After two weeks of Sicilian breakfasts – brioches with ice cream, pistachio-ricotta pies – I craved for a less sugary kick-off. By which I don’t mean (boring) sandwiches with cheese or cereals with yoghurt, but rather something in between. I found exactly what I was looking for at Goût Deli, the latest healthy take-away and coffee spot in De Pijp. My home-made discovery is free of refined sugar, contains fruit and is seductively sticky. It is … a banana oat cake. Bananas, honey, dates, walnuts, blue berries. Bet this will get your motor running too! If for some reason you still have difficulties waking up, buy one of the good-looking smoothie bowls in the fridge. This cool shop of Paul Koster and his sister also offers quality lunch stuff, including sandwiches with Vietnamese chicken, noodle salads and – really – detox bowls. So it’s just another vegan and organic place? No! Goût Deli is also full of guilty pleasures like Oreo brownies and bags with Europe’s best potato chips, the ones with sal de Ibiza. My kind of place.
Sticky banana oat cake, one piece, €2.00
Eerste van der Helststraat 31, Zuid (De Pijp)
+31 (0) 20 612 34 56
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 9am-8pm