Newspaper NRC highlights the rise of vegan restaurants in Amsterdam

Screenshot of the article online.

“De tijd dat veganisten blij mochten zijn als ze een tomatensoep met patatjes geserveerd kregen, is voorbij. Waren er vijf jaar geleden nog slechts 45.000 vegans in Nederland, volgens de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (NVV) zijn er nu al zo’n 121.000 mensen die geen dierlijke producten als vlees, zuivel, eieren en leer gebruiken. En daar speelt de horeca op in: in Amsterdam zijn er nu zo’n 35 restaurants die uitsluitend vegan gerechten serveren. Nog zo’n tweehonderd horecagelegenheden bieden ‘veganistische opties’.”

Big article in the Amsterdam supplement of national newspaper NRC. Featuring Deer Mama, Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Vegabond, The Dutch Weed Burger Joint and Vegan Amsterdam – aka yours truly! Read the article here.

Vegan students unite!

vegan student association amsterdam

Inspired by similar student associations in cities like Gent and recently Groningen, a group of students in Amsterdam decided to establish the Vegan Student Association Amsterdam!

According to their mission statement, it was founded with the aim of “increasing the visibility of the vegan movement and start a conversation about animal rights, building at the same time a network of like-minded students. We offer support to anyone interested in approaching the vegan lifestyle.”

Their first event will be Sunday next week, a vegan picnic at Vondelpark on Sunday June 2nd! More info here.

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One Dam Day 2019 – the photos

one dam day

Today at Dam Square, 24 h non-stop vegan outreach by about a thousand vegan activists from Anonymous for the Voiceless!

Activists position themselves in a square shape, the ‘Cube of Truth’, showing footage of animals in the industry. Other activists have conversations with curious bypassers, motivating them to try out a vegan diet.

The action named ‘One Dam Day’ continues throughout the night until tomorrow at noon. Read more

Wow VEGAN APPLE CRUMBLE PIE at Hema!

hema vegan taart

This is huge! HEMA just veganized their apple crumble pie. Which means you can just buy an affordable vegan pie without hassle. And which has to be said, tastes pretty decent! Goodbye are the days of vegan apfelstrudel from the freezer in the supermarket! And a great step into making vegan options more mainstream!

Made possible partially due to the encouragement of the good people at ProVeg.

Get it at bigger HEMA stores with a bakery department or order it. Damage: €4,50 for a small pie – about 6 pieces.

hema vegan taart

A giant vegan section at Jumbo Stadhouderskade!

vegan jumbo amsterdam

More and more specific vegan products are entering the supermarkets in the last few years. What’s new now is that some supermarkets are even creating whole vegan sections in their store. Jumbo supermarkets especially are active in this, with their store at the Stadhouderskade being the prime example. They have as many special vegan products in their store as some of the 100% vegan grocery stores I’ve visited in my life! Read more

2018: Amsterdam is embracing veganism

Wow lots of positive stuff has happened this year! Vegan food is one of the most important trends in hospitality and retail, says basically everyone and your mother by now. This is clearly reflected in the increase of vegan restaurants in town this year, as well as the increase of vegan options on non-vegan restaurant menus.

We also noticed more specifically vegan products in supermarkets, with some supermarkets even creating whole vegan fridges or shelves. Several manufacturers even dedicated huge nationwide ad campaigns to the promotion of their vegan products. Also many vegan events took place, from vegan outreach to big festivals. Get ready for 2018 in review! Read more