Juice Brothers

On a recent trip to London, we were amazed at the number of juice bars and stores around the city. It's a hype at the moment and growing at an incredible rate.

Amsterdam has not been left behind. We discovered Juice Brothers, which opened about a month and a half ago. Situated on the van Woustraat in the Pijp district, they're all about vegan, organic, raw and cold-pressed.

Cold-pressed juices are said to be better because fruits and vegetables are shredded and hydraulically pressed, with minimal generation of heat and thus minimum oxidation. Heat kills many of the vitamins, minerals and live enzymes you think you’re getting when consuming other “healthy” juices. The cold-press method allows enzymes to stay alive, resulting in juice with maximum nutrients.

Besides offering juices made up of interesting and delicious combinations, they also offer smoothies to order, breakfasts, salads and raw food.

It's fresh, clean and minimalist interior works well, allowing their juices and smoothies to take centre stage.

We're sure that there will be more of their stores popping up soon.

United Pancakes

United Pancakes brings the classic and much loved Dutch pancake into the 21st century. They've been open for 3 months and are redefining the way we eat pancakes. They are making pancakes accessible to everyone.

United Pancakes was born out of the fact that there were no artisan pancake restaurants. They noticed a gap in the market and so this brand was born.

All their products are organic and everything is homemade. Flour comes from their own mill and is available to purchase in the their little shop together with homemade apple and pear syrups, old fashioned Dutch candy and their own branded aprons, t-shirts a baby ware.

The restaurant has a great intimate atmosphere with rough bare brick walls and lots of old wood. It's also an ideal place for kids and the staff are friendly and very attentive.

A new addition are pancakes to go, which is great if you need your pancake fix but don't have the time. It's cooked fresh to order then filled with the topping/flavouring of your choice to enjoyed on the go. We took ours to go as we didn't have much time and it was without doubt one of the most delicious pancakes we've had in a while. We will be back!

For more information, please visit United Pancakes.

Green smoothie

3 apples
1 small cucumber
1/2 pineapple
small bunch parsley
1/2 cup natural yoghurt

Peel the apples, remove the core and seeds and chop up. Peel the pineapple, remove the core and chop roughly.

Peel the cucumber and cut into chunks. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into tall glasses and serve garnished with fresh strawberries.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours

Di Zabbia Limoncello and Orangecello

Brandon Zabbia, one of the co-owners of Cook'inn Catering, became interested in developing a limoncello after discovering an old family recipe of the Italian lemon liquor. After experimenting with different ingredients, Di Zabbia limoncello was born; a 100% organic limoncello; tangy and refreshing with a perfect balance of flavours between sweetness and acidity.

Traditionally it served as an after dinner drink (if served cold), as it is said to be an excellent digestive and soothes the stomach. But the liquor can also be served at other moments of the day, particularly as a cocktail. In addition to that, the liquor is a wonderful ingredient in cooking and baking. The chefs of Amsterdam Flavours will use Di Zabbia products to create exciting recipes.

Di Zabbia comes in two flavours; the more traditional limoncello with the lemon as key ingredient and Orangecello; where blood orange rind is used.

Curious to taste this delicious Di Zabbia? Like & share the Amsterdam Flavours facebookpage and maybe you will be the lucky winner of two bottles of Di Zabbia. THE WINNER IS: Irene de Jager. Congrats and enjoy!

For more information about the product please visit Di Zabbia

Di Zabbia Limoncello and Orangecello are also available at Bilder & de Clercq.




We know food can be dangerously irresistible. That’s why all you’ll find at SLA are salads, juices, soups and snacks so full of flavor you’d forget they’re hearty and healthy, too. Bringing the best of both worlds, without the frills. We just eat.

SLA brings you an abundance of healthy guilty pleasures that give you all-day energy, rather than a short sugar rush. SLA spots the purest ingredients packed with flavor, and turns them into delish dishes. All you need to do is choose… whether you’ll eat in, or out. You can take-away, too.

SLA guides you through the maze of food that works. Both for your body, and (of vital importance!) our planet. Everything you’ll find at SLA is good food. Behind the scenes, we work hard to make it even better. Day in, day out. Our purposeful passion for good food means that SLA is continuously ‘under construction’. In close collaboration with our suppliers we’re constantly striking the balance between quality, locality and the seasons. We learn and improve by doing. And by eating, of course. Just like you do.

At this point, we can guarantee all our meat and poultry is 100% organic, just as the grain-based and dairy products we use (incl. eggs). Fruits and vegetables are 90% organic. Our beer is locally brawn, the wine worthy of our food and the coffee served with the fairest flair.


Ceintuurbaan 149, 1072 GB, Amsterdam
Opening hours Monday-Sunday: 11:00-21:00

Westerstraat 34, 1015 MK, Amsterdam
Opening hours Monday-Sunday: 11:00-21:00

Claude Debussylaan 35, 1082 MC, Amsterdam
Opening hours Monday-Friday: 08:00-21:00

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Restaurant As

As loves pure cooking

Restaurant As is situated in the former St Nicolaas Chapel (designed by architect Lau Peters in 1962) on the edge of the Beatrixpark in Amsterdam. As represents pure cooking. Demonstrating in a respectful manner, that one organism dies to keep another alive. We serve an appealing range of dishes, largely shaped by nature. Seasonal and climatic changes determine what’s on the menu.


Our taste-buds are numbed under the influence of food-multinationals. Everything contains sugar, everything tastes similar. Restaurant As works with authentic, full-flavored ingredients supplied by local retailers who share our thoughts on taste, quality and sustainability.

Our kitchen

Our kitchen is directly connected to the outdoors, and so is our cooking. The weather determines our culinary course of action. Indian summer? Samba. Brass monkey weather? Braising. We cook on the open fire in our wood oven, and prepare the dishes on the stone workbench in plain view. We apply time-honored cooking methods like curing, smoking and pickling. Our freshly baked sourdough-bread completes the scene.

Make a reservation at restaurantas.nl or call +31 20 6440100.

Photography: Jochem van Grunsven