Just about every Rotterdammer – and day tripper – loves a nice piece of cake or a biscuit filled with chocolate chips from time to time. But when an allergy or lifestyle choice comes into play, finding the perfect piece is not always easy.
Fortunately, there are several lunchrooms and restaurants in Rotterdam where vegan delicacies are offered. We list the top 6 locations.
1. SHARP SHARP
This amazing concept is run by Renate and Frank, a couple in love and with a passion for vegan treats. The location of Sharp Sharp can be found close to Katendrecht, where cakes, biscuits and granola are for sale.
For those who find cycling to Rotterdam South a bit too far, there is the perfect solution: order! Then all the goodies are delivered to the door. Sharp Sharp is also regularly at the Rotterdam Harvest Market on Noordplein.
Hillelaan 28, 3072 JD Rotterdam
Spirit is a favourite of many conscious Rotterdammers. Vegetarian and vegan food is served here, buffet style. In addition to the hot and cold dishes filled with vegetables, there is also a huge assortment of pastries.
From chocolate mousse, petit fours, energy bars and “snickers” to richly filled pieces of chocolate and carrot cake. Some options are vegetarian, others vegan. If you have a sweet tooth, Spirit is the right place.
Mariniersweg 9, 3011 NB Rotterdam
3. Happy Food and Health
This location really beats it all. The appearance of the treats that Happy Food and Health bakes is so tasty that it will spontaneously start watering your mouth. At least, we have experienced that. Now it’s your turn.
The cakes are without a doubt worth a trip to Rotterdam West. In addition to animal-friendly pastries, they also serve vegan dishes.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 200D, 3021 GL Rotterdam
A well-known name not only in Rotterdam, but throughout the Netherlands, is SUE. This vegan bakery makes the most beautiful cakes, banana bread, cakes and date balls every day, which also taste delicious.
The range is huge and therefore perfect for a large group or a household with different preferences. An advisable purchase is the sharebox, a mix of flavors that, as the name says, can be shared. Both the SUE Bakery and the lunchroom can be found in the center of Rotterdam.
Karel Doormanstraat 372-374, 3012 GR Rotterdam (lunchroom)
Goudsesingel 330 A, 3011 KJ Rotterdam (bakery)
5. Mr. Salad
Mister Salad knows what enjoyment is and therefore serves animal-friendly and responsible goodies every day in addition to healthy salads. The new location – which is small but nice – certainly belongs in the list of top Rotterdam locations for vegan pastry.
Why? Here they do a vegan and refined sugar-free high-tea just a little bit different: it’s packed with chocolate! The high-choc can be ordered or picked up at home and will certainly not disappoint.
Pompenburg 638, 3011 AX Rotterdam
The trendy sister of The Tea Lab still serves delicious vegan pastries. Think no cheese cakes, banana bread and more.
If it is not possible to linger in their beautiful café, then a walk through town is without a doubt worth it if it means going home with a piece of cake from Backyard.
Korte Hoogstraat 14, 3011 GL Rotterdam
What’s very nice about all these places is that everyone is welcome. Vegan food isn’t just for vegans. Whether you like fruit flavours, chocolate or a combination of both, there is something for everyone.
The next time you feel like getting something sweet, take a walk past one of these locations in Rotterdam.