Healthy Hotspots in Barcelona

 

Barcelona is een levendige stad vol hippe eettentjes en cafétjes. De stad heeft ook nog eens een prachtig strand. Een ideale combinatie voor een heerlijke vakantie. Barcelona is ook een van mijn favoriete steden wanneer het aankomt op gezonde restaurantjes. De stad zit vol leuke en gezonde eettentjes. Biologisch, plantaardig, gezonde Mediterrane vis en vleesgerechten je vindt ze hier allemaal. Hieronder heb ik een lijstje samengesteld met met de leukste en lekkerste restaurantjes.

 

 

Flax & Kale
Flax en Kale is een van mijn favoriete restaurantjes het eten is hier heerlijk en de plek is prachtig. Ze serveren hier een menu dat voor 80% bestaat uit plantaardige gerechten en 20 % uit gerechten met vette vis. De eigenaresse Theresa Carles gebruikt voor haar gerechten enkele natuurlijke streekproducten en de receptuur vormt een gezondere versie van de traditionele Catalaanse gerechten van haar moeder en grootmoeder. Op het menu vind je vele uiteenlopende gerechten als smoothie bowls voor ontbijt, glutenvrije bananenbrood, verschillende groenten gerechten als vegan lasagne, tonijn burgers en nog veel meer lekkers. De kaart is zeer uitgebreid met vele verschillende, originele, heerlijke en gezonde gerechten. Deze plek is ideaal voor ontbijt, lunch, dinner of een drankje en iets lekkers.

 

Adres: Carrer dels Tallers, 74B, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Woki Organic
Woki Organic is een biologische winkel en restaurant. De sfeer hier is erg gezellig en het eten is echt heerlijk. Op het menu vind je vele verschillende gerechten van pizza’s, burgers, maar ook gezonde salades, wok gerechten met groenten, kip met rijst en groentesapjes. Voor iedereen is hier wel iets lekkers te vinden en dat maakt deze plek zo leuk. Je kunt hier met ieder reisgezelschap naar toe of je nu gezond of minder gezond eet.

 

Adres: Ronda de la Universitat, 20, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Café Federal
Café Federal is een leuke lunch plek. Hier kun je heerlijke broodjes en salades bestellen, maar ook pasta’s, eiergerechten en burgers. Ze serveren hier glutenvrij brood, wat ideaal is als je geen gluten kunt eten. Ook deze plek is ideaal als je reist met iemand die niet per se gezond eet gezien de gerechten een mix zijn van gezonde en minder gezonde gerechten.

 

Adres: Carrer del Parlament, 39, 08015 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

La Llavor dels Orígens
Bij Origens serveren ze traditionele Catalaanse gerechten. Ze maken enkel gebruik van biologische producten. Ze serveren hier vegetarische gerechten, maar ook vlees en visgerechten. Op de kaart wordt de oorsprong van alle ingrediënten weergegeven. Als je het leuk vindt om traditionele gerechten te eten gemaakt met biologische ingrediënten, dan is deze plek zeker een aanrader. De gevulde aubergine is erg lekker!

 

Adres:  Carrer de Ramón y Cajal, 12, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Blue Project Café
Blue Project is gelegen tegenover Parc de la Ciutadella. Hier serveren ze heerlijke vegan raw-food gerechten. Op het menu vind je bijvoorbeeld glutenvrije kerkers met hummus, een heerlijke raw carrot cake, verse sapjes en nog veel meer gezonds en lekkers. Dit is wel echt een plek voor mensen die van gezond eten houden.

 

Adres: Calle Princesa 57 bis, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Mercat de La Boqueria
De Mercat de la Boquira is een markt gelegen aan de Ramblas. De markt wordt drukbezocht door de lokale bevolking en toeristen. Je vindt hier veel stalletjes die smoothies en bakjes met vers fruit verkopen. Ook vind je er een stalletje gemaand Organic Barcelona, waar ze verschillende biologische gerechten verkopen. Als je in de buurt bent van de Ramblas is het leuk om even binnen te lopen. In het hoogseizoen is het erg druk, maar je kunt hier voor een paar euro een verse smoothie en vers fruit kopen. Ideaal als gezond ontbijt of als tussendoortje. De bakjes vers fruit zijn ook ideaal om mee te nemen naar het strand.

 

Adres: La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Teresa’s

 

In de wijk Barri Gotic vind je Theresa’s een restaurant van de eigenaren van Flax en Kale. Theresa’s is een gezonde fast food restaurantje. Ze serveren hier onder andere glutenvrije vegan burgers, taco’s, zoete aardappelchips en cold pressed juice sapjes. Leuk als je zin hebt in een gezondere fast food hap.

 

Adres: Carrer de l’Argenteria, 31, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Surf House Barcelona

 

Surf House Barcelona is een eettentje dicht bij het strand. Ze serveren hier gezonde fast food gerechten en minder gezonde gerechten. De locatie is ideaal, dicht bij het strand. Deze plek is vooral ideaal voor zijn locatie en lekkere sapjes. Qua eten zou ik hier niet per se komen. Maar zeker leuk om te bezoeken voor een drankje en een klein hapje.

 

Adres: c/Almirall Aixada 2208003 Barcelona, Spain

 

 

Zest for Life

 

 

Zest for Life is a vegan raw-food cafe near the Museum Quarter. They serve delicious raw food options. All the dishes are homemade with organic ingredients. They focus on food that feeds the body instead of only filling it. On the menu you will find smoothies, juices, wraps, acai bowl, pring rolls, pizza, salads, Phaid Thai and delicious vegan, gluten and sugar-free desserts.

 

 

 

 

All the dishes are raw, vegan, gluten and sugar free.

 

  • Diet Options: Vegan, Plant-Based, Raw-Food, Gluten-Free, Lacto-Free, Sugar-Free
  • Dinner Options: breakfast, lunch, drinks
  • Price: Medium

 

 

Ginger Sapori e Salute

 

Ginger Sapori e Salute

 

Ginger Sapori e Salute is my favorite healthy hotspot in Rome. The place is big and bright, with  a nice terrace outside. Behind the bar they have a big glass fridge with vegetables in all the colors of the rainbow. On the menu you will find dishes as acai bowl, fresh fruit platters and yoghurt with granola for breakfast, for lunch and dinner you have dishes like steamed salmon, organic quinoa balls, organic chicken breast, tofu burgers, salads and more.

 

Ginger Sapori e Salute | Rome | Healthy Hotspots

 

Ginger Sapori e Salute | Rome | Healthy Hotspots

 

80 % of the menu contains plant-based dishes. They also serve lots of vegan raw-food dishes. They use locally sources and seasonal ingredients. All the ingredients are carefully selected from organic and sustainable agriculture.

 

Ginger Sapori e Salute | Rome | Healthy Hotspots

 

On the menu you will find many different smoothies and cold pressed juices. They make a perfect healthy refreshment for on a sunny day out on the terrace.

 

  • Diet Options: Vegan, Vegetarian, Flexitarian, Plant-Based, Raw-Food, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Lacto-Free, Sugar-Free
  • Dinner Options: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
  • Price: Medium

 

  • Location: Via Borgognona, 43-46, 00187 Roma, Italy
  • Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 10 AM – 12 AM
  • Website: Ginger Sapori e Salute

Tibits Zurich

Tibits Zurich || Healthy Hotspots

 

Tibits is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant offering a self-serve buffet. You can choose from different warm and cold dishes. As different salads, warm vegetables, dips and vegetarian burgers. You pay buy weight. They serve as well fresh juices. The space is quite big, with a modern interior. They have as well a kids corner.

 

Tibits Zurich | Healthy Hotspots

 

Tibits Zurich | Healthy Hotspots

 

Tibits Zurich

 

  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free
  • Dinner options: lunch, dinner
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Faltenstrasse 12, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
  • Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 10am – 8pm (Brunch from 10am – 2.30pm)
  • Website: Tibits Zurich

Borgo Pignano

Borgo Pignano Tuscany | Healthy Hotspots

 

Words can’t describe the beauty of this place. It’s a place that if possible you need to visit. The view, surrounding, hotel and restaurant are just perfection. I would love to get married here one day.

 

Borgo Pignano | Healthy Hotspots

 

While staying at Borgo Pignano you will have the opportunity to experience the authentic Tuscan cuisine. The menu features local and organic seasonal ingredients many of which are home-grown. Hearty breakfast offering homemade breads, pies, cakes, granola, yoghurt, pecorino cheese and farm fresh eggs. The Pignano restaurant offers an “a la carte” menu that reflects the season. The restaurant is located in the main villa and overlooks the formal gardens. They try to balance between formal and relaxed dining. Before dining you can enjoy an aperitif by the open fire. This place offers as well private gatherings. Perfect for intimate gatherings such as birthday celebrations or family events in Tuscany

 

Borgo Pignano Tuscany

 

  • Diet options: vegetarian, flexitarian, paleo, organic
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Price: expensive

 

  • Location: Loc. Pignano, 6, 56048 Volterra PI, Italy
  • Website: Borgo Pignano

 

Federal Cafe Madrid

Federal Cafe Madrid | Healthy Hotspots

 

Federal Café is a healthy lunch and breakfast place in Madrid. They serve all different kind of dishes here, from sandwiches, healthy salads, juices and more main type of dishes, like grilled chicken and burgers. They are well known for their many different omelet dishes and delicious sandwiches. If needed they serve gluten-free bread. It’s a mix of plant-based and paleo friendly dishes. The interior is very cool and relaxed. The place has a great vibe. There is lots of light and you can even sit in the window opening or terrace on warm and sunny days.

 

Federal Cafe Madrid | Healthy Hotspots

 

Federal Cafe Madrid | Healthy Hotspots

 

Federal Café Madrid

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

 

  • Location: Plaza de las Comendadoras, 9, 28015 Madrid, Spain
  • Opening Times: Monday – Thursday 08.00 -24.00 hour, Friday 08.00 – 01.00 hour, Saturday 09.00 – 01.00, Sunday 09.00-17.30 hour
  • Website: Federal Cafe Madrid

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