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
The December month usually holds all kinds of special events. This year several restaurants are organising special festive dinners. Also the yearly Vredesdienst voor Dieren is taking place again! Read more
Wow!! We’re excited to invite you to the Dutch PREMIERE of long-awaited documentary The End of Meat, on January 9 2019 in Amsterdam! 💥
Despite vegan pie not being super hard to find in Amsterdam, there are few places dedicated solely to it (be sure to check out Koffie ende Koeck). Good news though: bakery Willem-Pie opened a temporary café where people can sit down and enjoy their sweet creations! Read more
Boy vegan options are increasing rapidly in town. Eating out as a vegan can’t be considered hard these days, check this list on Happy Cow for example. Especially pleased with 100% vegan restaurants of course, and before the end of the year the following restaurants can be added to the list! Read more
The Amsterdam Animal Ambulance is on the job 24/7 to help animals in emergency situations. Most of their staff is working on a voluntary basis. We followed vet tech and vegan Lara during one of the shifts.
Check out other inspirational people we interviewed!
I’ve cycled past this cafe so many times but for some reason always assumed it was solely a place for tourists, selling overpriced waffles and such. And because of it, I never noticed it. But then a friend told me about this ‘cute little bakery in the centre, selling vegan pastry’. Say what? Read more
Massive attendance at this weekend’s March to Close Down All Slaughterhouses!! A demonstration held at 38 cities all over the world. The first demonstration took place in Paris in 2012. For Amsterdam this was the first year. It was organised by animal rights group Bite Back, who also organised the march a week ago in Brussels. Read more
There are nowadays plenty options in Amsterdam for those who like vegan food, served in an elegant way. Fine dining style, offered by renowned restaurants like De Kas, Choux, Morris & Bella, Yerba, Bolenius, Bak. But none of those are completely vegan. Therefore it’s quite refreshing to meet a chef-turned-vegan who started together with his partner vegan pop-up Sproutsiders. Only two more weeks so check this out! Read more
Of course I like to support 100% vegan places. Owned by fellow vegans, my kind of people. But what I just love love is when traditional places start to offer vegan options as well. One of those places is Café Saarein, which is offering vegan lunch every Saturday, already since quite a while. Saarein has the looks of a typical traditional Jordaan café. However it has a big (non-typical) history as it started out as a ‘women-only’ café – a lesbian bar. That was in 1978, nowadays everyone is welcome though it still proudly carries that identity. Read more