My boyfriend participated in tryvegan (eating a month vegan) in November and to reward himself he wanted to go to the Vegan Junkfood Bar. The dishes he saw on Instagram had been popping up for a while and now he wanted to try it himself, so we made it a day out in Amsterdam. Another restaurant with beautiful Instagram images is The Avocado Show, where we went to eat something in the afternoon.
I knew the Avocado Show from Instagram. The pictures all look amazing and the dishes are all pearls. I had already planned to go there a few years ago, but I hadn’t succeeded then. Fortunately now.
It was super busy. At first, it seemed that we had to wait a very long time (or eat somewhere else), but suddenly we were lucky that we could sit down within 5 minutes, so we waited a while.
I wasn’t so hungry because on the way we had eaten vegan pancakes. I took a small dish, which is actually a starter or side dish: Avo garden. It is an avocado (duh) filled with hummus, herbs and flowers and served with pita sticks.
Geert took a dish with a swinging name: Mango Tango. Curry hummus and mango with an avocado flower and black sesame. I also tasted this and it was delicious.
In terms of drinking, I took a homemade ice tea and Geert a homemade lemonade. I drink things like that not so much because I think it’s way too sweet, but I gave it a chance because it was homemade. I found this really tasty, not at all sweet, but just nice and fresh.
The Avocado Show locations (Amsterdam & Brussels)
In 2017, Ron and Julien opened the first avocado restaurant. It immediately attracted worldwide attention and the followers are also there en masse.
There are now three branches in Amsterdam:
- De Pijp: Daniël Stalpertstraat 61 HS, daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Only pay with card, no cash.
- Downtown: Keizergracht 449, daily from 10 am to 9 pm. Only pay with card, no cash.
- To go (close to Vondelpark): Willemsparkweg 152 H: daily from 10 am to 9 pm. You can pay with card and with cash.
- Boulevard Anspack 66,
The menu differs from location to location, so if you would like to know in advance what you are going to eat, check on the website the location where you want to go. There are several vegetarian and vegan options in each location.
The avocados come from the supplier Nature’s pride. They are picked by hand. The water consumption of an avocado is often calculated high, so the owners started looking for sustainable avocados. Places where they have a vision about water consumption and where no (only the rain) or very little (a special water system) water is added. The founders of The Avocado Show have even made a documentary about it.
The Avocado Show cookbook
There is now also The Avocado Show’s own cookbook. I haven’t seen it yet, so I don’t know what the ratio of vegan dishes is in it. It already looks very nice and the dishes will certainly give you some inspiration to get started with.
Have you ever eaten there? What do you think of the dishes? Be sure to let us know at the bottom of a comment.