Bijzonder

 

Just outside the center of Maastricht you will find Bijzonder. At Bijzonder you enjoy dishes that are made from a big heart for good food. They only use fresh and organic ingredients. By healthy they mean many vegetables, a little fish and meat, less wheat (gluten) and vegetable dairy. Everything is freshly prepared in the kitchen. You taste the love and passion for healthy and tasty food in the dishes. They make their own bread, made from nuts, seeds, kernels and buckwheat flour.

 

You can go there for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast and lunch they have delicious buckwheat pancakes with blueberries, special bread that they bake with scrambled egg with sweet potato and vegetables, goat cheese with apricot chutney, avocado, delicious soups and homemade crackers with vegetable dips. For dinner they have sweet potato lasagna, vegetables curry, fish from the oven, minced meat bread and many more delicious dishes. They also serve delicious healthier desserts that they bake themselves. Made with gluten-free flour and sweetened with maple syrup and dates. Everything they serve here is delicious and you taste and see the love and passion for cooking.

 

The interior is warm and cozy, wooden tables, colored cushions, fur plaids. Bijzonder is certainly a place that is worth visiting when you are in Maastricht!

 

  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Diet options: gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, paleo, sugar-free
  • Price: $$ ($)

 

  • Location: Luikerweg 33, 6212 ET Maastricht
  • Opening hours: Mon & Tue closed, Wed & Thu 12.00-23.00, Fri & Sat 10.30-23.00, Sun 10.30-21.00
  • Website: Bijzonder Maastricht

Organic Market & Food

 

Organic Market & Food is a healthy food restaurant in Marbella. They serve Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw Food and Flexitarian options. It is one of my favorite breakfast and lunch spot in Marbella.

 

They serve so many healthy and delicious food options. A few of my favorites are the Vegan & Gluten Free pancakes with berries, seed bread with smashed avocado, there gluten free pizza and green burger.

 

For the one with a sweet tooth they serve many delicious gluten-free and vegan desserts as well vegan and gluten-free ice cream. Perfect for on a hot and sunny day. If you don’t have time to eat in they sell many delicious dinner and salad options to go. They are located across the Marbella Club and just a few minutes from the sea.

 

  • Diet options: vegan, gluten-free, raw-food, flexitarian, lacto-free, sugar-free
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, early dinner
  • Price: $$($)

 

  • Location:  Centro Comercial Expo 14, Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, s/n, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9AM-8.15PM (kitchen closes at 7PM)
  • Website: Organic Market & Food Facebook Page

Wild and The Moon

 

Wild and the Moon is a vegan restaurant and cold pressed juice bar in Le Marais Paris.
Wild and The Moon is based on the simple belief that food should be good for you, good for the planet and above all delicious. The food and juices are 100% organic, locally sourced, plant-based, gluten-free and free of refined sugars, additives and chemicals.

 

 

There menu contains a selection of cold pressed juices, nutmilks, smoothies, salads, soups, desserts, crackers and snacks. The food is carefully crafted by a raw vegan chef and nutritionist using age-old wisdom and techniques of food preparations. These techniques may involve soaking of grains, seeds and nuts. Fermentation of vegetables to improve digestion and low temperature dehydration to preserve essential enzymes and antioxidants.

 

The interior feels like a small green oasis in the middle of the city with wooden furniture and lots of plants.

 

  • Diet options: vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Price: $$($)

 

  • Location: 55 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris, France
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 08.00 – 22.30 Saturday & Sunday 09.00 – 22.30
  • Website: Wild & The Moon

By Chloe

 

 

By Chloe is a (fast) food, casual dining restaurant. They aim to share delicious, wholesome, plant-based food that fuels and energizes without compromising flavor, taste or satisfaction. The chef created a vegan menu features locally-sourced ingredients in their most natural form to create inspired dishes. They are passionate about feeding their customers hearty, nourishing meals made from whole ingredients that can have a positive impact on their overall mind, body and health. On the menu you will find different vegan salads, vegan burgers, air backed French fries, brunch options, vegan desserts, cakes, pasta’s, juices and more.

 

 

At By Chloe’s goal is simple – to redefine what it means to eat well. They are committed to maintaining a sustainable and vegan lifestyle and actively contribute towards lowering their carbon footprint and preserving the planet’s water supply through an animal-free menu, mindful ingredient sourcing and eco-friendly packaging.

 

They have at the moment 7 locations in New York, 2 locations in Boston, 1 location in Los Angeles and soon they will open a location in the Providence. To find your nearest location, have a look on their website.

 

  • Diet options: vegan,  gluten-free options
  • Dinner options: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks
  • Price: $$

 

  • Location: 60 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10010, USA
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 7.30 am -10.00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 10 pm
  • Website: by CHLOE

The Butchers Daughter

 

 

The Butchers Daughter is a plant-based restaurant, cafe and juice bar in New York City. This place is a real healthy hotspot among healthy food lovers, models and tourist. They treat fruit and vegetables as a butcher. They chop, fillet, and carve fresh produce into healthy vegetarian dishes and press them into pretty juices.

 

They have several locations divided over the country. The menu changes daily and is 100% vegetarian, mostly vegan and gluten-free. If needed they can change a dish to suit dietary restrictions.

 

They buy their produce from local and organic farmers. The fruit and vegetables taste better and it support as well the sustainable community. They designed the menu in a way that you eat with the season. Each month brings new produce and they are highlighted in special dishes, juices and cocktails.

 

 

A few of their dishes are breakfast bowls, buckwheat pancakes, Pad Thai, pizza with vegan cheese, salads, grilled artichoke, juices and more.

 

The Butchers Daughter is one of my favorite healthy hotspots in New York. They serve great food and have a nice interior. The best part is that as good as everything they serve is healthy, fresh made and the extensive options on the menu. I am sure you will like this place.

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free
  • Dinner options: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks
  • Price: $$

 

Passion Café 

 

 

 

Passion Café is a healthy restaurant concept on Ibiza. They started their first location at 2002 and now days have 6 locations across the island.

 

 

Passion Cafe focuses mostly on vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic and raw cuisine. But they believe in the motte “love all and serve all” so you can find as well great fish and chicken options on the menu.

 

 

On the menu you will find dishes like breakfast bowls, raw pizza, veggie burgers, healthy sandwiches, homemade cakes, juices, smoothies and much more.

 

 

Their location at the marina is a meeting point on the island for everyone who like to have a healthy break, from breakfast to dinner and everything in between. Every location is a bit different. The latest edition of Passion in San Jose offers a high end eatery. With dishes like avocado risotto, lemon fish, tuna tamari and pea croquettes.

 

 

Passion café is a perfect stop for a healthy meal or cold pressed juice. And don’t forget to try their raw desserts. Have a look on their website for your favorite location. They have one for every need.

 

  • Diet options: vegan friendly, raw-food, vegetarian, flexitarian, gluten-free, sugar-free
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
  • Price: $$($)

 

  • Location:  Edificio Bossamar, Ctra. de Platja d’en Bossa, s/n, 07800 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9am – 12 am
  • Website: Passion Cafe Ibiza

Café Puaa

 

 

In the heart of Jaffa’s flea market, you will find Puaa a flexitarian cafe and restaurant. The menu at Puaa is everything but pretentious. It’s homely, nourishing, healthy and delicious. On the menu you will find unique dishes like, broccoli and cashew nut pasta, spinach with tahini, majadra, pumpkin dumplings and many other vegetarian and vegan dishes. They serve as well fish and meat dishes, like chicken breast, kebab and grilled fish. If you are there don’t forget to try they vegan dessert made of caramelized banana and coconut sorbet.

 

The interior I relaxed and cozy, with antiques, pieces of nostalgia and a whole lot of authenticity. During the winter months they offer life shows on Thursday night.

 

 

  • Diet options: vegan friendly, vegetarian, gluten-free options
  • Dinner options:
  • Price: $$

 

  • Location: Rabbi Yohanan St 8, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am-1 am, Saturday 10am-1 am, Sunday 9am-1 am
  • Website: Cafe Puaa

Meshek Barzilay

 

 

Meshek Barzilay is an organic, vegetarian and vegan restaurant located in the heart of Tel Aviv in Neve Tzedek. Merav Barzilay, owner of the restaurant, realized her lifelong dream and established a truly organic and vegetarian restaurant.

 

 

Meshek Barzilay is one of the leading organic vegetarian restaurant in the country and became a place for healthy “foodies” who appreciate healthy and delicious food. On the menu you will find dishes like rice with vegetables, stuffed pumpkin, veggie burgers, big vegan breakfast, vegan lasagna, Asian noodles, salads, fresh juices and more delicious and healthy goodness.  The place is cozy, with a simple, but nice interior. The staff is kind and helpful.

 

 

This place is a must visit for everyone who appreciate healthy food, is a vegan or vegetarian. I am sure you will enjoy this place.

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Price: $$

 

  • Location: Ahad Ha’Am St 6, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8 AM – 11 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 11 PM, Sunday 8 AM- 4PM
  • Website: Meshek Barzilay

Hippie Fish

 

Hippie Fish is a new beach club in Zandvoort from the same owners as Ubuntu. The interior is cozy with lots of plants, wood furniture, a fireplace and a large porch. The food is very tasty. On the menu you will find dishes like grilled sea bass with vegetables, sashimi, delicious sandwiches, fresh juices and more.

 

After dinner you can enjoy a walk on the beach or just enjoy the view and the sun.

 

  • Diet options: Flexitarian, Paleo, Gluten-Free
  • Dinner opties: lunch, dinner
  • Price: 15-30 euro

 

  • Location: Boulevard Paulus Loot 3, 2042 AD Zandvoort
  • Opening Hours: unknown
  • Website: Hippie Fish

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables 

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables

 

Since last year I have decided to eat more vegetables. Since then I am always looking for ways to add vegetables to my lunch and dinner. These wraps are filled with sweet potato, roasted pumpkin, avocado and arugula. I add a drizzle of tahini sauce, coriander and some za’atar. Za’atar is an herbal blend of wild oregano, sesame seeds, sumac and salt.

 

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables

 

 

You can have the wraps for lunch, but they are nice as well for dinner. They taste delicious, hearty, warm and the sauce and herbs give it an extra touch.

 

Wrap with Grilled Vegetables 

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 wraps (I used organic gluten-free corn wraps)
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/3 of a small pumpkin
  • 1 avocado
  • arugula
  • 3 springs coriander
  • olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • za'atar (optional)
  • Tahini Saus
  • 100 ml white sesame tahini
  • 75 ml water
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Peel the sweet potato and cut them in wedges.
  3. Wash the pumpkin and cut of 1/3 the pumpkin. Remove the seeds and peel of the skin with a potato peeler and cut in to pieces.
  4. Place the sweet potato and pumpkin on a baking sheet, covered with baking parchment and sprinkle them with a bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the potato's are golden brown and the pumpkin is soft.
  5. In the meantime make the tahini saus. Place the tahini, water, lemon juice, crushed garlic and a pinch of salt in a small food processor and blend for a few seconds until everything is blended together. Taste the tahini, you can always adjust it to your taste by adding some more salt, lemon or garlic. If you want it more thick you add some more tahini paste.
  6. Cut the avocado in to slices and wash the arugula. Warm the wraps according to the instructions on the packing. And cut the coriander.
  7. Put the wraps on 2 plates and place some arugula in the middle of the wrap. Place one one side of the arugula half of the grilled potato's and pumpkin and on the other side the slices of half an avocado. Sprinkle with tahini saus and add some coriander and za'atar.