This is my kind of fast food! Located across the street from the ACU (another great address for vegetarians in Utrecht), Babby Snacks is apparently run by only one woman, but is very fast and convenient nevertheless. Inside of a glass case, you see your choices: seasoned noodles with some veggies -- much like lo mein -- or fried rice with veggies -- sort of nasi goreng (no fish sauce or meat additives in the rice or noodles), green beans, tempeh marinated in chili and soy sauce, fried tofu with a similar sauce, or chicken, and boiled eggs. Order small (7 euros), medium (8), large (9), x-large (10), or family size (11). There are also sandwiches for 4 or 5 euros, I think. A medium was a good size for dinner for me, along with a mango juice. Each size allows you more choices of stuff in your dish. Be sure to mention to the owner that you are vegetarian or vegan, and she'll leave out chicken and/or eggs for you. Once you pick what you want, she heats it up, puts it in a plastic take-away dish with a lid, and you're good to go! It probably is better to go, having said that, because it's a very small place, with just one bench to sit on if you want to eat on-site. There is definitely a rush of people coming in to get a quick dinner around 5:30 or 6 p.m. You can also get soda, bottled water, or tropical fruit juice to accompany your meal. The proprietor speaks English, so she can help you if you don't speak Dutch well. The food is yummy, filling, relatively healthy in comparison to most fast food, fast, and cheap -- what more can you ask for from fast food?Pros: as fast as fast food, inexpensive, vegan and vegetarian options
Cons: be sure to specify vegetarian/no meat!!, can get busy around mealtimes, somewhat oily/salty -- not health food!