Vegan - 5 letters that can change the world. What does it mean to be vegan ? How does it influence our environment and how can you start a plantbased diet ? Where to buy vegan food in Amsterdam ? And, what would actually happen if everyone went vegan ?
According to an oxford study, “A global switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables could save up to 8 million lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion (US).
We at Little Plant Pantry give our best to make it easy for you to adapt to a vegan diet in the heart of Amsterdam. We offer all kinds of delicious products, from flours, grains, herbs & spices, ferments, plant based cheeses to handcrafted pasta or vegan desserts.
Is your mouth watering already ? Check out our online store, shop your favourite vegan products and get it delivered right to your doorstep:
What does vegan mean ?
So what does vegan actually mean to us. It is quite simple: plant based products. In other words, food not made from animals or animal by-products.
Actually, everything we have in stock :). And with all those ingredients you can produce even more delicious vegan food, like your own spice mix, granola or vegan cheese.
Where to find this delicious vegan food in Amsterdam ? Actually, everything we have in stock :). And with all those ingredients you can produce even more delicious vegan food, like your own spice mix, granola or vegan cheese.
What to avoid when you follow a vegan diet
A vegan diet does not include animal based products or by products. When it comes to food & drinks, avoid
- Meat (including pork, beef, goat, deer, etc.)
- Poultry (including chicken, turkey, quail, etc.)
- Fish (including freshwater and saltwater fish & seafood)
- Diary products (including milk, yogurth, curd, cheese, etc.)
What is the difference between being vegan and vegetarian ?
So how is vegan actually different from being vegetarian ? A vegetarian is a vegan eating dairy products, eggs and honey. In other words, a vegan that loves to eat yogurt, curd and omelette sometimes. A person that eats products from animals that moo, bleat or hum but not their meat. We got you confused now ? Good :).
The easiest way to follow a vegan diet is to enter our shop and buy whatever you feel like or visit our online shop.
Why is vegan food good for the environment ?
When you go vegan it is not only beneficial for your body but also for our planet. So why is being vegan actually good for our natural surroundings ? Being vegan reduces carbon emissions in big amounts. No forests need to be cut down for planting crops that feed animal stock, less water is used and farmland is more sufficiently used. Studies showed that being vegan can cut an individual's carbon footprint by more than two thirds.
Have we made you curious to learn more ? Read on an learn how to transition to a vegan diet.
How to start a plant based diet ?
What is the easiest way to start a vegan diet ? We have a few tipps here for you that will make it simple to start a plant based diet:
- Get yourself inspired and research for vegan recipes online.
- Explore local markets and include more fruits and vegetables to your diet.
- Try to rethink your eating habits.
- Explore alternatives like vegan camembert, yogurt or grated cheese.
- Replace protein sources like chicken or meat with vegan proteins.
- Ask friends who already are vegan how to start a plant based diet.
In conclusion, everyone has to find her or his own way of moving towards a vegan lifestyle. We at Little Plant Pantry can help making it a little easier for you.
How to live vegan in Amsterdam besides consuming plant-based food
When we are talking about being vegan it is not always referred to food.
Being vegan also means that you are not wearing clothes or using cosmetics that derive from animals. We searched for some shops in Amsterdam that offer vegan products to make sure you know how to fully live vegan in Amsterdam.
Fruits & vegetables
Do you know ? We also produce our own hair shampoo bars and cosmetics in our store. We are happy to explain more about our products in our shop.
Meet our vegan suppliers
We work with local and international suppliers that deliver vegan food to our shop in Amsterdam. To let you know more about where your food is coming from, we started a health webinar series. Our aim is to ask our suppliers to share their knowledge and shed light on different areas within the field of sustainability.
If you want learn more, check out the webinars below:
- UnEttaro - What is hyperartisanal pasta ?
- Myveganfam - Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan - Alternatives to meat
- Roots, Rice & Beans - Locally grown & produced in Amsterdam
- Rosie & Riffy - Vegan cheese made from nuts
- Sauercrowd - Sauerkraut & Kimchi - healthy for gut, mind & soil
In conclusion, we can say that following a vegan diet is better for people, planet and profit. A win-win for everyone. We can't wait to meet you in our vegan food shop in Amsterdam.