Spotted some time ago on a dike in Zeeburg.
Spotted some time ago on a dike in Zeeburg.
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.
Sticker by Even Geen Vlees, an organisation based in Amsterdam which encourages people to try a meatless diet. Last year they ran an ad campaign on Dutch train stations about the environmental costs of the production of meat. At the moment they are planning another campaign, highlighting the power of plant-based food!
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
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.
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.
It’s the darkest month and all that stuff. But also the time to come together with friends and family, look back at everything accomplished during this year, and to make plans for the coming one! Maybe the following events will give you something to look forward to already. Read more
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!
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.