De Vegetarische Slager - The Vegetarian Butcher

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Spui 167A, Den Haag (at opposite Town Hall), The Hague, Netherlands, 2511 BM

Opened 2010, this takeaway shop offers selection of vegetarian faux meat--chicken, bacon, burger patties, gyros, sausage--in addition to other vegetarian and vegan products like imports, Japanese food, and vegan supplies. Its brand of products are sold throughout the Netherlands. De Vegetarische Slager is the brainchild of eighth-generation lupin farmer Jaap Korteweg, who hopes to restore the protein-rich food to dinner plates in Europe, offering a sustainable alternative to meat while also reducing the environmental impact of rampant soy farming in South America. Open Tue-Wed 11:00am-6:00pm, Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri 11:00am-6:00pm, Sat 11:00am-7:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Western, Fast food, Take-out only

Reviews (11)

First Review by Alanna

Great burger! - Edit

I had lunch at De Vegetarische Slager with two non-vegetarian friends. I had the burger, which was great, and they told me that the "chicken" wrap was also very good.

It's just take-away, so no place to sit down, but we were lucky enough to enjoy the sun in the small garden in front of the church 20 meters from the shop.

Quick and inexpensive (the burger was 4.50 EUR)!!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Tasty food

Cons: Take away only

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Great taste and texture - Edit

I've been to the shop in The Hague and was pleasantly surprised,

Whilst living on Curaçao there are the big supermarkets that sell alot of products of this brand and I've always enjoyed the taste and texture,
In the shop in The Hague a lovely lady helped us and our vegetarian hamburger and vegan chicken sandwich were prepared fast.

We enjoyed the food and will definitely be back!

Pros: Wide variety of vegetarian and vegan food, Friendly service, Great texture and taste

Cons: It's more of a shop then a restaurant

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Results may vary - Edit

I tried both outlets (De Vegetarische Traiteur in Amsterdam and De Vegetarische Slager in The Hague) during the brief trip I just did to the Netherlands. My experiences were quite different: I really liked the chicken with I believe satay sauce I had in The Hague. In addition, I saw a number of interesting products that, while not organic, were not particularly easy to get, such as butter beans grown in Greece. The Traiteur (formerly Slager) in Amsterdam, on the other hand, seems to prefer well-known brands, even if they are from corporations that don´t exactly have the best record in terms of human rights, for instance. Besides, the Muhummara I ordered was tasty, but the chicken that accompanied it had not been marinated at all, so it was just a good texture with no taste. Clearly, I prefer the Slager to the Traiteur.

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Tiest 19 Jul 2017 - Might be good tot know that, despite the name, those are two different companies. They dont have any relation. I believe the traiteur is now out of business.  


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Oh that Broodje Bal! - Edit

One rainy afternoon, i just came back from the gym and needed something warm and filling to comfort me. The 'broodje bal' that i got, (a sliced meatball in a bun, with some mustard on top) was exactly what I needed. I. Can't tell if it resembles a real 'broodje bal', since I never tasted real meat, but it sure was very tasty! This place is also great when you're shopping in the hague and need a quick bite, and of course to buy faux meat and cheese. They also sell great condiments, such as El Jefe Salsa!

Pros: Fast, good food, In the city centre, Shop and snackbar in one

Cons: Only take away, no place to sit

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Decent lunch food - Edit

As Baklust was closed for summer, I decided to visit the Vegetarian Butcher as a replacement. I have eaten the smoked chick'n wrap, swarma wrap, and their black pepper noodles. The wraps were okay - not cold, but not warm either! I suppose it's partly because both times I took them home to eat. There could definitely be more filling, but I think the swarma wrap at 4 Euro was more value for money than the chick'n wrap.

The black pepper noodles were very bland - on the bright side, they weren't over salted like most prepared food is, but even the pepper didn't taste like anything.

All in all, okay if you're around the area and want a filling lunch (it was filling at least!) but I would still much prefer Baklust!

Oh, the downside, and a major one, is that they ONLY accept chip cards.

Pros: Filling at reasonable price

Cons: Only accept pin cards , Filling was quite lacking , Fake meat a bit salty

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Great store, great food! - Edit

The best place to buy vegan cheese and vegan/ vegetarian meat alternatives. Their shawarma is the best! I don't live in the Hague (1 hour train ride away), but I sometimes go to this city to buy at this store.

Some of the products in the store are in the freezer. But out of the freezer, you can still keep them for serveal days before the quality breaks down a little.

Pros: in city centre, tasty products, pretty store

Cons: not all vegan products, quite expensive

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This is THE spot - Edit

Never saw anything so cool so far... Everything looks (and tastes) just like real meat. Don't blame yourself because of it. It just tastes like meat and if anyone says "shame on you", it's BS because no soy burguer can be compared to what these guys do in terms of flavor.
I had a Chili Chicken sandwich and also a sushi bento (supposed to be fake tuna). Both were delicious.
It's just a pity that it doesn't have any place inside to eat - I had to eat outside in the cold Haagse wind...

Pros: excellent food, good value, central location

Cons: no place to eat inside

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Nice! - Edit

I'm really happy with places like "De Vegetarische Slager"! I had a chilin chicking sandwich and it was ver good, very tasty. A small tip; put some more fake chicken on it.

And the assortment was nice. Not everything's vegan, but a lot of choices. Too bad I didn't have huge shoppong bags with me...

Pros: tasty sandwich, great assortment

Cons: not everything's vegan

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A veggie "butcher" in The Hague - Edit

I love to pass by at the "butcher's" for a delicious teriyaki sandwich, mushroom or "pepper steak" pie or any other of their wonderful vegan snacks. Eating those while sitting on one of the benches in the little park surrounding the nearby "Nieuwe Kerk" (= new church) is a nice thing to do - provided the weather permits.

Apart from snacks, the "butcher" offers various sorts of faux meat to be prepared at home, convenience food and a small selection of other special food items, for example: lupine bread, a superdelicious oil made of rapeseed (I use it to get a butter-like taste in vegan dishes), special (but unfortunately quite expensive) jams with a mix of domestic and exotic fruit, raw fruit bars and "Ocean Crunch" chips...

The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Just a pity that not all their food is vegan ;-) !

Pros: good food, friendly stuff, very special food items

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Great sandwiches! Briljante broodjes! - Edit

We visited this place shortly before we left Den Haag on the train for London via Brussels, as we wanted something to eat on the journey. About a third of the sandwich menu was vegan. The delicious hot freshly-made sandwiches and pie were hard to resist, as the delicious smell wafted from our bag!

The faux meats are made from a plant called lupine, which is grown in the Netherlands (read more about it on their site). As a vegan, I'm in two minds about fake meat, but I have to say that these were the most realistic ones I've ever seen! The flavour is great too (though I can't say it tastes meaty, but it's sure delicious) and the sauces that came with them were great, making two top-notch sandwiches. (Strong onions though, so if you're not fond of onions then ask for them to be left off!) The pie was a Fry's pie, not one of their own, but was still great.

Having eaten the last of them here in London the next day, we both have hankerings to get back to Den Haag already!

In addition to sandwiches, you could also buy the stuff directly, along with a range of other products.

The staff were helpful and friendly, and spoke English perfectly. They don't accept cash - only cards - so bear this in mind when you go!

Pros: delicious sandwiches, friendly staff, vegan choices

Cons: no cash, only cards, only available in the Netherlands!

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Vegetarian Butcher - Edit

This is a really pretty little butcher's. Their selection is relatively small, but there was lovely home-made veggie mince. Additionally, they do "meat salads", like a tuna salad (not vegan) and Indonesian-style salads, which they also sell in bread-rolls (broodjes) to take away. I had the Javanese one, and it was delicious - warm, crisp breadroll, and a delicious peanut-based sauce with a chicken-style meat. The butcher was friendly and helpful, knew his products, and was willing to give recommendations.

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