#72 Vegan icecream (and more) at Bar Italiano, Ghent ***

Restaurant review #72 – After our lovely lunch at saladbar Zukini in Ghent (see my review here), we went to Bar Italiano for a vegan icecream. It is only a 5 minute walk from the Overpoortstraat.
This was a bit of a trip down memory lane too, as this was the neighbourhood where we lived a couple of years as students!

Bar Italiano, Ghent
Bar Italiano, Ghent
Bar Italiano Ghent, interior
Bar Italiano Ghent, interior

There were three vegan ice-cream flavours: chocolate, speculoos and mint. The ice-creams are homemade and based on rice.
I went for the chocolate and mint, my friend for the speculoos and chocolate (2€ for a scoop of ice cream, so this totalled 8€). I had already tasted this icecream before, at Vegan Summerfest in 2015 (see our blogpost with the review here). And it’s really good!

vegan icecreams at Bar Italiano, Ghent
vegan icecreams at Bar Italiano, Ghent
vegan icecreams at Bar Italiano, Ghent
vegan icecreams at Bar Italiano, Ghent

Afterwards, we had some tea. There’s a nice selection of teas to choose from at the counter. (2,50€ or if you combine it with an ice cream only 2,30€).

Teas at Bar Italiano
Teas at Bar Italiano

There are always vegan options available at Bar Italiano (eg pastas) and on Thursday vegan specialties (like vegan lasagne). The owner was very friendly and seemed very knowledgeable about vegan ingredients. He was happy to provide us with information about ingredients and options for vegans. The place is spacious and clean. The bright lights and plastic chairs do not really give it a warm and cosy feeling, although there are also some couches to sit back and relax (don’t know whether they are leather or not though). Toilets in the back were clean and spacious.
Definitely a place I would like to check out more when I’m in Ghent again!

Bar Italiano, location
Zwijnaardsesteenweg 83
9000 Gent
0471/53.47.38

websitehttps://www.facebook.com/ItaliaansIjsInGent

See our lists of restaurants where vegans are welcome in the menu section of The Bruges vegan! List restaurants in Bruges and outside  Bruges.

Toilets in the back, clean and spacious (in recent reviews, I try to inlcue a photo of the toilets, as it also determines the overall impression of a place)
Toilets in the back, clean and spacious (in recent reviews, I try to inlclude a photo of the toilets, as it also determines the overall impression of a place)
Bar Italiano Ghent, Interior
Bar Italiano Ghent, Interior
Bar Italiano, Ghent
Bar Italiano, Ghent

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. carmen says:

    I had delicious vegan ice-cream in Berlin, Dinkelsbühl and Tübingen. It tastes better than dairy and is healthier! If I ever get to Ghent, I’ll be sure to stop in at the Bar Italiano.

    ❤️carmen
    Fashion with Compassion

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