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Hotspot SLA in Utrecht

Another weekend passed and it’s time for the Hotspot SLA in Utrecht! How was your weekend by the way? Well, if you want to have a great salad for lunch or dinner this week, I would recommend this hotspot SLA in Utrecht. They actually have 5 more locations; all in Amsterdam. So that’s optional too!Hotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - vegan

I was in Utrecht for a lunch with Maikel and Mache. Maikel took the pictures of me as well. Maikel brought his dog Scott and I brought Bobby. Pascha was home with my mother and my moms dog Mitch. I loved the fact that the restaurant was open to welcome our little buddies too. Maikel and I love to eat here and Mache could use this hotspot to work. They have a big table with a charger next to it, so it’s perfect to do some work on your laptop.Hotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - vegan

What to order?
What I appreciate so much when I eat at SLA is, that you can order a complete salad as a meal for 8 euro and choose the ingredients yourself! They also have a menu with salads you can choose from. The menu changes every season. They serve seasonal soups, smoothies, juices and cakes for the rest. They also have bread and hummus on the side. They serve vegan food and raw ingredients. You can go there for falafel, chicken, goat cheese and much more too!Hotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - vegan

Salad bar
The food is fresh and you can see how they serve you at the transparant bar. First, you order whatever you like and then they will serve you at a table you choose. They have lists with all the ingredients of every meal. So you can always ask what it is that you actually eat!Hotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - vegan

Our food was (up): the Moroccan Falafel salad and twice the Chicken Gado Gado salad. I preferred the Moroccan salad because the Falafel was really good and I love to eat vegetarian or vegan regularly. This time I’ve ordered the chicken Gado Gado though. Next time I will take the Moroccan Falafel instead.

Their vision
SLA stands for the Dutch word ‘salad’. It’s a family business. They want to provide healthy food with all the benefits for your body and mind. They stand for pure, ecological food, with local ingredients. There are no artificial additives or sugar added in the food they serve. This is great! They inspire me with their story and online blog with recipes.Hotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - vegan

After less than 2 years, they published their first book full of recipes. You can order it here. They also provide workshops to share knowledge about healthy food. Isn’t that superb?

Their interior is amazing. It reminds me of Scandinavia. It could be a restaurant from Stockholm actually, because of their healthy approach and decor. The salad bar is inspired by a greenhouse. You can recognize every SLA restaurant by that bar that looks like a greenhouse. I love the way that they make you feel at home in this place.
Hotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - veganHotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - vegan

Like in Sweden, this amazing Hotspot SLA in Utrecht serves vitamin water for free. I love that! I’m a big fan of water and I am used to drink water with food since I am so often in Sweden. So when I am in the Netherlands, it feels so strange that we have to pay some times for tap water. The coffee and tea that they serve here is something I would recommend as well.

Voorstraat 52
3512 AR Utrecht
+31 30 87 88 184

Hotspot SLA in Utrecht located in a street with many great hotspots for coffee or food. There is a tattoo shop, some supermarkets and lots of fashion stores too. The street has buildings with great architecture and it’s a very nice street to enjoy the Dutch bicycles and feel local in the Netherlands. In my opinion, this is the true local Dutch feeling. It’s much less touristic than Amsterdam. Utrecht is the fourth biggest city in the Netherlands and in my opinion underestimated. So off you go tourists! It’s my hometown as well. Hotspot SLA in Utrecht - - dog - ecological food - RAW - vegan

So SLA is not just a simple salad bar, but an amazing family business with a vision how to live and eat healthy. When in Holland, you must see this amazing Hotspot SLA in Utrecht!
Let me know if you agree and what your favorite place is in the Netherlands =)

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  • Reply
    21 March 2016 at 08:04

    What a wonderful post. I reslly enjoyed spending time with you there. The food is delicious, so fresh and looks amazing. I love how the staff treats you there, great customer service!

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      21 March 2016 at 13:44

      Thank baby! SLA is the perfect Hotspot in Utrecht I would say =)

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    21 March 2016 at 08:38

    Dat ziet er inderdaad heel gezellig uit, ik hou zelf ook heel erg van sla, echt een succes

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      21 March 2016 at 13:44

      Leuk mama. Ja goed idee om eens naar deze Hotspot in Utrecht te gaan he! Ook leuk met Andre of een vriendin!

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    21 March 2016 at 09:42

    Hey, that is so nice. I like the colors and decorations. More than that, they allow furbabies!!! The salad looks really good, by the way.

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      21 March 2016 at 13:45

      Haha, our fur babies are always welcome at the Hotspot SLA in Utrecht. Love it!

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    21 March 2016 at 11:22

    i love how eco-friendly the place is.. it seems so relaxing dining in on that place and the food you posted are really tempting (most specially the salad haha) and like you said, they do not just taste good but they are also guilt free considerin that they do not add any preservatives no sugar to them…

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      21 March 2016 at 13:46

      Exactly Hotspot SLA is very smart in that way. We just feel good when we eat there! Healthy food!

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    21 March 2016 at 11:29

    Jaaa SLA is zo fijn! Wat leuk dat de honden gewoon mee mogen, ideaal om een wandeling te combineren. De Voorstraat is altijd gezellig ja, maar ik vind de Albert Heijn daar wel echt verschrikkelijk (deed er altijd boodschappen onderweg naar huis als ik laat terug kwam en weinig tijd had haha). Ik mis Utrecht!

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      21 March 2016 at 13:47

      Ohhhh Christa dat wist ik helemaal niet dat je daar dichtbij gewoond had. Haha! Hoe grappig. Ja die Albert Heijn, daar lopen wel eens grappige types he! Utrecht heeft echt z’n charme en deze Hotspot is een van de beste in die straat vind ik hoor! SLA is echt m’n favo place to be!

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        21 March 2016 at 16:41

        Yes, heb er vijf jaar gestudeerd!

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    Kevin - JustKVN
    21 March 2016 at 13:07

    Yesss I love Sla!

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      21 March 2016 at 13:48

      Yeas this Hotspot SLA in Utrecht is just the best! =)))) XXX

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    21 March 2016 at 16:33

    This looks beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing all of these lovely places, Sabine!!!

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    21 March 2016 at 20:31

    I love that you can bring your dogs with you to lunch. It looked like the perfect place to sit down, eat and hang out for a while.

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    Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag
    22 March 2016 at 02:27

    I love salads! I also love natural wood colors. 🙂 And your dogs are so cute.

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    Himanshi Lydia Singh
    22 March 2016 at 09:17

    I love salads and the concept of making my own salad is just perfect. I can add all the ingredients of my choice. To have found a place like that is a bonus. Great sharing Sa bine!

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    23 March 2016 at 14:32

    The salad looks fresh and delicious and the ambiance seems to be ethereal. Once I visit Amsterdam, I will try your recommended restaurants and cafes soon 🙂

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      23 March 2016 at 23:05

      Great, thank you! Yes you must go here, when in Utrecht or Amsterdam.

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    23 March 2016 at 18:37

    Love the concept of this salad bar so much and the interior is beautiful! You’re so lucky to have such a gorgeous place to eat good food and take your fur babies!!!

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      23 March 2016 at 23:04

      Thanks Georgia, you don’t have such a great hotspot near where you live? Must be, no?

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