The 5 best places to enjoy a healthy lunch Amsterdam

GARTINE

Taksteeg 7
Old Centre
+31 (0)20 320 41 32
www.gartine.nl

Tucked away in an alley between the busy Kalverstraat and Rokin, Gartine serves delicious breakfast and lunch in their cosy restaurant. They grow fruit and veg in their
own cottage garden outside Amsterdam. Their selection of pies is mouth-watering, with surprising combinations and strong flavours, changing with the seasons.

INSTOCK

Czaar Peterstraat 21
Oostelijke Eilanden
+31 (0)20 363 57 65
www.instock.nl

Every morning, the Instock ‘food rescue team’ visits nearby supermarkets to collect food that is close to its expiration date. They use these products which would otherwise be thrown away to prepare tasty dishes and meals. Brown bananas are turned into banana ice-cream, old bread into French toast or grilled cheese. Can you think of a more creative way to fight food waste?

VENKEL

Albert Cuypstraat 22
De Pijp
+31 (0)20 772 31 98
www.venkelsalades.nl

Old-fashioned wooden crates are filled with vegetables that all seem to have won a beauty contest. At Venkel local products are turned into salads on demand, and hearty soups. Try their rhubarb lemonade or a fresh ginger tea to wash down the organic veggies.

STADSKANTINE

Van Woustraat 120

De Pijp +31

(0)20 774 18 47

www.destadskantine.nl

The Stadkantine is a prime spot for Macbook toting hipsters and students writing their term papers, mostly because of the Wi-Fi and cheap, but very decent and healthy food. Order at the counter where food is immediatelydished up on your plate. The Stadskantine is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but unlike a real canteen, this is actually a nice place to sit down and enjoy some good people-watching or have a conversation.

LAVINIA GOOD FOOD

Kerkstraat 176
Canal Belt South
+31 (0)20 626 14 32
www.laviniagoodfood.nl

Lavinia serves three types of veggie cocktails (green, orange and red), and big sourdough sandwiches for lunch, with mashed avocado, tuna or grilled pepper, or spelt pizzettas with lamb or salmon. If you’re lucky, there might be a space on the comfy leather sofa. A second location opened at Amstelveenseweg 192.

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