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14x Healthy hotspots in Rotterdam

By Lisanne van Beurden
June 05, 2024

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 delicious and healthy hotspots in Rotterdam!

 

1. Poké Perfect

Fans of poké bowls can now visit Poké Perfect on the Oude Binnenweg! A poké bowl is a healthy and quick meal made with fresh ingredients and a good alternative to the usual fast food. The originally Hawaiian dish, with its colourful character, provides instant happiness.

The varied menu offers several signature dishes such as The Witzel with salmon, avocado and cucumber, delicious side dishes, desserts and surprising, temporary specials. There is also the option to create your own bowl: from the base to the toppings and sauce, all favourite ingredients can be put together.

Address

Oude Binnenweg 117, 3012 JC Rotterdam

 

2. SLA

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!

Be sure to read Evelien’s review about SLA here.

Address 

Oude Binnenweg 150-a, 3012 JH Rotterdam

 

3. The Harvest

Bij the Harvest eet je Fast Flexitarian Food, met genoeg vega en vegan opties! Het is de ideale hotspot als je op zoek bent naar gezond, lekker en verantwoord eten.

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.

Address

Proveniersstraat 36a, 3033 CK Rotterdam

 

4. SUE

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!

By the way, did you know that SUE offers healthy, vegan breakfast dishes and a vegan afternoon tea?

Address

Karel Doormanstraat 372-374, 3012 GR Rotterdam

 

5. Sajoer

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.

Address

Botersloot 46A, 3011 HH Rotterdam

Statenweg 141D, 3039 HL Rotterdam

 

6. 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!

Address

Westblaak 147, 3012 KJ Rotterdam

 

7. Spirit

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!

Address

Mariniersweg 9, 3011 NB Rotterdam

 

8. Backyard

Bij Backyard geloven ze in een duurzame toekomst waarbij plant based eten de hoofdrol speelt. Hier kun je heerlijk ontbijten tot 16:00 uur met lokaal gebrande koffie, overnight oats, green smoothie bowl, acai bowl, avocado toast en nog veel meer lekkers.

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!

Address

Korte Hoogstraat 14, 3011 GL Rotterdam

 

9. Bertmans

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.

The Bertmans location can be found in the city center on the Karel Doormanstraat; a large restaurant with an evenly large terrace.

Address

Karel Doormanstraat 292, 3012 GP Rotterdam

 

10. De Brunch Club

At De Brunch Club in Rotterdam you can order brunch, lunch and breakfast all day long. Their menu includes vegan, vegetarian and organic dishes. All tasty and healthy.

Order classics such as the Avocado SMASH on tasty sourdough bread or the Acai Smoothie Bowl, or go for a tasty summer salad or vegetarian wrap.

Address

Zaagmolenkade 15, 3035 KD Rotterdam

11. Bar Stroom

Fotocredits: Florine van Rees

One of the city’s most beloved terraces is back, Bar Stroom opens the doors of the sun-drenched terrace on the Maas in the former Tropicana swimming pool. In the old whitewater course you can enjoy local beers, waste-free mocktails and an affordable menu with plant-based dishes.

Bar Stroom uses local vegetables and delicious products from food pioneers from BlueCity for its menu. Circular, local, waste-free and plant-based are the norm here. With a view of the bridges, the city skyline and the Maas, you are guaranteed a good seat on the terrace, with plenty of healthy dishes to choose from! Think of falafel made from vegetable waste, pasta from regenerative crops and vegetable köfte.

Address

Maasboulevard 102, 3063 NS Rotterdam

 

12. Mr. NonNo

Bij Mr NonNo hebben ze niet alleen zoete pancakes, maar ook hartige sandwiches!

At Mr. NonNo you can be sure they have something for everyone. Their menu includes many different types of pancakes, breakfast bowls, smoothies, and sandwiches. All delicious for breakfast or lunch.

Many dishes here are vegan and the pancakes can also be ordered gluten-free. There are plenty of healthy choices, but it is certainly possible to go for the guilty pleasure here!

Address

Middellandplein 18A, 3021 BT Rotterdam

Mariniersweg 64A, 3011 NR Rotterdam

 

13. Supafood

Last, but certainly not least: Supafood is also a nice healthy hotspot in Rotterdam. At Supafood it’s all about healthy comfort food. From delicious smoothies, smoothie bowls, sandwiches, wraps and hot or cold bowls, you have it all here!

Here too, you simply put it together yourself or choose something from the menu. Allergies are also taken into account, and refined sugars or flavour enhancers are not used. There is also a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options. In short, something for everyone!

Address

Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 146A, 3012 GX Rotterdam

 

14. SNOEI

Gezond eten op de Zwart jan straat? Dat kan bij Snoei!

For the health freaks in Rotterdam Noord, try the vegetarian and vegan friendly salad bar Snoei. At Snoei they only use fresh products that are cut on the same day. Here you can find comfort food that is very healthy and nutritious. In addition to their salads, they serve wraps and smoothies. Every season they test new flavours to arrive at surprising combinations.

Please note: Snoei is currently only offering catering, and their lunch spot is closed for visitors. 

 

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!

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