The corona lockdown period feels like a long time ago and Amsterdam horeca came back to life. Like last year, this year we also gained 15 new vegan places in town (including second locations or existing omnivore restaurants switching to vegan)! And all so different from eachother, shows that veganism is really for everyone these days.
The Amsterdam Happy Cow page currently shows a total of 531 vegan and vegan-friendly addresses, of which 72 are vegan. Just to say, only three years ago that number of vegan addresses at Happy Cow was 39 so it almost doubled since then! Read more
What’s not vegan about vegetables you ask? At farm Zonnegoed, located in Flevoland, they do things differently compared to other vegetable farmers. Joost van Strien is growing his vegetables without the use of any animals in the production chain. For example, instead of commonly used animal manure, he is using green manure, made by fast-growing crops which are dug into the soil. Another important factor in his company, he is leaving the soil alone by not plowing or tilling. Those are just some of the regenerative farming techniques they practise at Zonnegoed.
Van Strien has been growing organic vegetables for almost 25 years, and since 2019 fully plant-based. The farm is the first one in the Netherlands to receive the international Biocyclic Vegan quality mark. They also got awarded as Agricultural Entrepreneur of the year 2022 in the Netherlands!
New since this month, these vegetables are available in Amsterdam! You can order a box and pick it up on Fridays at a location in Oud-West. Alternatively you can also get them delivered at your doorstep. Each box comes with a recipe for a vegan dish you could make with the veggies. Read more
We started the year with closed restaurants, we’re ending the year with closed restaurants. BUT despite corona this year a record amount of new vegan places opened!! Eleven new restaurants. On top of that, four existing restaurants decided to skip all animal products and go fully vegan, so that makes fifteen in total!
The Amsterdam Happy Cow page is currently listing 468 vegan and vegan-friendly adresses, 63 of them fully vegan. And Lonely Planet now included info on vegan restaurants in their latest Amsterdam guidebook, adding “Long at the forefront of vegetarian cuisine, Amsterdam led the way with vegan dining and has numerous restaurants citywide.” Read more
Now that many shops and all restaurants are closed due to corona, many small food businesses are struggling to make ends meet. A few initiatives have been set up in the past few weeks which offer a box filled with vegan food and sometimes with some other products as well. Check ’em out. Read more
This is huge! HEMA just veganized their apple crumble pie. Which means you can just buy an affordable vegan pie without hassle. And which has to be said, tastes pretty decent! Goodbye are the days of vegan apfelstrudel from the freezer in the supermarket! And a great step into making vegan options more mainstream!
Made possible partially due to the encouragement of the good people at ProVeg.
Get it at bigger HEMA stores with a bakery department or order it. Damage: €4,50 for a small pie – about 6 pieces.
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
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
Whooooooooo being (lazy and) vegan just became easier with New York Pizza and Domino’s both introducing vegan pizzas on their menu! Available in their restaurants of course but also for delivery! Read more
Nothing says weekend like a warm croissant from the oven. Available at several vegan-friendly places in town, but at most supermarkets as well. Here’s a list of those places: Read more
Say you want to celebrate so vegan pie is asked for! But where do you go? While there used to be only a handful of places (restaurants) which would offer it, these days it seems like no new cool coffeeplace can do without offering some vegan sweet stuff. Great! This is a list of all places which are currently offering vegan pie. And we’re talking ’bout the real stuff, no ‘raw energy balls’ or granola bars, please! Read more