Restaurant Gys – healthy food spot on the Voorstraat

Utrecht has loads of nice and cozy restaurants. When it comes to finding an organic and vegetarian restaurant in this city, it gets more difficult. Until I discovered restaurant Gys, which recently opened it’s doors. I had to give it a try.

When entering the restaurant, the interior directly caught my eye. A nice long bar, retro light bulbs hanging from the ceiling. The owners sure payed a lot of attention to it. Most special are the self regulating eco systems, called biotopes.

Vegetarians & Vegans

With my eyes scanning the menu card, I noticed this was not an ordinary menu. With options like a tempeh sandwich or a mushroom – lentil burger, this restaurant payed extra attention to vegetarians and vegans. It’s even possible to eat gluten-free! No worries though, there is plenty choice for the meat and fish lovers among us.

My Order

While enjoying a cup of tea with lemon, ginger and honey (my new addiction ;)), the friendly waitress wrote down my order; an eggplant schnitzel. I was very curious to see how this would turn out. After about 15 minutes I got a nicely looking plate served with the eggplant schnitzel in a salsa of lentils, tomato, red onion, mint, olive oil and lemon juice. The eggplant schnitzel was crispy and tasted good with the salsa. For this dish you pay 9 euros. For me, this meal was satisfying enough. When you have a bit more of an appetite, you should definitely take a look at the dessert menu. The banana brownie with walnuts and coconut sounds great to me!

During my visit to Gys I certainly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. A small point of improvement was the service. The ladies were very attentive in the beginning, later on this could have been better. Altough it was very crowded, a little more attention would have been nice.

Gys: a place where you can enjoy delicious organic food for a good price is definitely worth a visit. If you plan to visit Utrecht, I urge you to stop by and see for yourself.

Address: Voorstraat 77
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Contributie by Anna van Neerven of Love Being In Shape

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