If you’re looking for some vegan restaurants to try, the Netherlands has plenty of options, whether you’re a resident or a traveler. Most restaurants and cafes in major Dutch cities have a good selection of vegetarian dishes, but sometimes there’s nothing like a place that specializes in vegetarian food. Here are some of our picks.
As you might expect, the capital of the Netherlands has quite a few certified vegetarian and vegan locations. Take a break from cycling around Amsterdam and its beautiful canals and try one of these restaurants.
Vegetarian fast food bar
The Vegan Junk Food Bar is a delicious vegan restaurant that has every type of delicious junk food imaginable – all vegan. With multiple locations throughout Amsterdam — and even a few international locations — Vegan Junk Food Bar serves burgers, fries, nachos, desserts, and more. They also have a full gluten-free menu!
Mr. And mrs. Watson
Have you ever had vegetarian fondue? Mr. And mrs. Watson’s is a vegan cheese restaurant and bar located in Duyvendrecht, a suburb of Amsterdam. This place has every type of cheese imaginable in a vegan version, perfect for delicious cheese platters. Prosecco fondue is one of the most popular dishes.
Betty’s is a vegan restaurant that started out selling cakes and baked goods, but has now developed a full three-course menu of meat-free fare. The menu is not set up, but has a ‘surprise’ element consisting of innovative seasonal vegetarian dishes, prepared with impeccable fresh ingredients.
TerraZen Center is a funky, family-run café serving vegan Caribbean and Japanese dishes like jackfruit karaage and vegan ramen. Thanks to its convenient location in the heart of the city centre, the café is easily accessible via public transportation.
Utrecht is a university city in the Netherlands known for its medieval centre, canals, and of course, its great food. Here are some of the best vegetarian restaurants you can try in Utrecht.
Gys is a restaurant serving delicious organic vegetarian cuisine. The menu has all kinds of dishes with everything from club sandwiches to shakshuka and Mexican tostadas. Don’t forget to complement your meal with one of Gys’ delicious desserts!
Located just outside the city centre, BROEI Café is the perfect vegetarian café for breakfast or lunch. All ingredients used in cooking are fresh and grown by local farmers, resulting in delicious cuisine that changes with the seasons.
Van Planten is a cozy vegetarian restaurant in Utrecht that serves delicious food, with all proceeds going to animal welfare, nature and environmental causes. This sustainable place has a monthly menu and serves various international dishes daily.
Life is peaches
Life’s a Peach is a sustainable restaurant that focuses on authentic Italian cuisine – namely focaccia made from scratch. However, Life Peach is more than just focaccia. They also serve cakes, pastries and more, with each dish promising to please your taste buds.
The Hague, famous for its Peace Palace and International Criminal Court, also has an impressive amount of delicious vegetarian and vegan options for everyone to try. Here are the ones we suggest!
Vegane Glorie, which translates to “Vegan Glory,” is a vegan restaurant that serves organic food with impeccable flavour. They offer a variety of dishes, from classic Dutch cuisine such as… Hairdresser To international dishes like ramen and curry.
Foam breakfast and lunch
FOAM Breakfast & Lunch is a popular vegetarian restaurant located just outside The Hague city centre. The diverse and delicious menu covers everything from pancakes and tacos to Turkish toast and pizza.
The vegetarian store
De Vegetariek Toko is a vegetarian Indonesian restaurant located near The Hague city center that serves rice dishes with vegetarian versions of traditional meats and proteins. Most of their menu is vegan with a few exceptions that are explicitly labeled.
Vegetables on fire
Veggies on Fire is a completely vegetarian restaurant and has been declared one of the most sustainable restaurants in the Netherlands. Everything is made from scratch and the restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere perfect for a relaxing and delicious meal.
Rotterdam is one of the major coastal cities in all of Europe, with amazing diversity and a rich culture that is often reflected in its culinary scene. Here are some vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Rotterdam that we recommend.
Backyard is a vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Rotterdam, near the Maritime Museum. It has an extensive menu that serves delicious meals like burgers and fries, making it a great choice when you’re spending a lot of time (and energy) exploring downtown.
Leaf Vegetarian is a vegetarian restaurant with plenty of vegetarian options and serves a variety of Asian dishes. Leaf is popular with local diners for its faux meat selections, including faux fish and faux shrimp with fresh, authentic flavors.
Spirit of Rotterdam
Spirit Rotterdam is a buffet-style vegetarian establishment serving salads, hot and cold dishes, desserts and much more. There are more than 50 dishes, all made with organic ingredients that change with the seasons.
Gare du Nord
Gare du Nord is an exceptional vegetarian experience serving great food in an old train car in the north of the city. The unique location combined with great vegan, zero-waste classic Dutch food makes this place a perfect treat.
Groningen is located in the northern region of the Netherlands and is famous for its medieval architecture and the University of Groningen. As a popular student city, it also has a great offering of vegetarian restaurants. Here are just a few.
Lust is the perfect place to grab a delicious burger made entirely from plants. With simple but delicious main dishes and sides, Lust is the place to go for juicy food cravings without having to eat any meat.
Mahalo is a vegan breakfast and lunch café featuring homemade, organic foods. The delicious cuisine served here is colorful and healthy, and includes everything from granola bowls and smoothies to soups and salads.
Do you find it difficult to find good food as a vegetarian? I’ve got your backside covered! This upscale vegan spot has a surprising five-course menu that can be paired with either an alcoholic or non-alcoholic package.
Mr. Vegetarian food bar
Mr. Vegan Foodbar is located near downtown Groningen and has all your fast food needs – and it’s completely vegan! With small bites like sushi, large burgers, fries, and delicious desserts, Mr. The vegan food bar is the ultimate guilty pleasure.
Delicious vegetarian bites in the Netherlands
There are a large number of options for a vegetarian or vegan meal in the Netherlands, but these are some that we recommend. Did we miss your favorite place? Let us know in the comments below!
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