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Conscious shopping Zuidoost

Tuck in delicious vegetable pitas, soups and burgers at Amsterdam Zuidoost's first vegan restaurant before heading off to dig for treasures at a thrift store packed with affordable clothes, accessories and interior design. Quench your thirst with abbey beer in a green hangar or a nice cup of tea at a welcoming cafe in a buzzing creative community.

Conscious shopping route Zuidoost map

Yemayá’s Vegan Corner

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Zuidoost's first vegan restaurant

Head to Yemayá for delicious vegetable pitas, soups, burgers and pizzas with a Surinamese twist. The restaurant wants to introduce residents of the Reigersbos neighbourhood – and the rest of Zuidoost – to sustainable vegan dishes in an accessible way. So have a nice meal inside or take it away to enjoy outdoors or at home.

Yemayá’s Vegan Corner | Reigersbos 3A

Restaurant Elixer

A sustainable restaurant in an urban oasis

Find this restaurant with a sunny terrace in a green oasis in the middle of the Bijlmerflats neighbourhood. The interior features recycled materials and furniture, and some ingredients come from Elixer's garden. The largest share of the restaurant's profits goes to running the restaurant more sustainably and facilitating social and cultural neighbourhood initiatives. So, in addition to lunch, dinner and drinks, visit for cooking sessions and a barter market or help out in the garden.

Restaurant Elixer | Egeldonk 50

Kringloop Centrum Zuidoost

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Affordable second-hand and vintage clothes

Go for a pleasant stroll in the warehouse of this thrift store, where second-hand items arrive daily. From clothing to furniture, building materials, bicycles and electronics, find everything you need to furnish your home, closet and office on a budget. Do you have items in good condition that no longer serve you? Reach out to donate them and give them a second life and owner. You can park for free in front of the door.

Kringloop Centrum Zuidoost | Schepenbergweg 26

De Proefzaak

Drink abbey beer in a green tasting room

Christian community Het Kleiklooster settled in Kleiburg in 2015. According to centuries-old monastic tradition, the community also founded a brewery. You can taste the beer brewed at Kleiburg in De Proefzaak, located right next to the brewery in the beautifully decorated green shed. With your beer, you can eat tasty veal or vegetarian burgers, plenty of vegetarian and non-vegetarian snacks, and sumptuous desserts. Enjoy your food and drinks inside or in the herbs and spices garden, or go behind the scenes by booking a brewery tour. Part of the brewery's profit goes to the monastery's social activities.

De Proefzaak Tasting | Hullenbergweg 6

Creative Community Heesterveld

Buzzing creative community with a welcoming cafe

Once a no-go area, this complex has evolved into a vibrant breeding ground for creative residents of the Heesterveld neighbourhood. Actors, painters, filmmakers, musicians and artists work here on both their projects and on jointly improving the living environment. At the cosy Oma Ietje cafe, you enjoy homemade cakes, breakfast, lunch and a daily snack on Thursdays and Fridays.

Creative Community Heesterveld | Linnaeusstraat 99