Charming vegetarian restaurant with plenty vegan options, close to Westerpark. Started by food blogger/cookbook author Nina Olsson.
Swedish born Nina Olsson originally graduated in graphic/media design and worked as an art director for many years. But since food was her true passion, she made a switch in her career. In 2013 she launched her food platform Nourish Atelier, with a focus on simple, healthy and mainly plant-based recipes. In 2017 her first cookbook Bowls of Goodness came out, followed by three more over the years.
Olsson has been living in Amsterdam for the past fifteen years. A few years ago she did a month-long pop-up at Zoku hotel, where she prepared dishes from her cookbooks. It was then when the idea for her own restaurant first sparked. She teamed up with a befriended entrepreneur, and so Chez Nina opened August 2022!
The menu offers smaller dishes to share, about 14 in total. Many of them are either vegan or can be made vegan, all clearly marked on the menu. Choice between either the a la carte menu or as a 5 course tasting menu. There are some sweet options as well for dessert. The style of the food can be described as comforting dishes influenced by Mediterranean cuisine, changing with the season. Italian touch, Japanese touch. In the kitchen they have a pizza oven for the pizzettas on the menu.
Vegan natural wines on the drinks menu, as well as their own cocktails, homemade sodas etc.
Chez Nina is located at the charming Van Limburg Stirumplein in Staatsliedenbuurt. Tram 3 stops in front of the door, Westerpark is just a stroll away. If the weather permits also beautiful large terrace outside.
Food journalist Mara Grimm (Het Parool) gave them an 8,5 (!) in her review.