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.
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.
“Everything you can eat, I can eat vegan!” as a popular slogan says. Donuts typically contain milk, butter and eggs and thus won’t be eaten by vegans. Yet clever people found ways around this to produce yummy and cruelty-free delicacies for us to enjoy. While there are no fully vegan donut stores around like existing in Berlin or NYC, there are nevertheless several addresses in Amsterdam selling vegan donuts. Find out about them below and check out the map as well. Read more
Don’t know why I didn’t hear earlier about these things! Almond pastry, perfect if you want to bring something which is easily available and cheap, yet more fancy than cookies. At Jumbo supermarket. There’s actually zero almond in it, it’s made with soy beans, white beans and almond aroma. 😀
In Amsterdam the organic stores usually offer the greatest choice in specific vegan products. Ordinary supermarkets have also a lot to offer, but sometimes you have to know where to find particular products.
Did you know you can find vegan chocolate-hazelnutspread just in the supermarket? The one from brand ‘1 De Beste’ is available in local Dirk van den Broek and Dekamarkt supermarkets. The ‘Markant’ brand is available at Vomar and Coop. The (organic) soy ‘Penotti’ is available at Albert Heijn. Enjoy!
This feels weird… checking out the cheese department at the supermarket. Vegan cheese is not only sold at organic or vegan stores but in supermarkets in town as well! Jumbo has Wilmersburger cheese for a while now in most of their stores. And recently the news spread one can order Wilmersburger at the Albert Heijn as well. Just go to the help desk in the shop and ask for it. A few Deen supermarkets also sell Wilmersburger. When calling today the one at Mosveld (Amsterdam North) confirmed they have it in their store, the other stores in Amsterdam don’t have it (yet?).