Amsterdam’s first Health Food Wall will open in August, providing customers with healthy plant-based meals, coffees, juices and snacks.
Food walls, which store a variety of meals and operate like vending machines, can be found throughout Amsterdam. They commonly sell snacks and fast food and are not known for being particularly healthy.
Dietician and vegetarian chef Anouk Snelders noticed the gap in the market for healthy, fast and affordable food. She came up with the idea for the Health Food Wall in response to this, creating all six dishes herself and testing them on her friends and family.
The new wall dispensary will offer organic vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals as well as a range of drinks and nutritious snacks. Customers will be able to grab a meal and go, or stay to socialise in the on-site lunchroom.
Snelders wants to make the Health Food Wall as affordable and sustainable as possible. Speaking to Het Parool newspaper about her plans, she said: “Organic and fresh food is simply more expensive. But for seven to nine euros you have a complete meal with us … We keep the ingredients in the meal trays as separate as possible – just in heaps, not with unnecessary plastic. And the plastic that we do use, for sauces and the like, is made of biodegradable material.”
The Health Food Wall will open in August on Kinkerstraat. Follow them on Instagram @healthfoodwall.