Author: trudi_bruges

#239 Beyond Meat burger at Ellis Gourmet Burger, Bruges

restaurant review #239 – Ellis Gourmet Burger is part of a chain of restaurants, with several locations in Belgium and the Netherlands. We had been to the Ellis in Louvain before and had the beet the roots burger then (see reviews of Ellis Gourmet Burger here). Since then, another vegan burger has been added to the menu: the Beyond Meat burger, so on this visit to the EGB in Bruges, we wanted to try the Beyond Meat burger.

#238 Nice light lunch at Jardin, Goes (NL)

restaurant review #238 –  Jardin is a cosy little place in the center of Goes (Zeeland, NL), just near the market. It opened in the Spring of 2019. There are three  vegan options: the sandwich with hummus, a vegan salad, and a vegan bowl. We took the sandwich and the bowl. The hummus is homemade, and was very nice. The bowl came with white sticky rice, and vegetables / sprouts (and some avocado too).

#237 Vegan lunch at the beach: Pele Surf Shack, Hoek van Holland (NL)

restaurant review #237 – Pele Surf Shack is an all vegan beach place. It opened in the Spring of 2019. From the parking area, it’s about a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. Then at the end, Pele Surf Shack is on your left. We were here for lunch in May. Pele Surf Shack is a nice spacious place, with tropical vibes. It also has a large outdoor terrace, looking at the beach and the sea. It was still a bit too chilly to sit outdoors (and windy), so we sat inside.

The Cow with Ear Tag #1389 by Kathryn Gillespie

The Cow with Ear tag #1389 gives a very good insight into the dairy industry. And also a short analysis in the last chapter on how the different oppressions are connected, and a critique of ethical consumerism (not enough to change the system). Very accessibly written ! (no academic jargon!). Glad I read it. 🐄🌿🐄🌿🐄🌿🐄🌿🐄🌿🐄 The Cow with Ear tag #1389, Kathryn Gillespie, University of Chicago Press (2018). 

#236 Vegan vol-au-vent and cheeze croquettes at Bistro Denderend Lekker, Aalst

restaurant review #236 – Bistro Denderend Lekker is located in Aalst, just a 5 minute walk from the central market square. We were here for lunch on a weekday, and sat on the spacious terrace in front of the restaurant. Vegan options are clearly noted on the menu as such. There are some vegan appetizers like vegan cheeezeballs, spring rolls, dumplings… The main dishes include wrap, cheezecroquettes, chili sin carne, vegan vol-au-vent, …

#235 Lovely lunch at Brasserie Forestière (2), Bruges

restaurant review #235 – Brasserie Forestiere is a restaurant in the city center of Bruges, just a 5 minute walk away from the Belfry and central market. This was my second visit to Brasserie Forestière, the first visit dating back several years (one of the first reviews on my blog actually, see review here). I was here with a friend for a weekday lunch a couple of weeks ago. I had made a reservation (which is advised, the place was nearly full).