In May, I had the opportunity to explore Amsterdam and to make some foodie stops along the way. I really got to try some delicious and unique food. One of my highlights was getting to attend the largest food festival in Amsterdam, Rollende Keukens (The Rolling Kitchen Festival) at Westergasfabriek. It is five days of foodie heaven, with mobile music. The best part, the entrance is free.
Every year thousands of people attend to try different kinds of food and drinks from the different stands. While I walked past all the amazing and creative stands, I was most impressed by the creations of the owners. From gastronomic deli carts to eccentric pizza wagons, campers, vegan delight stands – and many with the most exotic and unique business names.
One that really stood out for me was ‘The Pita Queen of Nederlands.’ The Pita Queen offers the oh so famous pita bread, but then you discover that it’s completely organic, healthy and with a unique twist of flavors available.
The Chef Mohamed Mahraoui prides himself on a unique Moroccan twist to all the food. Each pita is super fresh and Mahraoui prepares it in a traditional yet modern way (with lots of flavors). I personally enjoyed the beef one with a pita that contained a subtle mix of citrus flavors. What I love the most is that at Pita Queen, they take pride in testing all of the pitas, in terms of color and flavor. Their main goal is to promote food that’s organic, healthy and fresh. Chef Mahraoui is also known for the inter alia restaurant Bo Cinq in Amsterdam. If you are looking for a healthy lunch, snack or dinner, Pita Queen has delicious food and it is pretty filling.
Where can you find the Pita Queen?
Well, as luck would have it, they just officially opened last week, August 3rd, their first venue – Market 33 Zuidas. You can also find more information by following their facebook or instagram page. It would be a pity to miss out on trying this pita!
Will Pita Queen be your next #foodiestop or have you tried them before? Or have you ever attended the Rolling Kitchen Festival before? Share your answers and experiences with us on the comments section below.
Special Thanks to Concierge Amsterdam for organizing some of my Netherlands’ stops. All my opinions are my own.