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Amsterdam restaurants in lockdown: takeaway, delivery and other resources

A question I get asked a lot is how often I go out to eat. There’s no hard and fast rule, but for dinner it’s at least twice a week. Add in a couple of lunches, a few coffee dates and the inevitable drinks after work, and the proportion of time I spend at restaurants, cafés and bars in Amsterdam gets even higher. When Mr Foodie and I were analysing our finances before we bought our apartment two years ago, we discovered that a third of our expenditure goes on what we categorised as “food & fun”. And no, that doesn’t even include our supermarket expenses.

So when it was announced last weekend that all restaurants and bars in the Netherlands were being closed down because of the coronavirus crisis, my first thought was: “Fuck, where am I going to get ramen?” And my second thought was: “How on earth are all those food businesses going to stay afloat?” (In that order – I’m not proud of myself.)

Luckily, Amsterdammers are creative types, and many businesses have been coming up with ways to keep serving their customers in different ways. This is a list of all the good stuff I’ve found so far, but it’s undoubtedly incomplete. I’m also planning to treat this as a working document – adding more over time as foodie entrepreneurs find their feet in this new reality we’re living ourselves in. So if you hear of any other initiatives that would fit the bill, please leave a comment below or email me at amsterdamfoodie@gmail.com.

Amsterdam restaurants offering delivery/takeaway

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Photo: NENI Amsterdam
Ramen Amsterdam restaurant - Tokyo Ramen Takeichi
Spicy chicken ramen
  • Bar Bistro Belleami – Eetcafe offering takeaway and delivery between 5 pm and 10 pm via mail@belleami.nl, 020 612 4662 as well as Facebook and Instagram DM
  • Beyrouth – Lebanese restaurant offering their mezze, grilled meats and more for takeaway or delivery via restaurantbeyrouth.online
  • Bar Alt – Fine dining meets beer with a limited menu now available for takeaway via bar-alt.com
  • Branie – Asian restaurant offering limited menu for takeaway and delivery, as well as gift vouchers, via branieamsterdam.com
  • Ciro…Passami L’Olio! – Italian restaurant offering delivery and takeaway by text; for the menu visit business.facebook.com/restaurant.CiroPassamiLolio.Amsterdam
  • Box Sociaal – Brunch restaurant offering takeaway, delivery and gift vouchers via boxsociaal.com
  • Oost – Pizza and pasta restaurant offering takeaway and delivery daily between 5 pm and 9 pm via oostpizzapasta.nl 
  • Bij Kees – Dutch comfort food restaurant offering delivery via bijkees.nl/sjees-kees
  • Pizza Pizza – No prizes for guessing… pizza restaurant offering takeaway and delivery Thur-Sat between 5 pm and 10 pm via text, Thuisbezorgd and UberEats; view the menu on pizzapizza.pizza
  • Belhamel – Classic French/Italian restaurant offering takeaway and delivery daily between 5 pm and 8 pm; menu and contact info via business.facebook.com/RestaurantDeBelhamel
  • Kaagman & Kortekaas – Fine dining restaurant offering takeaway menu between 5 pm and 9 pm via phone or email: 020-233-6544, info@kaagmanenkortekaas.nl; menu on business.facebook.com/Kaagman-Kortekaas-591448604328565
  • Gustatio – Italian restaurant offering takeaway between 5 pm and 9 pm daily. Orders can be placed via WhatsApp to 06 14664533, email to info@gustatioamsterdam.nl, or phone to 020 737 0752
  • Bierfabriek – Beer and chicken bar offering takeaway via bierfabriek.com/amsterdam/take-away
  • Spaghetteria – Pasta restaurant offering delivery via UberEats from certain branches (check UberEats from your location for the closest)

Amsterdam cafés offering delivery/takeaway

  • 4850 – Usually a Scandi-chic all day concept, 4850 is currently offering its legendary cinnamon buns and coffee from its front windows at Camperstraat 48-50
  • Selma’s – Nordic café and bakery offering freshly baked goods and coffee to take away from 10 am till 3 pm at Jan van Galenstraat 70
  • Beter & Leuk – Veggie café offering delivery and takeaway via beterenleuk.nl
  • Public Space – Offering bakery goods and some simple lunch dishes for delivery via publicspace.amsterdam
  • Badeta – Coffee roaster serving specialty coffees from outside the café at Tweede van der Helststraat 18
  • Juice Brothers – Cold-pressed juices available for delivery via deliveroo.nl/en/menu/amsterdam/centrum/juice-brothers-centrum
  • Café Binnenvisser – Offering menu “packages” for two people for pick-up and delivery; more info via business.facebook.com/cafebinnenvisser
4850 Amsterdam - coffee and cinnamon buns
Coffee and cinnamon buns from 4850

Amsterdam catering services

  • Borrelplank Amsterdam – For all those virtual after-work drinks we’re now having, order a board laden with snacks via borrelplankcompartir.com/delivery
  • Rond ‘t Fornuis – I’ve never tried this but it looks good: rondhetfornuis.nl
  • Local Deli – Healthy food shop serving fresh, affordable, home-cooked meals and salads to takeaway – see localdeli.nl for details
  • Small World Catering – Tasty sandwiches, salads and cakes for delivery via deliveroo.nl/nl/menu/amsterdam/jordaan/small-world-catering
  • Lazagne – Offering two lasagne dishes and two desserts for takeaway and delivery via 06 12804639; more info via business.facebook.com/lazagne
  • Brengdang – Rendang and rice delivered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday via @brengdang – profits go to help struggling local businesses

Amsterdam grocery delivery services

  • Support Your Locals – Lots of restaurant suppliers have also been badly hit by this crisis and now have lots of fresh produce they can’t sell. Support Your Locals has clubbed together to create grocery packages available in Amsterdam for €45 via supportlocals.nl/Boodschappenpakket-Support-Locals

Other useful resources

While you’re here… When this is all over, Amsterdam restaurants are going to need our help and so am I. As a self-employed writer, I’ve hardly billed anything so far in March and that trend looks set to continue. To help both me and the restaurant business, please consider buying a copy of my Amsterdam Restaurant Guide e-book: it’s just €4.95, and it contains all my recommendations for where to eat in Amsterdam. Come the summer, let’s hope we’ll need it again!

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