Fries with vegan mayo at Amsterdam trainstations!

Vegan outreach organisation Viva Las Vega’s is on a roll. First they persuaded french fries place Manneken Pis to offer vegan mayonnaise, this time they succeeded in convincing snackbar chain Smullers to also offer vegan mayo. Smullers is located at trainstations of bigger cities nationwide. In Amsterdam you can find them at station Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Amstel, Amsterdam Zuid and Amsterdam Sloterdijk!

Oh by the way their Amsterdam Centraal location is open until 4 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Perhaps worth a detour after your night out? 😉

For other vegan stuff at trainstation Amsterdam Centraal, check out this overview we made.

Vegan stuff at this bakery!

What about all kinds of pastry, vegan of course and made by a real baker? Find these at Het Zaanse Bakkertje, a bakery just north of Amsterdam!

They have heaps of choice in sweet as well as savoury stuff. Not everything is vegan but the vegan things are well indicated and they claim to have 60 (!) vegan items in their assortment at the moment! Including baker’s classics like currant buns, vegan cheese croissants and gevulde koeken. Read more

Veganz products

At the healthfood section, AH Gelderlandplein

With rumours going back to 2013 there’s still no Veganz in Amsterdam! You know the all vegan supermarket one can find in Berlin and other places in Germany. And nowadays even in Czech Republic and Austria. But a month ago Veganz announced it will have a few of its own products (16 to be precise) in some Albert Heijn supermarkets in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam you can find it at the Albert Heijn at Gelderlandplein (Buitenveldert) and Osdorpplein (Osdorp). Disappointment: not all of the 16 products are being sold – at Gelderlandplein none of their chocolate! Hopefully the assortment will improve eventually.

Is it a test for a possible upcoming store? We’ll keep you updated.

In love with the cocooo

Little did I know, but kokosbrood turns out to be a Dutch invention! Translated as ‘coconutbread’, it’s something to put ON TOP OF bread. It usually contains gelatin or sometimes honey or even smashed insects, but now there’s also a vegan version! 🎉 If you’re Dutch you probably ate this as a child so time to get nostalgic.

If you’re never had this before and wonder what the fuck it is. It’s basically grated coconut with starch and heaps of sugar. Packed in slices the same size as a slice of bread.

So the main kokosbrood producer Theunisse created a vegan one, look out for the package which says ‘biologisch glutenvrij’ (organic & glutenfree). At the moment only available at Deen supermarkets, though not all of them. All Amsterdam locations have them except the one at Rijnstraat and the one at Lange Vonder.

Eva Meijer: “Rational arguments are not sufficient for vegan outreach”

We recently met up with multitalented Eva Meijer. This year she published a book on animal language called ‘Dierentalen’. Her third novel ‘Het Vogelhuis’ got published in September and was well received in national newspapers and on tv. She is also writing her PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam, on political animal voices.

Accompagnied by her dog Doris, she discusses the role of philosophy within the animal rights movement, animal rights at the university and the relationship between her literary and philosophical work.

The interview is in Dutch, if you want to switch on/off English subtitles just click in the bottom of the screen to select. Filmed at Beatrixpark, Amsterdam.

Check out other inspirational people we interviewed!