Where to get food in Amsterdam
Saturdays 9:00 - 16:00. Found at the junction of Westerstraat
and Prinsengracht, this boerenmarkt (farmers market)
besides the Noorderkerk must be Amsterdam's most enjoyable
and liveliest shopping experience! Besides the Raw Superfoods
stall with fresh wheatgrass and many other good things,
there are many different fruit and vegetable sellers
plus a variety of specialist traders for example, olive
oil, nuts and grains and a mushroom stall.
Saturdays 9:00 - 16:00. 5 minutes from Central Station
at the bottom of Zeedijk and Gelderskade is another
slightly smaller organic farmer's market. Next to Oriental
supermarkets (for durian and coconut - see below).
Nieuwe Leliestraat 174- next to Vliegende Schotel restaurant
(see below). One of (if not) Amsterdam’s oldest
health food store. Run by a wonderful group of people
dedicated to their ethics.
One of the biggest and best stocked health food stores
is on Weteringschans near the famous Leidseplein. (Almost
opposite Rijksmuseum) It's open 7 days a week.
This is a chain of health food stores all over the city.
Each 'Natuurwinkel' is individually stocked so you may
find items in some stores but not others. Find them
also at Haarlemerstraat, Elandsgracht, Westerstraat,
Constantijn Huygenstraat and Jan Pieter Heijestraat
Near Rembrantshuis and Waterlooplein, this is apparently
central Amsterdam's only vegetarian wholefood shop.
Korte Lijnbaanssteeg 4-6
Situated on a side street connecting Spui and Nieuwezijds
Voorburgwal, just 5 minutes from Central Station, this
is a great juice bar offering fresh smoothies, fruitshakes
and vegetable juices. Offering fresh wheatgrass juice.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 141
Just behind Dam Square at the back of the Nieuwe Kerk.
Also open 7days, this easy to find juice bar serves
various fruit juices and shakes starting at 2,40euros.
Optional additions include ginseng, guarana, bee pollen,
ginko biloba and spirulina.
This is on a really lively shopping street not far from
Central Station. Its good to stop here for a juice between
browsing the clothes shops and visiting the Noordermarkt.
The highpoints of this juice experience are the friendly
service and variety of concoctions all with beautiful
Wah Nam Hong Supermarket
Gelderse Kade 90-92
Toko : Dun Yong
Between Zeedijk 88-90 and Gelderse Kade 84
Exotic fruits can be found at Asian shops around the
city, there are a number of good ones in the vicinty
of the daily (apart from Sunday) street markets which
are always a source of a wide variety of cheap but not
organic fruits. Such markets exist at Dapperstraat,
near Oosterpark; Ten Kate, off the Kinkerstraat, and
the famous Albert Cuypmarkt in the Pijp neighbourhood.
Open 12:00 - 22:00. 'De Bolhoed' is a vegetarian restaurant
with many vegan choices. They only use organic foods.
They offer afew different salads and will make these
all raw on request. For 9,50 you get a huge plate of
salad with some sea vegetables and rocket and extra
avocado and olives. Interesting shaped interier with
a view onto the canal and few tables outside. They're
located about 2 minutes from the Noordermaarkt organic
market and 10-15 minute walk from Central Station.
Nieuwe Leliestraat 162
Raw/vegan-friendly vegetarian restaurant next to De
Belly Natuurwinkel in the heart of the Joordan. Large
rainbow coloured salads with a lot of ingredients, good
value for money too. Open till 22.30 will make it all
raw to order. Down to earth atmosphere, comfortable
place to go with friends or book.
020 625 82 80
More than 90% of all ingredients used at Green Planet
are organically grown. The tiny vegetarian restaurant
opens 5.30pm to 10.30pm you also can take out. For 10
euros you have a tasty all raw, vegan salad with mixed
leaves, beansprouts, seeds, nuts and herbs. Claims to
be the only restaurant in the Netherlands using bio-degradable
packaging for take-away!
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 20.
Stylish modern grand cafe next to University, overlooking
the Amstel, with salad bar. Social but smoky atmosphere.