Shop review #30 – Bakkerij Filip is a local bakery in Kuurne, which is a small town just next to Kortrijk (Courtrai) in the south of Flanders. I had already seen several posts on facebook and Instagram of their vegan pastry and cakes. Yeah!
Vegan pastry is still a rarity in Belgian bakeries, and I have only been able to buy it on one ocasion before, at Bakkerij Frimout in Ghent (see blog here).
So when we planned a trip to Kortrijk a couple of weeks ago, I definitely wanted to check out Bakkerij Filip!
There is a selection of vegan items for sale at the bakery, among which some specialties that are not so easily found in regular shops in Belgium. Like this omelet mix (still need to try it). I also bought some cookies and other goodies (some very nice lemon cookies and veganaise).
The wife of bakery Filip, Liraz – vegan herself, gave us a tour of the bakery downstairs, which still runs with some real antique machines (and more modern ones too of course). It was very interesting to see the machines and the storage place. She also told us most breads and also the pistolets are vegan. During the week, the vegan Danish pastry (koffiekoeken, boterkoeken, suissen, ..) and pies are made on reservation. On Saturday, they are standardly availble, but if you want to be sure of your vegan goodies, it is of course advised to place an order!
Bakkerij Filip is also selling some vegan specialties for the end of season festivities, like vegan Buche de Noël.
I had mailed beforehand to order 20 Danish pastry (‘koffiekoeken’ and ‘boterkoeken’) and also ordered a pie. As we like all pies, I gave them carte blanche as to which one to make. So this is what we came home with!
The pie was simply delicious. Very soft spongelike cake inside, with creamy ‘butter’. We stored some of the Danish pastry in the freezer (the ones without pudding) as we wanted to enjoy them at a later time also, but alas, they didn’t last very long (not that they went bad, but we just couldn’t resist eating them already a couple of days later 😉
I think we will be planning a trip to Kortrijk again soon 😉
Bakkerij Filip, location
8520 Kuurne (near Kortrijk)
See our list of shops, which may interest vegans.