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Jacob’s work means that both of us find ourselves in Delft quite often. Luckily, there are some great restaurants in Delft, far beyond the typical tourist fare. I hope that this guide to the best food in Delft helps you find a good and reasonable meal in Delft! I indicate vegan-friendly spots in Delft with a * next to their names to make it easier for those with dietary restrictions!
As a word of warning, not all of these restaurants/cafes in Delft accept non-Dutch cards, so come prepared with some cash. The Netherlands is getting better about credit cards, but we’re not there yet.
Breakfast/Lunch in Delft
De Diamanden Ring
One of my favorite places to stop off for a fresh pastry in Delft is De Diamanten Ring. This famous and historic bakery in Delft doesn’t have any seats, but ono a nice day, I recommend getting a fresh pastry in the morning to go prior to enjoying it with a view of the old church or the canals. You don’t need to sit down to have a quality breakfast.
For a reliable super-Dutch breakfast or lunch, you can drop by the
For a Dutch-style lunch in a really cute setting, Jans is where to go. This Dutch lunch cafe serves breakfast, but really shines when it comes to lunch and high tea. They specialize in many assortments of baked goods, including some unique baked goods that you won’t find elsewhere.
If you’re a cheese and egg lover, you’ll have to try the slightly messy, but always delicious
My to-go spot for a delicious vegan-friendly Kek. This cafe in Delft does not take reservations and fills up rapidly around lunch-time, so come early to grab a seat. Their vegan-friendly food is absolutely amazing and I struggle always to choose between their sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. The portions are obscene, so choose carefully. Their drinks are delicious too. The line can be long!
Kaas & Wijn
If you’re on a budget and looking for an affordable lunch, I recommend stepping into this cozy cheese store. In the back, you can get a sandwich for as little as 2.50 with fresh meat and/or cheese. It’s hard to get anything more Dutch or find anything as affordable.
Dinner in Delft
Hummus is one of my favorite places to bring guests when they visit Delft. This cozy Middle-Eastern inspired restaurant is 100% vegetarian and vegan-friendly. (Even the “meats” are vegan-friendly!) Not surprisingly, their hummus is delicious, but I always love their sabich and their fresh bread. The prices are reasonable and the service is typically quite good. It’s one of my favorite places to go out for a romantic dinner in Delft.
Whenever I’m in Delft and I’m looking for a quick yet reasonable dinner, I stop by Toko Idola. This small Indonesian
De Parel van Flores
De Parel van Flores is a cozy Indonesian restaurant specializing in food from Flores, Indonesia. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The portions match their warmth! I was recently here with friends who ordered the rijsttafel, a “Dutch” traditional meal with origins in colonialism where you can try many dishes all at once. If you eat pork, I recommend their Flores-style pork. Bring cash. (It’s more of a sit-down restaurant.)
Hills and Mills*
Hills and Mills is one of the best restaurants in Delft and its popular enough that you need a reservation to eat here on Fridays/Saturdays. You’ll find a tasteful and healthy blend of Indian and Western influences in their food. It’s a bit upscale, but still acceptable. Perfect for impressing your date without going over the top. 😉
For a nice meal in Delft, ‘t Postkantoor is a great choice. They have a nice assortment of something for everyone, including vegan-friendly options (although more limited). It’s a really nice spot for a nice lunch although I think of this restaurant as a really romantic spot for a date as the interior is super
Thuis by Ladera
For Dutch eating at Dutch prices head to Ladera. This cozy restaurant serves traditional Dutch food at reasonable prices, so if you’ve wondered what it’s like to eat at a Dutch person’s home, come here for hardy and delicious portions. Check their Facebook for the latest meal and reserve your seat. This is a great place to try stamppot if they have it that day.