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How it all started

Four years ago we first experimented with eating a plant-based diet. In the process we came to see that eating only plants is not as easy as it sounds. Weird faces from friends and family, limited choices at office canteens and restaurant and strange looking ingredients we had never heard of. 

As health enthusiasts we were worried that we were not getting all the nutrients we needed and started learning more about a plant-based way of life. Not only did we discover that through eating a  plant based diet we were saving the planet, but we were also astounded by the countless health benefits that this lifestyle brings if done right. 

With our new found knowledge, eating a healthy, nutritious plant-based meal became even more important to us; but while living busy lives, we did not always feel like cooking. When eating out, we found the options were limited to bland tasting foods or not as healthy as we liked it to be. The conclusion was that Amsterdam was missing a nutritious yet plant-based take out with bold flavors. 

During our travels we were never short of interesting and inspiring flavors, so much so that we became determined to make these suitable for our new found way of eating. 

That is where the idea of opening Oliver Green got shape. 

Oliver Green provides healthy, flavoursome plant-based alternatives for every moment of the day and for everyone who values a healthier lifestyle. With our take-out cafe we hope to bring our food to every neighbourhood.

Our founders

Merel

Merel her roots are in the countryside of The Netherlands. Crazy about the beauty of nature. Nature calms her down and brings back new energy. 

Knowing the potential it has to be taught about how food can nourish our bodies, to enjoy life and get old healthy she became enthusiast about opening Oliver Green.

“I don’t want to turn people vegan, I just want to show that plant-based food makes you feel good.

Stefan

Four years ago we first experimented with eating a plant-based diet. In the process we came to see that eating only plants is not as easy as it sounds. Weird faces from friends and family, limited choices at office canteens and restaurant and strange looking ingredients we had never heard of. 


Our philosophy

Our overall view on nutrition is influenced by macrobiotic eating and the book “How not to die” by dr. Greger. Macrobiotic eating is all about balancing proteins, carbs and fats in your meals while Dr. Greger found out which foods to eat best. He researched the top 15 causes of death in the United States and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can prevent them. 

He advises a whole food plant-based diet with a daily checklist of twelve foods. These are leafy greens, beans, berries, whole grains, cruciferous vegetables, nuts, turmeric, flaxseeds and vegetables and fruit in general. You can find the book and checklist here.

In our menu we do not use artificial or processed foods as well as refined oils and sugars, but we do add fermented foods which are proven to be good for a healthy gut.

We work hard to ensure that our menu is a fit for all walks of life, whether you are a die hard athlete, or take a more sedentary approach to life.

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Our food

Macro bowls

Macrobiotics is about balancing ourselves with the natural world. Our macro bowls are balanced compositions of whole grains, plant proteins, healthy fats and both raw and cooked vegetables. On the menu we give insight in representation of the calories and the three macronutrients; carbs, protein and fats in each bowl. In all bowls we try to hit as many foods from the Daily Dozen as we can.   

Breakfast bowls

Our breakfast menu features lighter meals like smoothie bowls that are a perfect way to activate your digestive system and savoury breakfast bowls packed with proteins. Breakfast can be an excellent way to start the day, but for those who crave something sweet later on, we offer our breakfast menu the entire day. Excellent choice for people who like to fast in the morning.

Smoothies and juices

We love smoothies and juices for their convenient way get lots of nutrients into our diets. Our smoothies consist of fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, superfoods, veggies and protein powders to offer a good alternative for a meal. With our juices we aim to pack as many nutrients in one bottle for a quick influx of vitamins and minerals. 

Health drinks

To accompany our food we have designed functional drinks. Think gingerade to help with digestion, hibiscus water which is packed with antioxidants and wellness lattes made of superfoods and plant-based milks. 

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Our beliefs

All plants all good

There’s no reason to eat animal products. A plant-based diet or choice is not only better for our health but also for for the planet and its inhabitants.  

Stay close to nature

We primarily use whole foods in their natural form so that it provides  maximal nutritional benefits to our bodies and has less impact on the planet. 

Empower people

Making change starts with understanding. We share our knowledge to empower people to make conscious decisions. 

Plastic free

There’s no reason to use any single use plastic. We are constantly looking into innovative ways how to package our products an take the harm it might bring to our planet very serious.

Cook from scratch every day

The best way to maintain the quality of our food is to prepare it ourselves. Everyday we get into our kitchen to put all our love into the food we make for you.

Transparency is key

It is important to be transparant about the food we serve. We give insights in ingredients, nutritional information and health effects of the food we serve. 

Be kind

Building a relationship starts with kindness. We welcome everyone including the ones that think different.