Love a stout beer? Guinness finally went vegan! For a long time they used isinglass (derived from fish) in the production process, but they managed to come up with a different way of making it. Please note, draft beer is vegan but bottled Guinness not yet.
Guinness is available on draft at Irish bars in town.
For more info on vegan beer and other drinks, check out Barnivore. 🍻
‘Close all slaughterhouses!’ Impressive outreach action with Bite Back at Dam square the other day, their latest virtual reality project IAnimal plus inspiring interview with co-founder Benjamin Loison about effective vegan outreach.
Just opened at Rivierenbuurt! Two cooks from Restaurant As (located at Beatrixpark) started a temporary restaurant where everything is entirely plant-based, seasonal and local. Three or four course dinner menu. Two days a week, at the location of living room restaurant La Maria. They will be open until the end of September, from the end of August even five days a week!
Open: Sun-Mon 12:00 – 21:00
‘Diervriendelijk Vlees Bestaat Niet’ (‘there’s no such thing as humane meat’) – nuff said! Spotted in Amsterdam-North. Sticker campaign and archive of the way meat is promoted as ‘animal-friendly’, find out more at the website.
A burger – simple in its parts but so satisfying as a whole if done well. Perfect summer food! And wait, tomorrow it’s International Vegan Burger Day! These days it’s so easy to find all kind of vegan burger patties in the supermarket. But even better, the following restaurants have a vegan burger on the menu! Read more
Spotted at Rijnstraat – this sticker of animal sanctuary Stichting Melief! Started by two vegans at a location close to Rotterdam, they eventually moved to Germany (just over the border at Emmen) to be able to expand. They’re taking care of literally thousands of animals! Melief is open for visitors every Saturday afternoon and at the yearly open day, this year on August 27th.
Spotted at Bilderdijkstraat – support sticker for the Free Sven and Natasha campaign. Sven and Natasha are two animal rights activists from Amsterdam who are being prosecuted for involvement in the SHAC campaign, an animal rights campaign set up to close down notorious animal laboratory Huntingdon Life Sciences in the UK. Sven and Natasha are currently awaiting trial in England.
Visit www.freesvenandnatasha.org to learn more.
New – vegan frozen pizza at Ekoplaza! Pizza pesto with vegan cheese and cherry tomato. 😍 First time a pizza like this is readily available in stores in Amsterdam, yay!
This liquorice is just GREAT! Autodrop Pittige Patsers Peper, slightly hot. 🔥 The sour and the salty variant are also vegan (though I didn’t find the salty one anywhere yet).
They sell it at Albert Heijn but not at all of them. Finally found it at Albert Heijn Jan Evertsenstraat. However it said they’re going to take it out of their assortment so hurry up! 🙂
What a time to be alive! This Spring alone three new vegan/vegetarian places will open up in Amsterdam. All within a matter of weeks, and all in the popular Oud-West area. Say whaaat! 😍 Read more