Amsterdam is the place to be for healthy hotspots. And lucky me, I’m living in Amsterdam right now, because I love healthy hotspots.
Here are my favorites:
Lite / Dark A great stop for a shake, healthy lunch or snack. Lite /Dark has two locations – one at the Utrechtsestraat and the other at Zeedijk.
Address | Utrechtsestraat 22 and Zeedijk 59A
Website | Lite / Dark
The place to go for a delicious smoothie, juice or lunch during an afternoon of shopping in the nine strees. Dr. Blend uses only fresh organic and/or sustainable natural products and all the food is prepared on site, right before your very eyes.
Address | Herenstraat 23
Website | Dr. Blend
A cozy place to enjoy a healthy lunch or a delicious cup of tea or coffee The ‘living room’ look and feel guarantee you’ll feel right at home here. Vinnies has two locations – one at the Harlemmerstraat and the other at the Nieuwezijdse Kolk.
Address | Haarlemmerstraat 46 & Nieuwezijds Kolk 33
Website | VINNIES
This is adorable cafe in the heart of the city offers not only delicious breakfasts, lunches and snacks, it’s also a storefront, selling lifestyle products and items for your home. In terms of food, they have nearly everything: salads, sandwiches, fresh juices, smoothies, smoothiebowls and even cakes. On the go? They do take-out too. They recently opened a second location at the Berenstraat so they have two locations now.
Address | Reestraat 19 & Berenstraat 19
Website | Pluk Amsterdam
Lavinia Good Food
Lavinia Good Food boasts delicious breakfasts, lunches, sweet treats and a daily offering of fresh to-go dishes. They make the tastiest dishes with products from local suppliers and cook according to what’s in season. And while you’re eating, have a look around, almost everything around you is for sale. Lania has two locations – one at the Kerkstraat and one at the Amstelveenseweg.
Address | Kerkstraat 176 & Amstelveenseweg 192
Website | Lavinia Good Food
Pllek uses local products, organic, sustainable meat and sustainably caught fish. What’s more, this beautiful location offers seating on the water and even has a little ‘city’ beach where, at night, you can warm up alongside a campfire.
Address | Tt. Neveritaweg 59
Website | Pllek
Feel like a healthy lunch or don’t have time to cook dinner? SLA is the place to go! This organic salad bar makes delicious, seasonal salads, juices and soups on the spot. They have locations in Amsterdam-Zuid, West, De Pijp and the Centrum.
Address | Middenweg 55B-H
Website | SLA
Beter & Leuk
A cozy and inspiring place for a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free breakfast, brunch or lunch. Organic, seasonal and local products are used whenever possible. Beter & Leuk also offers workshops and sells art and clothing.
Address | Eerste Oosterparkstraat 91
Website | Beter & Leuk
De Kas offers a new menu every week that includes products from its own organic nursery. A meal here is a special experience, as you’ll be eating your lunch or dinner in a real greenhouse that’s been converted into a restaurant.
Address | Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
Website | De Kas
Juice & Salad
Super tasty healthy juices and salads, as well as healthy sandwiches. It’s a perfect go to for lunch on a busy workday or for grabbing a quick meal to take away. Juice & Salad also has locations in the Center and in West.
Address | Oostenburgergracht 185
Website | Juice & Salad
Start your day right with a cold-pressed juice and an bowl of oatmeal at Roots. At lunch and dinnertime they also have fantastic organic salads, wraps, quinoa dishes, veggie burgers and soups. Oh, and they have great sweet treats as well. They have locations at the Amstelveenseweg and Heisteeg.
Address | Amstelveenseweg 164 & Heisteeg 8
Website | ROOTS
Local products, lovely salads’ is their motto and you’ll be convinced as soon as you walk in the door. This healthy hotspot relies on fresh, local, seasonal produce mixed into amazing meal-sized salads.
Address | Albert Cuypstraat 22
Website | Venkel
The Meets Eatery
Go to this new hotspot for a good cup of coffee, a healthy juice and a menu full of delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options. All the dishes at The Meets are prepared on site with local, pure and organic ingredients, 80% plant-based and 20% animal-based.
Address | Cornelis Troostplein 3
Website | The Meets
Coffee & Coconuts
At this beautiful former movie theatre, built in the roaring twenties, you can enjoy a tasty breakfast, a homemade lunch, a great cup of coffee, or a good drink and some fingerfoods.
Address | Ceintuurbaan 282-284
Website | Coffee & Coconuts
The Cold Pressed Juicery
This juicery sells healthy, raw-food snacks, cold-pressed juices and superfood smoothies to go. Everything is made with the best organic and locally produced ingredients.
Address | Willemsparkweg 8H
Website | The Cold Pressed Juicery
The Avocado Show The Avocado Show in Amsterdam is the first restaurant in The Netherlands where it’s all about avocado. Can you imagine? The Avocado Show serves stunning and incredibly tasty signature dishes made with love from sustainable and social responsible avocados. So at this place all avocado lovers can eat their heart out.
Address | Daniel Stalperstraat 61
Website | The Avocado Show
SNCKBR Are you looking for a place that offers healthy snacks? From vegan breakfasts, lunches and dinners to late-night drinks: SNCKBR is the place to be! The menu is full of delicious comfort food in large and small portions. They have two locations.
Address | Van Woustraat 34 & Kinkerstraat 106
Website | SNCKBR
Moer Restaurant Moer is a restaurant where I’m really excited about. This restaurant is located in an old Michelin tire changing station. How cool is that? The new interior design doesn’t show there used to be a car garage there, but there are little details in the restaurant that shows the history. In the open kitchen the cooks create delicious dishes with organic ingredients. You can order a 4, 5 or 6 course menu. The menu changes with the seasons and veggies are the heros so you can make it a nice vegetarian dinner but you can order meat or fish as well.
Address | Amstelveenseweg 7
Website | Restaurantmoer
Dophert Here you can have your fill of vegan comfort food, tasty tarts and treats like homemade granola. It’s also great that you can order almost anything on the menu to go.
Address | Spaarndammerstraat 49
Website | Dophert
STACH is a well-stocked food store selling fresh, take-away meals, soups, sandwiches, coffee and lots more. There are already six locations in Amsterdam, so you’ll have no problem finding one and picking up something easy and healthy no matter which part of the city you find yourself in. The first location was Van Woustraat, but now they have locations trough the whel city.
Address | Van Woustraat 154
Website | STACH
Amsterdam is a wonderful, bustling city in which new places spring up all over the place, all the time. So if I’ve missed a great healthy hotspot in Amsterdam, please let me know.