Vegan Shop Shop opened end 2019 by Barbara and Ali, who are vegan with Pakistani roots. You might remember Ali from the vegan pop-up Vegan Snack Shop he was running a few years ago at Beukenplein! Now with Vegan Shop Shop they broadened this concept to include a store as well. They are selling various brands of vegan cheese, macarons and other baked goods by Baking Bunny and an eclectic mix of organic packaged food. They prefer to offer local and social products. Read more
Closed during corona but their food is available for delivery! Within the area bounded by highway A10 (‘binnen de ring’). Call to order.
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
New vegan take-away by chef collective Vegan Assassins. Four chefs who previously cooked a.o. at Mediamatic and Dokhuis Galerie and got together in pre-corona times. But for this situation decided to start a take-away, located at the kitchen at Dokhuis Galerie. To offer to people food that is good for the planet and good for their health, as well as creating an alternative for affordable food at the various people’s kitchens in Amsterdam, which are not open at the moment of course. Read more
Vegan Sushi Bar started by David and Veronica, a couple who are both vegan and have a background in business. Originally they wanted to start their own coffeeplace in Amsterdam, but after a trip to the US they changed their minds! Both in LA and New York City they visited some great vegan sushi places and loved it so much they wanted to start one themselves. Then in just four months time they started Vegan Sushi Bar. Their motto: ‘the only thing we take out of the ocean is plastic!’ (and seaweed of course). Read more
During corona they remain open for take-away as well as delivery.
Opened just last month, Yemayá is the first vegan restaurant in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost! Started by brothers Martin and Merrel and Merrel’s wife Sharon, who all have a Surinamese background. Martin and Merrel have a business in home furnishings but for a while were dreaming of taking a new step where they could benefit the community more. When a real estate agent contacted them and offered a good deal on an empty store space, it was like it had meant to be. They started to make plans for real.
Martin tells me he has been vegan for about 20 years, and felt a growing urge to contribute to the well-being of the planet. Opening up a vegan restaurant for the local community is for them the first step in making a difference. Martin:”We want to show people that eating vegan is also possible, you don’t always need to eat meat.” Read more
Plant Based Sushi started by South African expat Claudia Deken, who was bored with the available vegan options at sushi restaurants. Having a background in business, she started to organise her own vegan sushi events, where different chefs were doing the kitchen part. One of these chefs was Jessica Lai, they had a good connection and now Jes is the permanent sushi chef. Originally from Taiwan, but she has worked before at restaurants in Spain and Australia!
Summer 2019 Plant Based Sushi found a temporary home at cultural space De Ruimte in Amsterdam North, where they hosted a pop-up every weekend for two months. Then start of 2020 they finally found a more permanent space at lunchroom OKO Cultural Meeting Point. OKO is open during the day, Plant Based Sushi takes over the space at night! Read more
Alas momentarily closed right now of course but they do offer DELIVERY and take-away (pick up at Vegabond)! For this they prepare a colourful box filled with 6 pieces of sushi and 3 side dishes (every day except Tuesdays).
A few years ago Brad Vanstone started to eat a predominantly plant-based diet, out of concern for the environment, as dairy farming is for a large part responsible for global warming. Replacing meat and milk was easy, but he couldn’t find a satisfying alternative for cheese. He started making plant-based cheese just for at home, which grew into a company! Originally under the name ‘Plantbased Cheese’, Brad was selling the plant-based cheeses at various markets in Amsterdam.
Late 2019 the name changed to Willicroft, coinciding with the opening of the store and the introduction of the products to various supermarkets outside Amsterdam as well. Read more
New! Korean / Japanese restaurant De Patchka reopened as an all vegan place! Name comes from Japanese food courts called ‘depachika’, generally offering affordable gourmet streetfood. Read more
No surprise with his Moroccan-Italian background, Salah Ait has been eating pizza all of his life. At a young age he worked as a pizza delivery boy, later as a cook and manager in various restaurants. It has always been his dream to open up his own place, and with Trevi’s this dream has become reality!
Since he has been vegetarian all of his life, and recently gone vegan, of course his restaurant had to be a vegan place. Named after his hometown Treviso (nothern Italy) which he left four years ago to settle in Amsterdam. Read more
Of course Vegan Junk Food Bar’s Kebabi was the first place dedicated to vegan kebab in Amsterdam. They do a good job, it’s delicious, but the setting is not like a real kebabplace. Helin’s Groente Döner IS a real kebabplace, not fully vegan alas, but they do allow their vegan kebab do be the star on the menu! Read more