I’m just gonna be honest, there are a ton of places to eat vegan in Amsterdam, but I ended up going to a lot of the same places because I reaaally liked some of the places I found.
Reaaally. I fell in love with Amsterdam for so many reasons and might move here one day, partially because of the food. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but that’s totally the case for me too.
Here are some of the places I kept going back to (sometimes multiple days in a row!).
1. Vegan Junk Food Bar (vegan)
I’m not the stereotypical healthnut vegan, but I do try to be. I try to eat a good amount of fruits and vegetables instead of cookies and chips. I try to cut out processed foods and oils.
And I tried not to go to Vegan Junk Food Bar 3 nights in a row, but oh my goodness! It was so good I couldn’t help myself.
Vegan Junk Food Bar is not your typical vegan restaurant-the portion sizes are kind of insane, and the burgers are like an ooey gooey, cheesy delicious mess. I got a few of the burgers, a chicken sandwich, sweet potato fries, and bitterballs when I was there.
All of them were delicious. Highly recommend. I was too stuffed for dessert, but next time my goal is to get at least one dessert.
2. Maoz (vegan)
So, I lived in San Francisco for a while and we have some GOOD falafel there. It is some of the best falafel in the world. I talk about it in 12 Best Vegan Food Spots In SF if you’re interested.
And when I wasn’t getting the best quality falafel during my Europe backpacking trip it made me pretty sad. Falafel is one of my favorite foods and I need it in my life.
But when I stumbled upon Maoz? Wow. Not only is it vegan fast food so you get it quickly, but the falafel itself? Unbelievable. It might be my favorite restaurant purely based on convenience and quality.
They have them in most of the touristy places too which makes it even more convenient.
3. Deer Mama (vegan)
Remember how I said I’m a wannabe healthnut? Yeah, I fail quite a lot. Deer Mama completely captured my attention with a sign outside that said, “Vegan Soft Serve Inside…”
Umm, yes please! I went inside and found out their entire menu was vegan. I saw things on the menu like pancakes and boozy milkshakes… and well, knew I had to try something.
At that point, it didn’t matter that I wasn’t hungry because the excitement in my body created room in my stomach. I got some kind of fancy pancakes that were SO good. I stopped by one other time for some great cookies and a brownie.
Next time I want to try their boozy milkshakes which include things like banana/dark rum/whipped cream/salted caramel, and chocolate/espresso/whiskey/whipped cream/chocolate salt. Mmm, this place made me happy to eat vegan in Amsterdam.
4. De Hummus House (vegan options)
When you want a plate of really comforting hummus, De Hummus House is the place to go. It’s a quaint restaurant and has a homey atmosphere.
The hummus itself had a great balance of flavors, not too salty and still flavorful. The toppings were so yummy too.
It tastes even better than Oren’s in San Francisco/Palo Alto!
5. TerraZen Center (vegan)
The ambiance in TerraZen is actually pretty nice. It’s sort of eclectic with a reggae, hippie, zen atmosphere. It fits perfectly with their combination of Caribbean and Japanese food.
The food is bold and flavorful, and the portions are pretty big. The only thing I didn’t like was how large the sushi was. It seemed more like they cut up a sushi burrito versus a roll, so each piece was big and hard to eat.
Other than that, the food was great!
6. Juice by Nature (vegan options)
HA! I tricked you all and am actually being healthy for once. Being vegan in Amsterdam isn’t all about junk food.
Okay, other than the waffles I had smothered in chocolate. Which were amazing and I definitely had more than once. But this place was right outside of my hostel so I had to, you know?
Other than the waffles, I had avocado toast, veggie goulash soup, a hummus wrap, and some of the Power Shots. I loved how all of the food tasted fresh and naturally flavorful.
And I think all of their menu is vegan except for two dishes. I’m not quite sure why it’s not all vegan. Many things are gluten free too!
7. Domino’s (vegan options)
Oh, heck yes! I grew up eating takeout pizzas almost every week so Domino’s has always been a favorite for me.
When I walked past Domino’s and saw a poster saying, “Ze zijn er! Vegan Pizza’s” I got so excited. I have no clue what the first part means, but I understand Vegan Pizza!!
I got some kind of spicy pepper pizza and yes, it is very good! It’s the nice, greasy, comforting Domino’s pizza that I’m used to from my non-vegan days. Mmm.
8. Meatless District (vegan)
I haven’t been to Meatless District but it was highly, highly recommend to me by a local I met in Amsterdam. He’s been vegan for 10 years and I trust his judgement. When I was raving about how much I loved Vegan Junk Food Bar, he said Meatless District is even better!! Which seems crazy and impossible to me, so you’ll have to tell me in the comments below if that’s true or not.
From what it seems, Meatless District is slightly nicer, more upscale, and less greasy and junk-foody than the Junk Food Bar. Next time I visit, I’m definitely checking it out though.
Eat Vegan In Amsterdam
What are some of your favorite places to eat vegan in Amsterdam that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below so I can check them out next time I’m there. I will definitely be back because Amsterdam captured my heart.
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