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.

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Ancient vegan delicousness

 

vegan neapolitaner

Apparently a big deal in Austria, these cookies exist for over a hundred years and have been vegan since the beginning. Yes that’s before the word ‘vegan’ existed! So Manner Neapolitaner wafers are tiny wafers filled with a hazelnut-chocolate cream filling. Neapolitan refers to stuff from Napoli, as the hazelnuts used apparently are from there. Which makes for a pretty delicious result! Also pretty inexpensive, just €1,20 for a package, available at Sterk nightshop.

 

Vegan donuts have arrived!

vegan donuts amsterdam
Donuts staring back at you at CoffeeConcepts

“Everything you can eat, I can eat vegan!” as a popular slogan says. Donuts typically contain milk, butter and eggs and thus won’t be eaten by vegans. Yet clever people found ways around this to produce yummy and cruelty-free delicacies for us to enjoy. While there are no fully vegan donut stores around like existing in Berlin or NYC, there are nevertheless several addresses in Amsterdam selling vegan donuts. Find out about them below and check out the map as well. Read more

Chocolate-hazelnutspread yay!

vegan chocolate-hazelnutspread

debeste vegan chocolate-hazelnutspread

In Amsterdam the organic stores usually offer the greatest choice in specific vegan products. Ordinary supermarkets have also a lot to offer, but sometimes you have to know where to find particular products.

Did you know you can find vegan chocolate-hazelnutspread just in the supermarket? The one from brand ‘1 De Beste’ is available in local Dirk van den Broek and Dekamarkt supermarkets. The ‘Markant’ brand is available at Vomar and Coop. The (organic) soy ‘Penotti’ is available at Albert Heijn. Enjoy!

Vegan cheese at the supermarket!

wilmersburger

This feels weird… checking out the cheese department at the supermarket. Vegan cheese is not only sold at organic or vegan stores but in supermarkets in town as well! Jumbo has Wilmersburger cheese for a while now in most of their stores. And recently the news spread one can order Wilmersburger at the Albert Heijn as well. Just go to the help desk in the shop and ask for it. A few Deen supermarkets also sell Wilmersburger. When calling today the one at Mosveld (Amsterdam North) confirmed they have it in their store, the other stores in Amsterdam don’t have it (yet?).

7 x vegan stuff at Central Station

7x-vegan-stuff-at-central-station

Station Amsterdam Centraal, a.k.a. Central Station. Whether you’re only passing through on the way to Amsterdam North, or just arrived in town by train, this is a place many people pass by. It’s currently undergoing a long-time period of reconstruction but some time ago some important parts where reopened again. As expected, more shops. But also more vegan food options to be found! These are the highlights. Read more