restaurant review #279 – Bandung is an Indonesian restaurant at the edge of Den Bosch (or with a more fancy name ‘s Hertogenbosch) in the Netherlands. There are hardly any Indonesian restaurants in Belgium, but there are plenty in the Netherlands. So whenever we are in the Netherlands, we like to go to an Indonesian restaurant as they always have vegan options and we simply love the food. Note: it is always advised to inquire at Indonesian restaurants about the use of trassi (shrim paste) in vegetarian/vegan dishes. This review is from a visit to Bandung last Winter, before the measures due to the COVID19 pandemic started. I had made a reservation online for a Friday evening, and that was definitely a must as the place was full. It was very busy. We were early, but that was no problem, and were seated near the bar.
restaurant review #278 – The Rabbit Hole is a new place in town where you can get a vegan snack! It is tucked away in a bike shop and located at the edge of town, near the Damse Vaart (next to music shop Metronoom). Once you enter the alley leading to the shop, you discover a large sunny terrace. There are also some seating places/benches inside the shop too. A handful of lunch/snack options, toast avocado and toast with vegan cheeze as vegan options.
restaurant review #277 – Maoz is an international chain of vegan fastfood restaurants, with several locations in Amsterdam. I visited the one in the city center of Amsterdam (Muntplein) last Winter. So this review is from a restaurant visit from before the lockdown measures due to the COVID19 pandemic started. You can take all you want from the ‘salad’ bar to pimp your falafel or mushroom bread. Salad or pita bread is only 5,95€. The food is very cheap, but was delicious.
restaurant review #276 – Het Strand (‘the beach’) is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Leuven (Louvain, near Brussels). We have already visited Het Strand in Leuven before (review here). We visited again in July 2020, this time not for dinner, but simply for an afternoon drink. Had a fresh juice, coffee, and the two available desserts: chocolate mousse with speculoos crumble (4,5€) and mokka chocolate pie (4€). Both were nice, although a bit heavy (would not be able to eat this immediately after having lunch or dinner, too much!).
restaurant review #275 – Alfalfa is a vegetarian restaurant in the city center of Leuven, not far from the central train station. We were here a couple of weeks ago, and had a light lunch.
restaurant review #274 – Nabucco Obrador is a take-away place in the Gracia district of Barcelona (More reviews of Barcelona HERE). This review is from a restaurant visit to Nabucco Obrador in 2019 (I know I’m late with my post 😉 ), so from before lockdown measures due to the COVID19 pandemic. There weren’t so many options for vegans in the neighbourhood for an early lunch (at noon), so we ended up going here. It is only take away (and a very small place), but there is one small bench (for two) at the front window. So we could have our lunch there (no table though, so a bit unhandy to eat). Vegan options are labelled and the lady at the counter had no problem telling us what was vegan.
restaurant review #273 – Fitchen is a chain of restaurants with locations in Ghent, Antwerp and since the Summer of 2020 also one in Bruges. It is located in the Zilversteeg (an alley leading to the shopping center Zilverpand), near ‘t Zand. You can also choose to take your lunch with, as they offer take-away.
restaurant review #272 – Meatless District is a vegan restaurant in the city center of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). This review is from a restaurant visit in 2019, so before the lockdown measures due to the COVID19 pandemic started. There are two location of Meatless District, one in the soutside of town, and this one in the Da Costa neighbourhood, on the west side of town. We were here for lunch on a weekday. As it was a hot Summer day, we sat on the terrace, in front of the restaurant. Unfortunately it’s a very busy road, with busses and cars driving by instantly.
restaurant review #271 – Bagels & Beans is a chain with several locations throughout the Netherlands. There’s always something vegan available, and on our visits staff has always been very friendly to check for ingredients (see previous reviews of Bagels & Beans). This review is from a visit to the Bagels & Beans in Den Bosch a couple of months ago, before the measures due to the COVID19 pandemic started. We visited Den Bosch for a book presentation in the Avans Hogeschool (College) and this Bagels & Beans at the edge of Den Bosch is very closeby. We were there for lunch and the place was packed and we were lucky there was one table free (btw, loved the architecture of the building along side this water lake nearby – see photo below).
restaurant review #270 – Kingslize is chain of pizza restaurants (take away) in Belgium. It has currenty seven locations. This is from a visit to the one in Louvain, at the end of 2019.