It is always fun and delicious to have lunch out of doors. Get away from it all. Fortunately, in the center of Dordrecht you have the choice of the cozy lunch spots. It's even better when the lunch menu moves with the seasons. At these five addresses, in addition to a delicious lunch, you get the relaxed atmosphere for free.
A new season, a new lunch!
The arugula, pak choi, bean sprouts, pointed cabbage and all the other vegetables Jermain Chin Fung Chun uses come from the weekly market. The oyster mushrooms come from the Dordt Growers Guild and he uses them for the vegan roti oyster mushroom massala, among other things. Everything at Boer'n Bontje is fresh, one hundred percent halal and everything is just that little bit different. The entrepreneur's Surinamese background and curiosity about the Mediterranean are reflected in the authentic dishes. On the menu are sandwiches and roti, but soon also oso preti (house dishes) such as brown beans with rice and chicken, bulgur with köfte and eggplant and rice with pom, vegetables and chicken. "The flavor experience is international, but most of the products local," Jermain says. And with any luck, Jermain will have his homemade non-alcoholic ginger beer cold. Cheers!
To give away the secret of Helena 's international cuisine right away: fresh saffron. Apart from the fact that owner Chia Kadir possesses the necessary experience and culinary creativity, this spice from Iran can be found in many dishes and in the lemonade. "Saffron is typical Helena," Chia explains. "Furthermore, we use a lot of fruits and vegetables, all seasonal and fresh for the best and tastiest results. For all our products, we do business with local entrepreneurs." What lunch guests currently find on the menu include a pumpkin salad, rendang sandwich (specialty), a fried eggplant sandwich and, of course, the saffron lemonade. While you're there, ask for Helena. A story to savor.
Where a small lunch shop can be big in? In the very best coffee with beans from 'Man With Glasses', delicious sandwiches made of bread from Jordy's Bakery and homemade sweets like pumpkin chutney and butter cake. These are just a few examples of delicacies on the lunch menu at Hazel. Owner Ruben Brand opened the doors of the small cozy monumental building 3 years ago, and has since gained quite a fan base. His success: "Coffee lovers have a wide choice of beans. Except for the bread, I make everything else myself. If possible, it's also vegan." Because of the small space, there is not much room inside. But with good weather, it's great to sit outside on the side at Hazel. Soaking up the sun with a homemade sandwich and a freshly brewed flat white. Stop by in the historic center on the corner of Voorstaat and Mariënbornstraat in the beautiful monumental building. You're welcome from Wednesday through Saturday, in addition to lunch, for the very finest coffee, breakfast, vegan sweetness and all your favorite disembodied breads.
Restaurant Gastrobar Post is the culinary meeting place in the heart of the city. The restaurant is located in the former Post Office building. The large window gives you a nice view of the cozy city life. The Gastrobar is the centerpiece of the establishment. Standing at the bar, you can have a cup of coffee, enjoy the tapas with a glass of wine or sample the beer selection. Walking along the premises, you have a good view of the patisserie. Homemade bread, various cakes, cookies and freshly turned ice cream. You can't walk past that, can you? At this time of year this is also the right place for a delicious lunch: the black bun, frittata of autumn vegetables and goat cheese, the 12-hour snack and the special autumn soup. Besides lunch you are also welcome at Post for breakfast, take-away, drinks and dinner! And it is a must to go with the kids, they have a beautiful toy closet with all kinds of fun books, games and other toys. You have a relaxing lunch and the kids are having fun too, double the fun!
It's fall and winter is coming. The lunch menu at The Crimp is ready for it and matches the flavors of the season. Dishes that will make you feel hot and seasonal dishes, there is something for everyone. "That is also exactly what De Crimp is," says co-owner Nicky van der Toorn. "A dynamic easily accessible place in an iconic monumental building where everyone feels at home from tourist to Dordrecht resident. Although the dishes have a Mediterranean character, the products we use all come from the region. For example, the mushrooms come from the Growers Guild, but everything is fresh with us." A tasty lunch should of course be accompanied by a matching drink. A red wine full of flavor or a glass of fresh white wine, the restaurant has everything to suit your (lunch) needs. You come here for a modern lunch or classic dinner, a delicious cup of coffee with fresh pastries or still a cozy drink at the Citybar, you are always welcome!