ROTTERDAM

vegan city guide
 
Rotterdam

Country: Netherlands
Population: 623,652

Province: South Holland
Language: Dutch
Time zone: CET (UTC+1)

Gare du Nord Ⓥ

Anthoniestraat 2

De Oude Plek

Pliniusstraat 18, Lombardijen

Leaf Vegetarian

Oostmolenwerf 19

Spirit

De Groene Passage, Mariniersweg 9

Heavenly Cupcakes Ⓥ

Nieuwe Binnenweg 244

SUE

Karel Doormanstraat 372

Happy Earth Ⓥ

Zwaanshals 299

Bla Bla

Piet Heynsplein 35

De Kade

West – Kruiskade 17b

Burger Trut

Delftseplein 39

Djoj Center

Antony Duyklaan 5 – 7

Bagels & Beans

Hoogstraat 129b

Bagels & Beans

Schouwburgplein 80

Bagels & Beans

Stieltjesstraat 210

The Tea Lab

Westewagenstraat 80

Sugo Pizza Al Taglio

Aert van Nesstraat 20

Sugo Pizza Al Taglio

Westblaak 87

Evergreen Veggies

Goudsesingel 260

Gys

Nieuwe Binnenweg 182

Bio Bodega

Proveniersstraat 36a

Bertmans

Zaagmolenkade 15

Het Lachende Varken

Vlinderstraat 3

De Falafel

Binnenwegplein 7

Aloha

Maasboulevard 100

Baker and Moore

Westblaak 147

Sharp Sharp

Hillelaan 28

Sansan

Hang 33

Buiten op de Binnenweg

Nieuwe Binnenweg 100

Cigkoftem

Schiedamseweg 10b

Cigkoftem

Beijerlandselaan 148

Cigkoftem

Zwart Janstraat 39

Laurensius

Saftlevenstraat 17b

Lof der Zoetheid

Noordplein 1

Mr Salad

Goudsesingel 235a

Red Pepper *closed temporarily*

Groenendaal 45f

Satebar

Witte de Withstraat 15a

Green Delight

Nieuwe Binnenweg 144a

Boguette

Botersloot 60a

Evermore Thee

Coolhaven 158a

My Thai Son

Mariniersweg 74a

Sand's Cakes and Bubbles

Oostzeedijk Beneden 99

Sappi

Binnenwegplein 2

Shaami Huis

Schiedamseweg 38b

Wagamama

Witte de Withstraat 83-85

Warung Mini

Witte de Withstraat 47

Rotown

Nieuwe Binnenweg 19

Baker's Dough

Pannekoekstraat 82a

Ⓥegan restaurants

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and home to Europe’s largest port. The city is also known for its impressive skyline and the Erasmus Bridge. Some interesting things to explore are the Markthal, the Kubus (Cube) houses and the Euromast Tower. Rotterdam has 4 fully vegan restaurants and 43 restaurants that are vegan friendly, so you won’t have to look far to find a nice plant based meal.

Vegan (friendly) restaurants
Last updated: February 12, 2018
1. Gare du Nord Ⓥ

Vegan organic restaurant located in an old train wagon. Food is prepared with seasonal and local ingredients.

2. De Oude Plek

A vegetarian Chinese restaurant with plenty of vegan dishes to choose from.

3. Leaf Vegetarian

Vegetarian Asian cuisine with many vegan options.

4. Spirit

Vegetarian cafe that offers soups, a salad bar and a hot buffet with many vegan options.

5. Heavenly Cupcakes Ⓥ

Vegan patisserie with a variety of (cup)cakes and a small selection of vegan products for sale, such as ice cream and cheese.

6. SUE

Known for its (raw) vegan sweets, but also offers a breakfast and lunch menu and several snacks such as a vegan cheese platter.

7. Happy Earth Ⓥ

Fully vegan eatery with a focus on whole foods. There’s a foodshop located inside the cafe.

8. Sharp Sharp Ⓥ

Vegan bakery and cake bar.

9. Bla Bla

Vegetarian restaurant with a few set menu options of which one is usually vegan.

10. De Kade

Asian cuisine with a large selection of vegetarian and vegan meals.

11. Burger Trut

Burger joint that offers several vegan burgers, vegan kapsalon, fries with vegan mayonaise and vegan cake.

12. Djoj Center

Vegetarian cafe inside a venue. Offers vegan meals on request. Open Thursdays only.

13. Bagels & Beans

Dutch chain of lunchrooms, of which 3 are located in Rotterdam. Offers vegan bagels and the famous Dutch Weedburger as wel as plant milk for drinks.

14. Baker’s Dough

Bakery that has vegan cookie douch that can be topped with vegan icecream and/or various vegan toppings.

 15. The Tea Lab

 Lunchroom offering vegan sandwiches, soy yogurt, salads, a smoothiebowl and a vegan snack platter.

16. Sugo Pizza al Taglio

Pizzeria with several vegan pizzas on the menu. Has 2 different establishments in Rotterdam.

17. Evergreen Veggies

Indian themed vegetarian restaurant. Ask the staff for vegan options. 

18. Gys

Organic restaurant that offers vegan dishes, including vegan desserts.

19. Bio Bodega

 Organic lunch room with smoothie/juice bar and a small food shop.

20. Bertmans

Has several vegan options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks.

21. Het Lachende Varken

Neighborhood canteen that offers weekly changing 3-course meal. Call ahead to ask for vegan options.

22. De Falafel

Falafel eatery. The falafel is vegan, ask for vegan sauce options.

23. Aloha

Located in an old tropical swimming paradise. Serves several vegan options.

24. Baker and Moore

Has vegan sandwiches, salads, oatmeal and coconut yogurt. Offers vegan high tea on demand.

25. Sansan

Sichuan Chinese restaurant with some vegan options on the menu.

26. Buiten op de Binnenweg

Deli and lunchroom. Ask staff for vegan options.

 27. Cigkoftem

International chain of Turkish eateries, of which 3 are located in Rotterdam. Specialized in vegan kofte. Mostly delivery/ take away. 

28. Laurensius

Small French bistro that serves organic food including vegan galettes.

 

29. Lof der Zoetheid

Mostly vegetarian lunchroom that offers some vegan menu options as well as some vegan bakery sweets.

30. Mr Salad

Make your own salads, wraps, smoothies and juices. Plenty of vegan options.

31. Red Pepper

Sichuan Chinese restaurant with plenty of vegan options on the menu. *closed temporarily*

32. Rotown

Offers 2 vegan lunch sandwiches and 3 vegan dinners (burrito, stir fry and burger).

33. Satebar

Indonesian restaurant that offers 1 vegan dish: soy beans with bean sprouts and potatoes in soy sauce (ketjap).

34. Green Delight

Pop up style restaurant that serves a few vegan meals, like smoothie bowls, sandwiches and veggie kebab. Ask for vegan dinner options.

35. Boguette

Vietnamese place that offers banh mi sandwiches and salads with tofu. Specify no mayonaise. 

36. Evermore Thee

Coffee and tea bar that offers vegan breakfast and lunch items (only on Saturdays and Sundays).

37. My Thai Son

Thai restaurant with separate vegetarian menu cart. Ask for vegan options.

38. Sand’s Cakes and Bubbles

Has vegan french toast and a vegan cake of the week, plus plant milk for drinks.

39. Sappi

Smootie/juice bar, also has a vegan salad and hummus sandwich + plant milk for coffee.

40. Shaami Huis

Syrian restaurant with a number of vegan falafel dishes, spinach calzones and tabouli.

41. Wagamama

Japanese restaurant. Ask staff for vegan options.

42. Warung Mini

Surinamese restaurant. Ask staff for vegan options.

Happy Earth

Happy Earth is one of the 4 fully vegan restaurants in Rotterdam and a perfect place to go to if you’re looking for a healthy plant based meal.

The food: everything is whole foods plant based (no vegan fast food). Fresh and colorful. We tried the “save the tuna” sandwich, which was very good. They try to use organic and local produce whenever possible. Gluten-free meals available.

The place: seemed to be clean. Possibility to charge electronics (not near the tables though). Seating is fairly comfortable, but could be improved. There’s also a little shop that sells food and non-food. Restroom for costumers to use. 

The staff: friendly and helpful. They speak better English than Dutch.

The price: meals range from €4,50 for mashed avocado on rye bread to €13,00 for a buddha bowl. Drinks range from €2,00 for an espresso to €7,50 for a large smoothie.

Baker’s Dough

Baker’s Dough is the second concept by the owners of Baker & Moore. It is cookie dough heaven. You can imagine how stoked I was when I found out they have vegan and gluten-free cookie dough!

The food: cookie dough with ice cream and/or other toppings in a cup. They have vegan and gluten-free cookie dough, vegan raspberry ice cream and several vegan toppings such as raw cacao nibs, goji berries, fresh fruit, coconut flakes, pistachios, cashews, stewed pears and cranberry compote.

The place: feels like stepping into your grandmother’s kitchen. Limited seating.

The staff: very friendly, they will help you pick out the vegan toppings.

The price: ranges from €2,95 to €5,75 for the vegan cookie dough (depending on size). Ice cream is an extra €1,00 and toppings are €0,75 each. 

Heavenly Cupcakes

Heavenly Cupcakes is proof that you can still eat delicious treats as a vegan that taste pretty much the same as the non-vegan version.

The food: lots of vegan sweets, including cupcakes and cheesecake. Gluten-free options. Soup and sandwiches for lunch (they also offer the Dutch Weedburger). Gluten-free brownies were a bit too bitter for my liking, but my non-vegan family absolutely loved the cupcakes. 

The place: a patisserie, lunchroom and little shop in one. Very colorful and a nice athmosphere. In the shop you can get things like vegan cheeses and fake meats.

The staff: owner is very friendly and helpful and very passionate about her business.

The price: cupcakes are €3,25 each (€3,50 for gluten-free cupcakes). Cakes and pies range from €3,00 to €4,00 per piece. You can have lunch starting at €2,85 for a vegan cheese sandwich. The Dutch Weed Burger costs €9,50. 

Mr Salad

Mr Salad is all about healthy fast food. Not everything is vegan, but you will find many vegan options for the wraps, salads and smoothies.

The food: you can order off the menu or create your own salads, wraps, smoothies and juices. For the salads and the wraps you simply pick a protein like tofu or tempeh. Then add 4 mix-ins, 2 toppings and choose a dressing. They use a lot of local and seasonal ingredients. 

The place: clean and spacious, modern interior with nice seating

The staff: very cheery. Able to tell you exactly what’s vegan or not.

The price: €6,50 for a wrap and €8,00 for a small salad. You pay extra for some ingredients. A small smoothie or juice costs €4,50.

Helpful Dutch phrases

Hello

Do you speak English?

May I see the menu?

Thank you

Please

Hallo 

Spreekt u Engels?

Mag ik het menu zien?

Dank u wel

Alstublieft

Vegan

Without meat/fish

Without cheese/milk/eggs

Soy milk

Goodbye

Veganistisch

Zonder vlees/vis

Zonder kaas/melk/eieren

Sojamelk

Dag

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