From falafel burgers to chickpea curries, it seems over the last few years plant-based diets have grown in popularity. With so many restaurants now specialising in vegan fare we thought we had better see what all the fuss is about … Here is our guide to the best vegan food in Amsterdam.
If you are looking to try some plant-based food but don’t fancy venturing out into the city, then head on down to zincBAR at ClinkNOORD and try some of our very own vegan cuisine. The Falafel burger and Mezze board are particularly tasty … and they won’t break the bank.
2. Koffie ende Koek
Where? Haarlemmerweg 175, 1051 LA Amsterdam
Why go? Epic Vegan Pasteries
Plant-based cafe Koffie ende Koek kicks is fast becoming a vegan favorite in Amsterdam. The cafes homely vibe and super tasty vegan pastries make it the ideal place to introduce skeptics to plant-based food. We recommend grabbing a takeaway coffee, your favorite vegan pastry and heading to the beautiful Westpark to relax and enjoy. The park is located just a few minutes walk away from the cafe and is beautiful all year round!
Looking for a good book to read while you’re enjoying your food? Have a look at our guide to English bookshops in Amsterdam.
3. Dutch Weed Burger Joint
Where? Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47, 1053 RJ Amsterdam
Why go? Bear witness to a burger of the future
At the Dutch Weed Burger Joint, they believe that a plant-based food culture is the key to changing the world. Founded by vegan cookbook writer and chef Lisette Kreischer, the seaweed-based restaurant is a burger bar with a difference. Unlike their beef counterparts, the burger patties at this restaurant are made entirely from seaweed, making them tasty, healthy and sustainable! The restaurant also serves a series of other delicious seaweed and algae-based dishes including Sea Nuggets, Seawharma and the Dutch Weed Dog.
4. Vegan Junk Food Bar
Where? Staringplein 22, 1054 VL Amsterdam + Marie Heinekenplein 9, 1072 MH
Why go? For a taste of junk food with a vegan twist
With three outlets dotted all over the city, this vegan fast food style restaurant is taking Amsterdam by storm. The entirely plant-based chain isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of vegan food. Their junk food does away with the myth that all vegan food is healthy. Say goodbye to Falafel and hummus and say hello to Loaded Freak Fries and Double Plant-based Beef Burgers!
Prefer a bar that specializes in beer instead of junk food? then check out our guide to the best bars in Amsterdam.
5. Mr and Mrs Watson
Where? Linnaeuskade 3h, Amsterdam
Why go? Try some of the worlds best vegan cheese
Renowned for their selection of homemade vegan cheese, this upmarket food bar is one of Amsterdam’s latest and greatest vegan establishments. Their award-winning vegan cheese is made in exactly the same way as conventional cheese, except they use plant-based ingredients instead of milk. The restaurants also boast a list of vegan wines and even vegan furniture! Although the dishes can be a little pricey we think this restaurant is definitely worth a visit. For a great introduction to vegan cheese, we recommend trying the cashew fondue… because who doesn’t love dipping crispy bread into melted cheese?
Where? Leliegracht 16, 1015 CK Amsterdam
Why go? For a unique all vegan shopping and eating experience
Both an intimate lunchroom and grocery store, Vegabond is a one-stop stop shop for all things vegan. From yummy wraps and juices to decadent doughnuts and vegan cheese, you can be sure to find something to enjoy! If you don’t fancy eating in their lunchroom but still want to try some vegan food then why not visit their grocery store and grab a few things to cook yourself back at ClinkNOORD. You never know you might become the next big name in vegan cuisine.
7. Alchemist Garden
Where? Overtoom 409, 1054 JP Amsterdam
Why go? For a taste of extreme raw vegan food
Last but not least on our guide to vegan food in Amsterdam is the Alchemist Garden. Specialising in raw and organic dishes this cafe’s offerings are at the extreme end of the veganism scale. But don’t let that stop you, the dishes are delicious, healthy and guilt free… as long as you don’t eat too much! Located just a stone’s throw from Vondelpark, this cafe is the perfect pit stop for a bite to eat when enjoying a day at the park. We particularly like the vegan quiche and lasagne.