From stroopwafels to bitterballen, the traditional foods of the Netherlands can be tasty…but not exactly healthy. While we love indulging ourselves now and then, it’s also good to know some of the healthier hotspots around Amsterdam. Whether you’re a visitor looking for a break from all the fried food or a local looking to treat yourself in a healthy way, here are a few shops you need to try around the city:
- The Avocado Show
This much anticipated new restaurant opening soon in De Pijp revolves solely around one of the most nutritionally valuable foods: avocado! That’s right, this place is taking avocado past a garnish to your toast or salad and making it the star of the dish. Check out their Facebook here for updates on their official opening and get ready to get your daily dose of potassium, heart-healthy fatty acids, and just all around avocado goodness.
SLA is one of our favorite places to get a quick and healthy lunch. With a few different locations in Amsterdam West, Oost, De Piji, and even around the corner from us in Rembrantplein, there is a good chance that there is a shop near you! With an amazing menu full of seasonal ingredients, SLA allows you to build your own salad or, if you’re not great at pairing ingredients, choose from one of their tasty recipes. Check out their Facebook page here
Located just around the corner from Juice to Boost on Kerkstraat or on Amstelveenseweg, Lavinia is a great breakfast/ brunch place that offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian options as well as gluten free! The standout is their vegetarian and gluten free banana pancakes. They also offer a variety of coffee, tea, and brunch cocktails so you can feel like you’re indulging in a Sunday brunch without the guilt! See all their tasty offerings on their Facebook page here!
- Bar James
It’s not hard to find healthy breakfast and lunch options… but what about when night time rolls around. Well, Bar James in Oost has you covered. That’s right, this is a healthy bar. With drinks and everything. Their focus is on vegan and vegetarian dishes that are not just healthy, but tasty. Check out this hip spot and visit their Facebook here for more info!
- Juice to boost
Of course we couldn’t list some of the healthiest spots in Amsterdam without giving ourselves a little shout out. At Juice to Boost we fresh press our juices and booster shots daily while also offering a variety of breakfast and lunch options from paninis to acai bowls and smoothies. We are also one of the only places in Amsterdam that offers a full juice cleanse program for those that are looking for a complete reset! Like us on Facebook here.