Sophie Boisvert-Hearn

Sophie is een freelance redacteur met een master in Media Studies. Ze komt oorspronkelijk uit Toronto maar heeft inmiddels in Groningen, Leiden en Den Haag gewoond. Nu noemt ze met trots Utrecht haar thuis. Behalve eten, denken aan eten en het kopen en bereiden van eten, zijn haar hobbies o.a. reizen en schrijven. Een perfecte dag in Utrecht is voor haar heel veel kofie, een vriend(in) of vier, grote hoeveelheden gebakjes en een wandeling langs Utrecht haar prachtige straten en grachten – met als kers op de taart natuurlijk drankjes op het terras. Weet verrassend veel over kaasstengels.

Slurping noodles at Sanju Ramen

Sanju Ramen Explore Utrecht 2

Last week, Lisa and I got to check Sanju on the Voorstraat. The verdict? We loved it! Homemade & authentic Sanju strives to offer an authentic ramen experience. With four chefs, two of whom are Japanese, owners Jeroen and Mohammed are constantly researching and working to develop, refine, and perfect their flavours. In addition, they make everything from scratch. And …

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New lunch menu at Instock

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By now, you may already know that we love Instock and their mission: they rescue produce from supermarkets that would otherwise be thrown away, and turn it into delicious meals. (Check out our previous posts about dining and drinks!) So when they  invited us to check out their new regular lunch menu, we happily accepted! Chill vibes Everything about Instock is like an …

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A weekend exploring Amersfoort

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We’ve been to Amersfoort for Explore Utrecht before. Every visit, we become even more enthusiastic about this lovely city. Amersfoort has a small, historical, and compact city center, where cool hotspots pop out of the ground like mushrooms. A day in Amersfoort is not enough to discover what the city has to offer. Therefore, I decided to pack up my …

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Free & budget-friendly live music in Utrecht

Gratis Muziek Festival De Beschaving Explore Utrecht

Love music but on a bit of a budget? Or just looking to expand your horizons? Good news! There’s lots of free and budget-friendly live music to be heard in the city this winter. Free Music in Utrecht  Tivoli’s Free Lunch Break Concerts Tivoli hosts pretty regular free lunch concerts (at 12:30) featuring all sorts of artists. All you have …

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New lunch menu at De Rode Vosch

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De Rode Vosch recently launched their new lunch menu, and let me tell you: it’s a gem! With hearty and delicious dishes and that Aussie emphasis on fresh and colourful plates, De Rode Vosch has become one of my new favourites for lunch & brunch. A welcoming vibe Set up in a beautiful monument from the 1600s, De Rode Vosch …

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A Lebanese feast at Comptoir Libanais

Comptoir Libanais Explore Utrecht 2

Good news: Utrecht just became home to the first Comptoir Libanais outside of the UK, and I am beyond thrilled! Tucked away in Hoog Catharijne, Comptoir serves up delicious Lebanese food that you need to get your hands on ASAP. Interior With eclectic patterned tiles on the floors & walls, brightly coloured furniture, and unique decorations covering every surface, Comptoir …

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6x great matcha lattes in Utrecht

Matcha Latte Explore Utrecht 2

I’ve gotten very into matcha lattes lately. The obsession started purely because they’re delicious, but matcha’s also said to be super healthy – so what’s not to like? Matcha powder comes from the same plant as green tea. The difference is that to make matcha, the plants are kept covered, which apparently forces them to work harder to stay green – and this in turn …

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An alluring evening at Fico Urban Italian

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The Veilinghaven has just welcomed a new restaurant: Fico Urban Italian. The dream team behind the gorgeous WT Urban Kitchen thought it was time for a new adventure and decided, after years of service, to turn restaurant ‘De Veiling’ into a beautiful oasis. On the first night, we were invited to get to know Fico with a few other guests. From the …

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Celebrate Halloween in Utrecht

It’s already October, and you know what that means… Halloween! Whether you love spooky stuff or can’t even watch a scary commercial without it giving you nightmares (thanks Walibi Fright Nights…), there’s sure to be a Halloween event for you! Parties Halloween at Tivoli Vredenburg For the brave hearted among us, Tivoli is throwing a super creepy, movie-style Halloween party …

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10x veggie-friendly restaurants

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When I first moved to the Netherlands about five years ago, finding vegetarian food in restaurants could sometimes be a frustrating experience. ‘Vegetarian’ often seemed to mean ‘diet’, and on more than one occasion I ended up scarfing down a sandwich after a meal to quell the residual hunger! Fortunately, times have changed, and the selection of veggie options in …

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