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

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: $$

 

Pink Smoothie Bowl

 

 

This is absolutely my favorite breakfast at the moment. It just tastes delicious. It is fresh, bit sweet and the toppings make it nice and crunchy. It is packed with healthy ingredients and it is easy to make.

 

Roze Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • Handje aardbeien + 3 voor de topping
  • Handje Frambozen + 5 voor de topping
  • 1 Medjool dadel
  • 150 ml kokos yoghurt
    Toppings:
  • Granola
  • Kokosrasp
  • Vers Fruit
  • Je kunt iedere topping die je lekker vindt gebruiken

Instructions

  1. Snijd de dadel in kleine stukjes, plaats het in de blender samen met het fruit en blend voor 10-15 seconden. Voeg vervolgens de kokos yoghurt toe en blend nog eens voor 15 seconden. Het moet een licht roze, romige mengsel vormen. Schenk de smoothie in een kom en plaats vervolgens de toppings. Geniet ervan!

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

 

 

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.

Apple, blueberry breakfast muffins (GF, VEG, SF)

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffin | Healthy Hotspots

 

This apple, blueberry breakfast muffins are a nutritious breakfast. On Sunday I make a batch of these muffins, so I am sure to have something at home that I can take with me if I have no time to have breakfast at home. They are as well a great alternative for regular sweet treats.

I use oats and buckwheat; they are a great gluten-free alternative to regular grains. These muffins are only sweetent by fruits no sugar is added. I find them delicious and can’t get enough of them. Who would ever think that you could have muffins for breakfast that are healthy and good for you.

 

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffin - Healthy Hotspots

 

I make a big batch good for 12 big muffins and keep them in the fridge or in an airtight container. They stay good for about 5 days. If you want, you can freeze them or make half a batch. It just takes a few minutes of your time to make this muffin and trust me the whole week you will be happy you made them. They are a great success among my friends and family and kids love them!

 

Apple, Blueberry Breakfast Muffins - Healthy Hotspots

 

If you feel like a muffin is not enough for you in the morning you can have them with a healthy breakfast smoothie they make a great combination.

 

Apple, blueberry breakfast muffins

 

Ingredients

 

Dry Ingredients:

 

100 grams buckwheat flour
100 grams of oat flour
75 gram almond flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon

 

Wet ingredients:

 

150g coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt
150 grams of unsweetened apple mouse
3 apples
100 grams of blueberries
10 soft dates
3 eggs (or egg substitute)
2 full tablespoons coconut oil

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven on 175 degrees Celsius

2. Rasp de apples
3. Place all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and add the rasp apples and blueberries and mix together.
4. Then place all the rest of the wet ingredients in the blender and blend until everything is smooth.
5. Add the wet ingredients and mix these together with the dry ingredients and the fruit until everything is blend together.
6. Grease the muffin tins or place muffin liners and spoon the batter into 12 muffin tins. The tins will be quite full so you will have large muffins.
7. Bake them on 175 degrees for 25-35 minutes depends on your oven. The tops need to be golden brown.

SUE Food

SUE Food - Healthy Hotspots

 

SUE Food stands for sweets that are sugar free, gluten free, lactose free, raw and vegan. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean that there is no room for sweet cravings, on the contrary! With a bite of SUE, you enjoying a delicious sweet cake, but without all sorts of unhealthy additives. The cakes come in many different classic flavors such as Snickers, Bounty, key lime and raspberry cheesecake.

 

SUE - Healthy Hotspots

 

SUE cakes are sold at different healthy hotspots like Roots in Amsterdam and Pistache Café in The Hague. On their website you can find all the locations.

Recently, SUE opened an own shop in Rotterdam. Besides delicious cakes you can visit SUE in Rotterdam for a healthy breakfast, lunch or drinks. On the menu you’ll find delicious smoothie bowls, Courgetti pasta, Pad Thai and delicious juices.

 

SUE - Healthy Hotspots

 

The SUE cakes make a perfect treat for birthday’s and are a delicious and healthy gift when you want to bring something when you go visit friends or family. Who doesn’t like delicious and healthy cakes.

 

SUE - Healthy Hotspots

 

  • Diet options: sugar-free, gluten-free, lacto-free, vegan, raw-food
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, drinks, sweat treats
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Karel Doormanstraat, 3012 GR Rotterdam
  • Opening times: Wednesday–Saturday 10.00 – 18.00 hour
    Sunday 12.00 – 18.00 hour
  • Website: SUE Food

The Meets Eatery

The_Meets_Eatery_Amsterdam

 

The Meets is a new healthy and delicious eatery and take-away in the Pijp area in Amsterdam. They believe that great food and great company are crucial ingredients for a good life. Every day the chef prepares healthy and delicious vegan and vegetarian meals. They use honest and if possible organic ingredients free from refined sugars, additives or other nastiness. They follow the 80/20 rule; 80% plant-based, 20% animal produce and the main rule is always 100% tasty. Delicious food that happens to be good for you.

 

the meets eatery amsterdam

 

The Meets serves some nice dishes that are great as well for sharing, like their mezze platter, kale salad, beetroot balls, nori rolls and sweet potato fries. They have some nice and special dishes as there Farnita; a delicious Italian chickpea pancake topped with roasted tomatoes, arugula and Parmigiano flakes. Besides the good food and nice interior I find it great that they are open for dinner. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends for some healthy (share) dining, lunch or drinks and bites.

 

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  • Diet options: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar free, plant-based, paleo, raw-food
  • Dinner options: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, bites, take-away
  • Price: medium

 

  • Location: Cornelis Troostplein 3
  • Opening times: Monday-Sunday 08.00 am – 10.00 pm
  • Website: The Meets Eatery