Looking for vegan food in Amsterdam? Look no further! Veganfoodamsterdam is the ultimate vegan food guide of Amsterdam. They only started a few months ago but their community is growing fast. Time to catch up with the founders and find out more.
Why did you start Veganfoodamsterdam?
“Going vegan was predicted to be the biggest food trend of 2018. Every time we went for breakfast, lunch or dinner in Amsterdam, we saw more and more vegan dishes on the menu. Because of this, we tried some of those vegan dishes. This made us curious to try more of the vegan food in Amsterdam. But it wasn’t easy for us to find a website that provided a clear overview of cool hotspots with vegan food on their menu. That is why we started to share our own journey.”
What information can we find on your website?
“Our website is a growing source of information about veganism and vegetarism. You will find not only vegan restaurants and explanation about vegan food, but also information about other Vegan food festivals and much more. With a wealth of information that can make life easier for vegans and vegetarians, the website is a practical support for everybody that wants to eat Vegan or meet with a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. We try to promote and share veganism and vegetarism in a positive way.”
What tips do you have for people who want to try out vegan food?
“We noticed that many people think that a vegan lifestyle is more expansive. It is true that seasonal vegan foods are expensive. This is because they require more time, energy and other resources to plant. Therefore, we want to share our vegan shopping tips with you guys:
- Try meat alternatives from brands like Vivera, they offer reasonable prices
- Shop items when items are on sale: every other supermarket in Amsterdam, vegan supermarkets in Amsterdam also have deals. The supermarket Vegabond, often has price reductions.
- Cut down on processed foods: the reason why processed foods are expensive is because of all the industrial processes involved. Focus more on whole and organic vegan foods such as fruits and vegetables. Also go for beans, peas, nuts, and kale.”
Where do you do your groceries?
“Here is a short list of our favorite vegan supermarkets in Amsterdam:
This is the biggest organic chain in Amsterdam. They offer guaranteed authentic and organic foods of high quality at affordable prices, so it really is a win-win situation for anyone who shops there. The Supermarket is also at the forefront of sustainability as they have an entire plastic-free aisle, where all groceries are packed in bio-degradable packaging. The Ekoplaza also have an online store where you can make orders for any organic products at your convenience.
Location: Elandsgracht 118I, 1016 VB Amsterdam.
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De Moeder Natuur (English translation: Mother nature)
As their name suggests, this is the hub of organic and vegan-friendly products in Amsterdam. They have a variety of organic options ranging from pastries to fine wines and fruits. They also have their own kitchen where you can enjoy hot sizzling vegan foods. The Supermarket also has weekly offers on various organic foods, which are a welcome respite for any vegan on a budget.
Location: Rijnstraat 123, 1079 HB Amsterdam
This vegan supermarket is located on the beautiful Leliegracht, in the center of Amsterdam. This is also a great place for sweet cravings – think of donuts, banana bread and raw carrot tarts. This place offers a nice spot near the window where you can enjoy the view of beautiful Amsterdam while enjoying your cake. The vegan supermarket offers a lot of vegan sweets to take with you.”
What are your favorite vegan restaurants in Amsterdam?
“Everybody likes a good burger, right? Same for us. But where can you find nice vegan burgers in Amsterdam?
Roots has two vegan burgers on their menu. The first one is made from oatmeal, carrot, and cumin, topped with lamb’s lettuce, tomato, cucumber and finished with homemade vegan mayonnaise. Then we have the last burger and that is a burger made of beats with quinoa and pumpkin, topped with fresh spinach and a tahini-orange dressing.
Location: Amstelveenseweg 164, 1075 XN Amsterdam
Vegan Junk Food Bar
The Vegan Junk Food Bar. One of our favorite places to eat. They have a big burger available called the notorious sumo burger. You will receive the notorious sumo burger with vegetable cheddar, fried onion rings, jalopeños, and the original vegan junk food bar sauce.
Location: Staringplein 22, 1054 VL Amsterdam
The Dutch Weed Burger Joint
We really like the Dutch Weed Burger. This is one of the most famous Dutch vegan burgers.
Location: Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47, 1053 RJ Amsterdam
Looking for more vegan restaurant options? Here’s an overview of 6 vegan hotspots in Amsterdam.
Do you want to read more about vegan food in Amsterdam go to Veganfoodamsterdam.com.”