Cafe Pinson

Cafe Pinson Paris | Healthy Hotspots

 

Cafe Pinson serves organic and healthy homemade food in Paris. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends for a healthy lunch or dinner. The interior is stylish and cozy. On the menu you will find only healthy dishes, like soups, salads, juices, healthy breakfast options, rice or quinoa with vegetables and healthier desserts. Lots of vegan options. 100% organic and seasonal ingredients. Great place for plant-based health food lovers.

 

Cafe Pinson Paris | Healthy Hotspots

 

They have 2 locations in the city.

 

Cafe Pinson

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, gluten-free, flexitarian, lacto-free, organic
  • Dinner options: ontbijt, lunch, dinner
  • Price: medium

 

  • Address: Pinson Marais 6 rue du forez Paris (3rd arrondissement)
  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri: 9AM-10PM, Sat: 10AM-10PM, Sun: 10AM–6PM (Brunch at 12 & 2.30)
  • Address: Pinson Poissonnière 58 rue du faubourg poissonnière Paris (10th arrondissement)
  • Opening Times: Mon–Fri: 9AM-7PM, Sat: 10AM-7PM, Sun: 11AM-6PM (Brunch at 12 & 2.30

Sir Hummus

Sir Hummus Amsterdam | Healthy Hotspots

 

Sir Hummus is Amsterdam’s first hummus eatery. They serve hummus in the most traditional way, as a main dish, served with delicious toppings and warm pita bread. The owners two brothers and one of their girlfriend are very kind and welcoming. The place is small, but very cozy and they serve here one of the best hummus in the city. You can experience here the true hummus eatery feeling like you will find in the Middel east. On the menu they have several different hummus plates. With vegan, vegetarian and a slow cooked beef option. There vegan plate for example is with eggplant and roasted pine nuts. I have visited this place several times and looking forward to visit this place again. I can highly recommend this place!

 

Sir Hummus Amsterdam | Healthy Hotspots

 

Sir Hummus Amsterdam | Healthy Hotspots

 

Sir Hummus Amsterdam | Healthy Hotspots

 

Sir Hummus Amsterdam | Healthy Hotspots

Sir Hummus Amsterdam

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, paleo
  • Dinner options: lunch, dinner
  • Price: low/medium

 

  • Location: Van der Helstplein 2, 1072 PH Amsterdam
  • Opening times: Monday – closed, Tuesday – Friday 12.00 – 20.00 hour, Saturday & Sunday 12.00 – 17.00 hour
  • Website: Sir Hummus Amsterdam

Healthy Restaurants in Amsterdam

Healthy Restaurants in Amsterdam | Healthy Hotspots

 

Amsterdam is my home town. Weekly I visit at least one healthy restaurant with friends, family or my boyfriend. Some are health food lovers, but not all. They make a great critical audience.

 

For me it’s important that the food is made of high quality ingredients and that it tastes great! If you go out for lunch or dinner with me you will not be chewing on a raw salad, but I will make sure you will enjoy your food and the place.

 

Here under I have carefully selected places that I really can recommend when you are looking for healthy food restaurants in Amsterdam. I hope you will enjoy the places as much as I do.

 

They are categorized by different categories. If you have any question or have special requests you can leave a question in the comment area.

 

Must Visits

 

The Meets and Lavinia good food are one of my favorite healthy restaurants. The Meets serves healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu you will find dishes like a granola, acai and chia bowl for breakfast, sandwiches with pooched egg and avocado, mackerel, buratta and falafel and more special dishes like a frittata, Mexican veggie burgers, mezze platters, salads and meet dishes for lunch and dinner.

Lavinia good food is located in the gallery area in Amsterdam, behind the Rijksmuseum. Here they serve delicious breakfast and lunch, think of dishes like salads of roasted vegetables and sweet potato, healthy sandwiches, veggie cocktails, spelt pizetta’s and gluten free banana pancakes with maple syrup and fresh fruits. The place is really cozy and everything you will find here like healthy cooking books are all for sale.

 

Dinner

 

For dinner I can recommend D&A bistro located in the Jordan area and Mana Mana located in the Pijp area. Both are Mediterranean restaurant. They are very cozy and the atmosphere is relaxed with delicious food options. Both have some meat options on the menu. Great for if you are traveling with meat lovers. If you eat gluten free I can advise you to bring some gluten free bread as they serve many nice dips as baba ganoush and hummus. If needed they are happy to warm the bread up for you.

 

If you are more looking for a classic restaurant with healthy, fresh and locally sourced ingredients Restaurant Plantage is a great option. The restaurant is located on the east side of the city you can reach it with tram number 9, 10 minutes from the Dam square. The restaurant is located in a green house and overlooks the city zoo. The place is amazing, lots of light and a great interior design. The atmosphere is great and the staff is very kind and helpful. If you have any food allergies let them know they will do there upmost to help you. On the menu you will find delicious dishes like grilled eggplant carpaccio, ravioli filled with artichoke and potato, vegetarian risotto, fish and meat dishes and more.

 

All the above places I can highly recommend. They are great for every lifestyle diet, they serve great food, kind staff, nice interior and lots of options for healthy and non/less healthy food lovers.

 

Great Options Too

 

Another great place for lunch is Dignita it’s located a bit out of the city in the South of Amsterdam. They have a great earthworks vegan salad bowl and vegetarian zucchini and chickpea fritters and some other original and healthy dishes on the menu. If you are looking for a healthy lunch or breakfast place in the city center Vinnies is a nice place, a cozy lunchroom with healthy dishes like porridge or organic yoghurt for breakfast, sandwiches with pumpkin hummus, baba ganoush and more special dishes like cauliflower frittata with buckwheat, warm roasted eggplant, lentil salad, etc.

 

Salad Bars

 

Amsterdam has many salad bars. The 2 best ones would definitely be SLA and Venkel. At SLA you can create your own salad. You choose a grain or legume, 3 cooked vegetables, your dressing a topping and if you like you can add a premium like chicken, fish or sweet potato balls. Beside salads they serve soup with oatmeal bread, hummus, fresh juices and healthier desserts. They have several locations in the city, one in the city center behind the Rembrandt square, one at the Albert Cuyp market and one in the East of Amsterdam.

 

At venkel they serve 6 types of seasonal salads made from organic ingredients. Salads with fish, chicken, cheese and vegan options. Besides salads they serve homemade quinoa bread with hummus, fresh juices and healthier desserts.

 

Non Trendy Just Healthy Vegan/Vegetarian Food

 

If you don’t want a trendy place but a no nonsense healthy food restaurant you can find one in the Jordan area, named the Bolhoed. The Bolhoed serves healthy vegan and vegetarian lunch and dinner. It’s one of the oldest healthy restaurants of Amsterdam. Don’t expect here a fancy interior, but a cozy colorful place with real healthy food. I would say perfect for vegan and vegetarians.

 

Chocolate Lovers 

 

One of the hardest thinks I found was giving up chocolate, luckily now day’s there are many healthier chocolate options. Mumu Chocolates in Amsterdam is one of my favorites. You know the feeling of a delicious bonbon breaking up in your mouth, well here you will find them. The chocolates are handmade and vegan. They have different flavors and they add vitamins to them. In the shop they have a small corner with tables were if you want you can enjoy their delicious chocolates with a hot cup of tea or coffee. There chocolates make a great gift.

 

Juices & Smoothies

 

When on holiday I will always look around for some healthy juices to make sure I get my daily fruit and vegetable intake. We have a few nice juice places. I think the nicest ones are Roots, The Cold Pressed Juicery and Juice Brothers. They are all cold pressed juice places. If you are looking for the old fashioned way of juicing and smoothies Light Dark is a nice place. They have several locations in the city from city center, Museum square and across Anne Frank home. Take a look at their website to find your closest location.

 

Drinks and a bite

 

Feel like having a healthy drink and a small bite in a nice place CT Coffee & Coconuts located in the Pijp area is the right place for that. The place is just amazing. Here you can relax and hang back in one of the cozy sofa’s or sit bags, nip on your favorite drink and enjoy a healthy bite. Great place!

 

Vegan/Raw Food 

 

Zest for life & Yay health store, café & more are the two nicest vegan raw food bars we have. I like Zest a bit more than YAY, but some like YAY better. They are both great. Zest is located in the Museum square area, while YAY is located next to our famous food market Albert Cuyp.

 

Gluten-Free 

 

Healthy eating is great, but needing to eat healthy or gluten-free out of health reason can be sometimes hard on holiday, especially when you are searching for healthy carbs. All the above restaurant have gluten-free options. I eat completely gluten-free and have no problem eating in one of the above mentioned places. If you are looking for gluten-free sandwiches Bagels & Beans is a great option. You will find them all over the city. They have a gluten-free and an oatmeal bagel and many delicious bread spreads and toppings. At Spaghetteria they serve gluten-free pasta. They have 3 locations in the city, one in South, West and East. For gluten-free pizza you can either go to the restaurant named Italiaan or Pina’s. I have tried the pizza at the Italiaan, to be honest I am not impressed some people like it. But I will not recommend it. The other place I haven’t been there yet, but I have a better feeling about it. The gluten-free dough is coming from Italy. You need to reserve a day before and tell them that you want to eat a gluten-free pizza so they can make sure your pizza is completely gluten-free

 

Special occasions 

 

Do you have something to celebrate or just want to go out to a nice and romantic date in a more high-end restaurant?

 

The Duchess a higher end restaurant serves delicious food, many healthy vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian/paleo options. I tried different vegetable starters, a quinoa salad and their sea bass, it was great.

 

Do you want to go on a romantic more special date? Than you should try Vuurtoren eiland. It is a restaurant on a small Island behind Central Station you can only come there by boat. They pick you up with a boat from the Movenpick hotel and bring you to the island. There they serve you a four course healthy dinner. The boat trip and dinner takes in total 5 hours. In the summer you can sit outside. In the winter they serve dinner in a fort with an open fire, were you can cuddle up under a warm blanket. Nice food, great vibe and very romantic. You need to make a reservation true their website, see link below.

 

Website: Vuurtoren eiland

 

For more healthy restaurants in Amsterdam and extensive blog posts by restaurant have a look under locations and than Amsterdam. I will add every week some new locations.

Cafe Pistache

Cafe Pistache Den Haag | Healthy Hotspots

 

Cafe Pistache is a trendy healthy hotspot on the Prinsenstraat in The Hague. The interior is cozy, mint green, with wooden furniture, cozy seating areas and outside a large terrace. On the menu you’ll find delicious dishes, a mix of healthy and less healthy food. Think of an acai bowl for breakfast, delicious buckwheat pancakes with cashew cream and fresh fruit, kale salad with strawberries, healthy cakes from SUE, but they serve as well sandwiches with avocado, salmon, hummus or chicken and normal cakes. For everyone there is something nice on the menu, whether you want to eat healthy or less healthy.

 

Cafe Pistache Den Haag | Healthy Hotspots

 

Cafe Pistache Den Haag | Healthy Hotspots

 

Cafe Pistache Den Haag | Healthy Hotspots

 

Cafe Pistache uses were possible organic ingredients. If you don’t feel like sitting in or on the terrace you can take your food to go and enjoy your lunch in the park a few meters from the restaurant.

 

Cafe Pistache Den Haag |Healthy Hotspots

Cafe Pistache Den Haag | Healthy Hotspots

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, paleo, gluten-free, sugar-free, lacto-free
  • Dinner options: breakfast, dinner, drinks
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Prinsestraat 134, 2513 CH Den Haag
  • Opening Times: Monday – Thursday 08.00 – 17.00, Friday – Sunday 08.00 – 18.00 hour
  • Website: Cafe Pistache

Poke Perfect

Poke Perfect Amsterdam * Healthy Hotspots

 

Poke Perfect is the first poke bowl restaurant in Amsterdam. Poke is a Hawaiian dish, originally consisting of sushi rice, raw fish and several different toppings served in a bowl. It’s like sushi in a bowl. If you are not a big fan of raw fish, no worries at Poke Perfect they serve also smoked chicken and tofu. They also serve sushirritos. A big sushi wrap filled with the ingredients you desire. You can choose sushi rice as your base, but as well quinoa or organic kale, different vegetable toppings and a premium. You can either create your own bowl or sushirritos or choose one of their six signature bowls. Poke Perfect is a new restaurant and located on the Prinsengracht, closed to the Leidseplein. It is a perfect place for a healthy lunch or dinner.

 

Poke Perfect Amsterdam | Healthy Hotspots

Poke Perfect Amsterdam ** Healthy Hotspots

 

 

  • Diet options: vegan, flexitarian, paleo, gluten-free
  • Dinner options: Lunch, Dinner
  • Price: Medium

 

  • Address: Prinsengracht 502, 1017 KH Amsterdam
  • Opening Times: Monday – Thursday 11.30 – 21.00, Saturday & Sunday 11.30 – 22.00 hour
  • Website: Poke Perfect

Provence Luberon

Province | Healthy-Hotspots

 

Visiting the Provence was one of my favorite holiday’s. It’s so amazingly beautiful and peaceful here. I was walking around with my camera and everything around me was so beautiful I could just go on taking pictures. I visited in the fall. In spring time, you have blossom lavender and sunflower fields. A beautiful decor. I stayed in a small village Lacoste in the Luberon area. From there we explored the towns around. As we were in autumn there were many pumpkins growing and fresh pumpkins from the fields sold at markets. They have many nice food markets and some cozy restaurants that serve pure food. Here under my selection.

 

La Fournil

La Fournil is a Mediterranean restaurant in Bonnieux. Here they serve dishes like grilled vegetables with goat cheese, roast chicken and fish with vegetables and rice. The food is great and the atmosphere is nice.

 

This place is suitable if you are a flexitarian or life according the paleo lifestyle.

 

Website: Le Fournil

Address: 5 Place Carnot84480 Bonnieux, France
Price: expensive

 

Across the restaurant La Fournil you have a nice store/cafe that sells and serves wine and organic tea with raw lavender honey. It’s the best honey I have tried. They sell their tea and honey here as well. I don’t remember the name of this place but it is across Le Fournill restaurant if you go there you will see it. Definitely worth a visit if you like good wines and good tea. Great atmosphere!

 

La Bastide de Marie

 

This place is just perfection! If you want to enjoy a lunch or dinner in a beautiful surrounding this place is just perfect. It is not a typical healthy hotspot, but you can find some fresh and nice dishes on the menu. They have fresh fruit, hummus with vegetable sticks, meat and fish dishes and there was a vegetarian dish on the menu. If you have specific food wishes you can email the location and see if there is something that fits your diet. This place requires a reservation.

 

Provence | Healthy Hotspots

 

Website: La Bastide de Marie

Address: 64 Chemin des Peirelles84560 Menerbes, France

Price: expensive+

 

Le Gordes Mange 

 

In the village Gordes you find this small restaurant. The place is run by the owner, his wife and a great chef. They have a few dishes on the menu and all of excellent taste. They use the best organic ingredients and everything is super fresh. The food is pure and tasty. It was one of my favorite places to eat in the Provence. The place is charming and the owners are kind and welcoming, having no problem to adjust the dishes and think with me what I was able to eat. Highly recommended.

 

Province | Healthy-Hotspots

 

Provance | Healthy Hotspots

 

This place is suitable for all types of diets (advisable to bring gluten-free bread if you eat gluten-free and go for lunch and want some carbs to fill you up)

 

Website: Le Gordes Mange

Address: Rue André Lhote, 84220 Gordes, France
Price: medium

 

Farmer Market

 

At the Farmer market you will find stands of farmers who sell there produce. Think of products like vegetables, fruit, cheese, honey, juices and more. During my stay I bought here some fruit, vegetables, nuts, honey and cheese and made dinner and breakfast at home that we had in the garden. We really enjoyed it. They sell fish and poultry as well if you are looking for that.

 

Provence - Healthy-Hotspots

 

This place is suitable for every (lifestyle) diet

 

Website: Farmer Market
Location: see website for different locations.

 

L’ilse sur la Sorgue Market 

 

On Sunday we went to L’ilse sur la Sorgue it’s a small town with a market and antiques. If you like antiquing, it’s a perfect place to go. You can walk around the market, buy some fresh products and sit in one of the nice cafe’s. In the area with the antiques you have some nice typical French cafes with good quality food. Avoid the touristic places.

On the side of the antiques you will find a small museum with a garden. It’s worth a visit. Visit is free of charge.

 

Provance > Healthy Hotspots

 

*As you are not in the city you will not find typical healthy hotspots here. But there are some nice restaurants. If you suffer from harsh food in sensitivities, I would advise you to bring gluten-free bread. In the supermarket I found here pre packet gluten-free bread (not the healthy type). I rented out a home and cooked often at home. If you eat meanly plant-based and gluten-free it can be hard sometimes to find food to your needs every moment of the day. So I can really advice you to visit a market or supermarket and prepare some things as well at home and to enjoy some lunch and dinners out door. We had a garden so eating home was a pleasure.

 

 

Chiosco Tizzano

Capri - Healthy Hotspots

 

Across the Augustus Gardens in Capri you have an orange stand with the best fresh pressed orange and lemon juice on the island. A great refreshment for a sunny day.

 

Capri - Healthy Hotspots

 

  • Diet options: vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, paleo
  • Dinner options: drinks
  • Price: low

 

  • Location: Viale G. Matteoti, 2, Capri, Italy
  • Opening times: unknown
  • Website: no website

26 Grains

26 grains London | Healthy Hotspots

 

At 26 grains in London they sell porridge in many different flavors. It was the first time I tried porridge and I absolutely loved it. They have many different flavors as banana, cacao, almond butter and rhubarb. Beside porridge they sell savory bowls, muesli bowls and healthy snacks. I really love this place. It’s located on Neal’s Yard. The store is small and cozy. In the summer time they have benches outside. I definitely can recommend this place for a delicious breakfast or lunch.

 

26 grains London - Healthy Hotspots

26 Grains London | Healthy Hotspots

 

 

Diet options: vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian
Dinner options: breakfast, lunch
Price: medium

 

Location: Neal’s, 2 Neal’s Yard, London WC2H 9DP, United Kingdom
Opening times: Monday – Thursday 08.00 – 18.00, Friday 08.00 -17.00
Saturday – Sunday 08.00 – 16.00
Website: http: 26 grains

The Klub Kitchen

 

The Klub Kitchen Berlin - Healthy Hotspots

 

Klub Kitchen is located in a side street in Mitte Berlin. The interior is minimalistic with a lot of white, grey and plants. On the menu you will find different healthy dishes like a quinoa salad, homemade granola, avocado on rye bread, green bowl and healthy juices. But they have as well pasta’s and grilled salmon. I have tried their sweet potato glass noodles and it was amazing. Prices are very reasonable and the food taste very good! For lunch/dinner with a drink you pay around 12 euro. This place is suitable as well to bring friends who are not into healthy eating. I can definitely recommend this place!

 

The Klub Kitchen Berlin | Healthy Hotspots

The Klub Kitchen Berlin | Healthy Hotspots

The Klub Kitchen Berlin | Healthy Hotspots

The Klub Kitchen | Healthy Hotspots

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, paleo, gluten-free
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, early dinner
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Mulackstraße 15, 10119 Berlin, Germany
  • Opening times: Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 19.00, Sunday – Closed
  • Website: The Klub Kitchen

Wokit

WOKIT LONDON - HEALTHY HOTSPOTS

 

Wokit serves healthy noodles and rice woks homemade with Asian flavors. You choose a base, fresh vegetables and if you want you can add tofu, meat or fish. They buy their vegetables daily at the Borough market next door. They have courgetti, brown rice, buckwheat and sweet potato noodles. It’s a great place to go if you visit the Borough market. You can enjoy here a fresh gluten-free meal with lots of vegetables. This place is as well perfect if you go with friends who are not into healthy eating. You combine your own wok, you can choose gluten-free noodles, but they have as well normal udon noodles. And for toppings they have many vegetable, meat, tofu and fish options and different home made sauces.

 

WOKIT London | Healthy Hotspots

 

 

  • Diet options: gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, paleo
  • Dinner options: lunch, dinner
  • Price: Medium

 

  • Location: 3 Stoney St, London SE1, United Kingdom
  • Opening times: Monday – Tuesday 11.30 – 20.00, Wednesday 11.30 – 21.00 Thursday 11.30 -22.00
  • Friday 11.00 – 23.00, Saturday 11.00 – 22.00, Sunday – Closed