What is it with health/vegan spots and their aim to connect more with their costumers?
Through their food and through their employees. I love it!
Juicebrothers in Amsterdam is one of those places.
The employees let you pick out a health shot, for free, when you connect with them!
Juicebrothers has a few locations in Amsterdam, 1 in Amstelveen and 1 in Haarlem.
I went to 2 locations in Amsterdam: Raamsteeg and Haarlemmerplein.
The one at Haarlemmerplein is Juicebrothers x van Leeuwen.. ICE CREAM!
A vegan ice cream bar people..
A few weeks ago I visited them for the first time, location Raamsteeg.
Me and my sister wanted to sit down after some shopping with a drink before dinner(at Jackson Dubois).
We saw Juicebrothers and I was wondering if they would have a chai latte, coffee or tea.
They didn’t have it at that location(don’t know about the others), but they have lots to choose from!
Juices(duhh), health shots, smoothie (bowls), açaí bowls, snacks..
The 2 guys working there catched us staring at the cheesecake and told us we could have a taste before deciding to buy. Whuuut? Really? They were sure we would love it haha!
And it was amazing indeed.. we both had a slice instead of sharing one+a drink/juice (I had the chocolate mylk which was A-MA-ZING, was it the Himalayan salt that did the trick?) and we got a free health shot.
This location, at Raamsteeg, is more for on-the-go food.
Still they offer a few seats for people wanting to sit down for a little bit.
My sister and I ate our pie and drank our shot in the window seating.
We decided to have our juice at home the next morning. That’s also a reason to go back (and try one their açaí bowls!) because they reuse their plastic bottles and I have 2 at home.
So yes it is lots of plastic packaging, but the bottles are being reused and they recycle.
Their juices are definitely not cheap, but.. you pay for quality!
I’d rather have a real fresh (expensive) juice instead of a ‘fake’ cheap supermarket one.
The second location I went.. Juicebrothers x van Leeuwen!
Van Leeuwen Ice cream is originally from New York, but they ‘teamed up’ with Juicebrothers
and now they are selling their vegan ice cream at the new Juicebrothers location at Haarlemmerplein!
Their ice cream is free from soy, but based on all organic cashew milk, coconut milk, coconut oil, cane sugar, cacao butter and carob-beans.
Picture from lauriekoek.nl
This turned into a vegan hotspot immediately, because it’s the first vegan ice-cream bar in the Netherlands.
So that’s one thing, but is the ice cream any good?
My friends and me wanted to try it out and see if all the rumors were right..
We came in late and a few flavors were sold out, but they still had some awesome ones to choose from.
(think spirulina, pistachio, matcha, banana walnut, chocolate, vanilla cherry toasted coconut..
and they have vegan coconut whipped cream, disco dip, cacao nibs, fruit, chocolate and caramel sauce..)
The employees were just as friendly and social so that was a big plus already.
He let us taste every flavour we wanted while telling us all about the shop and their ice cream, second big plus.
Vegan ice cream cones.. another big plus!
The ice cream is RICH, flavorful, fresh, filling, made with love and not even expensive!
I ordered 3 scoops(chocolate, banana walnut and a vanilla jam yogurt something for 5 euro’s) and got about 10 scoops :’)
He had to use up one flavor+gave me two scoops from the other flavors instead of just one.
(I’m sorry to set you up for disappointment if you go, because I was just lucky haha, but their regular scoops are also big)
I was one happy, but slightly embarrassed (because of the size my ice cream) girl!
It made the amazing day with my friends even more amazing, talking with the founder of this concept about
veganism, sustainability and what not 🙂
We were totally overcarbed at the end of the day, we talked (while sitting on the rooftop of a house in Amsterdam) until midnight
and after that I had to bike for 30 minutes with Jolien on my luggage carrier for a 1 hour car drive home.
That day was just amazing and beautiful..
It’s a beautiful and spacious looking shop with some indoor and outdoor seats.
Next to their vegan ice cream they also sell their juices, smoothies and acai bowls
I was too hyped to take my camera out for a blog/insta worthy shot haha, but I took some with my phone!
One more fact about Juicebrothers:
They offer juice cleanses/detox 🙂 More about that on their website.
I’m a sucker for spots with vegan food (options) so it’s hard to break them down and come up with less positive things to say, but I really do love Juicebrothers.
I think it has something to do with the connecting part 😉