Hearth originally started back in 2016, when Italians Valentino and Marco opened their small restaurant / creative space at the Albert Cuypstraat. They know each other from working at the Amstel Hotel (kitchen and management). At the Albert Cuypstraat they were offering a vegetarian menu with mostly soups, pasta dishes and tiramisu, with many vegan options. The name Hearth comes from the combination of heart and earth, referring to merging things they are passionate about (like art and music), with a sense of responsibility for the planet.
After several successful years they were looking for a bigger location and closed the restaurant early 2020, coincidentally around the time corona started. Determined to reopen again they waited it out and kept looking for a new location. And so they eventually opened again in January 2022. This time in Amsterdam Oost, and now as a fully vegan restaurant! Because during the years, they themselves also made the change from vegetarian to vegan, tells Valentino. Read more