Best takeaway restaurants in Amsterdam
Here’s our roundup of the takeaways in Amsterdam that are definitely not to be missed if you have a rumbling stomach. From sushi, pizza and vegan burgers to masterful fine-dining meals you can finish off at home, these hotspots are the crème de la crème when it comes to ordering in. You can either order via Deliveroo, UberEats, Thuisbezorgd or directly from the restaurant itself!
Rams Roti is the go-to hotspot in De Baarsjes for Surinamese delicacies delivered to your door, most famously, of course, being roti (a flatbread stuffed full of egg, curried potatoes, spicy vegetables and optional meat). Other highlights on the menu include the saoto soup or the broodjes (sandwiches) packed with cod, curried prawns, chicken or tempeh for the perfect lunchtime snack.
Chef Thang Pham brings the fragrant spices of East Asia to the mean streets of Amsterdam, with the opening of the hip Vietnamese bistro, Papa Thang, in Noord. Wrap your taste buds around some yucca fries, papaya salad, a Bánh Xèo crepe with crunchy roasted aubergine, or the best sandwich in the world: the bahn mi.
Straight forward ingredients make for exceptionally tasty pizzas. Renato’s imports their products directly from Italy and prepares their dough fresh daily in their production kitchen, a.k.a the 'Laboratorio'. The chefs are also experimenting with new recipes; the ‘nduja (spicy salami) and tartufo pizzas will elevate your ordering-in experience to new heights of deliciousness.
Bring a little bit of Tel Aviv into your home with a takeaway from NENI. We’d recommend getting a big selection of mezze plates including hummus, labneh, falafel and king mushroom shawarma. There are also options to make your box completely vegetarian, vegan or to include a bottle of wine.
Steak tartare and oysters delivered to your door? That’s the beauty of the modern world we live in and we can thank restaurants like Bar Baut for getting on board with the idea. Along with a range of delicious dishes, pasta and burgers, BAUT also offers borrel boxes complete with wine, charcuterie, snacks and dips.
Vegan Junk Food Bar
You might think of Dutch snacking culture - bitterballen, croquettes and frikandellen - as meat-based and heavily fried. Fortunately, vegans can now get their greasy fast food fix at restaurants like the Vegan Junk Food Bar. Check out their range of loaded fries, nachos, burgers and more - all made with 100% plant-based ingredients and deliverable citywide.
Take home a traditional Greek gyros pita to call your own from either of Meat&Greek’s locations on Utrechtsestraat or Haarlemmerstraat. In addition to meat and chicken gyros, they also have fantastic vegetarian options. Can't decide what looks tastiest? We heartily recommend The Hot Greek or the Vegan Lover! όρεξη!
Braai Amsterdam started as a tiny roadside stall close to Vondelpark but is now regarded as the go-to spot for barbecued food with three locations across the city. In South Africa, 'braai' means a social gathering where meat is prepared over an open fire, and sure enough, this restaurant is known for its delicious grilled dishes, such as pork ribs and burgers. Whilst the focus is on meat, vegetarian options such as the roasted pumpkin or the veggie burger are equally delicious.
Considered by many to be one of the best Indian spots in Amsterdam, Taj Indian is a traditional family-run restaurant. The varied menu offers generous portions and flavours that are Indian through and through, so you’ll be guaranteed one of the tastiest takeaway experiences in town.
The Butcher makes its burger patties with Aberdeen Angus beef, arguably the best cut of meat you could put into a sandwich. The choice of burgers is extensive and there are also plenty of side dishes. Standout options include The Baba Ganoush, The Silence of the Lamb, and The Daddy.
For Belgian quality fries like you won't get them anywhere else, it is not for nothing that Par Hasard has been named the 'best fries in Amsterdam' several times. And if you fancy sampling some of the delicious deep-fried goodies that exemplify Dutch snacking culture, the bitterballen, croquettes and frikandellen are all entirely homemade, even down to the mayonnaise.
Thuis met Daalder
And now for a takeaway option that will undoubtedly score points and impress; Daalder offers 5-course finish-at-home meal packages. Following the video guidance from top chef Dennis Huwaë, you can put those scallops with cauliflower and dashi beurre blanc together in no time.
With its explosion of flavours and healthy, vegetable-rich menu, we can’t get enough of Sababa. This Tel-Aviv-inspired eatery, now with three locations in Amsterdam, offers a fully organic menu, from the sourdough pizzas and colourful salad bowls to the Lebanese flatbread with seaweed falafel, roasted pointed cabbage and harissa yoghurt sauce. Everything is available for delivery so that means you’ll have crispy halloumi fries at your door in no time.