Doris from Munich,
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,
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)
||Carol about Delft,
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
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
Jan in Amsterdam,
I am a foodie and have two neighbourhood restaurants to
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
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.
||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,
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,
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,
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
||Yolanda in Budapest
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.