Every week a few more food entrepreneurs open new businesses in Amsterdam. You can find food concepts on the corner of almost every street. The turnover of food and beverages in Amsterdam is way ahead of the rest of the Netherlands. All the more reason for us to dive into the hot baked goods concepts this city has to offer!
Bakers & Roasters
A New Zealand style café served with a heavy dose of Brazil, that’s how the founders of Bakers & Roasters - a Kiwi Lad and a Brazilian Boy - describe their concept. At the two B&R locations they offer everything they miss about their homelands: their mothers’ cooking, their favourite street foods and the most delicious coffee. The open kitchen at B&R produces brunch dishes, fresh fruit salads and kiwi-twisted baked goods all day long. All their cakes are made in-house.
This eco-patisserie serves homemade and organic bites. Guilty pleasures minus the guilt: cookies, croissants, tartelettes, quiches, muesli bars and even popcorn. To take away or stay all day. Every morning during ‘Sticky Hour’ all hot drinks are served for €1.50.
De Laatste Kruimel
This shop sells authentic, artisanal goods made from organic and seasonal products. Freshly baked breads and scones, traditional quiches and sandwiches all of which you won’t be able to resist eating down to the last crumb, hence the name of the concept. They also serve drinks like smoothies, juices coffee and tea.
Their koecken (=cookies) are great: handmade, delicious cookies, beautifully packaged. But what makes Koeckebackers really special (the name means something like: bunglers or muddlers) is that they are social entrepreneurs. They offer people who have difficulties finding work the chance to be a ‘koeckebakker’ in their bakery for nine months. These koeckebakkers receive coaching and on-the-job training to help them develop.
This sourdough bread bakery was established in 1996 and has grown exponentially since then. You can buy their baked goods to eat at home, or you can feel at home in their cafés. What makes them special is their delicious bread and the storytelling surrounding it. Once you read their manifesto, you’ll be raring to taste their bread.
In an open workspace of over 400 m2 in the center of Amsterdam, Urban Cacao produces, celebrates and sells refined chocolate. The workspace also offers coffee and ice cream in the summer. The company is transparent and all their products are freshly made using ingredients from traceable sources.
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The very first strawberry bar in the Netherlands which is all about… the humble strawberry. This unique concept offers every possible variation of strawberry: on a baguette, on a croissant, on sticks with melted chocolate. And in pies, pastries, smoothies, milkshakes, ice cream and (frozen) yogurt. Aardbei Amsterdam also sells special gifts, such as strawberry bonbons, prosecco and strawberry socks.