Spirit

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Czaar Peterstraat 2a, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1018 PR

Vegetarian buffet restaurant from Rotterdam. Offers an extensive selection with many vegan dishes, and items are marked. There's also a vegan ice cream bar, various desserts, vegan beer and wine. Pay by weight. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, International, Organic, Buffet, Salad bar, Beer/Wine, Take-out, European, Fusion

20 Reviews

First Review by small_trees

Great Buffet! - Edit

I was desperately looking for just a simple buffet style of spot and ended up here. More than what i was hoping for. Lots to choose from and delicious. I enjoyed to food a lot and the stuff were friendly too. Clean environment.

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A DREAM FOR A VEGAN - Edit

Amazingly fresh and huge amount ofvegetarian snd vegan dishes from dutch style and asiancuisine. A minus for the dirty toilet.

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Vegan Walhalla - Edit

Wauw, what a great place! Would love to trie all the dishes so definitely coming back for more soon.

Pros: Ingredient list with every dish, Really nice food, Lots to choose from

Cons: None

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Highly recommended - Edit

It is impossible to create a modest plate of food: first time I ate here, I ate too much because I wanted to taste everything. The second time my plate was less full. But still... there are so many options! The food is good and the desertbar is even better :-)

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Delizioso! - Edit

Piatti deliziosi e ben descritti (c'è una descrizione per ogni pietanza con indicazioni sui piatti vegani o vegetariani). Modalità pagamento a peso con servizio selfservice.

Pros: molte opzioni vegane

Cons: un po' sopra la media come costi ma la qualità si

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great food - Edit

Lots of of choice of truly delicious things, most of them vegan! Very very yumy, lots of original dishes I haven't seen elsewhere. Lovely space, light and airy, friendly staff. Not cheap, around 20€ per person for a full plate (pay by weight), but its totally justified considering the choice and quality of the food. I would recommend it for sure :)

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Fantastic vegetarian buffet - Edit

Amazing selection of food, good drinks menu and fantastic desserts!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

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Food Orgy ! - Edit

So many things to try... you have to come twice, or have a big stomac ! Everything is a treat

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Love it! - Edit

"Spirit" in Rotterdam is one of my favorite restaurants in The Netherlands, and I just added the Amsterdam branch to this list. They have so many delicious vegan options that I find it extremely difficult to make a choice. Also during my first visit of "Spirit" in Amsterdam I ended up with a huge plate full of a bunch of very different delicious things trying desperately to keep them a bit separated to preserve the original taste. And of course there needs to be room for the delicious desserts! The location is also nice, from some windows you have a great view on a traditional windmill (with a brewery inside!). The staff is very friendly and helpful, too.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-18

Pros: great food, friendly staff, nice view

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Delicious buffet - Edit

A relatively new spot in Amsterdam. We loved their buffet! It has plenty of vegan options (the place itself is vegetarian, but a large part of their offer is vegan). They even have vegan ice cream!

It works like this: you pick a plate, take all the food you want and then pay per weight (€2.95/100g for eat-in lunch & dinner). Just be careful, because it's quite expensive and you can be surprised (not in a very good way) to see your final bill.

Other than the price, everything was perfect!

Pros: Delicious buffet with plenty of options, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Pricey, Pay per weight concept

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Damn fine in Amsterdam - Edit

This is an outstanding vegetarian restaurant. The selection at the buffet is extensive and every dish I tried--about 8 or 9--was delicious. One young women kept coming back to the dessert bar, if that's any indication. The pay by weight system means this is not inexpensive; if you have bread and a coffee and something more than water to drink you'll be in around 25-30 Euros per person. But the food is superb, the restaurant is big enough to handle a crowd (I was there on a Saturday evening and found a seat immediately), it's not far from the train station in the much quieter Eastern Docklands--and the service depends on you. Highly recommended.

Pros: food, bright airy and spacious location by a canal, health food store attached to the restaurant

Cons: Moderate + in price

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Good Spirit - Edit

I like the spacious but still cozy atmosphere. The food is great, a lot of choice. And yes, don't come in starving or you will spend a fortune.

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good food but extremely expensive - beware!!! - Edit

As the other reviewers mentioned this place good quality food and an immense variety which sets it apart from other vegan restaurants in Amsterdam. However, please beware of the pricing scheme. You don't know how much your plate will cost until you reach the counter and they weigh your plate. Please be prepared to pay somewhere around €30 for your plate. The first time I came here the bill was around €35 including the water I had purchased. The second time where I thought I chose 'lighter' food the bill was close to €40 for ONE plate. Since I got burned twice I just simply can't return to this place. However, you may try to see how light you can make your plate during checkout...maybe you will have better luck than I did.

Pros: good food, great variety , nice atmosphere

Cons: extremely expensive!!, blind pricing - don't know what the price is u, vegan ice cream flavor not that great

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So much choice! - Edit

Great assortiment of vegan food, clearly labeled. Friendly staff, nice interior. We already visited multiple times.

Pros: Quick, A lot of vegan options, Variety

Cons: Somewhat pricey

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OMG how delicious! - Edit

Wonderful selection of vegan and vegetarian foods.
Buffet style where your plates are weighed - all kinds of cuisine - Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Salads, Soups, Hot and Cold.
Selection of desserts - so many vegan options - absolutely delicious!!

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modern and spacious - Edit

This restaurant is fresh and modern. As other reviewers have mentioned, the food is of a very high quality for a buffet style restaurant. There is a good vegan choice with interesting dishes and sauces. My only reservation is the price as our meals were rather expensive and you don't find the price out until your plate is weighed.

Pros: good vegan choice , tasty food

Cons: expensive

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The spirit of the people - Edit

Ultra modern and minimalist premises near the Brouwerij T'Ij windmill. You pay by weight here so don't even think of going if you are absolutely starving. The vegan choice here is absolutely phenomenal. Dozens of hot and cold dishes from which to choose. All my favourite such as tofu , seitan, tempeh, potatoes and aubergine were very well represented. We paid around €50 for drinks, soup and bread and a plate of food from the buffet. It's not cheap but the quality is quite astonishing.

Pros: modern , vegan choice, quality of food

Cons: expensive

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fine full veggie and beers and wines - Edit

The newly opened fullveggie buffet restaurant is a gem. It is open every day of the week from 8.00 till 22.00 hrs. There is an abundant choice of salads, hot dishes, bread, soups and what have you, from European to sushi and dishes with a Dutch colonial touch. Good choice of wines and beers too. Decent prices. Let’s say about 12 euro for a hot meal. Pleasant staff, bright and light spacious restaurant.
Easily reachable from Amsterdam Central Station with bus 22 or with tram 10 from Leidseplein city centre direction Azarplein. The restaurant is at the crossing of Czaar Peterstraat and Oostenburgergracht

Pros: easily reachable, spacious and light, great choice of excellent dishes

Cons: no cons

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Awesome veggie/vegan spot in Amsterdam - Edit

This place has it all! It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (or coffee with cake in between). Tons of veggie and vegan choices. Ingredients listed per dish so you know exactly what you're putting in your mouth. Lots of space to sit. And the possibility to take out. I'm in love!

Pros: lots of veggie AND vegan choices, pay what you eat (price is per weight), open all day

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OMG Finally! - Edit

I'm so glad I no longer have to treck all the way to Rotterdam to eat at the amazing Spirit. Spirit is my favourite restaurant of the Netherlands and now it's finally opened its Amsterdam location and it's well worth the wait.

Spirit is vegetarian but goes out of its way to make sure that everything that can be vegan is vegan, so you're looking at around 70-80% of everything being vegan and everything is clearly marked with allergens etc. It's also 100% organic bio, which is pretty impressive!

Spirit is set up as a huge buffet, with more than 50 dishes at any one time and every single one of them is delicious. You grab a plate, fill it up and then pay by weight. I think a lot of people think buffets aren't going to be great quality food but Spirit is the exception that proves the rule! All the dishes are fresh and are never left to get dried out or overdone.

It's a crazy mix of food styles, lots of asian, some italian, bit of dutch, whatever they feel like but rest assured it's all awesome. They do breakfast till 11am and if you're there in time for it, you MUST get the almond waffles, they're the best in town.

For the lunch and dinner menu they have the massive buffet but also a soup station, a lot of puddings (including two mousses) and a separate ice cream bar (which is all vegan). There's a bar with a good selection of vegan wines and beers too, if you're into that sort of thing,

It's amazing that Amsterdam now has a fancy restaurant that has so many choices for vegans and if you've never been, you should get there STAT!

Pros: Delicious food, huge range, lovely decor

Cons: bit pricey maybe

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