A second vegan sushi restaurant has opened in Amsterdam serving up a vibrant and delicious plant-based menu.
Recently we reported that Amsterdam was about to welcome its first vegan sushi restaurant when Plant Based Sushi opened in the Bos & Lommer district in January.
However, Amsterdam’s vegan scene is growing so rapidly that one sushi place is not enough! In early February, a second establishment opened in the city when the Vegan Sushi Bar on Kinkerstraat in Amsterdam West opened its doors.
Vegan Sushi Bar is the creation of David Leijgraaff with the help of his girlfriend, Veronica Serberie. The idea came to them after David’s sister developed a fish allergy and they visited vegan joints in Los Angeles and New York.
Following their New York visit, they decided a vegan sushi restaurant was something they really wanted to open up in Amsterdam, and with the help of family investments, this became the reality in February.
Although some dishes like the no-crab California rolls and vegan sashimi are Japanese inspired, others have a definite fusion feel to them such as their Italian roll, containing pesto, avocado and pistachio pieces.
All of the rolls are made with Thai black rice giving more taste and nutrients than ordinary sushi rice, but also ensuring everything looks different look than regular sushi. Their fish substitutes include the soy-based shrimp and home-made fried tofu crab.
In line with all their dishes being plant-based, Vegan Sushi Bar has taken as its motto ‘The only thing we take out of the ocean is plastic’. They donate to Ocean Cleanup, an organisation taking plastics out of the sea and avoid using plastic themselves as much as possible. Their take away boxes are a mix of cardboard and corn-starch and even the mini soy bottles are not made from regular plastic.
Vegan Sushi Bar is open Wednesdays to Sunday from 12.30 lunchtime until 9.30 pm. They are located at Kinkerstraat 83, which can easily be reached on tram 17 from Amsterdam Centraal station or 7 from Leidseplein and other parts of the city.
Their dishes are also available via Deliveroo, and if anything is left at the end of the day the anti-food-waste app ‘To Good To Go’. A round of 8 pieces of sushi costs between €12-16.
Find Vegan Sushi Bar at Kinkerstraat 83, 1053DH Amsterdam