Oud West Specialty
The Cold Pressed Juicery
Willemsparkweg 8, Oud West
The Cold Pressed Juicery has two locations in Amsterdam: One in De 9 Straatges and one on Willemsparkweg near Vondlepark—both well situated for grabbing a juice/smoothie in the morning before touring around the city. The juices are cold-pressed and organic, and largely made from locally grown produce. This is also a good option for a quick lunch (salads, wraps, soups)—instead of throwing out juice pulp, they use it to make nut milks and other snacks.
Bellamyplein 51, Oud West
This is the first large-scale indoor food market in the Netherlands and it’s already proven to be a great idea. Here, you can choose between Vietnamese banh mi, gourmet grilled cheese (this is the birthplace of gouda, after all), brick-oven pizza, Swedish meatballs, and so much more. Kids—and grownups with a sweet tooth to quell—go especially nutty for the crêpe stand and the dress-your-own-waffle station. Fair warning: seating room is very much first-come, first-served, so there may be some awkward stalking involved.