Saturday, February 10, 2018

3 Nice Vega Hotspots in Rotterdam


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Hi, my name is Mei, I love food and travel and these are my favorite places to eat vegetarian food in Rotterdam!   
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Hoi, ik ben Mei, ik ben dol op eten en reizen en dit hier zijn mijn eetplekjes uit Rotterdam met mijn favoriete vega opties!

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SPIRIT 
ADDRESS: Mariniersweg 9 3011 NB Rotterdam
SPIRIT is a buffet restaurant that serves 100% vegetarian friendly & super organic food that makes every tummy happy and back in good spirit again! SPIRIT also reminds me a lot of the buffet section of Wholefoods whereas at SPIRIT you also pay for your food depends how much it weights. So what food can you scoop up onto your plate? Well, everything! From breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Lets see what I have shall we?
Plate of diversity
Grab a plate, scoop, fill, weight, pay. In this order.
So I try to fit breakfast, lunch and dinner in one plate but there was so much to pick from really!

MY PLATE WEIGHT: 0,425 kg
THE PRICE: €14,44 ($17,70) (TIP: breakfast time appears to be cheaper)
SHIITAKE PANCAKES: I`m a foodie-adventurous so of course I had to try out shiitake pancakes which I have never had before. Thinking that it would be a savory snack turns out that the dough is sweet. Hmmm. It`s a pretty OK pancake I guess. With an aftertaste.
CROQUETTE: YUM! And it was still crunchy on the outside!
RISOTTO BALLS: also very yum and still crunchy on the outside as well which I find it rare with buffet because most of the time deep fried stuff tends to be soggy and tough. Not at SPIRIT clearly!
AVOCADO w/ GRAPEFRUIT SALAD: I wasn`t too sure how this combo would work but it did and it`s surprisingly good!
CAULIFLOWER HAWAII: sweet and spicy, nothing wrong with that!
SATÉ TEMPEH: I was looking forward for this because it looks like a skewered chicken with peanut sauce Indonesia style. I wonder if this vega version would be good too and it was not bad with 70% that tasted like actual meat I find.
SPRINGROLLS: this rolled up goodness was just delicious!
CHEESECAKE: vegan cheesecake! And a very good one! Love the fresh fruit on top that gives a nice sourness to it.

NOO.ME
ADDRESS: Botersloot 18A 3011 HG Rotterdam
NOO.ME is an Asian fusion restaurant serving foods from multiple Asian countries with the leading ingredient: noodles! NOO.ME has been established since 2016 after a crowdfunding on the Internet which only took 3 days for them to reach their target. And that I think it`s pretty awesome! NOO.ME is not a veggie restaurant but they do have one 100% vegan dish which is the vegan laksa also called the `NOO.MEAT LAKSA`, a true Winter warmer!
Spicy food makes my nose run and o boy this bowl turned my nose into a faucet! Don`t worry I have enjoyed this bowl all the way to the end because it was a good hot. And spicy comfort food are extra nice anyway during these winter days. And that`s right, these are vegan shrimps on top and they were pretty darn tasty! Furthermore: vegetarian broth, tofu puffs, edamame beans, zucchini and bean sprouts. Delicious!

Koek & Pan
ADDRESS: Zwaanhals 430, 3035 KT te Rotterdam
Social media & food, they are like great business partner together because if it wasn`t for Instagram, I would have not found Koek & Pan. At least not any time sooner. Anyway! Koek & Pan (literally means Cookie & Pan) is a food place that specializes in pastry and pies. They are not a vegetarian restaurant but! They do have a pretty good veggie options. Like this vegan pulled pork pie!
Truth to be told I have never had real pulled pork before. Pulled pork is finally starting to become a popular dish here in Holland but do I feel missing out now that I`ve become a vegetarian? Nahhh, not at all! If I had to imagine how pulled pork would taste like, then this vega version would be my model dish. The `pulled` texture looks and taste just like meat and if you ask me indistinguishable from the real thing and only €2,85 ($3,50).
More about KOEK & PAN and their croffins (croissant + muffin) soon!

4 comments :

  1. I'm a sucker for pastries! Koek & Pan looks soooo good. Looking forward to see more from them! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. High-5 girl for being a pastry lover :D I'm a huuuge fan of Koek & Pan!! Xx

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  2. That first buffet place looks AMAZING

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