8x Eating at Unconventional Places
In Eindhoven, you will find restaurants in places where you would not necessarily expect them. From former factory halls to the, according to many, best Indian restaurant of the region amidst high tech companies. We take you on an unconventional culinary discovery tour through Eindhoven.
Formerly a gas factory, nowadays you will find a diner including a bicycle (work)shop in this building. For and by cyclists, but you are also welcome as a non-cycling fanatic. Pay a visit for lunch, dinner or drinks. Or a bicycle repair or cycling shirt.
Kazerne is situated in a listed former military police barracks and industrial warehouse in district De Bergen. Two creatives, Annemoon Geurts and Koen Rijnbeek, transformed the complex into a restaurant and several exhibition spaces. Kazerne is the place where the worlds of wine, dine, design, art and technology come together.
The Blob, one of the most striking buildings in the Eindhoven city center, houses clothing and interior design store Sissy Boy. On the first floor of Sissy Boy you will find the Daily café, where you can go for breakfast, lunch or a tasty snack. From this particular glass building you have a great view of the 18 September Square and the Lichttoren. A popular spot among visitors.
Pastry Club, Radio Royaal and Ketelhuis are three different cafes/restaurants located at Strijp-S. You can find them all in a former Philips factory. Pastry Club allows you to indulge your sweet tooth in an impressive former engine room. At Radio Royaal, in the same building but just around the corner, you end up in an unpolished space that is large and industrial but still very atmospheric. The adjacent, also atmospheric Ketelhuis takes you back to the history of the Strijp-S site. Tip: keep an eye on the events of Ketelhuis, such as their famous Beer & Big festivals and Catalan barbecues, to name a few.
This place is located in the Temporary Art Centre (TAC). TAC is a former Philips staff shop and today a breeding ground for cultural innovation. You will find a collective of creatives, spread over 80 studios. Amidst those studios is the only Korean restaurant in town. Min Young is a Design Academy graduate and uses her food lab as a laboratory where she gives guests a glimpse into the design process.
The Philips Fruittuin (fruit garden) was once founded by Anton Philips as a job creation project. Nowadays, pancake house De Proeftuin, a land store, and an information center are located in the beautiful orchard. In September you can pick your own apples and pears during the apple picking weeks. You can also buy a full picnic basket. We advise you to make a reservation in advance.
Strijp-R, another former Philips complex, is located within walking distance of Strijp-S. Here you will find the workshop, shop, showroom, and restaurant of the well-known designer Piet Hein Eek. The restaurant is a feast for the eyes. High windows, special chandeliers, and a prominent bar. You can go there for lunch or dinner.
For some great traditional Indian dishes, you have to pay a visit to the High Tech Campus. Every working day between 11:30 and 14:00, chef Raghu Bhagirath and his team serve authentic curries, tikkas and köftes with rice, naan bread, potatoes and many more. The smells, colors, sounds and the interior make you feel like you are in India.