What are the best places to get vegan food in The Hague? We’ve come a long way since being vegan meant calling a restaurant in advance, and begging them to have something more than lettuce available for you. In honour of World Vegan Day, we’re presenting you with our seven favourite vegan cafes and restaurants in the beautiful city of The Hague.
Having lived in The Hague for over three years, I know my way around the vegan scene. Each of these cafes will please both the consummate vegan and the carnivorous-but-curious: from fresh, exciting salads (they do exist, I promise) to traditional baked goods to mock meats, they’ll have everything your heart desires.
Veggies on Fire: fancy vegan dinner in The Hague
Where: Beeklaan 385, 2562 AZ Den Haag
Veggies on Fire is perfect for when you want to celebrate something with a really special meal. It opens in the evenings, so it’s very much a dinner place, and reservations are recommended (though I have managed to eat there without one as well). The servings are super generous, which is awesome, and contain a real variety of foods. Their desserts are delicious as well. I also love it because it’s out of the centre of the city, on Beeklaan, but easily accessible by tram (or bike, if you want to work up an appetite beforehand).
Maoz Vegan: vegan fast food in The Hague
Where: Plein 3A, 2511 CR Den Haag
If you want fast food, Maoz is the place to be. It’s mostly a falafel shop, selling fries, wraps, bowls and salads. Located right on Plein, where a lot of people go for a drink in the evening in The Hague, it’s the perfect place to stop off to grab something quick and delicious. My personal favourite is the falafel pita with mounds of Maoz’s delicious garlic mayo- plus fries. They have some incredible spicy sauces as well, along with pickled chilis for the brave among us.
Plenty: vegan breakfast food in The Hague
Where: Piet Heinstraat 37, 2518 CB Den Haag
Let me say it clearly: I’m OBSESSED with Plenty. Freshly baked croissants, cinnamon rolls, soda bread (so crunchy! so chewy!) and chocolate cake galore- this is the place to come for a vegan baked treat or, even better, breakfast (and then brunch and then lunch and then afternoon tea). The decor is also mind-blowingly good- think Scandinavian hipster with salt lamps and a postcard on each table that you can write while you wait for your food. Please, if you do one thing with your life, it should be to eat here.