It’s datenight, but you and your love interest are not on the same diet-level, hmm. How to fix this? We’ve got you covered with these nice dinnerdate-spot, suitable for herbivores ánd carnivores. The way to the heart is through the stomach, they say…
Morris & Bella
Well, if this isn’t a good date-location, we don’t know what is. Morris and Bella themselves are the cutest couple we’ve ever seen. Bella, officially Annebel, and Morris, officially Maurice, met in a restaurant (he was a dishwasher, she a waitress), fell in love and never looked back.
This will not be a surprise, but: veggies are the base of everything the restaurant serves. You can add your daily animal proteïn, but they will charge you extra for it. The wines are vegan, the teas are delivered by bike and everything else is local, sustainable and as animal friendly as possible.
One of the most notorious foodcritics of Amsterdam rated Morris&Bella with an 8+, saying “The greens are so damn good, you don’t need any meat. You can order it, but you won’t need it.”
Vegan Junkfood Bar
Okay, do not lie to us: you like junkfood. Your date likes junkfood. We all love junkfood. But most snacks are meaty, most saucec for fries contain eggs, it’s not all that simple. But wait, it is at Vegan Junkfood Bar! The ‘chicken’ nuggets are made of seaweed, the ‘kapsalon’ (hair salon in English… just call them ‘loaded fries’.) contains vegan shawarma and cheddar and they even serve the famous Dutch ‘bitterballen’!
The interior is cool and hip with bright colors and a lot of graffiti, the food is awesome and delish’. Go there or be square!
ManaMana is a small Israeli place in the heart of Amsterdam. They serve traditional Israeli dishes which are from origin vegan-/vegetarian-friendly. Order everything on the menu and then share with your date, because the food is too good to not try everything. You have to try ALL the hummus. And the eggplant. And the cauliflower with a lót of tahin (sesamepaste). For the omnivores among us: there is (lamb)kebab. GO!
The Lebanese Sajeria
With two locations, one recently opened at Utrechtsestraat, the Lebanese Sajeria is about to take over the Middle-Eastern foodmarket in Amsterdam. With good reason. Try the flatbreads with hummus, please…