Whenever the weight problem in the US comes up, I always make it a point to say that if I were living there I would be very fat too. They have such amazing pastries, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pies basically everything you can think of. I always have a hard time staying away from it all when I am there. So I know for a fact that I would be fat if I were living in the United States. I am too much of a foodie not to be. And that’s why it’s good that we don’t have all those yummy things here in The Netherlands. Though there is a way around that problem….
Whenever I have a craving for some good old American pastries, there’s really only one place that can fulfill my needs. Koekela in Rotterdam is THE place to be to satisfy your sweet tooth. And once you start, you really can’t stop! I remember taking two of my friends there once and when we arrived there they were so overwhelmed by all the yummy goodness on the counters they just didn’t know what to order so they ordered it all! Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, I got a text from them later that day telling me they were both sick from eating more than their bellies could handle. Such amateurs 😉 Though I can understand them being unable to make a choice, it’s all so incredibly good! Luckily this shop is not just around the corner from where I live because like I said, I would be huge!
You can hang at Koekela seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and tea or coffee. If you’d rather just order your goodies to be delivered that’s also possible but only for those who live in the Rotterdam area. However, you can also just walk by and have your sweet stuff to go. Whatever you decide to do, I can promise you will be back. There’s a reason why this place is so well known in Rotterdam. Their baked wellness is just too addictive to ignore!