Julia Rabin (38) and her partner Remco Carstens are the proud owners of Juuls Hummus in Baanstraat, close to Wilhelmina park. Everything here revolves around fresh hummus, like Julia used to eat when she was growing up in Israel. The menu includes dishes based on hummus, supplemented with hot and cold toppings such as grilled aubergines, chickpeas with lemon, pulled chicken and braised meat.
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by Dieuwke de Boer
‘The poké bowls with fresh fish and vegetables at Poké Delicious on Biltstraat are a firm favourite with us. You could describe this as comfort food, just like our hummus bowls. We also like going to Buurten in Oost on Burgemeester Reigerstraat, opposite our food shop. It’s a relaxed, child-friendly place. And they have delicious hamburgers. I don’t often eat meat, but when I do, it’s there! Afterwards, we like to treat ourselves to an ice cream from Roberto Gelato on Poortstraat.’
‘We love being out of doors. The area around Kasteel de Haar is fabulous, for example. There’s a petting farm there, where we want to take the children. Our two children like nothing better than going to a playground. The Torteltuin in Kwartelstraat, close to Grift park, is one of their favourites, but we often end up in the Bosspeeltuin in Máxima park.’
‘I’m a big fan of good coffee. Broodnodig on Burgemeester Reigerstraat, next to the railway, is one of our favourite places. And a food blogger I follow on Instagram introduced me to a new coffee bar in Rivierenwijk, a district to the south of the city centre: Ohøj on Rijnlaan. It’s an espresso bar run by an American couple and everything revolves around coffee. It’s all in the flavour.’