Amsterdam did a great job of nourishing my nerdy professional self over the last four days. And I am happy to report, that although we didn't make it to any vegan/veg specific restaurants during the conference, I did manage to eat some great food. .
As with most conferences we were stuck on site for lunch, snacks and coffee breaks. But, a little forewarning to the organizers was all it took to get some amazingly delicious veganfare included in the caterers' offerings. A Small World Catering operates out of a small cafe in order to provide satisfying, healthy and fresh foodstuffs to its customers. They made me some great hummus sandwiches, a great bean salad, beet and apple salad and some killer couscous. I was really well fed, and totally appreciative of the effort made by the conference organizer.
When free to wander about on our own, we found the chain wagamami, and an acceptable thai restaurant.
I have to say that the most interesting food moment of the trip was arriving in Amsterdam train station, totally starved, and running late for the conference and deciding to opt for eating a salad out of a bag, which, became a veritable feast with my decision to throw in a bunch of tofu chunks that were remarkably for sale at this station-grocery-stop.
I have a couple of days of Belgian sunshine to enjoy before heading to Atlanta. I am really looking forward to a visit to Cosmos' Vegan Shoppe and checking out some of the recommended veg restaurants. Atlanta - here I come!
Wellness Weekend May 23-27, 2013
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