6 Vegan Restaurants in Amsterdam You Need to Try
Veganism as a concept has definitely arrived in Amsterdam. Finding excellent vegan food while visiting the Dutch capital is not a problem, and in fact you are spoiled for choice with more and more vegan options popping up all over the city. While there are plenty of vegetarian places to eat and many more with veg-friendly food, there are of course several that serve exclusively vegan food. Here are some of the best fully vegan restaurants in Amsterdam you need to try.
#1 Koffie ende Koek
A great place to stop by for a coffee and cake when you’re in the neighborhood visiting the Westergasfabriek. This café also serves some light lunch options including soups and sandwiches. If you plan in advance, you can reserve a spot for their decadent afternoon tea with a selection of sweet and savory bites, all homemade.
#2 Meatless District
If you’re looking for something a bit fancy on the Amsterdam vegan scene, this restaurant will not disappoint you. Appealingly for indecisive people, the dinner menu is actually quite short, and the burgers are highly recommended, served with perfectly crispy fries and creamy vegan mayonnaise. For lunch, the offer is a bit bigger, and includes some lighter options such as salads and sandwiches.
This bright and minimally decorated café has something for every time of the day. Try their breakfasts with some hard-to-find vegan options like croissants or vegan cream cheese and lox bagels as well as more typical things like scrambled tofu. For lunch, there’s an impressive selection of burgers and baguettes, and for the rest of the time there are always their delicious salads and excellent cakes. And don’t miss out on their milkshakes if you’re feeling like treating yourself.
Serving an unusual mixture of Japanese and Caribbean inspired dishes, this tiny, cozy place is a great option for something colorful and a bit different. The menu is quite rich with choices, some dishes are Japanese, some Caribbean and some fusion dishes inspired by both cuisine. The vegetable sushi and jerk seitan burger are highly recommended. Their selection of homemade desserts are definitely worth pf trying too.
#5 Raw Food Café
Amsterdam’s only fully raw restaurant! This cozy and hipster hangout is the perfect place to try out super healthy and freshly prepared vegan food. With a nice range of green and protein smoothies, wraps, salads, raw pizza and some sweet offering such as banana cashew pancakes and some mind-blowing raw homemade cakes, come at any time for breakfast, lunch or a late afternoon snack and leave feeling full of energy.
This macrobiotic restaurant serves a generous and healthy lunch menu which changes daily but consists of a large plate with whole grains, some kind of protein-rich dish or stew, salad, greens and other cooked vegetables with homemade dressings. Other sweet and savory snacks are available too, and while no refined sugar is used, everything tastes great and healthy. Below the restaurant is a fully vegan shop selling fresh vegetables, vegan versions of Dutch classics and some imported ingredients that might be hard to find elsewhere.
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