No time to cook, but want to eat healthy? here’s the list for you!
Sounds familiar? You would like to eat healthy, but when you come home after a long day’s work or after the gym cooking is the last thing on your mind. And once you’re hungry, it often goes wrong. You’ll probably end up, just like us, at the pizza place across the street or you’ll get some French fries. Yummy at the time, but when sometime later you’re watching your favourite show on Netflix you will regret it. Went to the gym for nothing – again…
16 x healthy delivery in Amsterdam
With my friends I always exchange tips and that’s how we extensively went through our favourite addresses where we order food when we don’t feel like, or don’t have the time, for cooking. And then with special interest for the (more) healthy dishes! So it’s now time for a new list, with 16 dishes we can order at home without feeling guilty, delivered to your home. Is your favourite dish also present or missing on the list? Let us know on Facebook!
ROOTS: ROOTS: One of our favourites has got to be ROOTS situated in the south of Amsterdam. Be sure to take the Italian Burger, a burger made of sweet potato, roasted fennel and pesto of cashew and basil. Btw: almost all their dishes are vegan.
Pluk: The healthy hotspot in the Nine Streets is Pluk, where you can find us just a little bit too often… Choose the Pluk Pink Paradiso bowl with red fruit, or the sandwich with figs, very tasty!
Poke Perfect: Poké bowls are hot and above that superhealthy. The signature dishes of Poké Perfect are all just as good, though The Witzel is our favorite. Salmon, avocado, cucumber, orange masago and special dressing. Hmm!
Piadina Bar: Piadina’s are super tasty, and yet we do not eat it often enough. You can now order you piadina throuh foodora. A piadina with salmon and avocado? Yes please!
Olivity: Feel like Greek food, but in a healthy way? Definitely order at Olivity. Either choose the meatballs made with oatmeal or the potatoes out of the oven with lemon.
Voldaan: Are you just as crazy about meatballs as we are? Definitely order a wrap, sandwich, salad or soup with balls at Voldaan. The Wrap Voldaan sounds good to us: a whole-wheat wrap with a light sweet carrot purée, ginger, goat cheese and a meatball of lamb.
Viêt view: The name alone is a plus for us and we’re not even talking about the Vietnamese snacks you can order here yet. How about Steamy Dreamy Shrimps or the Total Crush Tofu?
Il Sogno: Feel like a healthy Italian lunch? Order a sandwich for lunch via foodora at Il Sogno, with tapenade of artichoke, pecorino and rocket salad.
Asian King Amsterdam: The guilty pleasure at Yourlbb has got to be sushi. That’s why we order frequently at Asian King. The makis, nigiris and handrolls are a sure hit.
HartBiet: Want to cut down on meat? Order a vegetarian lunch at HartBiet. And of course preferably the HartBiet burger with beetroot, feta cheese, avocado and mango. Yummy!
Pompoen met Speck: At Pompoen met Speck we definitely recommend to order the pumpkinsoup and the mixed salad with nuts and nut paste. NOM!
Juice to Boost: Via foodora you can order Juice-to-boost drinks to spice up your energy level. Hmm, they have a drink that’s called Melon Piña Colada! You can also order a great breakfast there, how about the Coconut Blueberry Acai Bowl?
Juice To Boost
Gezondigd: Via foodora you can order the healthiest salads and sandwiches from Gezondigd. Our favorite? The Salmon Salad and sandwich with Goatcheese and Raw Beef Sausage. YUM!
De Soepkantine Amsterdam: Craving for a soup? Order the Dutch Peasoup or Jewish Chickensoup at De Soepkantine Amsterdam.
FRESHLER: At FRESHLER you’ll receive a gerenously filled and healthy meal. Our choice is the baked whitebait in a yellow curry sauce and order the Golden Oldie curd with it, sounds good, doesn’t it?!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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.
Let’s get social
I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.