Vegan hotspot - Sharp Sharp in Rotterdam
"For Sharp Sharp taste and flavor are the most important, but they find organic, fair trade, healthy and sustainable just as important."
Vegan hotspot Sharp Sharp in Rotterdam. I would definitely recommend visiting this organic hotspot once and will tell you all about it in this blog.
I enter Sharp Sharp and honestly it is a very cute restaurant, much smaller than I expected. I have a seat at the window and order a cup of tea. It turned out they have a whole lot of flavors and a lot of new ones for me as well. After waitress (Dasha) asked what I wanted and asked a bit more only 2 flavors are left. I get to smell them to decide which one I want and eventually it will be Jasmin tea. Unfortunately Renate and Frank (the owners) are not in the restaurant today, but I spoke with them via email about their concept and heard from them how they started as well.
Renate en Frank are both vegan and live a very healthy lifestyle. Besided their jobs they spend a lot of time in the kitchen sharing their healthy food with friends and family. They had difficulty with finding vegan sweets. Or they were stuffed with gluten and sugar or they had no flavor at all. That was the moment for them to stand on a market by themselves, the Eigengemaakt (home made) from the Rotterdamse Oogst (Rotterdam Harvest) in 2014. This was a good thing to do, because they won the price for the best food concept of the market.
Up here you can see a picture of that market and some of these products are still sold at Sharp Sharp today.
Sharp Sharp is known for the square shaped treats and they chose special flavor combinations. They mix adventurous flavors with sweet. Like for example turmeric pastry with apricots. For Sharp Sharp taste and flavor are the most important, but they find organic, fair trade, healthy and sustainable just as important. Renate and Frank believe that plant based food is just as good or maybe even better than not plant based food. And you can taste that in the pies and cookies from Sharp Sharp. I bought 2 big cookies to take home and they were very tasty!
In the 100% vegan store, which also is a tasting room Renate and Frank experiment with new flavor combinations every day. I would definitely recommend to hop in at Sharp Sharp when you are in Rotterdam of course. If only to enjoy that lovely treats in the vitrine.
You can find Sharp Sharp at the Hillelaan 28 in Rotterdam or have a look at their website.
Tuesday until Saturday: 10.00 - 18.00
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