Shop review #27 – I went to Ghent, and I bought ‘koffiekoeken’. Yeah!! 🙂
These are called ‘koffiekoeken’ in Dutch, which translates as ‘coffee cookies or coffee pastry’. But ‘koffiekoeken’ are not really cookies, nor pastry, nor cakes, so that doesn’t really cover it. If someone knows a better appropriate English term, do let me know!
‘Koffiekoeken’ can be eaten on any occasion, mostly for breakfast or brunch, but also as an afternoon snack with tea or coffee. They come in different shapes and sizes, from the standard ‘boterkoeken’ (butter pastry or cookies) with or without chocolate, raisins, … to round shaped ‘suisses’ or pudding filled ‘Boules de Berlin’.
They are sold in every bakery in Belgium, but unfortunately they are not vegan …
So it was more than 6 years ago that I had eaten koffiekoeken from a Belgian bakery!
In comes bakery Frimout in Ghent! After a request from a vegan living in the neighbourhood a cuple of months ago, Dieter Frimout started making vegan koffiekoeken. He now sells them on a daily basis (next to his traditional assortissement) in his bakery (at Zwijnaardsesteenweg – in the area of the University hospital UZ)!
Bakery Frimout was also present at the second edition of Vegan Summer Fest (blog will follow), where he sold out all his donuts, boterkoeken and suissen in no time!
If you want to be sure the vegan koffiekoeken will not be sold out by the time you get at the bakery, better to phone ahead to reserve your koffiekoeken (like I did, I phoned about 10AM and reserved the last 12 koffiekoeken – 16,80€ that were available and went to pick them up in the afternoon). Larger orders can also be made on request!
Bakery Frimout, location
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