restaurant review #201 – Pizza & Pasta Poppy’s is a restaurant in the city center of Ostend, just a two minute walk from the main shopping street and the central square Wapenplein. It is just around the corner of the Fishers’ square (Vissersplein). If I remember correctly, there used to be a shop here that sold party costumes, theater and carnaval attributes (was it called De Schaar?).
Pizza & Pasta Poppy’s is a family run restaurant, which – the name gives it away 😉 serves mainly pizzas and pasta! This review is from a visit at the beginning of August, when I visited the restaurant alone.
There were several vegetarian options indicated on menu, and some options can be made vegan (with leaving out the cheese).
I asked which pizza she recommened as a vegan pizza, and was suggested the pizza Poppy’s, but without the dairy cheese. I took the medium version (14€)
The pizza came loaded with fresh vegetables:
Although this was a medium pizza, I could not finish it!
It was topped with a nice selection of vegetables, but I would have liked them to be grilled some more. Some of the vegetables were nearly raw (so those of you who fancy a raw food diet will apreciate this 😉 ). It was certainly filling, although I did miss some vegan cheese, or maybe nutritional yeast on top.
There are two restaurant rooms at Pizza & Pasta Poppy’s, so it’s quite a large place. There is no terrace (a pity, it was a beautiful Summer day).
Toilets are in the back. The restaurant is not accessible (steps to get in – no accessible toilet).
Great to have another place in Ostend where vegans are welcome. The owner said they are considering adding more vegan option to the menu in the future*, possibly from the Fall of 2018. If they do, will surely visit again!
*Note: a couple of weeks ago, in September 2018, I passed the restaurant, and the chalkboard outside the restaurant did mention vegan cheese now!
Pizza and Pasta Poppy’s, location