Good intentions

Start the year off right at these healthy hotspots

The Harvest gerechten Rotterdam Centraal
Lisanne van Beurden profiel Rotterdam Centrum
Written by Lisanne van Beurden
December 22, 2023

Are exercising and healthy food your priority this year? At these healthy hotspots in Rotterdam Centre, making a healthy choice has never been easier!

At the places below you can have a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner and even a snack. And it's tasty too.


You will find Backyard on Korte Hoogstraat. This is the place for a delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. You are welcome all day long for delicious smoothie bowls, burgers, sandwiches and soups. At Backyard they believe in a sustainable future in which plant-based food plays more of a leading role. That's why their menu is completely plant-based.

The location is wonderful in the heart of Rotterdam; ideal for a break between shopping! The homely appearance also makes you feel comfortable here.

Backyard eten


You will find restaurant The Harvest on the corner of the cosy Proveniersstraat. Almost everything on the menu is vegetarian, but you can opt for a piece of meat. They cook local, seasonal meals. So super healthy!

Choose a ready-made bowl or put together your own bowl. First you choose the basis of the dish, then two dishes from the greengrocer and finally you can choose a vegetarian dish or a piece of meat. Enjoy!

The Harvest gerechten Rotterdam Centraal
The Harvest etalage Rotterdam Centraal


Frontrunner Julia previously recommended this hotspot as a good lunch spot in the MaHo quarter. At Sajoer you order healthy juices, such as the Anti-hangover, Slanky Janky or Green Monster. In addition, you are in the right place for a healthy breakfast or lunch. For example, order the delicious acai bowl.

Sajoer has two locations: one on the Botersloot in the heart of the center and one on the Statenweg in Blijdorp.

Find Sajoer in Rotterdam Centre.
Sajoer ontbijtje rotterdam


For anyone who likes to have a somewhat healthier snack, we have the Rotterdam gem SUE on the Karel Doormanstraat, with its famous SUE bites.

These bites are refined sugar-free, gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan. But don't let this fool you as they are all delicious. You have all kinds of well-known flavours here, but in a healthy 'SUE' jacket, such as Snickers, Bounty's, cheesecake, banoffee, tiramisu and more.

In addition to these healthy bites, SUE also offers healthy breakfasts and lunches.

Sue pancakes Rotterdam Centrum


Bertmans is located in the middle of the city, on Schouwburgplein. The menu features delicious vegan and lactose-free dishes.

The restaurant uses pure and seasonal ingredients and is dedicated to serving innovative and nutritious dishes. So here you are definitely in the right place with your good intentions! Come treat yourself for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or in between.

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Choosing healthier is easy at these hotspots! What good intentions do you have for 2024?

Lisanne van Beurden profiel Rotterdam Centrum
Written by Lisanne van Beurden
December 22, 2023