Strong Food » a Healthy Hotspot in East Amsterdam

I found Strong Food by chance because I was visiting a friend who lives around the corner of the Javastraat. I was looking for something to eat and in between the shops and exotic supermarkets, I found a cute new healthy food joint that caught my eye.

Having lived in East Amsterdam for 2 years back in 2012, a lot has changed and the Javastraat has flourished. Next to the Turkish, Moroccan and Suriname supermarkets, you will find trendy hotspots, shops and bars. The Javastraat is ready to embrace new, healthy and sustainable food. Strong Food has all those ingredients. The store has a Scandinavian look but a middle eastern feel to it. There are bags of grains, seeds and dried fruits on the floor across the kitchen where everything is freshly prepared. Upstairs you will find some tables and chairs where you can enjoy coffee, tea and delicious healthy bowls.

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Pure and honest
Strong Food believes in pure, non-processed food. Processing happens in a natural way like drying or pressing. They sell Almond, Hazelnut and Cashew milk instead of cows milk. They mainly prepare vegan foods because they believe it’s good for the body but also the planet and I couldn’t agree more. They use ingredients like nuts, superfoods, grains and seeds and from those basics they create delicious To Go meals like soups, vegan harira, hummus, salads and sweetness. You can also buy a lot of products like proper corn, honey, oils, seeds and tea. 

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Some of the products you can buy at Strong Food

I ended up leaving with a Hummus/Feta sandwich for just €2,95 and I found that all the To Go products are sold at a very reasonable price. This proves that healthy food doesn’t always have to be expensive. I highly recommend you to pop into this healthy new hotspot!

Strong Food
Javastraat 30, Amsterdam
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Love,

Elke

Generator Hostel Amsterdam opens The Oosterbar

When the Generator Hostel in Amsterdam opened, we had a hangover for days. Meaning, it was good fun! One of the areas where we danced all night, was a bar in the basement of the building that included a beautiful refurbished bar. Well, this bar opens to the public this Saturday! Friday and Saturday nights are for the Oosterbar.

Oosterbar is a new nightly bar in Amsterdam East where you can mingle and drink cocktails until the early hours. A clever concept because Amsterdam East is really the place to be at the moment. New concepts, hotels and restaurants are opening up by the month and attracting a young hip crowd. Oosterbar is trying to cater to this target group by opening up their doors.

“We want to create a creative vibe with the Oosterbar and add this to Amsterdam’s nightlife”

The Bar
The building where Oosterbar is situated used to be a University of Health studies and was build back in 1908. Now it’s used as the new Generator Hostel and open to travelers around the world that love a hostel kind of vibe but also prefer the services and cleanness of a hotel. (see our article aboput Poshtels) The bar itself has an Berlin vibe to it with industrial features. They’ve kept some of the original design features such as the white metro tiles and historical window frames. The bar can hold 180 people and is perfect for a party. The warm old-fashioned light bulbs behind the industrial bar put down a nice contrast. Located in the basement where no disturbances may encounter, Oosterbar is the place to let your hair loose. Even the world’s largest online music platform Boiler Room has curated here.

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Music
Oosterbar offers regular programming on Friday and Saturday, and one-off performances. The night bar is proud of her city and therefore mainly put local DJs behind the decks, with a monthly visit to international artists. On Friday they play soulful music, from hip hop to R & B and funk & soul to bass and on Saturday you can expect electronic music: house, tech, soul and deep house. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for events and parties.

Oosterbar
Mauritskade 57, 1092 AD Amsterdam
www.oosterbar.nl
Open: Friday & Saturday from 11pm till 4am

Love,

Elke

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