Dollars To Euros

Summer 2018: I took a trip around Madrid, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Paris. Europe opened my eyes to a new culture, environment, and even lifestyle.

The first three weeks, I was on a study abroad trip and the last week, I met up with my sister and friend in Paris. Food culture was huge in Europe. I noticed that the vast majority ate out and when they did they stayed out alte.  I was required to buy lunch and dinner during the study abroad, and when I met up with my friends, we went out. Because we ate out almost every meal, I was able to experience a lot of restaurants and restaurant culture. 


Here listed are some of my favorite snacks/ meals I had in Europe!

Madrid, Spain

Hands down the best Gelato I have EVER had called at Giolatto. 3 euros a scoop.



       Calle de Atocha, 42 Tirso de Molina

Stone oven Pizza in Madrid called NAP. 10 euros for a pizza. NAP was my favorite restaurant experience in Europe from the people being super friendly who worked there, to where we sat. We sat right at the end of the restaurant overlooking the streets of Madrid. 

Chocolateria San Gines. Madrid was well known for churros and chocolate. The churro cafe was open 24 hours; a place mixing locals and tourists. 4 euros for 4 churros.

Pasadizo San Ginés, 5, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Ricotta cheese and fig ice cream at a cafe right by the Prado museum called Supracafè. We asked the waiter what his favorite ice cream was.  At first, I did not think ricotta cheese would be good ice cream, but to my surprise, it was one of the creamiest, sweetest ice creams I have tasted.  5 euros 

Calle Ave Maria 19  A, 28012 Madrid, Spain


Calle Torres Quevedo, 15, 28936 Móstoles, Madrid, Spain

Amsterdam, Netherlands

I am one carrot cake lover, and Amsterdam did NOT disappoint. They had carrot cake in every cafe and restaurant so I decided to try it in numerous places. These two were my favorite. The left was at a place called Ree7 and on the right was a place called Bakers and Roasters. At Ree7, they had a stoopwafel on top that started my obsession for them. The carrot cake on the right had dried fruit, extremely creamy cream cheese frosting and spongelike cake.  About 5 euros each. 

 Reestraat 7, 1016 DM Amsterdam, Netherlands

 Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54, 1072 BH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cheese museums are everywhere in Amsterdam. Check them out and grab as many free samples as you can get.  FREE!

   Prinsengracht 112, 1015 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands

Berlin, Germany

I am not big on beer, but these were often on the menu in Berlin. They were these half beer and half Sprite drinks called Radlers. Oddly enough it balanced each other out for an enjoyable drink. 4 euros 

A street dog in Berlin. I wasn't the biggest fan of the food here in Berlin but this bad boy held himself. 3 euros.

The currywurst is very popular in Berlin, and it did not disappoint. Pretzels with beer was also a major staple in Berlin. Currywurst 9 euros. Pretzel 2. 

Paris, France



My sister and I probably got a crepe every night, we were in Paris. On the left is a savory crepe from a little french resurtant near the Notre Dame. On the right is a chocolate and coconut ice cream crepe. Savory crepe was 12 euros. Chocolate crepe 7. 

6 Rue des Canettes, 75006 Paris, France

This was my first time trying escargot, and it suprised me. Tasted like a pesto flavored rubber band! 6 euros.

68 boulevard de Clichy, 75018 Paris, France

Next to the gelato I had in Madrid, this ice cream came to a close second. Scaramouche had a lemon ginger flavor, and it tasted like I was eating sweet ginger root. 3 euros.

22 Rue la Vienville 75018 Paris, France