Vegan foodbar Mr. & Mrs. Watson
Foodbar Mr. & Mrs. Watson is 100% vegan: from chairs covered in pineapple leather to a refined cheese platter with French cashew Brie. And what to think of vegan french toast waffle with grilled apple, tempeh bacon, date syrup and sesame seeds? Yum!
Vegan Junk Food Bar
According to our food critc, the Vegan Junk Food Bar is the place to be if you're looking for some greasy 'plant based' comfort food. In fact: the burgers here are better than the ones at many chains that dó serve meat. Also try the seaweed nuggets and vegan 'bitterballen', a typical Dutch snack that keeps locals coming back for more.
Two restaurants: Staringplein 22 and Marie Heinekenplein 9-10
The menu reads: Dutch croquettes ('kroketten'), chicken and steak tartare ('filet americain'). Consider our minds boggeled: is this place really -réally- vegan? Yes! Everything is plant based. Try the French toast with Nutella and banana, aubergine burgers or caesar salad with 'vegan chicken'.
The Dutch Weed Burger Joint
Ah, the Dutch and their puns. This is no coffee shop and although everything revolves around (sea)weed, you won't find actual narcotics here. Vegan foodies: gorge yourself on 'double weed Burgers', 'Seawharma' (a vegan take on shoarma) and 'Weed Dogs'.
Are you a sweet tooth? Try the funky galaxy doughnut. Also for take out.
Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47
Koffie ende Koeck
This place is known for their 'Rokerighe Rakker', a smokey sandwich with almond/sesame tofu, garlic mayo, carrot and pickled radish. But if you're looking for a sugar rush this is the right place for you too. The vegan high tea comes with finger sandwiches, scones, cakes en unlimited tea.
Vegabond is a bijou vegan supermarket that doubles as a vegan lunchroom. Don't expect elaborate sandwiches, but go ahead and try smoothie bowls, summer rolls, 'raw' Snickers en tortilla chips with salsa verde.
Dophert is a bright and colourful lunchroom (closed on tuesdays) that serves croissants with vegan butter, scrambled tofu, salads, sandwiches en Dutch (vegan) bitterballs. On thursdays, fridays and saturdays Dophert is open for a threecourse meal or a 'Dophertburger'.
Unlike the name suggests JuiceBrothers does serve more than (vegan) juices en smoothies. On the menu you'll find coconut yoghurt, oatmeal bars and açai/matchabowls. Looking for something sweet? Juicebrothers recently started selling vegan icecream, made with coconut and cashews.
Three restaurants: Van Woustraat 151, Raamsteeg 2 and Weesperstraat 101