‘Power of plant-based food’ campaign

Another ad campaign by vegan outreach organisation Even Geen Vlees! This one focuses on the power of plant-based food and highlights vegan athletes. The text translates as: ‘Discover the power of plant-based food!’ In total there are six different designs, this one shows Dutch champion powerlifting Sanne Visser.

The posters are visible on 140 (!) different locations throughout the whole country. In Amsterdam find them at trainstations Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, Amsterdam Muiderpoort and Amsterdam Holendrecht! They’ll still be up for a few days, until Tuesday.

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.