The Netherlands is a place of color, wonder, and great food. While there are dozens of street-side cafes that can suit your vegan / vegetarian lifestyle, only a few have elevated themselves with excellent food, friendly service, and fascinating atmospheres – and I’ve found them. I proudly present the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam.
D&A Hummus Bistro
Hours: Open daily: 12pm-11pm
Address: Westerstraat 136 1015 MP Amsterdam
Phone: 020 34 16 487 // firstname.lastname@example.org
At D&A Hummus Bistro, you’ll find an extensive hummus selection along with a mix of delicious Israeli dishes. The Shakshuka is pure comfort food with its spices and roasted tomatoes. A classic roasted eggplant is dressed up with a homemade tahini sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds. For those who can’t decide, order A Bit of This & A Bit of That for a selection of small dishes to try.
Tip: make a reservation, this place fills up quickly!
DopHert Vegan Food & Goods
Hours: Wed: 10am-5pm, Thurs-Sat: 10am-9pm
Address: Spaarndammerstraat 49 1013ST Amsterdam
Phone: 020 7520581 // email@example.com
For a purely vegan and made-in-house experience, check out DopHert near Westerpark. It’s the perfect place to start your day with a breakfast burrito and fresh juice or smoothie. On the way out, grab a Kimchi Banh Mi to take with you to the park. They will even have your order waiting for you if you call ahead! DopHert also bakes a selection of vegan cakes, available by the slice or entire cake.
Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 1pm-6pm
Address: Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3 1097DE Amsterdam
Phone: 020 4624562 // firstname.lastname@example.org
De Kas’ menu perfectly blends elegance and freshness. By using herbs and vegetables grown in their restaurant garden and farm in Beemster, the restaurant is able to create a culinary experience that will shock your taste buds. The daily harvest inspires one fixed menu per day. Although a typical menu features sustainable fish or meat, the chef is happy to provide a vegetarian only option. Sit inside and view the garden from the glass interiors, or on warmer days, enjoy your lunch in the herb garden.
Fixed menu prices:
Lunch 3 dishes: €32,50 // 4 dishes: €42,50
Dinner 5 dishes: €52,50 // 6 dishes: €60
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-1am, Fri: 4pm-3am, Sat: 12pm-3am, Sun: 12pm-1am
Address: Javastraat 49 1094 HA Amsterdam
Phone: 020 223 8694 // email@example.com
Bar James offers a perfect combination of hip atmosphere, world cuisine with a vegan / vegetarian focus, and a wide variety of cocktail selections. Order completely vegan here and you won’t miss out on any flavor. Start with the Carrot Salad spiced with ras el hanout and topped with goat cheese, dates and almonds. Continue your culinary world tour by ordering the Thai Curry with sweet potato and pumpkin. Pair it with a refreshing veggie featured cocktail, like the Beet Martini. Bar James even offers two vegan desserts; I recommend the poached pear with pure chocolate ice cream and chestnut cream.
Hours: Mon- Fri 12-3pm, 6-10pm, Sat 12-4pm, 7-10pm
Address: George Gershwinlaan 30 1082 MT Amsterdam
Phone: 020 40 444 11
Bolenius is urban farming with an upscale, modern twist. The chef sources vegetables and herbs daily from their garden next door and turns these raw products into works of culinary art. The beauty of their dishes is matched with freshness in flavor. The a la carte menu changes with the season, or try all 5 dishes for €75. Lunch is two courses for €34.50.
Hours: Open daily: 11am-9pm
Flagship Location: Ceintuurbaan 149 1072 GB Amsterdam
So much more than a salad bar! At Sla’s multiple locations around Amsterdam, you can build your own salad creation with confidence that each ingredient chosen will be fresh, organic, and flavorful. Pair with an organic cold pressed juice. There are also a few predesigned salads available to order like the vegan green herb falafel, handmade in house and topped with a tahini, orange and spice dressing. This and more original recipes are featured in Sla’s very own cookbook! Stay and enjoy your meal and the greenhouse-inspired décor or order to your office or home.
Hours: Wed-Sun 5:30-10:30pm
Address: Rijnstraat 75 1079 GX Amsterdam
Phone: 020 644 58 96 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty’s features thoughtful, vegetarian menu designed each day by Gido and Lien inspired by their travels. Each night a three-course menu is offered, vegan and gluten free are available with advance notice. They create the menu based around market ingredients found that morning and dishes are formed with the knowledge gained from encounters with people who cook, cultivate, and specialize. Dinner includes a selection of homemade cakes; an extra course of a cheese platter is available as an add-on. At Betty’s you can be sure each ingredient is of the highest quality. They source olive oil from Lachanda, herbs and spices from Roellinger, and natural wines from France. These special ingredients are also available to take home from Betty’s store.
Three-course menu per person €35
Hours: Open daily: 5-9:30pm
Address: Utrechtsestraat 126 1017 VT Amsterdam
Phone: 020 62 68 560 // email@example.com
Named after a Sikh temple in India known for opening its doors to anyone and providing a healthy free meal to thousands daily, Golden Temple in Amsterdam aims to continue this tradition ofopenness and conscious cooking. Every dish is vegetarian and many are also vegan. Grab a seat at a table or in a cozy pillow nook and start with an order of Pakora, fried Indian spiced vegetables served with a mint chutney. For mains, they offer something for everyone, a vegan coconut curry, spelt mushroom risotto, or even a green chili enchilada. Vegan families will also find a few kid-friendly options on the menu.
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-10pm
Address: Overtoom 409, 1054 JP Amsterdam
Phone: 020 334 3335
Alchemist Garden integrates whole food and whole living through their raw food restaurant and whole food shop with sustainable products. Offering colorful and tasty breakfasts, snacks, and main dishes throughout the day, it’s a raw food lover’s heaven. The raw and wild veggie pie is as appetizing as it is beautiful. Check out their facebook page for upcoming events: live music, healing workshops for wholesome living, parties, and more.
Hours: Tues-Fri 12- 11pm, Sat-Sun 10am- 12am
Address: Bilderdijkstraat 65-67 H 1053 KM Amsterdam
Phone: 020 722 0804
All vegan, all the time. It’s not uncommon to see the same guests for multiple meals in a day. This trendy place has a cool NY vibe with its bright and modern décor. For breakfast (10am-12pm), try the Frozen Banana Dream with tahini paired with a fresh fruit juice. At lunch (12pm-6pm), if you like a little heat, order the Walnut and Mushroom with a chili pepper mango chutney. The new spring dinner menu (6pm– 10pm) features a Fried Zucchini Flower stuffed with homemade “mozzarella,” and an ever-popular Tempeh-Tofu and Tomato Burger. If you’re near the Bilderdijkstraat, make sure to stop by this hotspot!