Amsterdam Vegetarian Vegan Eats

When in Amsterdam.... there are a range of vegetarian and vegan restaurants and lunch places. This list of healthy places for lunch and dinner has been chosen for their central location for you to enjoy. We then list some places a little further out and finish with some really local tips. (updated December 20140

Maoz Vegetarian

The popular chain first started in Amsterdam in 1991 and has now spread throughout Europe and the US.  The falafel and endless salad bar are a hit with visitors. The fast food chain for vegetarians and vegan. You will find Maoz stores near most tourist areas.

Muntplein 1, Amsterdam
Leidsestraat 85, Amsterdam
Damrak 40, Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 67, Amsterdam
Van Woustraat 15, Amsterdam

Vliegende Schotel Vegetarian Restaurant

Vliegende Schotel 

Located in the centre of the Jordaan district. It got taken over by a new owner/chef some years ago and is currently 100% organic and vegetarian, with many seasonal dishes on the menu. The servings are very large so be sure not order to much. Great value for money.

Neighborhood: Jordaan
Nieuwe Leliestraat 162

Lavinia good food
(photo from facebook page)


Located in the busy Leidseplein area. Lavinia Good Food is a comfortable lunch room with a range of vegetarian and vegan bites. Try the spelt sandwich or the range of salads.

Neighborhood: Leidseplein
Kerkstraat 176, Amsterdam

Golden Temple Vegetarian Restaurant

Golden Temple

Founded by Shiks the food is a mix of Middle Eastern and Indian influence. Sit down in cushioned areas to enjoy their healthy offerings.

Neighbourhood: Grand Canal District
Utrechtsestraat 126, Amsterdam

Vegabond lunchroom and deli


Situated on the picturesque Leliegracht not far from the 9 Streets area. The place sells a range of vegan food to take away or sample there. A perfect place for lunch after or before an Anne Frank House visit.

Neighbourhood: Grand Canal District 
Address: Leliegracht 16, Amsterdam

Venkel Salad
(Photo from Venkel facebook page)


Venkle is all about local and seasonal products. Their range of salads is fantastic. The small downside for picky vegetarians is the slight smell of fresh grilled chicken. If in the area of the famous Albert Cuyp Street Market then this is a good option.. Open 11am - 9pm.

Neighbourhood: De Pijp
Address: Albert Cuypstraat 22

Olive and Cookie, Amsterdam
(photo taken from their website)

Olive and Cookie

Food with love and care for a good price. A 'pearl' as one reviewer stated. Beautiful interior that transfers to the food. Daily selections of vegetarian and other food. A local favourite.

Neighbourhood: De Pijp
Address: Saenredamstraat 67

Mana Mana, Amsterdam
(Photo from Mana Mana facebook)

Mana Mana

An Israeli tapas style place. All of the dishes except one are vegetarian. Good selection for vegans also. Share the plates and don't forget to order the fresh pita bread.

Neighbourhood: De Pijp 
Address: 1e Jan Steenstraat 85


Robin Food for vegans and vegetarians, Amsterdam
(Photo from Robin Food facebook page)

The Robin Food Collective at the Nieuwe Anita

The Nieuwe Anita is a Speak Easy style of bar that host regular live music. However, twice a week on Monday and Thursday the area behind the bar is transformed into a vegan and vegetarian heaven. A set course is cooked with love by volunteers. You can buy drinks from the bar at the front. A great night to mix with locals. Be sure to check their website or facebook page for up to date details.

Vekologisch vegan and organic Amsterdam
(photo from Vekologisch facebook) at Zaal 100

On Wednesdays at Zaal 100 the lovely people of Vekologisch create a set menu of biological vegan delight. Zaal 100 is normally a live music venue. Bookings are recommended as is checking their facebook page to ensure the event is taking place.

When in Amsterdam...enjoy!

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