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#263 – Nice light lunch and lots of cute cards at Postbar, Bruges

restaurant review #263 – This review is from a restaurant visit to Postbar a couple of months ago, just before the lockdown measures due to the COVID19 pandemic started.

Postbar opened in 2019, in the Langestraat, on the East side of Bruges. It’s a small breakfast/lunch bar, with several postcards for sale which one can write on site and also post there. Postbar is on the corner and has a bright interior, with some relax chairs as well.

on the corner, Postbar, Bruges

There is always a vegan option available. We had vegan soup (pea soup – the bread is vegan and vegan butter available, 6€). And toast with vegetable spread, which came with a nice and colourful salad on the side (8€). Read More

#262 – Vegan menu in nice decor, Epiphany’s kitchen, Ghent

restaurant review #262 – It’s been a while since I posted. And this review is from a restaurant visit a couple of months ago, just before the lockdown measures due to the COVID19 pandemic started.

Epiphany’s kitchen opened at the end of 2018. The restaurant is situated in the city center, next to the medieval castle Gravensteen.
We visited mid January 2020, on a Sunday, for lunch. We made a reservation, and that was absolutely necessary, as the place soon filled, and patrons had to be turned away.

Front of Epiphany’s Kitchen, Ghent

Interior – front room, Front of Epiphany’s Kitchen, Ghent

The interior at Epiphany’s kitchen is very nice. It’s and Instagram worthy decor 😉 Read More

#261 Vegan hotdog at Paula Mostaert, Brugge

restaurant review #261 – Paula Mostaert is a casual lunch/dinner bar in the city center of Bruges. It is located in the Geldmuntstraat, one of the two main shoppings street, not far from the main square in the city center.
I was here a couple of weeks ago, in the Fall of 2019, for a quick lunch.

front of Paula Mostaert, Bruges (photo from earlier, Summer 2019)

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#260 Nice food and great venue. Dinner at Woodstone, Zoetermeer (NL)

restaurant review #260 – We were in Zoetermeer last Summer to go to a music show (Riverside, see clip below) and met with friends before the show to have an early dinner. Woodstone is located in the city center of Zoetermeer, in the corner of the square, with a terrace in front.
It was the hottest day of the year (40°), so we were glad that it was much cooler inside the restaurant.

Front of Woodstone with outside terrace, Zoetermeer (NL)

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#259 Voluminous fastfood lunch at Vegan Heroes, Tilburg (NL)

restaurant review #259 – Vegan Heroes is a vegan popup restaurant and is situated in a setting near the station of Tilburg (the Netherlands), sharing the place with some other start up restos (non-vegan). If their start up goes fine, they plan on opening a permanent restaurant in Tilburg. Vegan Heroes also has a setting in Eindhoven.

Front of Vegan Heroes, Tilburg (NL)

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#258 Light lunch at Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

restaurant review #258 – Schenkers is a café/restaurant in the city center of Apeldoorn. It is a cosy place, with a very large terrace. We were here a couple of months ago in Summer, during our holiday in the Netherlands. It was a nice Summer day, not too hot, not too cold, and we sat outside on the large terrace next to the restaurant.
Schenkers has a handful of vegan options standardly available.

Front of Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

Interior, Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

large terace outside, Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

Although the two girls serving the place were working as fast as they could (and were very friendly) ordering and serving (for all in all rather simple dishes) took quite a while. So I think they are understaffed.

vegan options clearly mentioned on menu (vegan bitterballen), Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

vegan options clearly mentioned on menu, Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

The vegan bitterballen, which we ordered as an apptizer with our drinks, came together with the main dishes. The burger came in a slice of bread, which was a bit disappointing. It tasted good though. The falafel bowl was nice. All very reasonably priced (cheap actually).

Drinks at Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

Burger (in bread) Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

Falafel bowl, Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

vegan bitterballen, Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

The restaurant room is wheelchair accessible. Didn’t see a wheelchair accessible toilet. The toilet was basic, but clean.



Toilet at Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL). basic but clean. Why do I include a pic of the toilet? Read about it HERE

Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL)

Welkom op het terras! Schenkers, Apeldoorn (NL).

All in all: a nice simple lunch. Relaxed atmosphere in a quiet area. We went for a short visit of Apeldoorn afterwards, but it was really as charming as many other Dutch cities.

Schenkers, location
Van Kinsbergenstraat 8
7311 BM Apeldoorn
+31 6 83555469


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Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

#257 Nice lunch at vegan restaurant BEO Versbar, Ghent

restaurant review #257 – Restaurant BEO Versbar is a vegan restaurant in the city center of Ghent, near the Belfry. The restaurant is at the back of the BEO Versmarkt (an organic shop – selling organic produce – lots of stuff in bulk too). The shop BEO Versmarkt is not all vegan, but the restaurant BEO Versbar is (PS: ‘Vers’ means ‘fresh’, so using fresh produce).
We were here a couple of weeks ago, at the end of Summer.

Counter, BEO Versbar, Ghent

entrance of BEO Versmakt and BEO Versbar, Ghent

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#256 Sandwich for lunch at vegetarian restaurant Aguaribay, Barcelona

restaurant review #256 – Aguaribay is a vegetarian restaurant in the El Poblenou area of Barcelona. It is not far from the beach.
We visited a couple of months ago, when we were in Barcelona for the EACAS conference (European Association of Critical Animal Studies).

Front of Aguaribay, Barcelona

Interior, Aguaribay, Barcelona

We were too early for lunch (starts at 1PM) but we could get a sandwich with hummus and tomatoes, which was nice. Read More

#255 Nice vegan lunch at Japanese resto Origami, Esch-sur-Alzette (Lux)

restaurant review #255 – Japanese restaurant Origami is located at the back of the new shopping center. There is a large outdoor terrace, but we were here on a rainy day in September, so went inside.
We were in the area for the International Animal Rights Conference, which takes places every year in September in Esch-sur-Alzette. On this edition I gave a presentation about ‘Representations of Other Animals. About Vegan Turkey and Voiceless Animals‘.
We were asked if we wanted to sit at the carroussel, but declined (don’t want to see all those animal based dishes going by). There are plenty of other seatings in the restaurant room, it’s very spacious.

Front of Origami with outside terrace, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

interior, Origami, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

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#254 Great fastfood, but horrible atmosphere. Vegan Junkfood Bar, Amsterdam (NL)

restaurant review 254 – Vegan Junkfood bar is a chain of vegan restaurants in the Netherlands. We had already visited another location of Vegan Junkfood Bar in Amsterdam in 2017 (the one above the Vondelpark) and liked the food! We were in the city center of Amsterdam in June, and wanted to try the downtown location on this visit.

Front of Vegan Junkfood Bar, downtown Amsterdam (NL)

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