Healthy hotspots in Amsterdam
We travel the world looking to discover new, amazing ways of enjoying food and delicious new dishes, but we will always love Amsterdam! Whether you’re a tourist visiting the city for a day or you’re a local who knows the city like the back of your hand, there’s always something new to discover and do. New healthy hotspots have been popping up all over town, so below is a list of our very favorites at the moment.
From well-stocked organic markets to awesome lunches, here’s a list of our favorite healthy hotspots!
A cozy place to enjoy a healthy lunch or a delicious cup of coffee. The ‘living room’ look and feel guarantee you’ll feel right at home here. Vinnies has two locations – one in the bustling Harlemmerstraat and the other on the way into the city from Central Station.
Address | Haarlemmerstraat 46 HS & Nieuwezijds Kolk 33 HS
Website | VINNIES
This is adorable cafe in the heart of the city offers not only delicious breakfasts, lunches and snacks, it’s also a storefront, selling lifestyle products and items for your home. In terms of food, they have nearly everything: salads, sandwiches, fresh juices, smoothies and even cakes! We love to take a breather at this happy, cozy spot. On the go? They do take-out too! A must visit.
Address | Reestraat 19
Website | Pluk Amsterdam
This vegan-friendly, whole food store in the heart of the Jordaan is the perfect place for a fresh and healthy lunch. The store also offers coffee, juices, smoothies, sandwiches and wraps and a variety of other tasty snacks. It’s worth a visit, even if you’re not a vegan.
Address | Leliegracht 16
Website | Vegabond
– Jay’s Juices
The owner, Jay, is known as the King of Juices. Here you’ll find tasty fresh wheatgrass shots and exotic juices with surprising ingredients. Let Jay advise you on the juice that’s the best for your health at this very moment and enjoy the original and colorful interior while you do. Juices from the heart!
Address | Haarlemmerstraat 14
Website | Jay’s Juices
– Lavinia Good Food
Lavinia boasts delicious breakfasts, a daily offering of fresh to-go dishes and hearty lunches. They make the tastiest dishes with products from local suppliers and cook according to what’s in season. And while you’re eating, have a look (and a shop) around! Almost everything around you is for sale.
Address | Location #1 Kerkstraat 176 / Location #2 Amstelveenseweg 192
Website | Lavinia Good Food
– De Laatste Kruimel
Here you’ll find an amazing array of products from authentic scones and fresh bread, traditional quiches and tarts, to delicious hearty sandwiches and so many other amazing delicacies. Enjoy authentic, handmade products that are incredibly fresh and organic to boot.
Address | Langebrugsteeg 4
Website | De Laatste Kruimel
– Juice to Boost
If you’re in the neighborhood of Rembrandtplein, don’t forget to score a tasty cold-pressed juice or booster shot at this hip juice bar. They even offer 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 day-long detox programs.
Address | Langebrugsteeg 4
Website | Juice to Boost
– De Bolhoed
Fresh ingredients, amazing flavors and delicious desserts! This small, vegetarian and vegan restaurant has a fun, colorful interior and a great menu. It’s worth a visit and even non-vegetarians are welcome.
Address | Prinsengracht 60-62
Website | De Bolhoed
– Superfood Centre
A great place to go for supplements and high-quality superfoods. They also sell tasty raw-food snacks and natural skincare products. You can also order their products online (link) and have them delivered to your home.
Address | Eerste Rozendwarsstraat 10
Website | Superfood Centre
– Café de Ceuvel
Café de Ceuvel is the perfect getaway when you’re looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a healthy lunch or a good cup of coffee in a cool, creative place out in the sun. The cafe is built entirely out of recycled materials and is as self-sustaining as possible. Enjoy your coffee while taking in some live music, a film or a monthly reading on the subject of the food we eat.
Address | Korte Papaverweg 4
Website | Café de Ceuvel
Pllek uses local products, organic, sustainable meat and sustainably caught fish. What’s more, this beautiful location offers seating on the water and even has a little ‘city’ beach where, at night, you can warm up alongside a campfire. How romantic!
Address | Tt. Neveritaweg 59
Website | Pllek
– Café-Restaurant Stork | Vis aan ‘t IJ
A unique seafood restaurant with an amazing location. The extensive menu will please any seafood lover and all the fish is sustainably caught, incredibly fresh and in season. Enjoy the view of the rippling water in ’t Ij while you’re enjoying your deliciously prepared fish.
Address | Gedempt Hamerkanaal 201
Website | Visrestaurant Stork
Feel like a healthy lunch or don’t have time to cook dinner? SLA is the place to go! This organic salad bar makes delicious, seasonal salads, juices and soups on the spot. They have locations in Amsterdam-Zuid, West, De Pijp and the Centrum.
Address | Middenweg 55B-H
Website | SLA
– Hartje Oost
A true coffee hotspot where they also sell very cute clothes! You can also enjoy a tasty sandwich or cake here at lunchtime. Everything is made fresh daily using ingredients from local suppliers.
Address | Javastraat 23, Amsterdam
Website | Hartje Oost
– Beter & Leuk
A cozy and inspiring place for a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free breakfast, brunch or lunch. Organic, seasonal and local products are used whenever possible. Beter & Leuk also offers workshops and sells art and clothing.
Address | Eerste Oosterparkstraat 91
Website | Beter & Leuk
– De Kas
De Kas offers a new menu every week that includes products from its own organic nursery. A meal here is a special experience, as you’ll be eating your lunch or dinner in a real greenhouse that’s been converted into a restaurant!
Address | Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
Website | De Kas
– Instock 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
– Spirit Amsterdam
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
This place truly adds something to the city – a hotspot serving Frisian cuisine. The dishes on the menu make me nostalgic… My pake and beppe used to make these very things for me when I was small. These meals inspired some of the recipes in my books. At Thuskomme, I had the seasonal vegetarian menu and it was, indeed, just like coming home.
Address | Batjanstraat 1A
Website | www.thuskomme.nl
– 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
Here you can have your fill of vegan comfort food, tasty tarts and treats like homemade granola. It’s also great that you can order almost anything on the menu to go. Once your stomach is full, have a look around at the skincare products and accessories.
Address | Spaarndammerstraat 49
Website | Dophert
– Biologische en boerenmarkt
One of the first farmer’s markets in Amsterdam is the Noordermarkt, located in the middle of the Jordaan. Spend your Saturday strolling along the kiosks with all their delicious wares, straight from the farm – you might even find yourself a bargain along the way.
Address | Noordermarkt
Website | Biologische boerenmarkt
The very first indoor food market in the Netherlands. Enjoy delicious Asian bites, a fresh Friska or a tasty vegetarian snack from Green Brothers. Haven’t been yet? Make sure to go the next time you’re in the city, so much fun!
Address | Bellamyplein 51
Website | Foodhallen
STACH is a well-stocked food store selling fresh, take-away meals, soups, sandwiches, coffee and lots more. There are already six locations in Amsterdam, so you’ll have no problem finding one and picking up something easy and healthy no matter which part of the city you find yourself in.
Address | Admiraal de Ruijterweg 77
Website | STACH
– Meneer de Wit Heeft Honger
Meneer de Wit Heeft Honger is a Mediterranean restaurant that offers seasonal, refined vegetable dishes and sustainably raised meat, poultry and fresh fish according to the shared-dining principle. Lots of fun with a group of friends or nice and romantic for a night out with your sweetie.
Address | Witte de Withstraat 10
Website | Meneer de Wit Heeft honger
– Natuurlijk Smullen
Generally speaking, we’re not big fans of fast food, but if you can’t resist a portion of delicious fries after a day of shopping, make sure you get your hands on the tasty, homemade, fresh, organic and unpeeled fries at this organic snack bar! In addition to the fries, Natuurlijk Smullen offers an array of 100% pure and organic meat-based, vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free snacks.
Address | Jan van Galenstraat 78
Website | Natuurlijk Smullen
Looking for a place that offers the ultimate healthy pleasures? From vegan breakfasts, lunches and dinners to late-night drinks: SNCKBR is the place to be! The menu is full of delicious and healthy comfort food in large and small portions. My favorite? The cauliflower pizza and the brownie with coconut blossom caramel sauce… Yum!
Address | Location #1 Kinkerstraat 106 / Location #2 Van Woustraat 34
Website | SNCKBR
– Meatless District
Amsterdam West is one beautiful, vegetarian restaurant richer! Located on the Bilderdijkstraat, this is the go-to place for completely vegetarian and vegan meals. It’s the perfect hangout that serves lunch and dinner, as well as healthy juices, coffee and delicious, vegan cakes. Everything on the menu is made from pure, fair and healthy ingredients. Tip: Order the ‘Caesar’ salad… You don’t want to miss this one!
Address | Bilderdijkstraat 65
Website | Meatless District
Looking for a filling and nutritious soup, salad or pasta? Search no further. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, for lunch and dinner, Voldaan serves dishes that are full of healthy, organic and fair products and feature vegetables in the starring role. My personal favorite: the kimchi soup with vega balls… Yummy!
Address | Jan Pieter Heijestraat 121
Website | Voldaan
– Koala Republic
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
– Coffee Room
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 Weed Burger
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
– Berry Amsterdam
This spot isn’t all that new, but I realized it wasn’t on my list and believe me… It definitely should be! I like to come here on the weekend for a cup of coffee and a slice of homemade banana bread. You can also come here to read a book or catch up with friends, as there is no wifi. Pretend it’s 1992! ; ) This fun coffee place is located in Oud-West, and when the sun is shining, be sure to look for a place on their lovely patio.
Address | Bilderdijkkade 27
Website | www.berryamsterdam.nl
ZUID – DE PIJP (South)
– Juice Brothers
Juice Brothers sells really great, cold-pressed, organic juices, shots and healthy snacks. This is their first location, but you can also find them in the Centrum and they also have a little juice stand in De Baarsjes. In addition to their juices and smoothies, they also offer a 1, 3, or 5 day detox cleanse.
Address | Van Woustraat 151
Website | Juice Brothers
– Restaurant ‘Old School’
This old school building is now a creative hotspot. It’s a place where food, art and culture mix with creative entrepreneurship. Old School restaurant focuses on cooking with sustainable, local and organic products.
Address | Gaasterlandstraat 3
Website | Old School
Start your day right with a cold-pressed juice and an bowl of oatmeal at Roots. At lunch and dinnertime they also have fantastic organic salads, wraps, quinoa dishes, veggie burgers and soups. Feel like experimenting with juicing and cooking at home? Roots sells great cookbooks and even slow juicers.
Address | Amstelveenseweg 164
Website | ROOTS
Local products, lovely salads’ is their motto and you’ll be convinced as soon as you walk in the door! This healthy hotspot in De Pijp relies on fresh, local, seasonal produce mixed into amazing meal-sized salads. Come and taste all the amazingness and hear the stories behind all the various ingredients.
Address | Albert Cuypstraat 22
Website | Venkel
– The Meets Eatery
Go to this new hotspot for a good cup of coffee, a healthy juice and a menu full of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options. All the dishes at The Meets are prepared on site with local, pure and (as often as possible) organic ingredients, 80% plant-based and 20% animal-based. It’s the perfect place to meet!
Address | Cornelis Troostplein 3
Website | The Meets
– Coffee & Coconuts
At this beautiful former movie theatre, built in the roaring twenties, you can enjoy a tasty homemade lunch, a great cup of coffee, or a good drink. Want to go for dinner? Don’t forget to make a reservation – this hotspot is almost too hot to handle. 😉
Address | Ceintuurbaan 282-284
Website | Coffee & Coconuts
– Brazuca Coffee
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
– The Cold Pressed Juicery
This juicery sells healthy, raw-food snacks, cold-pressed juices and superfood smoothies to go. Everything is made with the best organic and locally produced ingredients.
Address | Willemsparkweg 8H
Website | The Cold Pressed Juicery
– Restaurant MOER
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
Yerba just opened its doors, but it’s already super busy. The menu consists of ‘plant-forward’ dishes that feature vegetables in the starring role. If you’d like some meat or fish with your meal, you can order it from the super-friendly staff. There’s something for everyone! This is also a great place for Sunday brunch.
Address | Ruysdaelstraat 48
Website | www.yerbabar.com
– Luza’s Caffeine Club
The name says it all…COFFEE! At Luza’s, any Powerfoodie can enjoy a tasty coffee with a slice of delicious (vegan) cake. They have their own brand of coffee on offer and happily take all of your food preferences/requirements into account. I ordered the lemon tart and, my god… Heavenly! This welcoming coffee place, located in the Pijp, is also the place to be for breakfast and lunch.
Address | Van Woustraat 47
Website | www.luzas.nl
– MUNCH – Fit Food To Go
You know that feeling when you’re just really craving something tasty? Americans use the expression ‘got the munchies’ to describe this. At Munch, you can get your hands on fresh, nutritious and tasty food (and lots more) that can satisfy even the worst case of the munchies. The last time I was there, I ordered the anti-oxi brekkie. Nom!! So, if you find yourself in Amsterdam-Zuid and you’ve got the munchies… You know where to go!
Address | Beethovenstraat 77
Website | www.munchfitfoodtogo.com
– Matcha Bar
Matcha lovers, this one is for you. Matcha waffles, matcha cake rolls, matcha lattes, matcha everything! You won’t believe your luck. This colorful bar is located in the heart of the Pijp and is open from Tuesday to Sunday. I’ve heard so many good things about this place. The next time I’m in the neighborhood, I’m heading straight to it. See you there?
Address | Albert Cuypstraat 89
Website | www.matchabar.nl
Have something to celebrate? Looking for a fancy place to go in Amsterdam? Look no further than Bolenius. In addition to great atmosphere, this restaurant has another little secret: its own vegetable garden. How cool is that? Everything you order comes right out of their own garden. My plate was filled with powerfood, looked beautiful and tasted incredibly fresh. I like!
Address | George Gershwinlaan 30
Website | www.bolenius-restaurant.nl
Amsterdam is a wonderful, bustling city in which new places spring up all over the place, all the time. We do our best to keep this blog as up to date as possible, but if we’ve missed something, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it!
Enjoy our lovely city!