Asian restaurant chain with a vegan and vegetarian menu
Yes! Wagamama introduced a new separate vegan+vegetarian menu last week! The Asian cuisine restaurant chain has four locations in Amsterdam. Besides that they’re located in Utrecht, Rotterdam, Roermond and 16 other countries around the globe. Wagamama was born in London in 1992 and inspired by the fast pace of Japanese Ramen bars. The interior suits the concept; modern, simple and clean with big communal tables to have a quick but delicious Asian bite. Although with this new vegan menu you might just want to hang around a bit longer…
80% plant based 20% animal products
In the ever vibrant neighborhood de Pijp, on just 5 minutes walking distance from the Albert Cuyp market, you find The Meets eatery. The concept of The Meets is that they serve 80% plant-based and 20% animal products, meaning most of the menu is vegan!
(*Update: There’s a newly opened location in the East of Amsterdam, find the address and the location on the map at the end of this article)
Spirit – Vega(n) hotspot in Amsterdam East with over fifty dishes!
Just around the corner of Brouwerij t IJ in Amsterdam East you find Spirit, a vega(n) restaurant with a huge ass buffet. When you hear the word buffet, associations of all-inclusive holidays and all-you-can eat restaurants might pop up, but when you enter Spirit’s restaurant doors you’ll see this place has absolutely nothing to do with all that. It’s actually quite a peaceful spot.
Plant based fast food
Most vegans have the urge to eat some junk food every now and then, just like normal people 😀 Luckily we have two, almost three, Vegan Junkfood Bars in Amsterdam serving a 100% plant based snack menu.
Hummus has become very popular over the years in the Netherlands. The main ingredient chick pea has been propagated as a remedy against cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even wrinkles, which moved it into the spotlight as a super food. And although up until a few years ago it was quite hard to find good hummus in Amsterdam, nowadays you can find it on lunch menus everywhere. One of these places is Hummus D&A, a nice little bistro in the Jordaan.
Restaurant Merkelbach is located in House Frankendael (Huize Frankendael), which is in Park Frankendael in the east of Amsterdam. This park is one of the finest in the city and this complex from 1659 fits right in. Back then it was actually located outside Amsterdam and was meant as a summer house to escape the city and enjoy nature in peace.