Where to Eat in Zwolle

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Zwolle, a city filled with history, is also filled with lots of nice places to eat and drink. Read along to discover some of the best hotspots in this city.

Bij Hartje Zwolle

Bij Hartje Zwolle serves an all-day brunch every day of the week, till 5.30 pm. From Wednesday to Saturday, they also serve dinner, from 5.30 pm. And if you’re in Zwolle to visit Theater Spiegel, they also serve a special theater menu or a quick bite, so you won’t miss the show. Vegetarians are also in the right place at this restaurant, thanks to their vegetarian dishes like a Vegetable Chili Bowl and a sandwich with falafel. I do have to say that there are more vegetarian dishes on the brunch menu, than on the dinner menu, if you want a big vegetarian choice.

Burgemeester Drijbersingel 67

Het Weeshuys

Het Weeshuys is a pretty new restaurant (opened in March 2015) and has a modern, industrial interior. They describe their kitchen as Burgundian and by changing their menu monthly, they cook by the season. If you’re in for just a wine or a (special) beer, this is also the place to be. Or even just for coffee and cake. This restaurant also has a food truck called Vleeschhuys, so there is a big chance you find this at food festival where they serve classic meat dishes like spare ribs and a Philly cheesesteak.

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City cafe Blij is true to their name, because Blij means ‘happy’. Making you happy is their goal. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Blij, with an extraordinary view on the heart of the city Zwolle. If you’re done with dining and want to put on your dancing shoes, you can go from their restaurant to their club, in the same building.

Grote Markt 13a

Smooth Fruit Therapy

Time to go healthy! At this place, you can get all the smoothies you want. You can even put together your own smoothies. Or you can just choose one from the extensive menu, like the Smooth Persia with banana, honey, walnuts, pistachio, milk, and frozen yoghurt. Enough choice, right? And if you live in Zwolle, they are working together with Thuisbezorgd.nl so you can drink your smoothie while working or just relaxing.

Grote Markt 1

Hier en Daar

Hier en Daar is an espresso and wine bar, but you can also go there for breakfast and lunch. Coffee and wine is their specialty, so if you’re there, make sure you at try at least one of these two. The wines they serve are organic and are from Europe. For the best coffee, they use different beans, every coffee has their own unique recipe. The interior is industrial with a touch of retro and cozy. And, you can also encounter Hier en Daar at food festivals, because they have their own food truck.

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Bapas stands for beer and bites in Dutch. They have a menu with a lot of beers, but also a lot of tapas, to eat while drinking your beer. Bapas also serves dinner with dishes like Spareribs, a Bapas Burger, or just a salad with salmon for example. Many of their dishes are prepared with beer, so keep that in mind if you don’t like beer. Not into beer? You can also come here for a coffee and a cake.

Grote Kerkplein 9


Delicious and conscious, that’s the kind of lunch you get at Pistache. Pistache serves Illy coffee, prepared by baristas who know a thing or two about good coffee. For lunch, you can go for a sandwich with maize bread or traditional bread, or different soups. Just at Pistache for a coffee? They also have banana bread or carrot cake to go with that coffee. And if you really, really love their coffee, you can sign up for their workshop, to learn how to make the perfect coffee. Besides lunching and drinking coffee, you can also shop at Pistache. They sell lifestyle products for your interior.

Eiland 9


If you want to eat burgers, but you don’t want to eat meat, Ingeburgerd is the place to go. Besides normal burgers, which are made of organic meat, they also serve vegetarian burgers, like the Buffelo Bill Burger with naan bread, mushroom, white beans, coriander, zucchini and yoghurt dressing. You can also come here for a lunch or even tacos. If you’re in a hurry, you can also order take out, so you can eat your burger at home or on the way.

Nieuwe Markt 25-26

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