While in Amsterdam, we were fortunate to find a good amount of vegan options while we explored the city!
Golden Temple Vegetarian Restaurant, one of the first vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam was established in 1973. They definitely held onto that hippie vibe that I assume they had in the 70s. A beautiful restaurant with a very attentive staff, we were excited to have a few appetizers to hold us off for dinner.
Most of their menu is vegan or items can be made vegan. We decided to share the guacamole & chips and the soup of the day.
We enjoy the food and our time there. We weren’t able to return to try some entrees but will the next time we’re in Amsterdam!
At very affordable prices, you can get a falafel sandwich and customize your endless toppings at the salad bar. Because Maoz is so affordable and convenient, we found ourselves eating there the most while in Amsterdam. (Below you can see one of the four locations.)
Surprisingly, Terrazen Centre is a long-lived veggie staple in Amsterdam as well. Established in 1973, (just like Golden Temple!) Terrazen Centre, a completely vegan restaurant, combines Caribbean and Japanese cuisines.
They offer a dinner special that features soup, salad and the entree of the day.
We found Bagel & Beans to be a great choice for breakfast. Like Maoz, they have MANY locations throughout Amsterdam. I ordered the avocado with tomatoes & lettuce on day and hummus with sun-dried tomatoes & rucola (arugula) on a different day.
We went to Sugar and Spice Bakery to have a snack and ordered the yummy vegan banana-almond cake. I particularly liked the interior of the restaurant because they have an exposed kitchen which gives a comforting homelike vibe.
I also noticed on the menu that they have a vegan brunch platter!
Lite/Dark is a juice bar that full of fruit and veggie options. They make the juices right in front of you and bottle them for a convenient snack on the go. You can find Lite/Dark near Sugar and Spice Bakery.
And Heineken is vegan! It’s not common knowledge that not all alcohol is vegan but Heineken is. (For more information on which alcohol is vegan Barnivore is a great resource.) So feel free to participate in the “Heineken Experience” and see how one of the oldest beers in the world is made.
A few more resources that will help you find vegan options throughout Amsterdam:
Both Vegan Travel and Happy Cow have many listings and resources.
▶︎ The Vegan Punk documented the food he ate on his trip to Amsterdam.
▶︎ I wish I knew about VeganAmsterdam.org before I went to Amsterdam because it’s a website dedicated to posting updates on veganism in Amsterdam. Perfect!
▶︎ Happiest When Exploring shares her The 9 Best Spots to Eat Vegan in Amsterdam. All of her pretty photos make me want to go back ASAP!
▶︎ Tamara Garsten, an Amsterdam local, shares her favorite spots on Vegansaurus.com.
So never fear, if you are vegan and traveling to Amsterdam you won’t go hungry. Let me know in the comments where you’d want to eat in Amsterdam!
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