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Where you can Eat Vegan and Vegetarian in the Hague

Picture The Hague. Exactly what do you would imagine? I bet it’s diplomats, embassies, and a whole variety of skyscrapers. However, whatever you decide and not know is that this Dutch city has a lot more to provide. After all, The Hague is filled with history (did you know that the Vermeer painting, The Girl Using the Pearl Earring, is housed here?), an amazing foodie scene, as well as its own seaside resort! And, if you’re a non-meat eater like myself, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are many vegan-friendly restaurants and places to eat vegetarian in The Hague!

Veggies on Fire | Beeklaan 385, The Hague, Netherlands

Open from Wednesday right through to Saturday, Veggies on Fire is well-known for his or her friendly staff, cosy decor, and impeccable food. Serving all manner of vegan fare, there’s everything from raw dishes to curries to avocado frozen treats.

Foam | Frederikstraat 44, 2514 LL Den Haag

All bright lights and minimalist decor, Foam is 100% vegan and creates the perfect lunch spot whether you’re searching for wraps, gluten-free pancakes, or quesadillas. While at Foam, be sure to order the hazelnut and espresso drink. It’s very delicious and you could easily sip on it all day!

This health food hotspot has been open since 2020 and could be based in the Willemspark district. In the summertime months, there’s even seating to the front and a patio out back to enjoy your food in the open air. Because of the popularity of the restaurant, you may well want to reserve a table during holiday periods and weekends to get a place!

De Vegetarische Slager (The Vegetarian Butcher) | Hooikade 4, 2514 BH Den Haag

For various sandwiches, salads, and snacks, the Vegetarian Butcher is where to visit. Open from Tuesday through to Sunday, this restaurant is especially popular for evening meals. The Vegetarian Butcher brand touts itself because the ‘world’s first vegetarian butcher’ and has a delicious selection of meat-free products available to buy in many Dutch supermarkets, as well as abroad. As a result, lots of meat-free goodies could be picked up here.

Hortus | Anna Paulownaplein 3, 2518 BK Den Haag

Situated towards the south from the Peace Palace, if you are looking for more gourmet offerings, I recommend a trip to Hortus. Meals are quirky, experimental, and also the restaurant is frequently named among the top eateries vegan and vegetarian within the Hague.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Personally, i would opt to visit in the evening in order to make the most of the candle lit candlelit experience and table service. Dishes are available in one size only (slightly larger than a starter size, but small compared to the size of a main course), and thus it’s recommended that you order a few dishes rather than the usual one. The cuisine we sampled included a beetroot sorbet complemented with a lavender mousse for dessert, as well as roasted pumpkin, served with chestnut cream as one of the mains.

De Vegetarische Snackbar | Stationsplein 5A, 2515 BT Den Haag

Good for the wallet and extremely tasty, De Vegetarische Snackbar is open every day of the week and can be based in the very centre from the city, near a supermall and several tram stops. Full of various meat-free snacks, highlights of this vegetarian snack bar include delicious hotdogs and mouth-watering fries.

As an aside, it’s important to note that no trip to the Netherlands should be taken without sampling some of fries or two. Traditionally served with a generous helping of mayonnaise, there’s no European snack quite like it (or quite as delicious!)

Hummus | Prins Hendrikstraat 60, 2518 HT Den Haag

A chain of restaurants and cafés which can be also present in locations for example Delft, Hummus serves some incredibly delicious dishes at some pretty reasonable prices. Wonderful decor and great service combine to make for the perfect lunch spot or dinner destination.

While visiting Hummus, I particularly recommend sampling the vegetarian shawarma or shakshuka (an aubergine based dish). However, when all has been said and done, everything on the menu is completely delicious, and completely vegetarian…

Thank you a lot towards the Hague Marketing Bureau for organising lunch at Foam and dinner at Hortus in my boyfriend and that i! All opinions, photos, and words remain our own!

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