Microbe enthusiasts and foodies alike are very welcome at the official opening of the Pet Shop Food Bar. An exciting new location in the heart of Amsterdam will play host to the fourth edition and latest evolution of Waag's Pet Shop—our pop-up food bar. Stop by for some eclectic microbial-inspired treats and shop our latest collection of bacteria, fungi, and algae.
Thousands of our finest yeasts are currently working hard to ferment the homemade wine we'll be serving up at the Pet Shop Food Bar's grand opening. So be sure to drop in and sample their work!
Pet Shop Food Bar
Waag is opening its pop-up microbial pet shop in Amsterdam’s city centre once again. After three successful events, at Dutch Design Week, Museum Night Amsterdam and the Red Light Pet Shop in the heart of Amsterdam's red light district, it's time to find out how our micro-pets can contribute to the future of our food.
Grab a superfood breakfast at our Pet Shop Food Bar; surprise your friends with some homemade spirulina candies; or learn about how bacteria contribute to our food, flora, and food intake. Our collection of bacteria, fungi, and algae is available for purchase at the Pet Shop Food Bar. In our workshop series, we will research the possible effects our biobank might have on future food trends.
The Pet Shop Food Bar is organized in cooperation with BigPicnic, a collaborative project between Waag and 15 botanical gardens that focuses on food security in the future. Because what do we really know about our food? What does it mean that farming is becoming more one-sided? And could something as simple as bacteria help us? In the Pet Shop Food Bar, we will examine the roles biotechnology, mircoorganisms, and bacteria can play in shaping the future of our food.
The Pet Shop Food Bar is open from 3 November till 26 November: Tuesday -Saturday from 11:00 till 17:00.