In Amsterdam Oost you will find a chilled out restaurant with an interesting organic concept for lovers of good healthy vegetarian food.
Spirit is a buffet styled restaurant, where you can choose from a wide variety of over fifty different breakfast, lunch or dinner dishes, juices and patisseries.
Next to each dish is a card which lists all the ingredients and if there are any known allergens. What’s best of all is that not only are all the meals totally delicious, they are also all guaranteed 100% organic and 100% vegetarian and seasonal ingredients.
This is a pay per plate weight concept. The only drawback is that it’s easy to get carried away with all the bright, healthy and alluring options and to load your plate up, resulting in an expensive but very healthy meal. Don’t let that put you off though, Spirit restaurant lives and breathes it’s philosophy about the importance of their food being biological and as far as possible from sustainable sources.
For Spirit, organic means: no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. That way the products we use keep their natural life force energy all the way to your plate. Which is healthier for you and healthier for the environment.
Vegetarian means that we choose plant-based ingredients, like legumes, seaweed, tempeh and soya to create wholesome nutritious dishes. These ingredients contain lots of healthy protein and cost less energy to produce. That way we see to it that all your nutritional needs are met and at the same time we contribute to a sustainable economy.
The atmosphere is light, clean and funky with plenty of places to sit, so no bookings are required. Spirit is the perfect place to catch up with friends, get some work done during the day, or for a healthy evening meal. It’s not a typical ‘gezellig‘ setting though, so perhaps one to avoid if you are looking for a romantic date night.
They also have organic wine, one of my favourite named is called ‘Just fucking good wine’ – available in both red and white options. And just because it’s on my healthy list , that doesn’t mean that cakes can’t be included here. All their tempting looking cakes contain maple syrup, rice syrup or dates instead of sugar. This is perfect to avoid the energy crash which is normally experienced after eating a sugary dish.
Spirit restuarant is in Amsterdam Oost, located on Czaar Peterstraat 2a, 1018 PR, (Oost/Watergraafsmeer)