Netherlands: Amsterdam – Vegan Junk Food Bar

A funky and high-energy vegan fast-food chain in the heart of Amsterdam

Location: Staringplein 22, 1054 VL Amsterdam
Map: Google Map
Type: Vegan Fast Food
Website: Restaurant Website
Prices: Relatively inexpensive food to central Amsterdam

On our first day in Amsterdam, the weather was not great, indeed the heavens had opened and the rain was coming down fairly hard. We were feeling hungry and in need of some comfort food so we checked out the Hungry Cow app on our phone and were delighted to see the nearest place serving vegan food was a 10 to 15-minute walk (we didn’t mind getting a little wet).

The Vegan Junk Food Bar is a small chain of restaurants, with four locations in Amsterdam and one in Rotterdam. During our couple of days stay in Amsterdam we tried two locations, one on Staringplein and the other on Marie Heinekenplein. Both were excellent and very busy, with mainly young people – which is great to see and makes me hopeful for the future.

The menu was simple so it didn’t take us too long to decide. We actually didn’t really consult the menu just looked at what other people were being served, asked about the things that we liked the look of and ordered those. And why not!

So, we ended up ordering the Original VJFB Burger and the Shawarma Royal (which was huge) with a side of fries. The burger used the Impossible Meats burger – which I have tried a few times recently and loved. This was not exactly fast food, but we didn’t mind the wait as it gave us time to dry out and also do a bit of people watching. Our plates worked out to be around €11 each which not too bad, and the food was excellent – as was the ambience.

If you happen to be in Amsterdam (or Rotterdam) and want to try out some wholesome, vegan fast-food then we recommend heading to one of the Vegan Junk Food Bar locations – from our sample of two they are well worth checking out.

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