Best vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam
Amsterdam has an increasing number of vegetarian-friendly restaurants popping up across the city, and its broad selection of eateries means vegetarian options are available on most menus. From top cafés for healthy options to vegetarian and vegan restaurants, our guide to vegetarian restaurants in Amsterdam is sure to inspire
Beter & Leuk
With its quaint interior and selection of top organic local produce, Beter & Leuk is a popular hotspot for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Almost all dishes are home-made on site, making it the perfect place to enjoy well-made, healthy food. Great for breakfast and lunch, the sunflower seed and kale pesto sandwich with roast sweet potato is a highlight.
Beter & Leuk, Eerste Oosterparkstraat 91, 1091 GW Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 767 0029
Roots is a great place for people in a rush who don’t want to compromise on great-tasting, healthy foods. Full of great pure, organic and meat-free dishes, Roots is a top hotspot for vegetarians. Stop here for organic pressed juices, salads, wraps, quinoa dishes and hearty veggie burgers. Many dishes are vegan so this is an ideal destination for those who are allergic to dairy products.
Roots, Heisteeg 8, 1012 WC Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 770 0450
Chic vegetarian hotspot Venkel specialises in locally sourced produce. All vegetables are grown by neighbourhood organic farmers and even the honey is made by bees along the Amstel river. Create your own hearty salad with an assortment of toppings or dressings, or choose from sweet treats such as brownies made with almond flour.
Venkel, Albert Cuypstraat 22, 1072 CT Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 772 3198
Everything in the Ninour kitchen is vegetarian and sourced as locally as possible, making it an ideal place to indulge in some of Amsterdam’s best meat-free dishes. The menu offers dishes packed with flavour, many taking inspiration from Morocco, with highlights including spicy homemade hummus with mixed breads as well as tasty soups with warming harissa. This charming café also offers fun gifts and souvenirs, so be sure to explore after lunch.
Ninour, Eerste Jan Steenstraat 109, 1072 Amsterdam, +31 (0)6 1459 5417
This vegan restaurant is one of the coolest hotspots in Amsterdam. Inspired by the Meatpacking district in New York, the restaurant has been decorated in a cool industrial aesthetic. The menu specialises in non meat and dairy dishes with highlights including top smoothies bowls, artichoke sandwiches and rainbow salads made with ingredients from local producers. Those looking for more than a salad will be impressed by the MD Burger, made with grilled eggplant and farmer fries.
Meatless District, Bilderdijkstraat 65-67 H, 1053 KM Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 722 0804
Salad & the City
Salad & the City is a great place for those looking for a healthy takeaway or quick lunchtime meal. Born from a passion of good food, Salad & the City offers delicious and healthy salads that are full of nutrient packed ingredients. While meat options are available it offers plenty of options for vegetarians ans vegans include beetroot and feta salad, avocado and egg as well as soups and bread options. Those looking for a sweet treat may also be tempted by their walnut and courgette cake.
Salad & the City, Bilderdijstraat 164, 1053 Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 233 3241
Half café, half organic food shop, Alchemist Garden is one of the best raw vegan cafes in Amsterdam. Everything served here is raw, vegan, organic and gluten free, making it a must-visit for even the most demanding foodies. Enjoy a wide selection of plates, including the signature lasagne with hemp seeds, as well as smoothies and soups.
Alchemist Garden, Overtoom 409, 1054 JP Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 334 3335