Unfortunately Foodism is permanently closed!

Foodism is a modern and cosy restaurant on the edge of the city centre. The daily changing ‘TheCookInLove’ menu special is only € 8.50. But the speciality of Foodism is their small ‘foodism’ dishes, that you combine like you do with tapas. Usually about three foodism dishes are enough as main course. The food is delicious, but above all it is accompanied by friendly staff, including the three owners Zeljko, Pedja and Zoran. You really feel as if you are having dinner at a friend’s place. So when you dine here: take your time and enjoy their hospitality!

Slavic tapas and hospitality

Pedja, started Foodism in October 1997 on the Oude Leliestraat. When he met business partner Zeljko, who ran – and still runs – Friends, a breakfast and lunch cafe, they soon decided to work together and Foodism moved next door to Friends on the Nassaukade in Amsterdam. Here Foodism continued to serve healthy and surprising dishes, for a good price. In the beginning Zeljko was the only one serving the yummy dishes. With his big smile, his generosity and his friendliness he sure made you feel like you are a friend passing by. Nowadays, they are too popular and too busy and have a whole team, including a third business partner, Zoran. The staff is very friendly too, although not always super efficient. But really, who cares when you are amongst friends?!

Bigger restaurant and still friendly as ever

Since September 2016 Foodism moved a few blocks and they are now located on a sunnier place on Hugo de Grootplein. When we went, they were still figuring out the logistics of the place, but the food and friendliness where still what we know and love of this wonderful neighbourhood restaurant. In summer and on nice fall, winter or spring days, the terrace is great for meeting up with friends and people watching.

Coffee and a croissant with friends at Friends

Friends stayed at Nassaukade, where they continue to serve good coffee with a smile and yummy baked goods. They are open for breakfast and lunch, as early as 7am! Friends has a small terrace. It is not the most idyllic terrace – along the inner ring road, Nassaukade – but still pleasant enough to enjoy your coffee, food and the friendly service.

No conscious information yet

Unfortunately we do not have any information (yet) regarding how sustainably Foodism by Friends is run.



Address: Hugo de Grootplein 10, 1052 KW Amsterdam
WebsiteFoodism by Friends


Address: Nassaukade 121, 1052 EC Amsterdam

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