Groningen, a city that houses a lot of students and that is becoming a lively city with a lot of places to eat and drink and enjoy. Read along to discover these places.
The name Pernikkel comes from the Flemish word ‘pernikkelen’ which means: to have an irresistible desire to…” Pernikkel is an all-round restaurant, you can come in for breakfast, lunch, drinks and dinner. Their menu is small, and changes weekly. Pernikkel loves to work with ingredients from local farmers and season vegetables. Their interior is a bit vintage-like, which gives the place a homey feeling.
In the mood for Asian food as dinner? Konbu Streetfood is a place that will make you very happy. They serve South-Asian food, and their specialties are the Vietnamese pho and Japanese ramen. A lot of their snacks are to share, like the dumplings, or the chicken bites. Perfect to start your dinner, right? Besides sharing bites, you can order a ramen, pho or bun on your own. Be aware that the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays, so you won’t be disappointed and find yourself in front of a closed door.
Located in an old building from 1890, you find the breakfast- and lunch café Anat. Known for its vegan and healthy offer of food and drinks. Come in for a nice breakfast and eat it at the spot, or take it to go, if you’re in a bit of a hurry. Anat is nearby the Noorderplantsoen in Groningen, surrounded with nature, which fits the concept of vegan, raw food. The menu is very changing but I can assure you that it will be vegan and organic. They also make slowjuices and smoothies, to complete your healthy start of the day!
Verlengde Grachtstraat 1
Bakkerij Blanche is a real bakery; you can buy your bread and pastries here. But besides this, you can come in and enjoy breakfast and lunch. The smell of fresh baked bread surrounds you and makes you feel very hungry. The interior is very modern and industrial, but makes you feel at home too. The lights reflect a warm shade of yellow and there are plants hanging in plant boxes above you. It’s a perfect place to work or have lunch with some friends.
Feliz Fine Food
Feliz means happiness, and that’s is what this restaurant will give you. If you want to be surprised, you should go for the surprise three-four-five or six course menus. Rather know what will be on your plate? That’s an option too, of course. Some dishes are the catch of the day (fish), or a salad. At Feliz Fin Food, you can also go for the option food sharing, you’ll get different small dishes to share. You can choose from fish, meat, vegan or a combination. Done with dining but not done with your evening out? Finish your drinks in the garden of Feliz Fine Food, where you can lounge with your company.
The Pool knows what a night out should look like. Spoiler: it involves friends and food that keeps coming, with dishes from all over the world, so also local ones. Their menu is very diverse, you can eat a burger, a ravioli, hummus, kimchi, roti, and much more. Many of these dishes can be shared, which is always a fun way to have dinner. Their food can be enjoyed in an industrial looking interior, with pipes that aren’t covered, big concrete pillars and wide spaces. The place looks very modern, with a lot of sofas and relaxing chairs to chill.
Attention Gaudi fans, this is your place to be. The bar is inspired by Gaudi, which Gaudi or Barcelona lovers will recognize immediately. P.S. is there for your daily coffee, tea and pie. The pies are homemade and the list of pies is diverse. You can go for, amongst others, a cheesecake, carrot cake or apple pie. In a tea and coffee place like this, the option for a high tea couldn’t miss. It is a mix of soup, quiche, pie, scones and more sweet deliciousness.
Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 24