Finding vegan goodies. A visit to British shop Stonemanor, Everberg

Shop review #17 – Stonemanor is a large British Store, where you can find a lot of products that are regularly sold in British shops, but which may be more difficult to find in regular Belgian shops. It is in between Brussels and Leuven, on the outskirts of the community of Everberg (120km from Bruges). There’s also a Stonemanor shop in Waterloo.

British Store Stonemanor, Everberg
British Store Stonemanor, Everberg
a look inside British Store Stonemanor, Everberg
a look inside British Store Stonemanor, Everberg
A look inside British shop Stonemanor, Everberg
A look inside British shop Stonemanor, Everberg

We were there a couple of montsh ago, on our route to Leuven (Louvain), and took some time to discover the shop. Food items are downstairs, on the first floor you can find books (no vegan cookbooks though), baking tools, culinary decoration, posters etc, and on the top floor beds and accessories (didn’t verify if any of it was vegan). To be clear: it is not a vegan shop, nor an organic shop, but since it does sell many items that are not regularly found on the Belgian market, there are also some vegan goodies to be found here that are not so common in Belgian shops.

There are some vegan products available in the frozen section, for example a wide range of Linda McCartney products of which some are labelled suitable for vegans. We already blogged about the vegan plaits and the sausage rolls from Linda McCartney previously.

Linda McCartney products (frozen)
Linda McCartney products (frozen)

We also bought these Bendicks bittermints at Stonemanor.

Bendicks Bittermints, vegan chocolates with mint filling
Bendicks Bittermints, vegan chocolates with mint filling

Here are some other products that vegans might find interesting.

No egg (egg replacer)
No egg (egg replacer)
liquid smoke
liquid smoke (not so commonly found in Belgian shops)
lemon zest cookies. these were yummie!
lemon zest cookies. these were yummie!
Crisco all vegetable shortening (haven't seen that in a lot of Belgian shops)
Crisco all vegetable shortening (haven’t seen that in a lot of Belgian shops)
Falafel
Falafel
Icecream! Too far away too take any home though
Icecream! Too far away too take some home though
Candy! Goody goodie stuff
Candy! Goody good stuff
cereals
cereals
vanille paste
vanille, almond, coconut, lavender, peppermint and lemon paste

Note that not all the products in the photos are necessarily vegan (we didn’t have the time to check everything, but you get an idea). And it’s just a selection of items, for sure there are many more to discover at Stonemanor!

Stonemanor, website, location
Steenhofstraat 28
3078 Everberg (in between Brussel and Louvain)
02/759.49.79

If only men were as satisfying as chocolate, cookie tin :-)
If only men were as satisfying as chocolate, cookie tin 🙂

Some more pics from Stonemanor:

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Denzil says:

    How did you find the prices? Among the British community, Stonemanor has a reputation for being quite expensive. What was your opinion regarding vegan foods?

    1. brugesvegan says:

      Yes, not so cheap, but then again, a lot of items are probably shipped over especially and are not found here otherwise.
      I was pleasantly surrpised to find some vegan items here that were new to me, although I’m sure there are many more to discover in the shop. Looking over my photos, I see that I haven’t got any pictures of milk products, and I’m sure they must have a section of vegan milk drinks.
      Will have to visit again one day!

  2. Veggiewitch says:

    Very cool! I’d love to try the Linda McCartney items, but I doubt they’ll make it to Canada. 😀

  3. Secular Vegan says:

    I find the idea of an expatriate ‘British community’ quite sad. British immigrants should integrate into their host society.

    1. brugesvegan says:

      Good point. I couldn’t imagine seeing a ‘Norwegian shop’ or a ‘Spanish’ shop around here (and there aren’t any, as far as I can tell). Shops with more ‘exotic’ products (like Asian shops, African shops) are quite common, but then they do sell items that are not found in Belgium. The focus of the British shop really seems to be on products with a ‘made in Britain’ label. Lot of the same products, but just different (British) brands.

    2. Denzil says:

      Many of us have done so, but many others are in Belgium for only a limited time, and find it easier to shop among the familiar than learn new experiences.

  4. elle says:

    Such a neat post! I love seeing what’s available in other countries.

  5. Sophie33 says:

    I go there every year but they don’t even have my favorite British salt, Maldon! Thanks!

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