Deer Mama is a new vegan milkshake and burger bar in Amsterdam. Deer Mama is the sister restaurant of DopHert, a vegan restaurant in Amsterdam that has been around for years. You can find the vegan mylk and burger bar in De Pijp area, right next to the new metro stop ‘De Pijp’ (line 52). The main focus of Deer Mama is vegan milkshakes and vegan burgers, but you can also get other colorful vegan dishes, vegan soft serve and several vegan cakes and cookies there.
The interior of Deer Mama in Amsterdam has a nice 1980’s vibe with pink, light blue and black&white patterns. The neon-sign above the kitchen says ‘you’re appreciated’ and on the wall near the toilets you’ll see all the names of the people who donated at the crowdfunding.
They have 3 Boozy Mylkshakes on the menu at Deer Mama, with great names like ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’ for the chocolate, espresso, whiskey and whipped cream milkshake. They also have non-alcoholic vegan milkshakes with vanilla, banana, strawberry or chocolate flavor.
They have several bites to share on the menu of Deer Mama, like baked purple yam with almond ‘ricotta’ and tomato salad or the Pani Puri pictured above. I first heard about Pani Puri when I did a food tour in the Javastreet in Amsterdam East, Pani Puri is an Indian snack. There are several varieties but it’s always a crunchy ball that you fill with a liquid and eat in 1 piece. The Pani Puri at Deer Mama is filled with chickpeas and purple yam and served with cucumber-verveine ‘water’ that you poor in the balls yourself.
The real stars of Deer Mama are their vegan burgers. They have no less than 5 different plant-based burgers on the menu. At the top of this page you see their pulled jackfruit burger and pictured here is their BBQ burger, a vegan cheeseburger with barbecue sauce. The burgers are very tasty, a great choice if you’re looking for vegan fastfood. And with the interior of an 1980’s American diner, a burger fits right in.
The sweet potato fries are delicious, we both ordered our own portion and finished them all.
Click here to visit the Deer Mama website or click here for all my vegetarian and vegan friendly food favorites in Amsterdam.