A look inside the new Origin’O, Bruges

Shop review #47 – Origin’OΒ is a chain of organic stores in Flanders, with nearly 20 shops spread throughout the region. They are not supermarkets, but reasonable sized stores, with most often a good offer of vegan products. Other reviews of Origin’O shops are here on The Bruges Vegan. The Origin’O in Bruges used to be…

#158 Vegan sandwiches and salads at EXKi, Bruges

restaurant review #158 – The Exki restaurants are part of anΒ international chain. There are several EXKi restaurants in Belgium, most are in Brussels though (27 of them, previous review of EXKi Agora Brussels here). There’s also an EXKiΒ in the train station of Bruges. Contrary to common belief, it is not anΒ full organic chain (the FAQ…

#157 Nice and voluminous Mexican lunch at Noorderhuis, Roeselare

restaurant review #157Β Noorderhuis is a Mexican restaurant in the center of Roeselare. Noorderhuis does not sound very ‘Mexican’ (it literally translates as ‘the Northern House’ πŸ˜‰ ), but it is located in the Noordstraat (a shopping street north of the market), hence the name. We were on our way back from the vegan market in…

#156 Fine dining at ‘t Aards Paradijs, Nevele

restaurant review #156 – ‘t Aards Paradijs is a gastronomic restaurant in Nevele, which is just outside of Ghent and 40km from Bruges. In 2010, chef Lieven Lootens was awarded the title of best vegetable chef of the year (beste Groentekok) and I had seen ‘t Aards Paradijs mentionned in a facebook group as a…

#155 Vegan lunch at De Kleinkeuken, Kortrijk (2)

Restaurant review #155 – De Kleinkeuken is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Kortrijk (Courtrai). We were here previously about a year ago (see review) and had a nice lunch (although with some points to consider, e.g. the waitress not knowing whether the bread was vegan). A couple of weeks ago, we visited…

Our visit to Veggieworld 2017, Brussels

Veggieworld is an international vegan fair, that has been organised since 2011, in 8 different European countries. In October 2017, it was organised in Brussels for the first time. Veggieworld was located in Tour and Taxis. Nicely renovated old industrial buildings on the north side of Brussels. Parking just next door (a bit expensive, 7…

#154 Plat du jour at organic shop Vier de Seizoenen, Bruges

restaurant review #154 – shop review #46 Vier de Seizoenen is an organic shop at the edge of Bruges (Assebroek).Β Vier de Seizoenen literally translates as ‘celebrate the seasons‘. But in Dutch, to celebrate (vieren) also is the word for four, so it also refers to the four seasons of the year. Since September 2017, Vier…

About pigs, horses and winter stew

Don’t worry, no horses nor pigs ended up in the stew. A couple of weeks ago we went to the screening of the documentaryΒ The Last Pig. The screening was organised by Uitgezonderd (who also organises a vegan people’s kitchen in Bruges every month) and was held at the edge of the city, in Koersepeerd (“koersepeerd”…

#153 Burgers at Loving Hut Veganerie, Louvain (3)

restaurant review #153 – The Loving Hut VeganerieΒ is a vegan restaurant in Leuven (Louvain, close to Brussels) and part of the international chain of Loving Hut restaurants. There is also a smaller Loving Hut restaurant in Louvain (just around the corner!), and next to those two Belgian Loving Hut restaurants, there is also theΒ Viva Vega!…

Staring at humans: Les Zoos Humains, exhibition in Liège

The exhibition Β Zoo Humains. L’invention du sauvage Β (Human Zoos. The invention of the savage) ran from September 2016 til the end of February 2017. We visited a week before it closed. It was in La CitΓ© Miroir in LiΓ¨ge, a nicely renovated building, that used to house a swimming pool. Before our visit to the…

#152 All you can eat vegan buffet at 222 Veggie Vegan, London

restaurant review #152 – 222 Veggie Vegan is a vegan restaurant on the West side of London (West-Kensington). The 222 refers to the street number of the place (for some this might seem obvious, but it wasn’t at first to us πŸ˜‰ ).Β It is just next to vegan shop Greenbay, so this is a nice…

#151 Bagels and salads at Sanseveria Bagelsalon, Ostend

Restaurant review #151 – This is the second location of Sanseveria Bagelsalon. The orginal one is in Bruges, which I visited a year ago (see review). Meanwhile, Sanseveria bagelsalon has comfirmed that the bagels (bread buns) are vegan, and now also has some vegan options on the menu (one standardly vegan bagel, the other is…