Parts of my daily shopping I do at Gimsel, mariniersweg 9, the largest organic supermarket in Rotterdam with a wide range of fresh organic products. Vegetables can be found here, ones you can’t buy anywhere else. On sale is also a delicious sour dough bread made by the famous Menno ‘t Hoen! I always like the wall full of containers with products that come in bulk: dried mushrooms, nuts, cereals. Anything of your choice, which can be weighed and you can pack yourself.
In the middle of the shop you will find beauty products like Aveda. Ask the ladies for advice, they’re amazing!
Downstairs is the renewed Spirit Rotterdam. A Self-service Restaurant offering vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner. They got a great review in the Dutch National Newspaper in May 2013. It’s modern, good for when you have a healthy appetite or as a meeting point. They serve good organic vegetarian dishes and drinks. Just be aware of what and how much you select as a plate full of delicious bites can become expensive.
Vanbinnen, Natuurlijk Wonen at number 1 (and connected with the rest through a sliding door) sells natural quality products for the interior. Have a look or get advise how to make your home greener. It’s expensive but I do enjoy every minute sleeping between my organic Damai sheets.
De Groene Weg is at number 33, in my opinion the best organic butcher in town.