De Gillende Keukenmeiden in Zwolle
"These restaurants where they only use products from nature to make healthy food with love and attention make me so happy."
Healthy Hotspot: Gillende Keukenmeiden in Zwolle. Just for the name, which means something like 'screaming kitchen girls' you should have a look there.
Two weeks ago I was in Zwolle for the organic fair. After I did some research, De Gillende Keukenmeiden turned out to be the place I had to visit.
I spoke with the owner Wilke, who had worked in restaurants her whole life, but just wanted something of her own. In Zwolle you did no really have a restaurant where you could enjoy organic, natural and local products. So it was time for that she decided and 3 years ago the restaurant de Gillende Keukenmeiden is born. With only 2 employees at the start and 9 employees at the moment they have grown a lot which is a good sign of course. And because I share that passion for healthy, unprocessed and natural food with Wilke I decided it was time to step by at de Gillende Keukenmeiden.
You can feel the living room atmosphere as soon as you walk in. The building is very cosy and you can nicely enjoy a healthy meal here. There is something for everybody here in Zwolle, they have cake (oke they might be a little less healthy), cookies, breakfast, french toast, crumble and (grilled) sandwiches. So for breakfast, lunch or cake this is the place to be. They use as many organic, natural and local products as possible. If they use a non-organic product they have a good reason to do so. Sometimes organic products are not that easy to work with. Wilke tells me they have powdered sugar, which is organic but that is a big block that they have to grate. Not very easy to work with, they do use it. But it is all about making conscious choices and staying as close to nature as possible.
These restaurants where they only use products from nature to make healthy food with love and attention make me so happy. You feel that it is good and you also feel good after you have eaten there. You have eaten well and that gives your body the energy to continue with the day. The difficulty of these nice spots is to make a choice out of the menu haha. Eventually I choose this acai bowl with coconut yogurt, avocado, banana, blueberries and granola. And the thing I like is that everything is served on a beautiful wooden board to show nature on the table as well.
All by all this is a lovely place to rest and enjoy a healthy lunch or breakfast. And if you are in the neighborhood have a look at the buurvrouw (neigbour). They are next to the Gillende Keukenmeiden and share the same owner. In this store they only sell plant based products, but you can also have a seat and a cup of coffee there.
I share my passion for healthy food on my blog. You can read lovely recipes, nice hotspots and informative blogs about healthy food here. None of my recipes has refined sugars in it and everything is as close to nature as possible. Do not hesitate to leave your comment if you have a question or remark with one of my blogs