Christmas is almost here! Where to go if you want to eat vegan these days? Check out these events and restaurants to celebrate Christmas vegan style in Amsterdam. For more info about the restaurants and events just click on the links.
Did you hear there’s a heatwave on its way…? Time to score some ice, ice, baby! Vegan ice cream, of course. That’s why Green Amsterdam tracked down the best spots in Amsterdam to get your vegan ‘ijsje’. Go find the nearest vegan ice cream spot to your location on the map and get it while it’s hot! Ehh… cold 😀
At Dophert in the Spaarndammerstraat they know their sweets; they make beautiful vegan pies, milkshakes and for a while now they have their very own vegan soft ice machine! And they don’t just leave it like that, they sprinkle ’em up for you with some colorful edible decorations that will cheer up anyone! They serve different flavors like Vanilla, ‘Tumeric Latte’ and ‘Maple Speculoos’.
Remember Vegabond? This 100% vegan lunchroom annex supermarket has a great lunch menu, sweets and a beautiful view on the Leliegracht canal. Their little supermarket is like vegan heaven and of course ice cream is part of it! From vegan brand ‘Booja-Booja’ they sell the flavors ‘Caramel Pecan Praline’ and ‘Hunky Punky Chocolate’ and there’s a cornetto from the brand ‘Valsoia’. Read more about Vegabond here!
You can’t miss IJscuypje when you walk around in Amsterdam. Right now there are nearly fifteen IJscuypjes in Amsterdam, so there’s always one close to you. All sorbet flavors are vegan and freshly made in their own kitchen, where they produce about 18 flavors including Chocolate, Rhabarb, ‘Mango Passion fruit’, Kiwi, Mandarin and Pear. When summer is over, IJscuypje turns into ‘Stamppotje’ for winter time.
Going to spend a sunny day at the Amsterdamse Bos? Then drop by De Boshalte, a place that rents out bicycles and has a little terrace where they serve vegan ice creams!
Spirit is a vega(n) buffet restaurant with over fifty dishes which are freshly made with 100% bio and seasonal ingredients. There’s a big ass buffet in the middle of the restaurant, but there’s also a little one behind it: A vegan ice cream buffet! Serving funky flavors like ‘Mango Red Pepper’, ‘Black Sesame’, Passion fruit, Cassis, Chocolate, Cocos and Raspberry. Read more about Spirit here!
Artisanal Italian ice cream maker and coffee taster Massimo makes everything in Italian tradition. Around the corner of the Albert Cuyp you’ll find his little shop with over fifteen different vegan flavors like Cantaloupe, Chocolate, Watermelon, Lemon, Pistachio and Hazelnut The cones are not vegan by the way.
Van Leeuwen x Juice Brothers
Van Leeuwen was actually already quite a popular ice cream hotspot in New York before they opened their joint together with Juice Brothers around the corner of Westerpark last year.
Here you find delicious artisan scoops of ice with flavors like like Matcha, Coffee, Chocolate, Rasberry, Watermelon and more. The ideal spot to get your ice cream for a Westerpark sessions!
La La IJs
Just across ‘De Hallen’ and close to ‘Ten Kate market’ in Amsterdam West, a new organic and artisanal ice cream shop has opened its doors. La La IJs serves vegan and non-vegan milkshakes and ice creams. Some of the vegan flavors being Rhubarb, Coffee, ‘Lemon Basil’ and ‘Chic Salt Rosemary’. Their cones are vegan and if you want you can add some fruit to your coupe!
Tofani is one of the oldest Italian ice cream shops in Amsterdam. Situated at Nieuwmarkt, in the middle of the centre, you can enjoy your ice cream on the little terrace at the square. They serve vegan and non vegan flavors, the vegan flavors being ‘Ginger Soy’, Chocolate and several fruit flavors. Next to their tasty ice creams they also serve coffees and sandwiches.
Day Made is a fairly new espresso bar annex gallery situated in the neighborhood de Baarsjes, Amsterdam West. Next to their exquisite fair trade coffees and funky gallery pieces, they also sell vegan popsicles from the Dutch brand ‘IJsmanschap’ which you can enjoy on their outside seats.
Beter & Leuk
This popular vegetarian lunch café in the east of Amsterdam feels like a living room where they happen to serve super tasty vegan food. Beter & Leuk now also sells ice cream from ‘Van Leeuwen’ and vegan popsicles from the brands ‘NICE fruitijsjes’ and ‘Unmelted’, in flavors like Spinach-Banana’ and ‘Mango-Carrot’
Supermarkets like ‘Ekoplaza’, ‘Jumbo’, ‘Albert Heijn’, ‘Marqt’ and ‘Aldi’ all sell vegan ice creams! With brands such as ‘Cornetto’, ‘Ben & Jerry’s’, ‘Professor Grunschnabel’, ‘Abbot Kinney’s’, ‘Trader Joe’s’ and the supermarkets house brands (sorbet and several popsicles). So if you just want to enjoy your ice creams at home or bring it with you to the park, you easily can!
Typical Dutch Food and best places to eat it in Amsterdam
What is typical Dutch food? The Dutch have a hard time explaining their ‘cuisine’ to outsiders. As a Dutch citizen I’ve heard it numerous times from people around the globe: We have a lousy kitchen. And truth be told, it might not be the most divine cuisine in the world, however there are some typical Dutch foods even foreigners can’t resist.
Are you a wine lover? Although the Netherlands is probably more known as a country where we like to drink beer, wine is quite popular as well! And as a wine lover in Amsterdam you can enjoy yourself in some very beautiful wine spots. Green Amsterdam listed 15 of the best wine spots you can find in the city below. Let the wine tasting begin!