Sonny sure know's what he's doing when It comes to throwing together a delicious snack for the locals, I mean, he should do. He's been doing it for fifteen years. All the food at Sonny’s is made by Sonny himself, every day of the week, with olive oil and without preservatives or food coloring.
If you're looking for something that's filling, cheap, healthy and tasty then Sonny's ticks all the boxes. The falafel and the hummus are both made in store, which is something you rarely find these days with "fast food" outlets.
Above: Salad bar - photo credit to Trip Advisor
You can be sure that the falafel and all salads are completely vegan, for those keeping away from animal products. Omnivores, don't let that scare you off! These have been tried and agreed upon by my carnivorous friends to which they've been pleasantly surprised.
"I've eaten falafel in many other European cities, none of which can surpass the quality of the food made here" - Martin
Above: The fries are tasty, and with ten sauces to choose from
There's something special about supporting independent merchants as you can generally be sure that the pita you just ordered is sending a daughter to dance lessons or a son to karate, rather than support another pay rise for another CEO.
"I've been coming to Sonny's for years. It's my favourite place to eat falafel." - Sylvia
A falafel pit at Sonny's will set you back €5.50, which I think is pretty decent for a wholesome street meal. You can choose a brown or white bread pita, or if you're watching your calories opt for a pita-less meal (I've never and probably won't ever do that).
Winter Mon-Fri 11:00-21:00
Summer Mon Fri 11:00-23:00
Conveniently located in Amsterdam's quaint and friendly De Pijp district, this joint is just a skip away from the famous Albert Cypmarkt and one of my favorite coffeeshops, Katsu. This makes it an easy stop in for a quick bite to eat, or a reason to head to a local part of the city.
Above: I'm always going overboard with the salads
So next time you're in the area, looking for something to kill some time on your day off or you're feeling peckish after a hard day's work, head on over to Sonny's and give some of Amsterdam's best falafel a try.
Let me know in the comments below your experiences with Sonny's and if you've got any others worth visiting!
Peace - M
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