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Women Report on 150 Great Eats Worldwide

 


  GERMANY

Doris from Munich, Germany...
Where I live, Cooperativa Bar and Grill is the place to meet friends and eat and drink in a cozy atmosphere. It's located in a part of Munich called Isarvorstadt (the Isar is the river crossing Munich) and it attracts mostly people living in the neighbourhood. Expect pasta, fish, meat or vegetarian food always served with fresh salad. You can also order half-portions (usually they are enough for me). They offer seven choices of red and white wine and delicious cocktails, which you can enjoy at the bar, outside or inside at the tables. Open from 5:00pm-1:00am, no reservations taken. Address: Jahnstr. 35, Munich. Subway station: Fraunhoferstr. or tram 18/20: M�llerstr.

Karen from Aachen, Germany...
Paella restaurant in Aachen is one of the locals' best kept secrets. I'm an American stationed in Germany, and when I discovered this place, that's where I started taking all my friends and family who came to visit. It's a Spanish restaurant with an all you can eat lunch buffet on the weekdays – excellent food for the astonishing price of 4,90 euros! The buffet typically serves up bread, rice, and a variety of vegetable and meat dishes, in addition to a soup. For those who aren't sure about Spanish food, they have pizza as well. With its quaint ambience, good food, and wonderful prices, Paella is an absolute must for lunch in Aachen, and it's right off the Markt on a quiet street that isn't tourist clogged. Dine al fresco in warm weather. Address: Kockerellstraße 22; Phone: (49) (0) 241-401-0747

  HOLLAND
Carol about Delft, Holland...
I want to recommend Leonidas Lunch Tearoom, Choorstraat 24, Delft, Netherlands. The food is fresh and delicious, the sandwich presentations pretty enough to photograph, but hearty enough for a full meal. The best part is the ambiance. There are tables on the pavement and inside the tearoom, but the best spot is in the back garden with its covered terrace, vine-covered walls and shade tree. Next door is a Leonidas Chocolate Shop with impressive displays of chocolates, tins of powdered chocolate, chocolate chips, and decadent samples. Wonderful gifts to take home - if they last that long!

Manon from The Hague, Holland...
My favorite place in my hometown is Eetcaf� De Klap. It is very near the city centre. It is a small and friendly place with an interesting menu - every month it changes. They have a small and cosy terrace with grapes above your head. It is quite popular and there is always a nice person to chat with, a beautiful wine and a good meal for a good price. Address: Koningin Emmakade 118/A 2518JJ 's-Gravenhage Tel: 0031(0)70 345 40 60.

My second spot is called Make Your Own located directly opposite the Mauritshuis at #3 Plein. It is nice trendy little place where you can "make your own" sandwiches, soups, juices, salads. It's not cheap but for those women travellers hungry for salads this is a good place to know about. They have a website at: www.myo.nl
 

Jan in Amsterdam, Holland...
I am a foodie and have two neighbourhood restaurants to recommend. Cajun is the name of a very nice Louisiana-style restaurant in the middle of the "De Pijp" area in Amsterdam. Always busy and bustling De Pijp is close to the well known Albert Cuyp market. Their blackened catfish and lovely corn bread is absolutely perfect. Take note that If you're visiting on the weekend, you will definitely need reservations. Ceintuurbaan 260.

Looking for an impressive selection of fish dishes? Then go to Sluizer, a busy and very well known mecca for fish lovers in Amsterdam. The restaurant has an intimate atmosphere, and draws a diverse crowd. It's located close to the Rembrandtplein and is perfect for dinner after a long day of shopping. P.S. This is actually one of two adjoining restaurants of the same name. Go to the one called the "Visrestaurant". Utrechtsestraat 43. Reservation recommended.
 

Doya in Amsterdam, Holland
Visiting Amsterdam by yourself? I'd like to recommend a woman-friendly, solo-friendly budget restaurant that offers fish and healthy veggie food. It's called De Vliegende Schotel. The nice thing about this place is that if you want company you can join a big table reserved especially for singles. They have a message board, newspapers, the service is friendly and it's located in De Jordan, a lively section of Amsterdam. Address: Nieuwe Leliestraat 165). Website: www.vliegendeschotel.com. Happy eating, everybody!

Marleen from Eindhoven, Holland...
Eindhoven, for those who don't know, is situated in the south of the Netherlands. We have here a small restaurant serving Hindustanian food and it's called: Hindoestaans Eetcafe Rimero. Their chicken massala is awe-some as well as excellent vegetarian dishes. The owner and his wife are friendly people and they play excellent background music in the restaurant. Address: Tongelresestraat 339. Phone: +31 (0)40 - 2815533.

Mara from Amsterdam, Holland...
I love the suggestions and tips women provide for Journeywoman. Now I want to share something with you from my part of the world. There's one place in Amsterdam I've taken almost all my American, Canadian and Dutch friends for dinner when I happen to be in the neighborhood. It's called Wagamama and it serves inexpensive, fresh, tasty noodle and rice dishes. I really like it for solo travellers because there is no designated seating. You can join others at tables where there are empty seats. Try getting there before 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday evening. This popular spot fills up quickly. In the summertime there's also the possibility to have your meal outside overlooking the Max Euweplein (a little city square) Address: Max Euweplein 10 . Tel. 0031-(0)20 528

Nine in Uthrecht, Holland...
I'm from Utrecht, the Netherlands. If you are looking for traditional Dutch fare you might want to descend the stairs down to the wharf where several pancake restaurants and bistros are situated. However, if you're looking for a quick but healthy lunch you might want to check out our local legend "Broodje Mario", one of my personal favourites on a busy day. You can find the "Broodje Mario" marketstall at the Oudegracht near where it crosses the Potterstraat. The marketstall is hard to miss as there's usually a throng of people waiting to buy one of the freshly baked Italian rolls topped with cheeses, Italian sausage, a large scoop of their healthy salad and, for the daredevils, extra hot marinated green chili peppers for a mere €2,50. They also do a vegetarian version of the legendary Italian roll and offer fresh pizzas and calzone snacks. Just a note: If you cannot find the marketstall on first sight, search for men wearing white floppy hats and big round wicker baskets with steaming hot Italian bread and pizza snacks and follow them to the stall!

* For more information on Holland see: http://journeywoman.com/girltalk/holland/default.html

  HUNGARY
Yolanda in Budapest Hungary...
Restaurants are one of the best things about Budapest. I divide them into two kinds. (#1) The kind that you want to be invited to by rich friends. In this category I especially like Le Legradi Antique (V. Barczy Istvan utca 3-5, Ph: 266-4993, you enter through a luxury antique shop). (#2) The second kind, for when you want to enjoy authentic cuisine surrounded by colorful locals who will delight in teaching you a word or two in Hungarian. This is Kisbudagyongye (Small Pearl of Buda) located at III. Kenyeres utca 34. Ph: 368-6402. Here both the décor and the food are delightful.

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