Healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive and eating healthy is becoming more and more a trend in the Dutch culture. Sometimes, it requires quite some effort to prepare a healthy meal, so more restaurants anticipate with this by offering not only healthy food, but also organic and prepared with products from the local area. Gys is one of these restaurants. With two branches in Utrecht and one in Rotterdam, Gys brings local and healthy food to the consumer. Curious as I was, I decided to check out the branch in Rotterdam.
When I entered the restaurant I noticed how lush it looked with the wooden furniture and plants hanging everywhere. As my friend and I looked at the menu, it looked really fresh with interesting ingredients. There were some forgotten vegetables on the menu and also vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. You could for example choose soup with the root vegetable parsnip (pastinaak), a burger made with beetroot, or courgetti, which is spaghetti made with zucchini.
As we studied the menu with the various interesting dishes we decided to taste the beetroot burger with guacamole, sweet potato, kale; and bread with tempeh, avocado, watercress and red pepper. As you can see from the photo, it not only looks delicious but is also very healthy. Double win! I had the bread with tempeh and I really loved the mixture of flavors.
After the main course we wanted to try out one of their desserts. They had a brownie made with pumpkin crème. It tasted really nice. The texture and taste were almost the same like normal brownies. I didn’t know you could use pumpkin as a substitute for butter. But this makes the brownie suitable for those who cannot have gluten or want to eat vegan.
As drinks I enjoyed a chai latte and a healthy juice with carrot, pineapple, orange and ginger.
With this I finished my healthy lunch at Gys. They had so much other interested things on their menu and I really want to try them another time. You can come to Gys to have a drink or a meal, but they also provide places where you can work while you enjoy a drink or snack. It is definitely a recommendation for everyone who wants to have a healthy and responsible meal or drink.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 182
3015 BJ Rotterdam
3513 AC Utrecht
3512 AL Utrecht
Every day: 10.00 – 21.30
This post was originally posted on The SmartPage.