spelt - awesome menu both for lunch + dinner. not to be missed: creamy mustard soup! if you can make dinner reservations ahead of time, if not, then try to get there on the early side.
stach - located right near spelt, this take-away food shop is loaded with all sorts of goodies, including soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches + coffee - even if you're not hungry this place is too fun to miss.
buffet van odette - this was my favorite place by far. the food was awesome (frank may have eaten the best croissant of his life), friendly waitstaff, and the design of the restaurant was beautiful, both inside and out. we went for breakfast/brunch but they do serve lunch and dinner as well.
winkel 43 - (not to be confused with de bakkerswinkel) serves the famous deep dish apple pie. a little crowded for my taste, especially when the pie wasn't my favorite. however, if you're super into pie i guess it's worth it. we ate lunch there as well which wasn't the greatest. overall, a bit underwhelming.
la perla - really good wood-fired pizza. definitely make a dinner reservation or get to the restaurant early and put your name down. they also have a take-out/eat-in pizzeria across the street.
proeflokaal arendsnest - if you're into beer just go! they have over 100 bottled beers + 30 on tap! frank and i got a flight of 6 different tap beers, and for a girl who isn't too into beer, they were seriously good. if you're not sure what you want the bartender will make some recommendations based on your likes.
marqt - is the equivalent of whole foods, i suppose. i really enjoyed poking around and looking at the various flours, condiments and cheeses. i picked up a bunch dutch mustards as well as chocolate.
noordermarkt - this farmers' market is beautiful. baked goods, cheese, produce, fresh dairy, antiques, etc. go!
anne frank house - be prepared to wait in line for about 2 hours whether you have pre-bought tickets or not (we went on the weekend, not sure if it's any better during the week). be on the lookout for people who cut the line! we had a couple try to sneak their way in front of us.
weldaad - an antique home goods store. i picked up a couple gifts here, including an authentic dutch tile. they have beautiful things with some reasonable prices.