It was a very rainy day in Amsterdam and having just been to Anne Frank’s House which was insightful and thought provoking (you must go if you’re in Amsterdam), I stopped off at Vegabond for some lunch. It was only a five minute walk from Anne Frank’s House and positioned overlooking a beautiful canal.
Vegabond is a 100% vegan deli and shop. It sells salads, wraps, summer rolls, cakes and more. You can either eat in by perching on a couch next to someone or take your food away. They also stock all kinds of vegan treats like muesli bars, crisps, cheese, ice cream, seitan, teas, chocolates and the list goes on. It’s a very well stocked store.
The shop has a small seating area scattered with colourful pillows overlooking the canal. It’s perfect for a spot of people watching. They have charging points along the window too and free wifi, so you can charge your phone whilst enjoying your food.
http://fiveonenine.ca/tag/varadero/ What I ate at Vegabond
There were four or five main dishes to choose from including a wrap, a cous cous salad, an open sandwich and summer rolls. They also had a selection of snacks and cakes and oh my did their cakes look delicious! I was eyeing them up before I’d even looked at the menu.
For main I opted for their summer rolls which were filled with carrot, watercress, avocado, red pepper and white cabbage. The waitress offered some soya sauce as an accompaniment which worked perfectly. To drink I had an oat milk latte, but you could choose from coconut, almond or soya milk too.
The cafe had a relaxed vibe and I sat my the window watching people dart along the canals in the rain. When it rains in Amsterdam it really does chuck it down. As it was still raining when i’d finished my summer rolls I selected a chocolate donut for dessert. Who am I kidding, I would have had it if it was bright sunshine out there too!
The chocolate donut had a frosting of sugar glaze and was beautifully soft as you bit into it. It was light, fluffy and melted in your mouth. The chocolate on top tasted milky, which surprised me and made this donut quite honestly the best donut I have ever tried. Co-op Jam Donuts, stand aside. This Chocolate Donut supplied by Nono Cakes to Vegabond is number one!
follow Final verdict
If you’re in Amsterdam stop off at Vegabond. Even if you don’t fancy something to eat, their extensive shop of vegan friendly food is worth a browse. I found things in there that I haven’t been able to find in the UK, for example, Vivani Chocolate.
In terms of food, it was delicious although a little pricey. However I’ve found Amsterdam expensive across the board, so it was in line with other places that I’ve visited.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my short visit to Vegabond. The food was fresh and tasty, the atmosphere was chilled with nobody rushing to get you out whilst you charged your phone. What’s more, the donuts were insanely good.