Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Amsterdam
I’m not vegan. However, I like eating in vegan restaurants. Why? It’s very simple. In most of the regular restaurants, they’re no vegetarian menus and you don’t have that much of a choice if you don’t eat meat or fish. In vegan restaurants, I can order whatever I want and that’s what I like about it!
My boyfriend took me to Marits to celebrate my graduation and I didn’t know this place at all. But now, I love it! Marits was specialized in vegetarian food but now, they went completely vegan. Marits is a fine dining restaurant that serves 5 delicious courses that are 100% vegan and very tasty. Again, I discovered new flavours and vegetables that I’ve never heard of before, and this kind of experience inspires me when I cook at home.
Marits Eetkamer is owned by a couple and they opened their restaurant inside of their house. They don’t live there anymore but you can still see their bedroom from your dining table and it makes it super cosy! (Gezellig!).
Budget: around 50 euros per person
Marits Eetkamer – Andreas Bonnstraat 34HS, 1091 BA Amsterdam
Since I came back from Japan, I have ramen cravings every once in a while. Amsterdam is great when you want to eat Japanese food and my goal is to try all of the best-rated ramen places in town! Men Impossible has 5 stars on Google and I was very impatient to try their ramen.
Men Impossible is a 100% vegan and gluten-free. I was very impatient to try the food their and I have to say it was a 100% delicious! The starters were all delicious: there was vegan cheese, mushroom with miso, cucumber salad with sesame oil and other delicious amuse bouche. When it comes to the ramen, it’s not actually a standard one. There’s no actual broth in there: just noodles, vegetables and a sesame/beetroot sauce that you mix everything with. It was pretty special in terms of flavours but very tasty as well. I highly recommend trying it (but you must make a reservation a few days before as the restaurant is pretty small and there’s only one big table).
Budget: 25 euros per person (includes starters, ramen, unlimited drinks)
Men Impossible – Hazenstraat 19H, 1016 SM Amsterdam
Deer Mama is a vegan “milk” bar that just opened in my neighbourhood and I wanted to try it for a few weeks now. Last Friday I went there and tried their vegan burgers with fries and I was actually surprised. I’m not a fan of vegan burgers usually, but the ones at Deer Mama are pretty good! Not sure how much is homemade, but the burgers and sweet potato fries are very tasty. The only downside is that I paid 6 euros for a 25cL vegetable juice that wasn’t even homemade.
Budget: less than 20 euros per person
Deer Mama – Ceintuurbaan 71, 1072 EW Amsterdam
Vegan Junk Food Bar
I wrote a separate article about the Vegan Junk Food Bar. I personally think it’s a nice place to eat junk food. However, I prefer the Deer Mama burgers. What I don’t really like about vegetarian food is that most of the restaurants are serving fake meat instead of just cooking a vegetarian steak with vegetarian proteins (lentils, beans, chickpeas).
If you like fake meat, then try the Vegan Junk Food Bar. I don’t like their vegetarian beef but the chicken is pretty good! If you prefer vegetarian proteins, I recommend trying Deer Mama!
Hummus Bistro D&A
Hummus Bistro is my HQ in Amsterdam. I love [almost] everything about this place: the food is amazing, the prices are low, the atmosphere is gezellig. The only annoying part is the service. Anyways, at Hummus Bistro, they serve amazing homemade pita bread and delicious mezze and dips (hummus, eggplant dip, etc.). I really recommend this place!
Hummus Bistro D&A – Westerstraat 136, 1015 MP Amsterdam
The Lebanese Sajeria
The Lebanese Sajeria isn’t really a restaurant but more a takeaway place. There are a few seats inside but it’s better to just seat next to the canals to enjoy your meal. The Sajeria serves delicious Lebanese authentic “crepes” and you can choose the filling. They serve typical zaatar spices and it’s truly delicious. There’s always one or two vegan options on the menu and I like trying these!
The Lebanese Sajeria – Wijde Heisteeg 1, 1016 AS Amsterdam
The Avocado Show
It’s been a year since my last visit to the Avocado Show. And even though this place is a little bit overpriced and very much crowded, I truly recommend it for a vegan lunch! Read my article about it for more info!
The Avocado Show – Daniël Stalpertstraat 61, 1072 XB Amsterdam
Benji’s is the first place where I had brunch when I moved to Amsterdam one year ago, and I loved it! At Benji’s, they serve healthy breakfasts, brunches and lunches and this place is definitely vegan-friendly!
Benji’s – Wibautstraat 196, 1091 GS Amsterdam