New: Amsterdam Hotspots
As I’m sure you already know, Amsterdam is full of amazing powerfood hot spots! ; ) In a previous blog, I provided a list of all my very favorites. But seeing as so many great new hot spots pop up every day, it’s time for a new list. Have fun and… bon appetit!
P.S. Have a look at the complete list of my favorite Amsterdam hot spots here.
This new restaurant on the Amstelveenseweg in Amsterdam West is the place to be when you have something to celebrate and are looking to eat completely organic and local. The chefs at this restaurant maintain relationships with local farmers and suppliers and vegetables feature prominently in their cooking. That makes us powerfoodies happy, right? ; )
Address | Amstelveenseweg 7
Website | www.restaurantmoer.nl
Looking for a good breakfast and/or lunch in Amsterdam South? Walk on over to Mylk! They serve local, seasonal, homemade powerfood and you can even put together your own breakfast bowl. How fun is that? Feel more like something savory? Order the classic avocado toast on sourdough bread and choose your own toppings.
Address | Strawinskylaan 77
Website | www.mylk.amsterdam
Fighting food waste! This is what this restaurant in Amsterdam East stands for. The chefs at this hot spot rely on food that would otherwise be wasted. How great is that? Because of their commitment to fighting against food waste, there is no á la carte menu, only a chalkboard with the day’s offerings for you to choose from. P.S. Be sure to order the homemade iced tea with your lunch… So tasty!
Address | Czaar Peterstraat 21
Website | www.instock.nl
This hidden gem is next to the organic supermarket, Odin, at the beginning of the Czaar Peterstraat in Amsterdam East. Spirit is one of a kind in Amsterdam, as it is the only vegetarian and organic buffet restaurant in the city. Everything they serve is seasonal and prepared fresh. Their dishes ranges from warm soups and filling salads to desserts that are to die for! And they don’t use any refined sugar at all. Go check out Spirit, guys.
Address | Czaar Peterstraat 2a
Website | www.spiritrestaurants.nl
At Benji’s, you feel like you’ve been transported to an urban jungle, in the middle of the city. This hot spot on the Wibautstraat is filled to the brim with plants and flowers, which makes it the perfect spot to take a break from all the city craziness! Tip: Order the homemade bun with hummus and grilled vegetables or try a Buddha bowl.
Address | Wibautstraat 196
Website | www.benjis.amsterdam
Mr & Mrs Watson
This beautiful, new hot spot on the Linnaeuskade has as its goal to make it easier for vegans and non-vegans, alike, to eat plant-based food. Their menu is rife with original dishes, all of which are tasty and are prepared with a great deal of care and attention to detail. Tip: Order the vegan french toast waffle (with tempeh bacon – yum!) and the raw lemon cheesecake for dessert.
Address | Linnaeuskade 3h
Website | www.watson.bar
A while back, I had once of the tastiest açaí bowls I’ve ever had in Amsterdam at Brazuca Coffee. The açaí that they use is 100% organic, as are the fresh juices they make on the premises. It’s the perfect place to start your weekend, with a cup of coffee (and the açaí bowl, of course), sitting on one of their benches outside, watching the city wake up…
Address | Rijnstraat 22 & Ferdinand Bolstraat 113H
Website | http://www.brazucacoffee.nl/acai-na-tigela
The Avocado Show
Attention all avocado lovers! This hot spot in De Pijp is a must-visit when you’re in Amsterdam. They serve the tastiest and most beautiful dishes here, all with avocado in the starring role. I ate here not too long ago and had the Avo Rose the Very Berry Waffle. Yummm! On some level, though, I do have mixed feelings about my love of avocados. They are so healthy and delicious, but because of the whole avocado trend, cartels have gotten their hands on plantations. Murders and extortion are increasingly commonplace and people have even started using the term ‘blood avocados’. What’s more, avocados require about twice as much water in a day as a human person. So enjoy them, but eat them in moderation.
Address | Daniel Stalpertstraat 61 HS
Website | www.theavocadoshow.com
Looking for a place to get some work done and enjoy a good coffee and freshly baked snack in the Baarsjes? Head to Koala Republic. It’s a nice, quiet spot to do a bit of work or read a book.
Address | Jan Evertsenstraat 115
Website | www.facebook.com/koalarepublic
I love coming to this place on the Kinkerstraat. They have lots of powerfood on offer, like açaí bowls, raspberry cashew bowls, juices, filling salads and sandwiches. I’m also always tempted by the delicious (vegan) baked goods they have on display. Haha! This is a great place to hang out with friends or to read a magazine on the sunny patio.
Address | Kinkerstraat 110
Website | www.coffeeroom.nl
The Dutch Weedburger
Alright, these burgers – made of seaweed and other plant-based ingredients – really are next level. And vegan! At a loss for what to cook tonight and feel like picking up something healthy to-go? Grab a burger from The Dutch Weed Burger and ask for some kimchi on top. So unbelievably tasty!
Address | Nicolaas Beetsstraat 47
Website | www.dutchweedburger.com
Did your favorite hot spot not make it on the list? Share it in the comments below! I can’t wait to read all about it.