Sustainable Restaurants

At Kraket we like to promote sustainable practises, since 2024 we therefore recommend committees to eat and plan events at restaurants that promote sustainability. In Amsterdam there are so many restaurants, why not eat at one of them that just has sustainable products? Therefore we've created a list of our favourite sustainable restaurants in Amsterdam.

Note: Our list is primarily for our members, most of which are currently students. Therefore we have only considered restaurants that are affordable for our members, these are restaurants where at least some main dishes could be ordered for at most €30.

Our favorites

These are some of our favorite picks and we'd recommend all these restaurants for our committees. If you have any suggestions for additions, you could contact Micha den Heijer at voorzitter@kraket.nl.

Vegitalian

Vegitalian
Restaurant type: Italian
Sustainability type: Vegitarian/Vegan
Price: Average
Menu: Available on their website
Address: Bilderdijkstraat 158H

This is one of our favorite sustainable restaurants! One of the best things about this restaurant is that you forget that everything is vegitarian or vegan, because it all tastes very good. Additionally the atmosphere in this restaurant is very good. Their pizza's and pasta's are very good and though they may not be large enough for large eaters. I would definitely recommend going with some friends who might not be so open to vegitarian or vegan food, because here they'll see and taste that it can still be very tasty.

Best choice for: People who are hesitant about vegitarian food options; dinners for large groups
Sustainability rating: 4/5
Visited at: February 3, 2024  

Restaurant de Struisvogel

De Struisvogel
Restaurant type: Classical European
Sustainability type: Organic
Price: Above average
Menu: Available on their website
Adress: Keizersgracht 312

A very cute, cozy and small restaurant with a limited but good menu. The best thing about this restaurant is that it has a great atmosphere, though it doesn't really target students. Compared to some other restaurants on this list it is somewhat more expensive, though this is worth it because of the better quality products they serve. Their service is good and their waiters are very nice. The Ravioli and Gnocchi are very good and some of our favorites. 

Best choice for: Dinners where meat is still available
Sustainability rating: 3/5
Visited at: March 13, 2024

Pof

Pof Amsterdam
Restaurant type: Puffed foods
Sustainability type: Vegitarian/Locally produced & Organic
Price: Above average
Menu: Available on their website
Adress: Meteorenweg 280

Pof is maybe the most original restaurant on this list. All their food is locally produced and organic and they only offer dishes of products that are fresh and just produced. Their restaurant is located in Amsterdam Noord, but travelling there is worth it. When there is good weather you defintely want to sit outside, as their terrace is in a very nice garden. A very fun and interesting experience! 

Best choice for: A unique and fun experience
Sustainability rating: 3/5

Vegan Junk Food Bar

Vegan Junk Food Bar
Restaurant type: Burger
Sustainability type: Vegan
Price: Affordable
Menu: Available on their website
Adress: Marie Heinekenplein 9 (De Pijp)/Reguliersdwarsstraat 57 (City Centre)/Staringplein 22 (West/Vondelpark)

Who doesn't like a good burger? Most burgers are are obviously made of meat, however at the Vegan Junk Food Bar this is not the case. All their products are totally vegan. If you're not such a big fan of burgers they also have different dishes such as a Vegan Kapsalon, or some of their alternatives. This restaurant is relatively affordable, though it is indeed it does somewhat like a snackbar. This restaurant may not be for everyone though as their burgers and snacks may look somewhat different compared to the real thing and may be a somewhat strange color, however it is always a very interesting experience.

Best choice for: Fans of burgers and snackbars
Sustainability rating: 5/5
Visited at: August 22, 2023

Trevi's

Trevi's Amsterdam
Restaurant type: Italian
Sustainability type: Vegan
Price: Affordable
Menu: Available on their website
Adress: Pijnackerstraat 6

Trevi's is a very small Italian totally vegan restaurant. It is so small that it has just room for about 20 people inside and all their dishes feel very authentic. Their pizza's are good, but their pasta's are even better. While their pizza's are very good, their pasta's are even better, and these can be really recommended. Since their main dishes aren't that expensive getting additional sides such as the bruchetta is worth it. It should be noted that this restaurant does not have a liquor license and thus does not serve any wines or beers.

Best choice for: Fans of pasta and authentic restaurants
Sustainability rating: 5/5
Visited at: September 27, 2023

Dwaze Zaken

Dwaze Zaken
Restaurant type: Burger
Sustainability type: Locally produced & Organic
Price: Above average
Menu: Available on their website
Adress: Prins Hendrikkade 49

If all the other options haven't spoken to you or your committee, you could always choose to eat at this Café. While it isn't as sustainable as the other restaurants, it still values good, honest and fair products. All their products come from well-known producers, which respect fair and honest practises. The restaurant is located near 

Best choice for: Café vibes, but with locally produced sustainable products
Sustainability rating: 3/5

What do we consider sustainable restaurants?

Sustainability for food can be very complicated, however very important as food production is the cause of approximately a quarter of greenhouse emmissions. A report written by Deloitte has suggested five key metrics on which the sustainability of restaurants can be assessed. Important metrics are CO2 emissions, water consumption and land use. The production of meat causes large CO2 emissions, thus restaurants that do not serve meat are considered more sustainable compared to restaurants that don't. Vegan diets often produce even less CO2 emissions compared to vegitarian diets, thus these are considered even more sustainable. However, as most people still eat meat regularly, restaurants that serve those should still be considered. Meat can still be produced somewhat more sustainably compared to regular meat production, thus restaurants of which serve these types of meat are still included on this list.

The Sustainability Rating

We've given each restaurant a sustainability rating, each sustainability grade means the following:
5/5: Only serves vegan food
4/5: Only serves vegan and vegitarian food
3/5: Serves at least some vegitarian food, when it serves meat it is locally produced with a quality mark

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