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6 x the tastiest all day bowls in Amsterdam from poké to oats

20 November 2016

the favourite bowls of Denise Kortlever author of “ALL DAY BOWLS”

When I grew up the only thing you ate in a bowl was soup or porridge. Now every dish that follows the latest food trends is served in a bowl. And I have to be honest…. I kinda like it! I think a burrito bowl is so much better than a normal burrito. Or maybe it’s just me that I can’t handle those wraps, lol. And then there are the poké bowls, my latest addiction when it comes to raw fish. A few weeks ago I was at the book launch of food blogger Denise Kortlever her second book called All Day Bowls and MY-OH-MY this lady really knows how to turn every recipe into a delicious bowl. If you want to try it at home you should definitely order her book. Bowls are also perfect to bring to your work as a lunch! Do you rather go out for some healthy bowls? Especially for Your Little Black Book Denise listed her favourite bowls in Amsterdam for you!


6 x the best bowls in Amsterdam

1. Oat bowl: the new Oats from Yoghurt Barn and of course my own bowl I created for them as a special on the menu. You can get my All-day breakfast bowl at all their branches, also outside of Amsterdam. With oats and apple, dulce de leche and pecan. I can eat this one all day every day!
2. Açai bowl: the açaibowls at Coffee & Coconuts and Pluk. Now it’s almost too cold for a fruitsmoothie like this in a bowl but on warmer days I love this healthy dish.
3. Falafal bowl: the falafel bowl from SLA. It has different falafel fillings every season (from spinach to sweet potato), healthy kurkuma cauliflower and homemade hummus.
4. Poké bowl: Poké bowls at Poké Perfect. I like the one with the spicy sriracha mayonaise best. Almost s delicious as the ones I ate in California!
5. Noodle bowl: Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) at Pho91 is always a good idea and the last few weeks I hear good stories about Bo Nam. I have to go there soon!
6. Porridge bowl: the berry porridge with buckwheat and goat yogurt at Scandinavian Embassy. It’s not always on the menu, but when you see it you really have to try it. A picture perfect dish, a bit weird but most of all very delicious!

Tip #7 from Denise: officially a deep plate is not a bowl, but I really want to share this last one with you. The desserts at Choux! Still one of my favourites in Amsterdam. The dessert with raspberries, roses and pistache madeleines I ate there a few weeks ago was amazing. Please not that the menu changes frequently though!  

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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Photo credit photo with Denise: Liselore Chevalier


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Anne de Buck