There are a lot of amazing places to eat at in Utrecht, not just for dinner, but also during lunchtime. After having lived in Utrecht for a couple of years now and working in the city centre, I have gone out for lunch in the city quite often. So here is a list of all of my best lunch spots in Utrecht.
1. Poke Perfect
Korte Jansstraat 17-19, 3512 GM Utrecht
The place to go if you are feeling like some healthy food and/or want to create your own poke bowl combination. There are also vegan options available, and you can take the poke bowls away or eat in the restaurant. There is usually always a lot of space inside.
Biltstraat 5, 3572 AA Utrecht
At Sonmat you can get different variations of Korean chicken with rice. The most popular dish is the lunch box, where you also get a side of either kimchi or a Korean pancake with it. This might have to be my top lunch spot in Utrecht, actually.
3. Kimmade Vietnamese Street Food
Mariastraat 2, 3511 LP Utrecht
Here you can find delicious Vietnamese street food. There are not a lot of tables, so you might need to wait a little bit until you get a spot, but it’s worth it!
Biltstraat 7, 3572 AA Utrecht
One thing to note is that they usually open at 4pm, and only open earlier on Fridays during the week (12pm), so Chidoz is mostly a lunch option for Fridays only. But what you can find here are delicious burritos, burrito bowl and salads. You can also create your own.
5. The Gyros Bar
Vredenburgpassage 10, 3511 WR Utrecht
This gyros place is located in the Hoog Catherijne Shopping mall. As the name suggests, you can get gyros here, fantastic ones to be exact. You can order your gyros quickly on a screen, and you never need to wait long for them to be ready.
Servetstraat 10, 3512 JG Utrecht
Nobody knows how to pronounce this place, but it’s a great spot to go to for falafel and falafel wraps. Their falafel wraps are amazing, and apparently they also just opened a new location at the train station!
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7. ANAN Saigon Streetfood
Voorstraat 25, 3512 AH Utrecht
This restaurant offers takeaway, but it’s a nice place to actually sit in the restaurant. You can find lots of different Vietnamese dishes, the service is quick, and you can usually always find a spot here during lunchtime.
8. Broodje Mario
Broodje Mario can be found in a little hut on the Janskerkhof square. They have a good variety of bread, and the portions are huge, so you might even have some leftover. There are two huts selling bread on the square, the one on the left is Broodje Mario, whereas the one on the right is called Broodje Carlo. That one might be good, too, but I haven’t been there before.
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9. Broodje Ben
Broodje Ben is the fancier version of Broodje Mario, you can not just buy your bread in a bowl but also in baguette form. The list of ingredients to add to your sandwich is a lot bigger, and you can pretty much always find a cue in front of Broodje Ben. There are multiple Broodje Ben locations in the city of Utrecht, the most popular one being located next to a bridge at the Oudegracht.
10. Mannekin Pis
Bakkerstraat 1, 3511 JV Utrecht
Not the healthiest lunch option, but then again, sometimes you are just feeling like some good classic fries. And Mannekin Pis would be the best option to get some delicious fries in Utrecht. There are 3 different locations in the Utrecht city centre, and there are loads of different sauces to choose from.
11. Sando Asian Street Food
Bakkerstraat 7, 3511 JV Utrecht
This place just opened recently, but I did already go and give it a try. At Sando’s you can find 4 different toasts, you can see the Garlic Soy Chicken Toast in the image below, and it was delicious. There is also a beef one, shrimp one and a veggie tempura option.
And these were some of the best lunch spots in Utrecht! I will be updating this list whenever I find some new lunch options!
Have a lovely day!
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