10. Injera with mixed stews
Semhar (address and info)
For some unknown (but very welcome) reason, Ethiopian food is all the rage in Amsterdam. and this is our favorite spot. Ask for the sampler platter (there’s also a veggie-only version) and you and your party will get giant, spongy Ethiopian pancakes topped with little mounds of various (sometimes spicy) meat and veggie stews. You eat with your hands, using the injera itself as a utensil. (you can get a gluten-free version too, by the way, if you let the resto know 24 hours in advance). Wash it all down with banana or mango beer and/or some seriously fragrant coffee.
11. Döner kebab
We already named it the best kebab truck in the city. Try one if you don’t believe us. (If you’ve already had one, you’ve probably already stopped reading this sentence to run out and grab another.)
12. Vietnamese loempia
Another food truck favorite, these giant homemade spring rolls are only €1 each.
13. Homemade ice cream
Mezzo Ijssalon (address and info)
The IJscuypje chain of ice cream shops is great... but this one-off shop manages to pack more richness into every creamy, milky flavor. (OK, it has some pretty pungent sorbets, too.) The standard flavors include strawberry, a liquor-kissed malaga, and a kid-friendly “Smurf” flavor. The rotating lineup of special flavors tends to get creative, with an occasional spicy chocolate and others, and it's served (at least some of) it year-round.