This is The Shakery
Before, Eindhoven was missing a place where you can get a quick, nutritious breakfast in the morning before the commotion of the day starts. Or a healthy snack during the day. Cees van de Ven steps into that gap with The Shakery. Together with personal trainer Denis Onen-Can and creative brain Michael Gijselhart, he proves that a healthy lifestyle "can be delicious and easy". They will be shaking things up on de Grote Berg, and according to Cees, that will go as follows.
Q. What makes the Shakery a real Eindhoven hotspot?
Cees: Eindhoven has been developing a lot in recent years, which I love. Look at Strijp-S, de Kleine Berg, or the Kerkstraat. Everywhere you feel that real 'Eindhoven vibe'; a city where something is happening. The people who live and work here contribute to that. In this way, the city is becoming more and more international. I think it is great to contribute to that vibe by starting something new.
Q. How did you get started with The Shakery?
Cees: After high school I went to Santa Barbara to study. Real estate, but it was more of an in-between-year. California is all about surfing and being healthy. Lots of juice bars and everything organic. Every time I cycled to school I saw businessmen and fitness people walking down the street with a shake in their hands. I wanted to do something similar in Eindhoven. Back in the Netherlands, I continued with real estate. But the idea of a shake bar was never out of my mind. When a friend was looking for a tenant for this property at the beginning of this year, I seized the opportunity to start my shop.
Q. What is the greatest compliment you have received so far?
Cees: Some customers have come back two or three times in the last three weeks. That is a big compliment for me.
Q. What do your guests come back to you for?
Cees: For The Hulk, a shake with spinach, avocado, kale, hemp seeds, orange, mango, and kiwi. Our bestseller so far.
Q. What about your signature dish?
Cees: I personally like the 'breakfast to go'. Especially because this shake emphasizes the concept of The Shakery: getting a nutritious and complete breakfast quickly in the morning. It's a shake with almond milk, pineapple strawberries, banana, oatmeal, and shredded coconut on top. But actually, there is not one signature dish. Soon, in addition to the protein shakes, there will be a more extensive menu with smoothies, juices, power shots, and different coffees such as fresh bean coffee and iced coffee.
Q. Why should visitors make a stop at your place during their visit to Eindhoven?
Cees: That way, they have enough time left to see the other beautiful things Eindhoven has to offer! With a shake to-go. I think this would appeal to someone from outside the city anyway. In the big international cities, they are not used to anything else.
Take a photo
Are you curious about The Shakery? The big red arrow is at the door, so you can't miss it. Take a picture of yourself with the arrow at The Shakery and share it on your Stories with a tag for @eindhovencity and @theshakeryofficial. Show your post and you'll get a free yuzu-ginger shot with your shake of choice.
Name: The Shakery
Location: Grote Berg 17
Specialized in: healthy shakes
An Eindhoven hotspot since: 1st of August 2021
Spoken with: Cees van de Ven