Eindhoven

vegan city guide

Eindhoven

Country: Netherlands
Population: 223,209

Province: Noord Brabant
Language: Dutch
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

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Eindhoven is the 5th largest city in the Netherlands (by population). The city is known for its light art and is also home to Holland’s second largest airport. Some interesting things to explore are the Strijp-S area, the St. Catharina church, the Philips museum, the Stadswandelpark and the Prehistoric Village. Eindhoven only has one fully vegan restaurant, but there are many other places that offer vegan options.

Vegan (friendly) restaurants
Falafel Masters

Middle Eastern dishes with falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, rice, and salads. 

Bij Albrecht Ⓥ

An all-organic restaurant in the center of the city. Fully vegan since Aug 2017.

Sri Ganesh

North Indian thai with Indo-Chinese food. Offers mostly small dishes and snacks.

Iris

Small, living room type of restaurant run by two ladies. Vegan meals on request before 2pm.

The Happiness Cafe

Breakfast and lunch place offering pastries, pies, smoothies and smoothie bowls, sandwiches. Has vegan milk for coffee drinks.

The Happiness Kitchen

Organic wholefood food plus juice, smoothie, and coffee drinks. Includes vegan toast, soup, make-your-own veggie platter.

Bagels & Beans

Dutch chain of lunchrooms offering a menu inspired by the tastes of Europe and southern France.

Coffeelab

This coffeehouse in front of the central railway station has vegan cheesecake and soymilk for coffee/tea.

Onder de Leidingstraat

Health food concept cafe in a modern-industrial setting. Has a mini organic market and salad bar. Makes healthier sandwiches, soups, meals.

The Lounge

Located on the High Tech Campus. Offers weekly vegan 2-course lunch.

Chidoz

Mexican food with burritos, tacos, salads, and bowls. Choose from the pre-designed menu or build your own meal.

The Asperger

Casual place offering salads, soups, and sweets. Ask for vegan options.

Gezana

Eritrean cuisine with multiple vegan suitable dishes, which are served with injera (sourdough flatbread).

Ons

Vegan choices include soup, falafel, Dutch Weedburger, fries, and dessert. Has vegan mayonaise and cappuccino with plant milk.

Coffeelab

Veg friendly lunch room with vegan and gluten-free options

Coffeelab is located right in front of the central train station of Eindhoven. People often grab a coffee here before hopping on a train, but it’s also a very nice place to hang out a little longer.

My sister and I took a train from Tilburg to Eindhoven last week because we needed to get ourselves some new glasses at the awesome Ace & Tate store, so Coffeelab was an excellent place for us to grab a little bite to eat. Of course, we had to try the vegan speculoos cheececake, since it looked SO good! I didn’t expect it to be gluten free, but got so excited when they told me it was (although they couldn’t guarantee there would be no cross contamination, but that wasn’t a problem for me personally.. it might be for you though, so just a friendly warning). Anyway, that was one of the best vegan cheesecakes I’ve ever had! 

Onder de Leidingstraat

Veg friendly lunch room with vegan and gluten-free options

Onder De Leidingstraat is located in the popular Strijp-S area. Eindhoven Strijp-S has its own train station, but it’s only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the central train station in Eindhoven. Strijp-S is the creative and cultural center of Eindhoven. A great place to visit as there is plenty of interesting stuff to see and do. Check out the cute “strawbales” garden below. There was also a tiny house and a few other creative pop up buildings.

The restaurant itself is cozy and even has a small organic supermarket inside. There are games, books and magazines for the guests to play and read. I quickly browsed through the Lagom book – about the Swedish art of balance (or moderation) – while drinking a soy cappucino. Then I had the delicious ‘Avocado Spread sandwich’ with home made avocado spread, roasted chickpeas, spinach and a bit of spicy sauce.

The Happiness Kitchen

Veg friendly restaurant with vegan and gluten-free options

The Happiness Kitchen and The Happiness Cafe, both located in the centre of Eindhoven, are somewhat similar and run by the same owner. I have yet to visit the Happiness Cafe but I did have a lovely lunch at the Happiness Kitchen several times.

Everything at The Happiness Kitchen is mostly vegetarian and they have many vegan options. They offer Happiness Meals, where you pay for the size of the plate (Small, Medium or Large) and you get to choose 4, 5 or 6 scoops of whatever delicious food they prepared that day.

They also have things like superfood pancakes, apple crumble oats and pulled BBQ sandwiches for breakfast or lunch. And burgers, hot dogs, nacho bowls and shawarma rolls for dinner.

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