Veganuary Inspiration From Amsterdam

January 5, 2022

And just like that, 2022 is here and with it, the new year’s resolutions. While some people are determined to travel more in 2022 after months of changing travel restrictions, others are trying to cut down on meat.  

Veganuary encourages people to reduce their meat and animal product consumption and try vegan alternatives. There are some fantastic vegan restaurants and cafes across Europe and while travel might be tricky at the moment, why not plan a crossing with DFDS later in the year and sample these veggie eateries? With DFDS running daily overnight crossings to Amsterdam, it’s a great spring break or summer getaway. Read on to find out some of the best Vegan eateries in the Dutch capital to visit in 2022. 

TerraZen Amsterdam 

Located right in the heart of Amsterdam, TerraZen is a vegan restaurant which is a fusion of Caribbean and Japanese cuisine. The Shingen Sushi and Jamaican Curry are well recommended and it is a great spot for lunch in the centre of the city. 

 

Men Impossible

Book ahead to sample the vegan ramen in this restaurant. The menu is simple – several types of hand pulled ramen made fresh to order and a small selection of starters. There is just one large table in the restaurant which seats about 18 (which is why reservations are essential). For freshly cooked, delicious vegan flavours made with passion, a visit to Men Impossible is a must. 

 

Foodhallen

For vegan street food, visit Foodhallen in the Jordaan neighbourhood. Housed in a former bus depot, it now holds several food kiosks serving a range of cuisines, including some fantastic vegan street food options. Fento serves Mexican inspired burritos and nachos and Mazaoffers vegan dishes with Mediterranean flavours. 

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Bataat

For a filling vegan brunch, Bataat in Amsterdam Oost offers vegan buckwheat pancakes, smoothie bowls and croissants. There’s an extensive lunch menu as well as high tea with lots of delicious vegan sweet treats including cheesecake, scones and nut butter bars.

 

Little Plant Pantry

This vegan shop serves wholesome, plant-based ingredients sold in bulk to minimise waste. Produce includes lentils and pulses, cooking sauces as well vegan cheeses and some delicious vegan sweet treats from the deli counter. Well worth a visit.

 

Vegan Junk Food Bar

Vegan food doesn’t always have to be super healthy and sometimes is good to treat yourself to a burger when on holiday! Vegan Junk Food Bar serves burgers, loaded fries, nachos, vegan bitterballen and onion rings. For a truly decadent vegan treat, head here! 

 

Bonboon

For some vegan fine dining, Bonboonwon’t disappoint. Offering a set 3 course menu or separate courses, dishes include smoked carrot in a seaweed marinade, baked Jerusalem artichoke and smoked pumpkin with za’atar. Desserts include a chestnut and chocolate ganache and a vegan cheese platter. Complemented by a lovely wine list, it’s the perfect place for a date night or to unwind with friends. Make sure you book though as it’s a popular place. 

 

Golden Temple

Named after an Indian temple where thousands of people can get a vegetarian meal for free, Golden Temple serves colourful, healthy dishes including Indian dahl, Mexican tortillas, Indonesian salads and Vietnamese rice paper rolls. It also hosts live music nights, yoga classes and mindfulness workshops. 

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Juice Brothers

When you’re done with Vegan junk food, head to Juice Brothers for a health-kick! A range of delicious juices, smoothies, acai bowls and plantbased treats are available for refreshing boost and sweet treat while exploring the city. 

 

H/EART.H Amsterdam

This vegetarian café and health food store is a creative space which offers music, art and impressive vegan and vegetarian food. Shop their art range and sample some of their fabulous dishes such as handmade tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli with a tantalising selection of sauces and toppings. The vegan sushi is also popular and the tiramisu is a real delight.

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