Conscious shopping Oost
Start with a sweet or savoury brunch in a hidden garden before discovering the best Amsterdam Oost offers – from affordable second-hand and vintage clothes to a coffee bar with fairly produced and freshly roasted coffee. Wrap up your stroll or bike ride with delicious Middle Eastern food in a historic venue.
Conscious shopping route Oost map
Local, organic food in the idyllic greenery of the Hoftuin
In a hidden garden behind the Hermitage museum, you can eat delicious sweet and savoury breakfast and brunch dishes such as pancakes, sandwiches, soups and eggs benedict in the restaurant's glass house or on the terrace. Dignita is part of Not For Sale, a foundation that offers training programmes to vulnerable groups.
Homemade pickles, fermented vegetables, kombucha and kefir
Jars with pickles, homemade sauerkraut, mustard and chilli jam are some of the preserved goodies made and sold by owner Simone van Thull, the queen of canning and fermentation. Visit the deli to grab a yummy lunch on-site or to go. Think sandwiches, sourdough toasties, salads and more. The Roads daytime activities project delivers Thull's Horeca and store orders. You can also visit Thull’s second deli at Zeedijk 71.
Affordable second-hand and vintage clothes
The 50|50 Budgetstore is a Salvation Army shop selling good-quality second-hand and vintage clothing and accessories. All the items are carefully selected and sold by people at a distance from the labour market. Want to shop consciously on a budget? Then, 50|50 is the place to be!
Het Faire Oosten
A large store brimming with creativity, craftsmanship and sustainability
Spread over 350 m2, you will find an inspiring range of beautiful, responsibly made items, including clothes, interior design objects, beauty products, and gifts for women, men and children. Think soap crafted with organic waste streams, fair trade rugs from Ecuador and raincoats made from recycled PET bottles, to name a few examples.
Circular bakery, lab and vegetarian café
Baking Lab, which also offers learning opportunities for young people, has won an award for its circular approach to fighting food waste. Join workshops to experiment and learn about fermenting, kneading and baking bread in brick ovens or explore circular processes and healthy food. Then, taste the result in the vegetarian bakery café and visit the shop to buy the supplies you need to bake at home.
A bar with fairly produced and freshly roasted coffee
Wakuli avoids intermediaries and sources its coffee beans directly from farmers, who earn two to three times more than the industry norm. Subscribe for monthly deliveries to taste the difference and receive coffee within two weeks after roasting. You can also enjoy this do-good coffee at the coffee bar with a delicious treat on the side.
A Beautiful Mess
Delicious Middle Eastern food in a historic venue
Find A Beautiful Mess' pop-up restaurant in the monumental building of the Manor Hotel, a former civilian hospital and district office. Be surprised by mezze, selections of small Middle Eastern dishes prepared and served by the folks at Refugee Company. The enterprise offers learn-work programmes to people with refugee backgrounds to help them gain experience and build a network.
Thrift shop and meeting place
This fun thrift shop promotes sustainability and circularity and brings neighbours into contact with each other. Here you can buy second-hand clothes, books and small interior items for a friendly price, meet a neighbour for a chat or join workshops on topics ranging from repairing clothes to fermentation.