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“Great food at a good price”
Review of De Groene Smaak

De Groene Smaak
Ranked #6 of 10 Restaurants in Zaandijk
Cuisines: Ecuadorean, Central European, International
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on our last night of a stay near Zaanse Schanse. It's really a deli type food shop where you can eat rather than a restaurant. The food was great. Simple, tasty and nicely served. Charged by the plate size, we had the medium size upon which you could choose 4 items from their chiller cabinet for €10 (I think). This was a good meal size for adult and v good for 10-13 yr olds. We ate in their courtyard area which is very sweet in a shabby chic style - veg growing in old crates etc. would def recommend.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This place is so inviting, the house begs you to enter and then stay while you peruse all the fresh and healthy dishes ready to eat. It is fun to stop in, whether hungry or not and a great place to grab a coffee (you cannot take it to go) a seat and map out some plans for the day.

I would not rate the coffee the best, which is what brings this down to very good, but it is enjoyable along with the cute and quaint atmosphere provided when sitting upstairs. You feel like you are walking into a little cottage.

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

A bunch of us stumbled upon this place after getting slightly lost. It looks like a grocer hop but when you go inside they sell some great food. The lady (owner) was very polite, and explained how everything worked and the prices of everything. She took out names and asked us what we wanted from the home make dishes behind the counter (which are all organic) and absolutely delicious (!!!).

We went upstairs tow ait for the food, it was like we were in the attic of the house. Everything was a miss-match but this only have the place character…beautiful! If anyone is travelling to the see the Windmills at Zaanse Schans, to take time to play this place a visit. Its literally a 5mins walk over the bridge and to the right. You seriously will NOT be disappointed, I definitely will be going back!

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1  Thank Ashi96
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

OMG, this was the best fresh and organic food I ate for a long time....it wasn't only fresh but an organic produce of Dutch garden of a lovely and warm lady (the owner I presume) who served my friends and I on one of those Dutch windy days in Zaandijik after we visited the windmill village on Sunday made our day truly wonderful and relaxed in the upstairs attic. If you are around or heading this way when in Netherlands you must visit this 'bursting with flavour and colour' place otherwise it would be a crime not to!! Thank you for lovely food!! (and is fairly cheap too!)

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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We went here after our trip to the zaanse schans.
We were looking for a place to grab a bite.
At first we thought that this was only a shop with fruit and vegatables,but they have a lovely garden outside were you can sit down and also a place up stairs what looks like a livingroom so it feels very cosy and like home.
They have all kinds of meals that you can put together for a special prize and specials.we took the special of the day the salad nicoise voor only €7,95 we couldnt even finish it cuz it was a lot.the owner was verry friendly and gave us tips what we should definitly see.she made us feel verry welcome.
If you come here i would recommend the homemade icecream its soo good!!they make everything by them self.

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