The Best Vegan Restaurants and Food We Tried in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities in the whole wide world and I was fortunate enough to be able to visit in 2017.It was my second time visiting, and my first time as a vegan.Before making the journey out, I saw sites like HappyCow touting a lot of options for plant-based travelers. 

However, it wasn’t until I got there that I got to experience how much delicious food the city had to offer.I was blown away multiple times over by the selection of healthier fare and vegan junk food.

Here are all of the best restaurants and food that I tried in Amsterdam.  If you ever get a chance to go visit, I would highly recommend you hit as many of these spots as you can. 

You’ll thank me later.


Spirit was the first place we went after landing.We got to the city rather late and it was one of the few places that was open past 9 or 10 pm.It’s a vegetarian buffet style restaurant with countless vegan options.Even most of the ice cream was vegan.

When I say buffet, I don’t mean that it was a flat fee followed by an all-you-can-eat.Instead, you got your food and paid by weight.This was probably a good thing because the food was so good that I think I could have kept eating forever.

Here’s some of the stuff that we ate:

spirit buffet seaweed salad and tempeh and tofu wraps

The photo above is one of the first plates that we had from Spirit.It’s got all sorts of Asian delights like seaweed, mushrooms, tofu spring rolls, and spicy tempeh. 

spirit fried risotto balls couscous and other treats

sesame ice cream from spirit buffet

avocado show sticker

avocado show avogarden

avocado ice cream from avocado show


vegan junk food bar burger with onion rings and mayo

vegan junk food bar burger with bitterballen on side


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vegabond peanut butter donut

vegabond chocolate donut

eetcafe ibis ethopian

dutch weed burger hot dog

beuter and leuk cheese sauce

beuter and leuk bipimbap bowl

mr and mrs watson waffle with tempeh


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