The time that you as a vegetarian – let alone vegan – had to have a lovingly prepared lasagne, is complete past. Especially vegan restaurants are jumping like mushrooms – also ideal for flexitarians. Not only do they seem to prepare delicious snacks here, vegan sweets that almost surpass the assortment in French patisseries (almost, we almost say), but especially food as a medicine. ‘Eating the rainbow’ is a cry that you often see on Instagram. In other words: fill your plate with as many colors of vegetables as possible so that you get all your vitamins. Anyway, try something new on the weekend within the vegan spectrum? The options are many and below your can find the best vegan restaurants in Amsterdam.
9x Best Vegan Restaurants in Amsterdam
Benji’s Think of this scenario: a healthy buddha bowl – filled with all those rainbow-colored vegetables that vegans have their mouth full of – to leave room for … red velvet pancakes. Of course we had to go by to try them out ourselves. Red velvet pancakes with mascarpone where the steam comes from if you cut it in half. Through the interior, a true urban jungle, you also imagine yourself outside the city bustle – even though Benji’s is located on the somewhat gray Wibautstraat in Oost.
Meatless District At Meatless District they have sweet potato fries that will make your mouth water – not baked in the oven, but crunchy fried – and gluten-free buns that the enthusiastic citizen enthusiasts are definitely excited about. Another highlight on the menu: the new mason jar salad, filled with lots of vegetables and some cereals. The building in Amsterdam Oud-West offers plenty of space and Chesterfields to crash into on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, so you do not have to wait for hours to get a spot.
The bowler hat The interior and absence of social media – taking pictures of your food is still allowed – you can already read: The Bolhoed does not do hipster practices. And why should they? The atmosphere is cozy, and the vegan menu on your finger to lick. Dishes full of fresh salads, homemade hummus, brown rice, light curries and quiches.
The Meets At The Meets in Amsterdams Rivierenbuurt (edge De Pijp) they believe in balance: what comes out of the kitchen here is 80% vegetable, with the use of up to 20% animal products. You will find vegan croissants and sugar-free cakes, as well as well-stocked salads, fresh juices and much more.
Spirit Have people from Amsterdam ever been so happy with a concept that has flown from Rotterdam? That is the question. Spirit is a wonderful big restaurant surrounded by glass windows. Well deep in Amsterdam Oost, but promised, it is worth the bike ride. Here you have a huge selection of vegetarian (and mostly vegan) dishes that you can all boast of the buffet. The tarts, scones and ice creams are also not to be scorned.
Beter & Leuk Beter & Leuk has besides vintage clothing and accessories also a lunchroom and caterer who is just a house number next to it, of which you want to try the vegan menu. Classics on the menu are Korean rice bowls with bibimbap, the Dutch weed burger and various thick slices of bread. Furthermore, new recipes are often tried out, such as melanzane. You do not have to starve here: with every order you get a large portion with various salads.
Dignita In Amsterdam Zuid you will find Dignita; an open, light space, divided over two floors, and a menu that is both resourceful – a zucchini-covered pastry with fresh mint yoghurt and grilled haloumi cheese or the earthworks salad bowl, which is always vegan but with which the ingredients change – to eggs that are in every possible way before you are baked, boiled or poached. They cook here with local products that are as organic and fair trade as possible. Just around the corner you will also find Lavinia’s newest location, where you can also enjoy an abundance of vegan delicacies.
Dophert Dophert in Westerpark proves once again that vegan food is far from boring. ‘Eating the rainbow’ gets a completely different meaning here, but this eatery and caterer is not just reserved for a sweet tooth. They have countless unparalleled brunch options, which you can also take home.
Golden Temple Golden Temple is not a one-day-fly; they have been here for years – 40 years to be exact – on power bowls for the vegetarian and vegan. It is not a trendy tent – anyone who just shies away can go right here – and the interior makes you feel like you’ve landed in Kathmandu. On the menu? Colorful, healthy dishes without meat or fish such as Indian dahl, Iranian quinoa, Indonesian tempeh salads and light Vietnamese rice paper rolls.