A Touch of Dutch is a cute store on Whidbey Island, Washington, a “place which seems literally
suspended in a time of by-gone days”. They’ve been in business since 1995 and also have an on-line store.
The store carries a wide variety of Dutch products; their store has categories such as “Dutch Wedding and Party favors” and they even sell soccer attire of the Dutch national team. Exclusive to the store is a line of humorous Dutch cards (which is available for wholesale to other Dutch stores).
The only real “brown café” in the United States! Owner Addy imported all furnishings from the Netherlands, and serves bitterballen&kroketten. Greenville, SC has the highest percentage European inhabitants per capita in the United States. (The website of the cafe has been down for a while, but it is definitely in business).
Serving top-it-yourself hot falafels and fries was an epiphany for the owners while visiting friends in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It was the inspiration for bringing delicious twice-fried fries and tasty top-it-yourself-falafels to Adams Morgan in DC.
Dutch treats here include the split pea soup with ham, gevulde koek, Dutch butter cake and others, but as the name suggests the specialty here are caramel cookie waffles. The stroopwafels are made from scratch with all natural ingredients from a traditional Dutch recipe. Since 1981.
Casey’s Bakery was started in 1946 by Casey and Ann De Groot in a small store in downtown Sioux Center. Casey combined many years of baking experience, some traditional Dutch recipes and a belief in quality to lay the foundation for Casey’s Bakery. Products include Dutch Rusk Buns and a St. Nick cookie.
Corine’s Cafe is run by Corine who originates from the Netherlands. She serves bitterballen, Dutch pancakes and (chicken) kroketten in Mooresville, NC. Nice to combine with a visit to the Ikea in Charlotte for a “European day”.
This ‘corner’ store was founded by a lady who grew up in Pella, Iowa, a town with a large Dutch community. De Hoek Traditions specializes in delicious teas (they even make their own blends). Of course they also carry the Pickwick blend, and there’s a number of Dutch delicacies for sale including rusk. Since 2005.
DeBoer’s Dutch Brothers is a full service European style bakery-restaurant with 200 years of baking experience. The deBoers have been baking Holland for over 50 years since immigrating from Kollum, Nederland in 1956.
Lots of Dutch dishes on the menu, including croquettes with pea soup and pig in a blanket.
“Dubbel Dutch opened its doors on November 8, 2003, and has grown ever since to become the Dutch hub for Dutchies in Denver-and-around, and has earned its marks with the neighborhood for the wonderful sandwiches and coffees that we serve.”
Since she opened her doors at Dutch Flowers six years ago, Designer Els VanderMeij has worked to provide the Kansas City community with quality floral products. Please enjoy browsing through some of our products and services, and contact us with orders or questions.
The Dutch Poffertjes House is a mobile pastry and drink station that serves various drinks and Dutch poffertjes. Poffertjes are small, pluffy pancakes and they are served with various different flavors.
Netherlands-native Jeroen Hasenbos brings Amsterdam’s traditional Frietkoten ‘fry shack’ experience to Chicago for the first time, with hand cut Belgian fries that are served in a paper cone and distinguished by a crisp outside and soft, delicious potato inside. In keeping with the popular ‘fry shacks’ in Amsterdam, Frietkoten offers these traditional Belgian fries with up to 20 different sauces to choose from every day.
“Our story begins in Wormer, The Netherlands back in 1838. We, the Kaskes Family, began a baking tradition that continues through present day now in two countries. The Kaskes Bakery is still flourishing in The Netherlands as are we here at Hillcrest Bakery in the United States”. The store has banketstaaf and speculaas, among many other things.
"Our family owned-and-operated bakery, located in historic Pella Iowa, has been baking delicious “Dutch Treats” for over a century. Visitors to Pella’s Annual Tulip Time Festival stand in long lines to get a taste of our famous Dutch Letters."
New York Times: “Kaas & Company, owned by Justin Schenkels, an expatriate of the Netherlands, carries just about everything necessary to prepare a truly Dutch dinner — or breakfast or lunch, for that matter — right down to jarred vegetables and various jams, smoked mackerel ($12 a pound) and maatjes, or brine-cured herring ($6 a pair), all imported from the Lowlands. ”
Sophisticated patisserie owned by Maarten and Frances Steenman. Maarten worked as an apprentice at patisseries in Holland, France, Belgium and Norway and together they started a highly successful store in Mount Kisco, NY. Certainly not strictly Dutch, but with their background (Maarten is born in the Netherlands) and given that they sell speculaas bars around the holidays, it made our list. Since 1999.
“specializing in “Almost Everything from Holland”. The “Almost” lets us get away with a few things not 100% Dutch, such as Tom’s delicious “Fudge with the Dutch Touch” made with cocoa imported from Holland.”
"Lynden Dutch Bakery offers fast, friendly and courteous service. We use only the best ingredients and maintain a skilled staff to answer your questions. We have built our reputation on our commitment to providing quality service, which has earned us many valuable customers. We specialize in providing wedding cakes, cookies, pastries, 6 foot sub sandwiches and baking supplies."
The Pannekoeken huis is a chain in Minnesota which serves American fare and Dutch pannekoeken. Waiters apparently wear Dutch hats.
Unfortunately, it is hard to find good info about this chain. Several of the stores seem to have closed. There seems to be no corporate website for this chain, but this website list a couple of their locations: http://www.bobmeyers.com/pannekoeken_huis_info.htm
Linda Ellis discovered Dutch pannenkoeken after a visit to the Netherlands, and successfully introduced these delicious Dutch pancakes in Chicago in a “Pannehkohken cafe”. Primarily focused on breakfast. Also does nice Belgian waffles.
Ripon, CA has a long tradition of Dutch immigrants, tracing back to the early 1900’s. The local Save Mart reflects that and has a large isle with Dutch products. Products include Dutch cookies, Sinterklaas goodies, drop, Delft blue etc.
The store is notable for its many windmills — there is a big picture of a Dutch windmill on the concrete floor and several windmills decorate the isles.
“We are known region-wide for our European style pastries, breads, cookies and cakes made on the premises, German meats and sausages, Dutch and European cheeses, various fine teas, jams, chocolates from all over Europe, and of course Dutch food and Dutch groceries. Since 1968.”
The Old Dutch Store is a 26 year old store. From the site: “It offers a large variety of foods that you would find in the local Albert Heijn grocery store in Holland. The store is modeled after one of the quaint stores you would find down one of the rustic roads in a small village found in Northern Holland.”
Utopia European Bakery Cafe has been Dutch Territory since 2001. Owned operated by a Dutch family, they serve many Dutch goodies including krentebollen, kaasbroodjes and many other things. If you’re doing a Highway 1 road trip this is a great stop for a bite.
Vincent is a new American bistro with a strong Dutch accent. Dutch items on the dinner menu include Zaansemosterdsoep, a “Maatjesharing Shot” and they have a special Dutch 3 course dinner special. Their brunch menu includes an uitsmijter and there is vlaai for dessert.
Vincent is owned and operated by Joncarl Lachman, who is also the chef/owner of HB (Home Bistro).
In the small town of Helen (population 430) you’ll find Windmill Dutch Imports. For 27 years the store has provided a great selection of Dutch foods and supplies, including frozen bitterballen and kroketten, as well as paling and other delicateses. It’s about 95 miles from Atlanta, close to the border with North Carolina. Open 7 days a week, except Christmas Day. Don’t miss the October fest.
If you’d like to add another Dutch store or bakery, or if you have questions or comments about our list contact us.
For a good overview of on-line stores that ship Dutch food in the USA please see our friends at Dutch Food.