In restaurants and pubs of Alkmaar, visitors can always try not only popular local cheese but also many other dishes of the traditional cuisine of the region. The city is rich in inexpensive cafes and food carts that offer popular fast food. Fried potatoes with various toppings are sold virtually everywhere. Tourists usually like to order potatoes with cheese sauce.
Local restaurants offer many simple and nutritious dishes. For example, visitors can always order grilled meat and traditional cabbage salad. Bread has a special role in the national cuisine. Local people like fragrant, freshly baked bread no less than cheese. Many bread types are cooked in accordance with old recipes. Local restaurants also offer an interesting meal to their guests – visitors are welcome to order several types of liver/meat paste with fresh bread and complement this simple lunch or dinner with a glass of cold beer. Fans of seafood will also like national cuisine restaurants in Alkmaar as they offer delicious prawns and various fish species.
All kinds of sandwiches are also typical for national cuisine restaurants. Local sandwiches usually contain meat, cheese, and fresh vegetables. Desserts are also simple and absolutely inimitable at the same time in Alkmaar. Different kinds of pastries and interesting puddings that are usually served with ice cream will not leave anyone indifferent. Some cafes specialize in cooking ice cream as this is one of the most favorite local desserts.