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Hints & Tips: local cuisine

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Where to go and what to try

Each city has its own flavour and spice. Discover what these cities have to offer by going out to eat in one of its popular restaurants and bars, strolling through street markets or exploring traditional cuisines with a local.
If you want to find authentic restaurants, cozy bars and cafes hidden from tourists in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Barcelona or Istanbul check our recommendations and advice below.


Amsterdam provides a huge range of ethnic eating in the city. Jordaan has a wide range of restaurants, centred around Tweede Tuindwarsstraat. These include Mantoe, the city's only Afghan restaurant. Most of the Asian restaurants are to be found around Nieuwmarkt and the little tokos shops fill the air with smells of Eastern spices. Indonesian restaurants are a particular highlight. Local specialities include cheese, herring, bitterballen meatballs and Ossenworst, a kind of spiced beef sausage.

Food Hallen
Try the cheese plate from Caulils or grab a glass of wine at the winebar of the indoor food market!
Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT Amsterdam

The Butcher
Are you in the mood for the best burger in town? Don't forget to try one at The Butcher!
Albert Cuypstraat 129, 1072 CS Amsterdam

't Nieuwe Diep
This distillery serves its own Jenever and old liquors made according to the original Dutch recipe.
Flevopark 13, 1095 KE Amsterdam

Bistro Bij Ons
This is an original Amsterdamse bistro where the Dutch old days are still alive. See it and taste it.
Prinsengracht 287, 1016 GW Amsterdam

Wynand Fockink
Established in 1679 this liquor store offers more than 70 Dutch liqueurs in an authentic 17th century environment.
Pijlsteeg 31, 1012 HH Amsterdam


The famous fish and chips, fried sausages and bacon for breakfast or just a cup of hot tea? From savoury to sweet, the British kitchen offers several dishes that you should definitely try. Find a variety of restaurants and street markets in London. Enjoy!

Poppies fish & chips
Try the typical British fish and chips at Poppies in London. Order one plate and share!
6-8 Hanbury Street, London

E. Pellici
Whether you would like to try a "Full English Breakfast", "Beans on Toast" or "Sponge Pudding", since 1990 the Pellici family offers a great selection of the British kitchen.
332 Bethnal Green Rd, London

Blacklock Soho
One of the most famous restaurants to devour a "Full English Breakfast" or "Sunday Roast". Look at the menu and start the day hearty!
24 Great Windmill St, Soho, London

Berwick Street Market
At the vibrant heart of Soho, Berwick Street Market offers one of central London's finest street food experiences.
8 Berwick St, Soho, London

Borough Market
Visit London's oldest food market, Borough Market. The market was established in 1885 and has a variety of food stalls.
Closed on Sundays.
8 Southwark St, London

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El 58
Try the "sweet chilli brochette" or the "langostine" at one of the best tapas bars in the Poblenou neighbourhood!
Rambla Poblenou 58, 08005 Barcelona

Chök - The Chocolate Kitchen
A small place full of chocolate temptations! Try plenty of yummy creations and experiment with unique flavour combinations!
Carrer del Carme 3, 08001 Barcelona

Secret Food Tours
Meet with locals and explore the best restaurants in Barcelona!

A nice burger is always a good idea! But also don't miss the chance to taste the "Rústicas" potatoes with roast garlic aioli and home made "bacon-chorizo" relish!
Carrer Judici 15, 08003 Barcelona

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The city of lights has a plethora of exceptional restaurants and bars. From Montmartre to Marais, the eating options from international cuisine to local dishes in Paris are countless. The Belleville district offers a number of Chinese, Vietnamese and Italian restaurants. Would you like to get vegan and vegetarian dishes? You will find many options around le Marais. Famous for its boulangeries, croissants and macaroons, you will be more than delighted.

Le Potager du Marais
If you are looking for vegan and vegetarian eateries, here you would enjoy one of the best options.
22 Rue Rambuteau, 3e 75003 Paris

Holybelly Cafe
It is one of the best places to go to for breakfast, brunch and lunch! Try out this Melbourne style café while staying in Paris.
5 Rue Lucien Sampaix, 75010 Paris

Le Bookie
Are you craving some Italian food and wine? Le Bookie serves a wide variety of Italian dishes!
15 Rue de Trévise, 75009 Paris

Le Perchoir
This bar is located at an industrial-looking building in Le Marais district. From here, you will get an astonishing view of the Parisian rooftops while drinking a cocktail and eating a snack!
33 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

If you want to have some delicious French pastry, Ladurée will mesmerize you with its vast selection.
Different locations around Paris

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To make you food search in Istanbul a pleasant experience, keep the following rules in your mind if you visit the street markets:
*Check the quality of the product literally by your hands before buying it.
*If you have found something good, do not let it go out of your hands before you have decided. Otherwise it's gone forever!
*Get over it and bargain! Turkish sellers consider it impolite if you agree with the first price they give. The more you buy, the higher is your chance to get some nice reduction.

Gaziantep Burç Kebab
Craving a real kebab? Here it is grilled on a traditional grill with a copper hood. Tastes great and costs cheap. Our special recommendation: ali nazık (pickled beef with eggplant purée).
Parçacılar Sok. Kapalı Çarşı 12, Istanbul, Istanbul

Balıkçı Sabahattin
Opened in 1927, the restaurant is still a family-run business specialized in a seafood. Be brave and discover new tastes. Try kalkan - a type of turbo - that is simply scrumptious.
Cankurtaran Mh., Seyit Hasan Kuyu Sok. No: 1, 34122 Cankurtaran

Kadikoy Market
It is a huge gathering of hundreds of merchants selling fruits, vegetables, spices, fish, dairy products, etc. It takes place at Hasanpasa and the best way to get there is to take a taxi for a short ride to the marketplace.
Dumlupınar Mahallesi, Şerefler Sk. No: 63, 34720 Kadıköy

Spices bazaar
Your visit to Istanbul is not complete without stopping by this atmospheric market built in 1660. It wins the prize for being the most colorful, fragrant, and often the most fun – as visitors can taste the goods on offer.
Rustem Paşa Mahallesi, Erzak

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