The 8 best places for lunch in Rotterdam
Ok, Erasmus Paviljoen might serve the best pizza in town, but sometimes you just want to get out and have something different for lunch. In that case these are the places to go.
1. Gym & Gin
Gym & Gin combines the best of both worlds and proves that healthy and tasty can go together. You can find this new hotspot, that also serves cocktails all day long, close to campus. G&T’s for lunch anyone?
Kralingseweg 224, gymandgin.nl
Rotterdam is known for its sturdy character and architecture, and Rauwdouwer is an example of that. In a former custom house you can now find this restaurant that looks like an urban jungle and serves great sandwiches with, for example, pumpkin, sweet potato or beetroot. And they have a terrace too.
Westzeedijk 381J, rauwwdouwer.nl
Bertmans, in the north of town, is maybe not the best spot for carnivores, but if you are a health food addict, it's heaven on earth. There are plenty of guilt-free, gluten-free, and vegan options on the menu, and if you want to bring a meat lover, there is often one option with meat too.
Zaagmolenkade 15, bertmans.nl
4. Op Het Dak
Do you have foreign friends visiting? Take them to what is maybe the most unique spot in Rotterdam. Op Het Dak is the first rooftop farm and urban garden in the Netherlands. On a wooden terrace overlooking crops of organic vegetables, edible flowers, and a bee farm, you can enjoy food from local farmers and producers.
Schiekade 189, ophetdak.com
This article is about lunch, but if you love a late breakfast Picknick is the place to be. Why? Because they serve breakfast all day long. The Picknick Platter is a great option for those having trouble choosing and who suffer from severe attacks of food envy.
Mariniersweg 259, picknickrotterdam.nl
Are you tired of the Dutch sandwich culture and looking for a change? Lola is a new Spanish tapas restaurant that serves a great menu del dia for only €12.50, including coffee and finger-licking good churros.
Schiedamse Vest 56, hellolola.nl
Organic food seems to be more and more the standard in Rotterdam restaurants, and Gys is no exception. With more veggie than meat burgers on the menu and the best vegan mayonnaise in town, Gys is a great addition to the health friendly restaurants in town.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 182, gysrotterdam.nl
8. C.E.O. Baas van de lunch
If you claim to be the CEO of lunch, you cannot be excluded from this list. But does this place live up to its name? Yes, it does. Because like their other branch, C.E.O. Baas van het vlees, they have the best meat in Rotterdam and serve that with a wonderful glass of wine.
Karel Doormanstraat 368-370, ceobaasvandelunch.nl