Finding vegan pancakes on a restaurant menu in Amsterdam used to be rare, but nowadays there are PLENTY options! A few hip pancake places opened up which of course have vegan options (can’t open a new hip place without it) but also traditional Amsterdam pancake places all of a sudden realised you CAN make a pancake batter without using milk and eggs.
So broadly speaking you can choose from vegan and vegan friendly-places, new hip pancakes places, or traditional pancake places. And then there are some others. Most places offer either American (thick and fluffy) or Dutch style (larger and thinner) pancakes. We found 13 places with vegan pancakes on the menu, check ’em out! Read more
Passing Wibautstraat you might have seen people lining up in front of a particular bakery store, especially around lunchtime. That’s Bakkerij Hartog, which has been around for over 100 years. Their bread is famous in Amsterdam and with good reason, it’s probably the best bread in town! Read more
Whoa lots of vegan pastry at organic store/deli Henny’s Homemade. At Rozengracht, who knew! Muffin, croissant, coconut macaroon, poppy seed crumble pie, hemp cookie, samosa… (not all vegan pastry is indicated as such on the card). Also open until LATE every day. Read more
New!! Pop-up takeaway by vegan bakery Nono Cakes at Winkelcentrum Ganzenpoort (Zuid-Oost). 😍 All kinds of pastry (donuts, tompouce, cake etc.) and even savoury stuff as well like a roll with vegan pom or vegan cheese onion puff. Will be there prob until summer next year or longer! Read more
For those with a sweeeeet tooth!! Cakestix – new cake pop-up store by Dr Oetker X Nono Cakes (one of the best vegan bakers in Amsterdam!). 🍰 All vegan except half of the toppings! You customize them yourself and for some reason they pierce it with a wooden stick (some kind of Instagram hype). Read more
“De tijd dat veganisten blij mochten zijn als ze een tomatensoep met patatjes geserveerd kregen, is voorbij. Waren er vijf jaar geleden nog slechts 45.000 vegans in Nederland, volgens de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme (NVV) zijn er nu al zo’n 121.000 mensen die geen dierlijke producten als vlees, zuivel, eieren en leer gebruiken. En daar speelt de horeca op in: in Amsterdam zijn er nu zo’n 35 restaurants die uitsluitend vegan gerechten serveren. Nog zo’n tweehonderd horecagelegenheden bieden ‘veganistische opties’.”
Big article in the Amsterdam supplement of national newspaper NRC. Featuring Deer Mama, Mr. & Mrs. Watson, Vegabond, The Dutch Weed Burger Joint and Vegan Amsterdam – aka yours truly! Read the article here.
More and more specific vegan products are entering the supermarkets in the last few years. What’s new now is that some supermarkets are even creating whole vegan sections in their store. Jumbo supermarkets especially are active in this, with their store at the Stadhouderskade being the prime example. They have as many special vegan products in their store as some of the 100% vegan grocery stores I’ve visited in my life! Read more
De Bijenkorf is a pretty posh department store, which you can find in many cities in the Netherlands. It includes their own food court style restaurant called ‘The Kitchen’, which you can find in Amsterdam on the top floor. Lately the restaurant offers many new vegan options, all promoted very visibly on the counter! Read more