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Just five months ago, Love&Peas opened at Weimarstraat 37A in Den Haag and it has gotten a lot of attention since. Why? It’s not just any restaurant! A Palestinian and Israeli created the concept together: “a warm & welcoming place for Palestinian vegetarian meals”. And it is exactly that!
Last month, as part of my internship at the United Network Of Young Peacebuilders, I organized the Young Peacebuilders Forum 2015 (60 youths from 35 countries) and eventually decided to have our first dinner at Love&Peas. I had heard about the restaurant from my colleague and on Facebook and did not expect to love it so much!
Before taking the participants of the forum there, I had to try it! We were very welcomed there and immediately felt the cosy atmosphere. I met Yuval (the cook) and Muawi (the manager) and they told me about their story, their concept, their friendship… Love&Peas turned out to be not just a restaurant, but more of a peaceful cocoon where anybody is welcome to enjoy authentic Palestinian food.
So let’s talk about this food, the most important thing! They have different kinds of hummus and each is just amazing… I think my favorite is this one (it’s the spiciest one):
The falafels are the best in town! All participants from the forum have agreed with this statement.
I really recommend the couscous salad as well as the chili potatoes and the fried cauliflower.
Here are a few more pictures in case you are not convinced yet…
They also have very nice drinks but do not serve alcohol. I tried the green-lime ice tea and the matcha one; both were great. But just so you know, all dishes are served with free water and bread.
Both a great place for events and cozy dinners with friends, Love&Peas is the place to try in The Hague! Enjoy and share your experience in a comment below!