Shop review #47 – Origin’O is a chain of organic stores in Flanders, with nearly 20 shops spread throughout the region. They are not supermarkets, but reasonable sized stores, with most often a good offer of vegan products. Other reviews of Origin’O shops are here on The Bruges Vegan.
The Origin’O in Bruges used to be in the Katelijnestraat, but at the end of 2017 moved to a new location. It is now at the edge of the city, in Assebroek. This is about a 30 minute walk from the heart of Bruges (Market).
After our lunch to Indian restaurant Shalimar a couple of weeks ago, which is just 2 minutes away (review will follow), we went to have a look at the new Origin’O store.
The new Origin’O is very spacious, bright and modern! And we noticed the same interior design and concept as in the renovated Origin’O in Louvain (see post here).
Please note that it is not a vegan shop, so not all the products on the photos are necessarily vegan. The shop does sell a lot of vegan items that are not so easily found in ‘regular’ shops (vegan yoghurt, chocolates, toothpaste…).
The vegetables section is in a seperate cooled room, which I think is a good arrangement and more energy efficient.
In the center of the shop, is a counter where one can enjoy a plat du jour and some other snacks. The chef assured us that the stew is always vegan. The stew and other freshly prepared items are also available for take-away.
Although Origin’O already stocks a good variety of vegan products, we would love to see some more vegan options though, like vegan cheeses, and vegan icecreams!
Here are some more photos from Origin’O in Bruges, to give you an idea:
Generaal Lemanlaan 147
8000 Brugge / Bruges
050/33 31 37
See our list of shops, which may interest vegans.