews, just a quick and dirty guide with nothing but our honest opinions! 

Recently opened in Amsterdam | July 2019

The Avocado Show Downtown

Avo-lovers rejoice! Famous for its all-avocado menu and made-for-Instagram plates, The Avocado Show brings its “pretty healthy food” to the heart of the city center. The newly opened Avocado Show Downtown, on the Keizersgracht close to Leidseplein, is now its third location in Amsterdam.

Some of the pretty dishes may be easier to Instagram than they are to eat. But you can’t go wrong with their yummy avocado fries (your choice of truffle or wasabi mayo), colorful and fresh poke bowls (salmon or mango) and vegan-friendly options, and rich and creamy desserts.

Our hands-down favorite: don’t miss the avocado, peanut butter and lemon ice cream! Made with homemade peanut butter and just a hint of lemon, it might sound like an odd flavor combo, but trust us: this is THE new flavor of the summer.

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Recently opened in Amsterdam | March 2019

East Amsterdam

The restaurant at Hotel Casa 400 has been rebranded. The former East 57 has been transformed into “East Amsterdam” and must become the Second living room of Amsterdam. Last night we were allowed to come for a taste and that was a treat. A limited menu, but something for every mood. From breakfast to late-night cocktails, they have it all! You can find East Amsterdam at the Ringdijk. PS: The hotel lobby is very suitable for flexible working!

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Vegabond Food

You might already know Vegabond from Leliegracht, but recently it opened a new deli / supermarket on De Clerqstraat. As usual, everything is vegan. I enjoyed the vegan cinnamon rolls, an oat cappuccino and a piece of vegan pumpkin quiche. Very tasty. On the shelves are a lot of delicious products to take home.

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Recently opened in Amsterdam | February 2019

nNea Pizza

I guess it’s safe to say the Bilderdijkstraat is booming once again. Recently Little Collins joined us in Old West and now we have nNea Pizza. From hear say, the best crust in town. But we haven’t tried it yet, so stay tuned!

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Carstens Amsterdam

It is not going to be more Central than this. A stone’s throw from the Central Station you will find this new hotspot with good brasserie dishes from the Dutch kitchen. All this with a little twist. We ate there in the opening week, our favorites can mainly be found in the starters; steak tartare, dutch shrimp and as a personal favorite the yellow beet carpaccio! Do you like sweet? Then check the “Cold Coffee” a dessert made with Stooker Coffee.

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Picture by ©KIRSTENVANSANTEN

Neni’s Amsterdam

The famous Citroën garage at Stadionplein has new residents and not the least. None other than Neni (known from, among others, Berlin) has come down here to serve us all the goodies from the Tel Aviv kitchen. Here you go for the tastiest hummus and fantastic fish kebab. Stay tuned because soon they will also open a deli and a cocktail bar real soon.

Recently opened in Amsterdam | January 2019

Little Collins Oud West

Amsterdammers of the West, rejoice! One of our all-time favorite brunch spots is now open in our neighborhood. The second Little Collins on Bilderdijkstraat serves the same hearty Melbournian brunches that made its original de Pijp location a hit. This one is bigger and has a garden out back, so it’s somewhat easier to get a table for Saturday brunch, even as a walk-in.

We love Little Collins’ comfort food and hangover cures with big, bold flavor combinations (thanks to flavor boosters like kimchi, harissa and jalapeno), as well as their solid vegetarian options… and the one of the best Bloody Marys in town.

Guasacaca (vegetarian): avocado, black bean puree, grilled halloumi and corn tortilla at Little Collins West Amsterdam, photo by Instagrambloggers

Oh, and if you’re way too hung over to make it to brunch, there’s always dinner!

Harissa braised beef cheek with rye bread, poached egg, butter beans and kale at Little Collins West Amsterdam, photo by Instagrambloggers

Schuurman Oomkes Grassoti

The men from White Label Coffee have transformed Ria’s into a new neighborhood spot. From Wednesday to Sunday they serve dinner for a nice price. A fine bean dish, ultimate comfort food or rendang of Schiphol goose. Changing weekly. Nice low key!

 

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