5 of the Best Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants in Amsterdam

In recent years, a number of world-class vegetarian and vegan restaurants have started to spring up across Amsterdam. Historically, Dutch cuisine has not been particularly veggie-friendly, with the traditional Dutch obsession of shoving a sausage in everything being the predominant approach across the country, but things are changing. Here, we suggest some of the top places to enjoy a delicious vegetarian or vegan meal when the munchies take hold…

Best Reputation in the city…  

Although not strictly a vegetarian restaurant, Bhatti Pasal serves a variety of vegetarian and vegan Nepalese dishes and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the best restaurants in the city (ranking #1 on TripAdvisor!). This extremely popular restaurant is tucked away just around the corner from Leidseplein and operates on a first-come first-served basis, so try to come early to guarantee a spot.  

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Perfect Location…  

Although the majority of good vegan restaurants are tucked away in the city’s trendier suburbs, Golden Temple is a cosy eatery with a laidback but intimate atmosphere just minutes from Rembrandtplein. This is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious vegan dishes from all around the world. 

Something fancier…  

For those looking to really push the boat out and enjoy the experience of a cutting-edge, Michelin star restaurant pushing the boundaries of vegetarian fine-dining, look no further than Bolenius. This world-class restaurant in Amsterdam Zuid offers an incredible 7 course vegetarian menu which can be paired with a range of fine wines and its reputation as one of the finest restaurants in the city is well deserved. 

Junk Food…  

Admit it. We all love junk food, especially after a few drinks, and there’s no reason why our veggie friends should miss out on a holiday treat. With four locations across the city (the most central being at Reguliersdwarsstraat 57, and open till 1am), the Vegan Junk Food Bar is an ideal place to enjoy all your favourite fast food classics with a twist – they’re all entirely plant-based and meat/dairy free.  This fast food joint has become extremely popular with Amsterdammers, and even the most ardent carnivore is guaranteed to love the variety of delicious comfort food offered at this cool, modern eatery.

Something a little different…

The Dutch Weed Burger Joint isn’t quite what it sounds like. This innovative restaurant in trendy Oud-West serves up burgers, hot dogs and other classics made out of seaweed from Zeeland. Whether you’re looking for vegan alternatives or just want to try some delicious and unique food in a great location, the Dutch Weed Burger Joint is the place for you! They do delivery too, so there’s no need to travel if you fancy staying home with a takeaway!

Enjoy the culinary hotspots of the city on an Amsterdam food tour!

Amsterdam is fast becoming something of a foodie paradise, with fantastic restaurants popping up across the city. If you want to explore more of the culinary culture of the Dutch capital, then our Amsterdam food tour is a great way to get a real taste for life in the city! For more information, check it out here!

If you would like to find out more about vegan traveling (outside of Amsterdam) check out our friend’s website Lemons and Luggage

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