Rotterdam is an excellent destination for foodies, with countless of places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Best thing is that there are plenty of healthy choices, because a lot of restaurants in the city realize that more and more locals value a healthy lifestyle. Are you craving healthy, guilt-free food? Great! In this article we list 13 healthy hotspots in Rotterdam!
Sla means salad in Dutch, so the name of this hotspot says it all! Here you can get all kinds of healthy salads; the most delicious combinations of ingredients are topped with the tastiest dressings. It’s possible to order standard salads from the menu or create a salad yourself. Next to various salads, SLA also serves soups, healthy juices and sweets. And even the sweets are healthy at SLA!
Oude Binnenweg 150-a, 3012 JH Rotterdam
2. Sappi Noord
You may know Sappi as the take-away juice bar at Beurs, but they also have a very nice (larger!) location in the North of the city. This means enough seating areas to enjoy your juice, sandwich, salad or smoothie bowl in peace. The dishes are all healthy, freshly prepared and there is a play corner for the children.
Zwaanshals 299, 3035 KH Rotterdam
3. Plantastic! Health Hub
Plantastic! Health Hub is a great conceptstore that is all about sustainability and plant-based. Visit this hotspot for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just for some tasty drinks. In their restaurant you can enjoy various healthy dishes, such as various bowls, smoothies, soups, sandwiches and curries. They also offer all kinds of delicious, healthy sweets. Yum!
Mariniersweg 64A, 3011 NR Rotterdam
4. The Harvest
If you’re craving a nutritious meal, then we definitely recommend a visit to The Harvest. It’s an amazing hotspot that uses local, seasonal products to create healthy, delicious meals. The four values of The Harvest are: seasonal products, sustainability, nutritious and enjoyment.
In just three simple steps you can create your own healthy bowl: first you choose the base of the dish, then two vegetable dishes and finally you can choose meat or a vegetarian/plant-based dish. There are also pre-made bowls if you don’t feel like making your own.
Proveniersstraat 36a, 3033 CK Rotterdam
5. Mr Salad
Fresh and healthy fast food! Mr Salad makes sure that busy people still eat healthy. It’s possible to order salads, wraps, smoothies, tea and coffee. Mr. Salad also works together with the best local suppliers and only use the best biological ingredients. Don’t even have the time to grab a bite to eat? It’s also possible to get your meals from Mr Salad as take away or get it delivered to your home.
Goudsesingel 235A, 3031 EL Rotterdam
SUE is ideal for the sweet tooth that wants to stay healthy! At SUE they offer ‘bites’ that are sugar free, gluten free, lactose free and raw and vegan. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for some sweets. The “sweet without sugar” sweets from SUE are all homemade each day. The bites include flavours such as salted caramel, sticky toffee and lavendel lemon. Get ready for a guilt free snack!
Karel Doormanstraat 372-374, 3012 GR Rotterdam
Most locals that love to stay healthy are familiar with the delicious, healthy juices of Sajoer. These slow juices are made with local fruit and vegetables that are in season. But did you know that you can also visit Sajoer for breakfast? They offer all kinds of healthy options, such as different type of bowls, yoghurts and oat meal. They also serve soup and salads for lunch!
It’s possible to visit Sajoer at one of their two locations in Rotterdam!
Botersloot 46A, 3011 HH Rotterdam
Statenweg 141D, 3039 HL Rotterdam
8. Baker & Moore
At Baker & Moore you can create your own healthy sandwich or salad, or choose one of the creations they have already made up for you. There are plenty of healthy choices on the menu, such as the Ultimate Toast Avocado, the Cocoloco Mango Chia Bowl or the Mr Baker Goes Asia sandwich or salad. The last two options have even won prizes for best sandwich and best salad in 2018.
Baker & Moore is definitely worth a visit for a fresh breakfast or lunch!
Westblaak 147, 3012 KJ Rotterdam
At the buffet of Spirit you can get breakfast, lunch, dinner and take away. They really think about food waste at Spirit, as you pay for the weight of your food, not the dishes you choose. Plus, there are plenty of healthy options; everything is 100% organic and 100% vegetarian. The wide variety of choices are prepared daily and they use seasonal, plant-based ingredients.
The team of Spirit make sure the food is good for you, good for the environment and of course good for the taste buds!
Mariniersweg 9, 3011 NB Rotterdam
This vegan hotspot offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the core Backyard is plant-based, but it’s possible to order meat and diary on the side. Backyard believes in a sustainable future and want people to get to know plant-based food as easy and delicious. On their menu you can read: “A place where anyone can enjoy great food no matter if you’re vegetarian, full time vegan or a carnivore who wants to take a step on the wild side.”
There are plenty of healthy options at Backyard, such as the Green Smoothie bowl for breakfast or the Buddha Bowl for lunch or dinner. Be sure to give it a try!
Korte Hoogstraat 14, 3011 GL Rotterdam
At Bertmans they always try to create surprising and nutritious meals, made from pure and seasonal ingredients. They get their inspiration for dishes and cooking techniques from around the world. But most importantly is the passion they have for healthy food.
Visit one of their two locations of Bertmans in Rotterdam. The one in Noord is a lot more cosy and personal, while the one in the center is a lot bigger. Both hotspots have plenty of healthy dishes but the menu does vary in options a bit.
Zaagmolenkade 15, 3035 KA, Rotterdam
Karel Doormanstraat 292, 3012 GP Rotterdam
Healthful Rotterdam has a beautiful location in the Oude Haven and offers meals that you can enjoy without feeling guilty at all. This restaurant has a vegetarian and vegan menu for breakfast and lunch. They also have a selection of healthy juices, shots and smoothies.
Everything is freshly made here, with varied and nutritious ingredients. They make healthy options of various dishes, such as pizza, pancakes and other snacks.
Spaansepoort 77, 3011 MN Rotterdam
13. Poké Box
Poké Box is a seafood restaurant dedicated to the Hawaiian dish Poké (pronounced as pokay). This traditional Hawaiian dish is mainly focused around fresh chopped fish and delicious veggies. The dish contains your favourite fish mixed with healthy fresh ingredients! At Poké Box you can create your own box or choose one of their signature boxes.
Hoogstraat 117 B, 3011 PL Rotterdam
These were the healthy hotspots in Rotterdam. Have we missed a healthy hotspot that you like? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!