Amsterdam has long been on-trend when it comes to the sheer number of vegetarian restaurants in the city, but 20 years ago the emphasis seemed to be on quantity over quality. Happily, over time, the caliber of vegetarian food has risen dramatically along with the variety of the produce being pumped out of the nation’s greenhouses. Amsterdam has an increasing number of vegetarian-friendly restaurants popping up across the city, and its broad selection of eateries means vegetarian options are available on most menus. From top cafés for healthy options to vegetarian and vegan restaurants, our guide to vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam is sure to inspire.
List of Amsterdam Vegan Restaurants:
1.Mr and Mrs Watson
The mission of this “plant-based food bar for vegan food lovers and cheese addicts” in Oost is to “change the world with good food”. While there are a few interesting options on the all-vegan menu, you’re here for the award-winning home-made vegan cheese.
An all-day menu features a variety of satisfying seasonal salads, with a good assortment of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. You can also create your own by picking from a selection of veggies, greens, grains, toppings and dressings.
3. The Avocado Show
Either way, avocado steals the spotlight, though it’s not 100 percent meat-free. Still, there’s avo toast, of course, but you’ll also find avo-based salads, smoothies, pizza and even ice cream. Head to the newer Zuid location, where you can dine in a calmer environment that features a trendy plant wall with a neon logo as a picture-perfect backdrop for all that Instagrammable avo.
4. Vegan Junk Food Bar
This self-titled “cruelty-free junk food bar” is styled after the quintessential Dutch snack bar. However, it features an added helping of hipster edge courtesy of graffiti slogans like “The Future Is Vegan” and “Suck My Bitter Balls”.
5. Deer Mama
Deer Mama is on a mission to create “cruelty-free comfort food” and does so cheerfully in a millennial-pink interior described as “Peach Pit meets Miami Vice meets Saved by the Bell”.