#99 Nice quick lunch at EXKi in Brussels

Restaurant review #99 – The Exki restaurants are part of an international chain. There are several EXKi restaurants in Belgium, most are in Brussels though (27 of them). There’s also an EXKi in the train station of Bruges. Contrary to common belief, it is not an full organic chain (the FAQ on their website states about 30% of their products are organic).
The EXKi restaurants have a couple of vegan options standardly available, which are clearly indicated on the labels: sandwiches, salads, soup. Unfortunately no vegan desserts though (except for some fruit). The Exki restaurants are not for elaborate wining and dining, but more of a fastfood ‘self service’ place: you take your food from the fridges, pay at the counter, and then afterwards clean up the table. There’s also a microwave to heat your dish. You can of course also buy to take-away.

A couple of weeks ao, we went to one in Brussels, Exki Agora. It is near the train station of Brussels Central (Grasmarkt – near shopping center Agora).

EXKi Agora, entrance
EXKi Agora, entrance
EXKi Agora, food
EXKi Agora, food
EXKi Brussesl Agora, interior
EXKi Brussesl Agora, interior
vegan options are clearly indicated, EXKi Brussesl Agora
vegan options are clearly indicated, EXKi Brussesl Agora
vegan options are clearly indicated, EXKi Brussesl Agora
vegan options are clearly indicated, EXKi Brussels Agora
Food at EXKi Brussesl Agora
Food at EXKi Brussesl Agora (note, not everything on the photo is vegan)

This what we had: a mushroom soup (3,75€), a bread roll with a sort of pesto with fennel (Gabriel, 3,95€), spring rolls (Jounhi, 4,70€) and a bowl with vegetables and falafel (Casablanca 7,45€). For drinks we had some juices: fresh orange juice (2,80€) and pineapple and ginger juice (nice combo! 2,80€). Total of 25,45€.

lunch at EXKi Brussels
lunch at EXKi Brussels, 25,45€

We had a nice lunch. Food was nice, fresh and varied. The atmosphere was enjoyable. Although it was quite busy and crowded in the front of the place (where the counter is and the fridges are), it was more relaxed at the back, where the seating area is.
Toilets are downstairs (narrow stairs and low ceiling). Nice tiles and modern styling, but dirty and very smelly. That was not nice. Both the toilets and washing bassin could do with a good cleaning job!

EXKi Agora , location
Grasmarkt Straat 93
1000 Brussel
no tel found

websitehttps://www.exki.be

 

 

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

EXKi Brussesl Agora, interior
EXKi Brussesl Agora, interior
interior EXKi, Brussel Agora
interior EXKi, Brussel Agora
toilets downstairs at EXKi Agora, not clean and smelly
toilets downstairs at EXKi Agora, not clean and smelly

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Do you know that since your bakery post, I find myself planning a trip to Bruges just for the Danishes? 🙂

    1. trudi_bruges says:

      lol! I’m glad it inspired you! If you ever make the journey, do let us know! 🙂
      There’s no bakery (yet) in Bruges that makes the vegan Danishes, but you can buy them in nearby Ghent (Bakkerij Frimout) or Kuurne (Bakker Filip) 😉 both on the blog

  2. Sophie33 says:

    Thanks for this useful review! x

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