This list contains restaurants in Bruges and the suburbs.
I list restaurants with vegan options (or vegan upon request), and at the bottom there’s a list of restaurants that explicitly state not to serve a vegan menu or that don’t reply to my inquiries.
Some points to take into account:
- In my inquiries to know whether a certain restaurant will serve vegans, I explicitly state what vegans do and don’t eat, most often via e-mail. I ask whether it’s possible to be served a vegan menu, for two people. I repeat the info when making the reservation and when visiting the restaurant.
- Listed prices give you an indication, but if you want to be sure, check their website. Listed prices are without drinks.
- The restaurants are listed in alfabetical order. If I have written a blog about it, with a more elaborate review of our visit(s), you will find the bloglink next to it.
- This list is not exhaustive. I aim to update it with new additions as I get more info along the way!
- I try to keep the list updated as much as possible, and rely on information given by the restaurants themselves and personal visits. But of course things can change over time (restaurants closed, no longer serving vegan, openings hours, etc). If you want to be absolutely sure, please check with the place itself in advance.
- This is just a labour of love. I am not an organisation, I don’t get paid, or get any other personal gains from doing this. So any feedback is appreciated 🙂
Dark green = vegan (two people’s kitchens on selected Saturdays)
Light green = vegan options standardly available
Blueish green = vegan options on request / make reservation
Wine Red = conformed no, no vegan options, not making vegan menu
Grey = no reply to request for info
still to add to map: Shops
VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN BRUGES
| Brugsche Tafel, Mallebergplaats 7, 8000 Brugge, 050/68 39 87, location
Not far from Market. Brasserie, specialised in beers. Traditional Flemish dishes. Since 2017 standard vegan options available, like vegan ‘hutsepot’ (a winter stew). Cheap. Good value for money. All homemade. SEE OUR REVIEW.
UPDATE: Since June 2018 Vegetarian restaurant (mostly vegan dishes). Large selection of juices. SEE REVIEW 2
UPDATE: since November 2018: Vegan restaurant!
|VolXkeuken – People’s kitchen by Uitgezonderd, Zandberg, 8310 Assebroek, location
Vegan people’s kitchen, every 1st Saturday of the month, for 3-5€. Often with screening of documentaries, lectures, discussion … We went to the screening of ‘The Last Pig’, with people’s kitchen. SEE BLOG
|VolXkeuken – People’s kitchen by Project W2, Hoefijzerlaan 22, 8000 Brugge, 0491 89 87 89, location
Vegan people’s kitchen, every 3rd Saturday of the month, 4€. Often combined with a ‘Give Away’, screening of documentaries, …
RESTAURANTS WITH VEGAN OPTIONS or VEGAN UPON REQUEST
| Amon, Academiestraat 6, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.18.37, location
Lebanese restaurant, vegetarian options seperately listed on menu, of which most seem vegan. ‘Yes we are vegan friendly and have vegan options‘ (mail 2018/02)
|Amuni, Mallebergplaats 2, 8000 Brugge, 050/660770, location
Italian restaurant. City center near belfry. ‘Our offer changes monthly. Currently we have two vegan pizza’s available. Pizza dough is flour and water‘ (2018/05).
| AM/PM Bed & Breakfast , Singel 10, 8000 Brugge, location
Ok, it’s not a ‘restaurant’ but as people visiting Bruges are also often looking for vegan friendly accomodation 😉
Vegetarian B&B (with breakfast nearly all vegan) at the edge of the city, near Smedenpoort.
I had a chat with host Tiny SEE BLOGPOST about the B&B
|Aquarel, Simon Stevinplein 2, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.07.44, location
Bistro / tearoom style. There’s nothing vegan on the menu. They mailed us (2014/2) we can get a varied dish with fresh vegetables and fruits (of what’s on offer in the kitchen). It doesn’t sound like a gourmet experience, but maybe when you are really hungry …
|Auberge De Herborist, De watermolen 15, 8200 Sint-Andries Brugge, 050/38.76.00, location
Outside of city center, near E40 highway. Michelin*, vegan menu possible when requested in advance (mail dd. 2013/11).
Fine dining. Menu ranging from 45€ (3 courses) to 90€ (6 courses). SEE OUR REVIEW
| Bistro Rombaux, MoerkerkseSteenweg 139, 8310 Sint-Kruis (Brugge), 050/73 79 49, location
Just outside of city center, near Kruispoort. ‘Yes, but you need to ask it ten days in advance‘ (mail 2018/07).
| Blackbird, Jan van Eykplein 7, 8000 Brugge, 050/ 34 74 44, location
Breakfast, lunch, tea time. Vegan options clearly labelled on menu.
| Bocca, Dweersstraat 13, 8000 Brugge, 050/61 61 75, location
Near ‘t Zand. Focus on take-away (some in house seats also available) Vegan options are said to be: the vegetarian sauce, arrabiata, red pesto, green pesto (clearly indicate with the pesto that it must not contain parmesan). We can also make a lot with fresh ingredients, just say you are vegan. The sauce of the week is occasionally also vegan (see facebook posts). (mail 2017/01)
|Books and Brunch, Garenmarkt 30, 8000 Brugge, 050/70.90.79, location
With lots of books! Sandwich with minced aubergine (9€). Other dishes (salads) can be veganised upon request (mail 2014/11). Closed on Saturday, Sunday & schoolholidays.
| Brazi’s, Sint Jakobsstraat 2, 8000 Brugge, 050 49 09 54, location
Sandwiches. City center, on north east side near market. One vegan sandwhich. Bread is said to be vegan. SEE REVIEW
|Cafe Pistolet , Oude Kortrijkstraat 4, Assebroek, 0479 11 39 42, location
Outside city center, near Baron Ruzettelaan. The pistolets (bread) are vegan. Used to have a vegan option before (pistolet with hummus), then not anymore (mail 2017/12), then again (2018 07). See FB post
| Cafuné, Academiestraat 8, 8000 Brugge, 0484 97 65 61, location
Coffeebar. Soy milk and almond milk available. Daily vegan pie (mail 2018/02)
|Chang Thong Thai, Kleine Hoefijzerstraat 1, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.44.05, location
Thai restaurant, next to ‘t Zand. Vegan options standard available (be sure to double check for ingredients, eg use of oyster sauce). Main veg dishes 15€. SEE OUR REVIEW.
|China, Zuidzandstraat 45, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.21.54, location
no website, e-mail 2014/2: vegan dishes are available (tofu chinois, brocolli wok, endives, chop shoy, 12,5€/dish) but you need to request it 2 days in advance. Still need to check it out
| Da Vinci, Geldmuntstraat 34, Brugge, location
Icecream. Fruits flavours and chocolate (all sorbet) available (mail 2018/03)
| De Bron, Katelijnestraat 82, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.45.26, location
Vegetarian restaurant. Only open for lunch during weekdays. Plat du jour in different sizes (small, medium, ..) from 7,50€ to 12,50€. Made vegan upon request, but advised to call in advance. Juices. Since 2018 (or so?) only accepting guests with reservation. Often full house, although it’s not our favourite place. Rather blend culinary experience, very healthy though. SEE OUR REVIEW
| De Halve Maan, Walplein 26, 8000 Brugge, +32 50 44 42 22, location
Brasserie of Brewery. Yes, if you ask it 2 days in advance so we can prepare. (mail 2017/11)
|De Jonkman, Maalsesteenweg 438, 8310 Sint-Kruis, Brugge, 050/36.07.67, location.
Outside of city center. Michelin**, Vegan menus possible upon request (ask a couple of days in advance) (mail 2013/11). Ranging from 85€ (4 course) to 130€ (7 course). We went here for our 25th anniversary in April 2015. And we liked it 🙂 SEE OUR REVIEW
| De Plaats, Wapenmakersstraat 5, 8000 Brugge, 050 66 03 66, location
City center, near Burg. Vegetarian restaurant (where restaurant Lotus used to be) with several vegan options (clearly indicated). Main dishes 14-15€. Opened in Spring 2016. SEE OUR REVIEW (from two visits) .
|De Republiek, Sint-Jakobsstraat 36, 8000 Brugge, 050/73.47.64 location
City Center, two minutes from market square (NE side). Pub-Brasserie style. Cultural center. No vegan dishes standardly available, but some dishes can very easily be veganised. (mail 2016/9). Dishes 15€-20€. Good place for relaxed casual dinner or lunch. SEE OUR REVIEW Renovated in Fall of 2017. Now one vegan dish standardly available: REVIEW2
|De Torre, Langestraat 8, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.29.46, location
There doesn’t seem to be anything vegan on the menu, but they mailed us a vegan menu is possible, if you request it 2 days in advance (mail 2014/2)
|De Twijfelaar, Eekhoutstraat 24, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.15.44, location.
City center, SE of central markt, near Dijver. A wok dish with tofu or seitan standardly available (20€) ‘which can be made vegan’ (mail 2016/09). Very friendly. Nice dish, although a bit expensive, and a pity there are no vegan appetizers or desserts. SEE OUR REVIEW.
|De Verloren Hoek, Carmersstraat178, 8000 Brugge, 050/69.80.19, location
Brasserie/ pub style. At edge of city, east side, near Kruispoort. Vegan Indian Curry (19,50€) on the menu.
|Domino, Stationplein 8, 8000 Brugge, 050/3000.315 location
At railway station. Part of chain of Domino restaurants/take away and pizza delivery. Since May 2018: two vegan pizza’s available: vegan margaritha and vegan spicey.
|Ellis Gourmet Burger, Simon Stevinplein 14, 8000 Brugge, +32 (0)50 80 00 00, location
Burger chain with restos in several cities. Updated (previous 2015) info: burger buns are vegan, these burgers can be ordered vegan (if you order them without the yoghurt and cheese: Sunny Fresh Carrot (-yoghurtsauce) Portobello (-mayo and – cheese). Crazy Red Veggie burger is not vegan. Fries are baked in plantbased oil. (mail 2017/04). Update 2018/01: VEGAN burger: Beet the Roots now available!
|Eten bij Lieven, Philip Stockstraat 45, 8000 Brugge, 050/68 09 75, location
City center, near Burg. Traditional French/Belgian kitchen. There’s nothing vegan on the menu, but they are willing to (exceptionally) make us a vegan menu, if requested in advance. 39€ for 3-course lunch (mail 2015/12).
| EXKi Brugge, Stationsplein 5, 8000 Brugge, location
In train station. Part of fast food chain with several establishments throughout Belgium (most in Brussels) and some in Lille (France). There’s also one in the train station of Bruges. Some vegan options (soup, salad, sandwich). Unfortunately no vegan desserts (except fresh fruit). (see OUR REVIEWS about EXKi).
|Forestiere, Academiestraat 11, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.02.20, location.
Brasserie. Close to the Theatre (schouwburg). Some vegan options on menu (eg wok with vegs and tofu). Main dishes ranging 10-15€. Big portions. SEE OUR REVIEW
|Goffin, Maalse Steenweg 2, 8310 Sint-Kruis Brugge, 050/68.77.88 location
Restaurant at edge of city (east side, near Kruispoort). More upstyle/ gastronomic. Willing to make vegan menu. Request 2 days in advance and add 10€ on cost of regular menu (mail 2016/03). Want to check it out soon.
|HAP, Zilverpand 16, 8000 Brugge, location
Lunch/sandwich bar. No vegan options standardly available (sometimes the suggestion of the week is vegan).
The vegetarian sandwiches can be veganised (eg leave out cheese). White bread is vegan (mail 2018/05)
|Hashtag Food, Scheepsdalelaan 37, 8000 Brugge, +32 (0)50 70 76 70, 0498/60 34 60, location
Brasserie, Bruschetta with tomato, hummus, soups & several other dishes can be veganised (salads). 16-18€.
Recommended. We loved it! SEE OUR REVIEW and OUR REVIEW (2) and OUR REVIEW (3)
Moved to another location, now at edge of the city. Reopened November 2017.
OUR REVIEW (4)
| Indian Tandoori, oude Gentweg 11, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.58.26, location
City center, typical indian food, vegan dishes on the menu, small place, main veg dish 10-14€. Been here once, and it was ok.
|Jilles, Braambergstraat 10, 8000 Brugge, 050 70 55 55, location
Burgerbar. City center, near fishmarket. The vegetarian burger is vegan (but the bun is not). The tomato sauce does not contain animal ingredients. Fries are baked in 100% vegetable oil (mail 2016/03).
|Kottee Kaffee, Korte Zilverstraat 8, 8000 Brugge, location
Coffee lunch bar. Limited options: Most breads are vegan and we have jam. Soy yoghurt. Plantbased milks for coffee. Bagels are not vegan. Currently no vegan pastry/pie (mail 2018/07).
| La Buena Vista, Sint Clarastraat 43, 8000 Brugge, 050 33 38 96, location.
Tapasbar. Yes, I can make something, if you let us know in advance (mail 2016/09).
| La Tache, Blankenbergsesteenweg 1, 8000 Brugge, location
Gastronomical. ‘We are happy to make the adjustment. Mention it when making the reservation. It can be more difficult on a Saturday evening though’ (mail 2018/02)
|La Trattoria, Oostmeers 88, 8000 Brugge, 050/690.125, location
In between ‘t Zand and Minnewaterpark. Italian pizza and wine bar. The menu does not include a vegan pizza, but you can order the vegetarian pizza with tofu, and leave out the mozarella. Pizza dough is without animal ingredients (e-mail 2015/01).
|Le Pain Quotidien, Simon Stevinplein 15, 8000 Brugge, (0)50 34 29 21, location
Part of chain with many branches all over the world. 2nd resto in Bruges, opened Summer 2016. City center, near shopping street Zuidzandstraat. Several vegan options standardly available. Closed for dinner. Tea-room-brunch-snack style. We liked this location much better (more spacious). SEE OUR REVIEW
| Li o Lait, Dweersstraat 30, 8000 Brugge, 050 70 85 70, location
Near ‘t Zand and Zilverpand. Same street as That’s Toast. Coffee, breakfast, light lunch, pastry. Sometimes vegan pastry. Bagels are vegan. Bread spread can be made vegan (mail 2016/08). SEE OUR REVIEW
| Mount Ghorka, Katelijnestraat 148, 8000 Brugge, 050/33 25 55 location
Nepalese. French fries, snacks. “Yes” (pm 2018/04)
| Mister Spaghetti, Zonnekemeers 15 Parkingsite Oud Sint Jan, 8000 Brugge, location.
Chain of restaurants with several locations in Belgium. Menu on website mentions 3 vegan dishes (filter vegan).
| Narai Thai, Smedenstraat 43, 8000 Brugge, 050/68.02.56, location
Thai restaurant, city center, close to ‘t Zand, vegan dishes on the menu, main veg dish +/-10-12€.
|Nepal Kitchen, Blankenbergse Steenweg 29, 8000 Brugge, 050/66.70.66 , location
Nepalese restaurant, at edge of city. ‘we have a couple of vegan dishes, but not that many‘ (mail 2018/09)
| Nomad, ‘t Zand 12, 8000 Brugge, 050/73 64 88, location
Openend in 2015. The vegetarian burger is vegan, the bun isn’t, but they can serve it with a different bun (mail 2016/05). Mixed feelings. Nicely renovated place. But culinary it was rather disappointing (way overpriced for what mostly seemed prepackaged store bought food). Sheep skins on terrace. SEE OUR REVIEW
|Otomat, Simon Stevinplein 12, 8000 Brugge, 050/66.21.21
Opened Summer 2018. Part of chain of restaurants in Belgium. Two vegan pizzas standardly available. Uses beer in pizza dough. Review will follow
| Oyya, Noordzandstraat 1, 8000 Brugge, 050/33 32 13, location.
Icecream bar. Near central Market. Vegan icecream available, seen on this Facebookpost (2017). Dropped by in Summer of 2017, but there was none available that day 😦 Passed by again 2018/06: several vegan icecream flavours! (see photo)
|Parazzar, Torhoutsesteenweg 10, 8000 Brugge, 050 33 55 28, location
Just outside the city center, near the Smedenpoort (across ‘t Zand). Not really a restaurant, but a soulbar with live shows. Food is freshly prepared, with variabel eating options and opportunities for vegans (soup, risotto, couscous, wok). Preferably ask it a day in advance.
|Passion for Food, Philipstockstraat 39, 8000 Brugge, 0477/40.17.14, location
City center, near Burg. Mediterranean. Handful of vegan options. Nice, but would have liked some more spices/flavours. Bit of a wait too. SEE REVIEW
| Pastis, Speelmansrei 8, 8000 Brugge, 050/45.18.09, location
Bistro (restaurant style). Very close to ‘t Zand. Vegan options on the menu (stir fried vegs with tofu or wrap with seitan, each 13€). Or the chef makes you a special vegan suggestion (which was very nice!). Best to request in advance if you want a full vegan menu. SEE OUR REVIEW
| Patrick Devos, Zilverstraat 41, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.55.66, location
Traditional restaurant, near shopping street Steenstraat (‘t Zand). Classy service, always vegetarian menu available, which can be made vegan upon request – best to ask in advance. 35€ (3 courses) and 45€ (4 courses). Good value for money. Organic vegetables, variety olive oils. Expensive drinks though. SEE OUR REVIEW
|Paul’s Boutique, Sint-Amandsstraat 22, Brugge, location
Burger bar, chain with several locations in Belgium. Has 3 vegan burgers, 3 types of vegan bread, and vegan sauce (mail 2018/06).
| Petit Bruges, Sint-Amandsstraat, 21, 8000 Brugge, location
City center (Belfry/market). Labels itself a vegetarian/vegan restaurant, but also has cow, scampi, fish on menu. Some vegan options (falafel, pasta), labelled as such on menu (pasta 16-17€). Opened March 2018.
|Primavera, Korte Vuldersstraat 14, 8000 Brugge, location. 050/34.06.30
Restaurant is only open for groups, with reservation. (min 8 persons and reserve 1 week in advance). Located in B&B huis ‘t Schaap. Beautifully restaured house. Most often gluten free. Private dining. Been here a couple of times and good value for money. Small portions though.
| Puss and books, Ezelstraat 35, 8000 Brugge, location
Cat Cafe (to meet cats who can be adopted). Free entrance contribution. Book swap. Coffee and vegan pastry. Soy, coconut and oat milk. Advised to make a reservation (online).
| Punta EsT, Predikeherenrei1, 8000 Brugge, location
No vegan options standardly available, but if you request it in advance, we will try our best (mail 2018/02)
| Refter, Molenmeers 2, 8000 Brugge, 050/444.900, location
Bistro. Nothing vegan on their menu (35€), but they confirmed vegan is possible (mail 2014/1).
| Réliva, Goezeputstraat 6, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.13.07, location
Traditional restaurant with vegan options and vegan menu. We’ve been here several times and always liked the food. See several reviews HERE. Last visit was beginning of 2017.
UPDATE Summer 2017: prices have increased, vegan options have decreased (only one vegan option), and strict and selective reservation policy (eg pay deposit to confirm reservation).
|Rock Fort, Langestraat 15, Brugge, 050/334.113, location
Nothing standardly vegan availble, but willing to take the challenge (mail 2014). Request vegan upon reservation. Menu 49€, dishes 20-30€. Still need to check it out!
| Royal, Frituur en eetboetiek, Langestraat 181A, 8000 Brugge, 050/684.184, location.
Snackbar, French fries, vegan snacks available (burgers, falafel, etc.). Vegetarian and vegan items are baked together, but seperate from the meat/fish items.
|Salade Folle, Walplein 13, 8000 Brugge, 050/349.443, location
Near Minnewater, Salad bar/bistro, spacious place, several websites list this as a vegetarian restaurant, but it is not- serves meat & fish, request vegan upon reservation, main dishes 15-20€.
SEE OUR REVIEW.
|Sans Cravate, Langestraat 159, 8000 Brugge, 050/67.83.10, location
Michelin*, menu from 35€ (3-course, only for lunch) to 85€ (6 course). Vegan menu possible, request in advance. We liked it a lot! SEE OUR REVIEW
|Sanseveria Bagelsalon, Predikherenstraat 11, 8000 Brugge, location
In between Burg and Queen Astridpark. There does not seem to be anything vegan on the menu, but the owner mailed us vegans are welcome! (e-mail 2015/01). Been here in Spring of 2016, had a salad with guacamole and beetroot. After my visit, I also got confirmation that the bagels contain no animal ingredients, so next time I’ll order a bagel! SEE REVIEW.
Update 2017: now vegan bagel standardly available (labelled on menu) (see our review of a visit -2017 – to the location in Ostend).
| Shalimar, Gaston Roelandtsplein 25, 8310 Assebroek, 050/355.828, location
Indian restaurant, just outside city center (Gentpoort), spacious place, nice decor, vegetarian dishes on the menu, most are vegan +/- 14€. Been here a couple of times, changed ownership. Very nice lunch! SEE OUR REVIEW
| Sforno, Sasplein 11 – 8000 Brugge, +32 50 69 26 82, location
We can make a pizza with lots of tomato and vegetables on top (mail 2015/12)
| Starbucks, Stationsplein 5, 8000 Brugge, 050/72.09.25, location
In train station. Has a vegan wrap (prepacked in fridge) plus vegan dessert. Soy lattes.
| Sud, Mallebergplaats 5, 8000 Brugge, at +32 (0)50 344.562, location
Near Central Market. Italian food, bistro style. Lunch. Dinner on Saturday. 24€ for appetizer and main dish. Loved the food! Original and varied. Long wait though. SEE OUR REVIEW
|Sol Y Sombra, Langestraat 121, 8000 Brugge, 050/31.73.01, location
Tapasbar. They mailed us they have several vegan tapas standardly available: olives, cucumbersalad, mixed lettuce, paprikamarinade, artichokes, mushrooms, green asparagus, lentils, ratatouille, toast tomato and patatas bravas. Still need to check it out
| Taboulé, Langestraat 81, 8000 Brugge, location
Middle Eastern style fast food, East side of town. Vegan items indicated on menu. Also take away.
| Taj Mahal, Philip Stockstraat 6, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.22.42, location
Indian restaurant, city center (market, Burg), vegan options on menu. Main dishes 12-14€. Still need to check it out!
|Tanuki, Oude Gentweg 1, 8000 Brugge, 050/34.75.12, location
Near Minnewaterpark/Beguinage. Japanese restaurant. There does not appear to be anything vegan on the menu, but they mailed us a vegan menu is possible, if you ask it two days in advance (mail 2015/01). On the expensive side (85€ 4 course menu). We went here in the Spring of 2018 for our anniversary. Nice food, but on, the expensive side SEE REVIEW
|Tête Pressée , Koningin Astridlaan 100, 8200 Sint Michiels, Brugge, 0470 21 26 27, location
In 2014 replied ‘Yes, but we cannot guarantee 100% that it doesn’t contain any animal ingredients’. So that was a “no”. (mail 2014/2). Recently asked again, and said that a vegan menu is possible, when asked a week in advance. A week! (mail 2018/01).
|‘t Gulden Vlies, Mallebergplaats 17, 8000, Brugge, 050/33.47.09, location
Smack in the city center, near the Burg. Some vegan dishes standardly available (eg wholegrain penne with oyster mushrooms, leeks and nuts) (14-16€). Small place. Dishes were good. SEE OUR REVIEW
| That’s Toast, Dweersstraat 4, 8000 Brugge, 050/68 82 27, location
Breakfast, lunch. The regular bread isn’t vegan, but there is glutenfree bread without milk and eggs. (mail 2017/10). Had a nice light lunch with a friend. SEE REVIEW (note: be sure to check again about the bread though)
| The Gulliver Tree, Cordoeaniersstraat 4, 8000 Brugge, 050 73 15 16, location
Coffee/tea house. Breakfast and lunch. Vegan options available! (mail 2017/08) Haven’t been here yet, but want to check it out!
|The Olive Street Food, Wollestraat 12, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.00.81, location
City center, near market. Healthy Fastfood type – take away and delivery. Fries baked in olive oil. Menu mentions some vegan labelled options. Take away branch of The Olive Tree.
| The Olive Tree, Wollestraat 3, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.00.81, location
City center, has several vegan dishes (2018/05). Same owners as The Olive Street Food (but restaurant).
| ‘t Brugs Pitahuis, Philipstockstraat 35, 8000 Brugge, 050/67.76.11, location
City center, near Market. No website. Chalkboard mentions vegan options. Still need to check it out!
| ‘t Huidevettershuis, Huidenvettersplein 10, 8000 Brugge, +32 50 33 95 06, location
City center, near fishmarket. There’s nothing vegan on the menu. They mailed us (2016/2) we can get a salad with warm vegetables, prepared in oil, and they also have pasta, rice and nuts in the kitchen. Soups are all made with bouillon (I’m guessing animal bouillon). It doesn’t sound like a gourmet experience, but maybe when you are really hungry, or your company takes you there …
|‘t Jong Gerecht, Langestraat 119, 8000 Brugge, 050/31.32.32, location
There’s nothing vegan on the menu, but they mailed us a vegan menu is possible, if you request it 2 days in advance. 39€ for a 3-course and 45€ for a 4 course menu. SEE OUR REVIEW
|Tom’s Diner, West Gistelhof 23, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.33.82, location
Traditional restaurant, there doesn’t seem to be anything vegan on their menu, but they mailed us a vegan menu is possible (mail 2014/2). Request it when making the reservation.
Visited in Spring 2016. Overpriced and gastronomcially disappointing (noodles with vegetables and raw tofu for 17,50€) SEE OUR REVIEW.
| Vero Caffè, Sint Jansplein 9, 8000 Brugge, 050/70.96.09, location
Coffee bar in the city center (close to Theater – schouwburg – Burg). Soy lattes and vegan hot chocolate. Vegan pastry available every Thursday. SEE OUR REVIEW
| Zest fresh Juice Bars, Stationsplein 5, 8000 Brugge, 0484 380 734, location
In train station of Bruges. Not really a restaurant: fresh fruit and veg juices for take-away. Several locations in Belgium.
| Zushi, Dweersstraat 3, 8000 Brugge, 050/96 8000, location
Take away Sushi. Near ‘t Zand. Vegetarian options which can be veganised (leave out the mayonaise) – personal communication Summer 2016.
RESTAURANTS IN BRUGES NOT SERVING A VEGAN MENU or NOT REPLYING
We appreciate restaurants taking the time to reply to our request, even if they answer they can’t provide a vegan menu (because it’s not their specialty, because they don’t know how, because it requires too much reorganisation, etc.). Rather they are honest about it, than ending up being served some salad and tomatoes.
It’s a pity some restaurants don’t reply at all.
|Arthies||no, the vegetable burger contains egg, and the sauce that goes along with it too. The fries are baked in planted based oil though. (mail 2015/08)|
|Assiette Blanche||Previously: no reply ((2014/2016).
Update: No, we work with a small team and a full vegan menu is not in line with our work (mail 2018/07)
|Au Petit Grand||no (e-mail 2014/1). specialised in grilled meat and fish dishes. pasta contains egg.|
|Bagientje||no (e-mail 2014/2).|
|Baobab||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Bistro Bruut||no (e-mail 2015/1)|
|Bistro De Eetkamer||no (e-mail 2014/1)|
|Bistro De Schilder||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/01)|
|Bistro Pro Deo||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Bistro Tableau||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Bistro Zwart Huis||This is a maybe: ‘we have some salads on our menu which we can adapt. We will be working to add something to our menu in the future‘ (e-mail 2016/12)|
|Brasserie Raymond||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/04). Although they have a vegetarian dish (wok with pasta, mushrooms and vegetables) on the menu which is possibly vegan (at 24€ though!)|
|Brasserie Venice||no (e-mail 2015/1)|
|Cafedraal||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/02)|
|Cambrinus||Beerpub. No, frying in beef fat, soups are with animal bouillon, and all other meals contain one or more animal ingredients (2016/02)|
|Cookies Cafe||No, too divergent from our regular menu card (mail 2016/09)|
|Curiosa||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|De Bottelier||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2013/11). Although they have several vegetarian (possibly vegan?) items on their menu|
|De Dyver|| restaurant well know for using beers in food. Reply to our second e-mail (2013/12) was the strangest reply we ever had: “Dear, It’s very difficult for a beer restaurant to cook for a vegan. Everything with beer has gluten. And vegetables with beer isn’t really pleasant. So you need to excuse me, grts”
Meanwhile, the restaurant has switched owners. Mailed again, no reply (2015/12)
|De Florentijnen||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/1)|
|De Grilloir||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Delaneys||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/02)|
|De Passage||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|De Waterweelde||no (mail 2017/07): ‘we have vegetarian meals and take note of allergies, but we are not at home in pure vegan dishes’.|
|Franco Belge||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (last mail on 2016/08).|
|Den Gouden Harynck||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|De Pepermolen||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Du Phare||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Gingerbread||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/01)|
|Guillaume||no (e-mail 2014/1). Guillaume did a vegan dinner on 2016/08/26 though! SEE OUR REVIEW.|
|Kok au Vin||No. A lot of our dishes contain homemade bouillon and about everything of what you name (e-mail 2015/12)|
|Komtuveu||No, unfortuately this is not possible for us. (mail 2017/04)|
|Kurt’s Pan||no, but maybe in the future (mail 2014/1) Closed|
|Le Mystique||no, our chef cannot arrange a vegan menu for you (mail 2016/12)|
|L-e-s-s||no (mail 2016/08). we would have to leave out so many ingredients in our dishes, that it wouldn’t be the kind of experience our customers expect. We prefer to make our dishes to a standard recipe.|
|Lokkedize||Bistro. no reply to our mails (last mail 2016/12), although reportedly vegan is possible (falafel – see comment of Caz in comments section).|
|Mangerie||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Mariloup||no (e-mail 2016/10): there are always traces of animal products in our menu, and don’t have the time to make a seperate menu.|
|Monikkenwerve||Asian style tapas bar, all you can eat buffet. “We have several vegetarian dishes ” + some examples of those dishes. I asked whether they are vegan (eg the springrolls, baked in vegetable oil? do they contain egg? etc), but then received a reply stating that ‘he doesn’t really have an answer to that’. I inquired again, but got no reply anymore (mail 2015/12).|
|Nous||no, vegan requires such a specific and specialised approach (mail 2016/10)|
|Osteria||Italian restaurant. No reply to our mails (last mail 2016/12).|
|O’Teur||Moroccon restaurant. Replied that vegetarian dishes are possible, tapas, tajine, couscous (2015/12). I asked again (severeal times) whether they are vegan (the use of dairy, eggs?), but go no response anymore.|
|Pergola||although their website mentions vegetarian dishes are available and can be made à la minute, they replied a vegan menu is not possible (mail 2014/01)|
|Pasta Maria||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/05)|
|Pasta Presto||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/05)|
|Petite Aneth||no (vegetarian yes, vegan not, mail 2016/08). A pity, because they have several vegetarian dishes that seem easy to be veganised.|
|Phare de Vie||Inititally a positive reply (pastas and pesto), but when I asked whether the pasta didn’t contain egg and if the pesto was without cheese, I got no reply anymore, so classyfying this as a no (2014)|
|Quatre mains||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Sale e Pepe||no (e-mail 2014/2)|
|Sivalai||Thai restaurant in Katelijnestraat. no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/5), although there are some vegetarian dishes on the menu, which are possibly vegan|
|Spinola||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/2)|
|Stoepa||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/01). Although they have several vegetarian (possibly vegan?) items on their menu|
|‘t Pallieterke||no, we don’t have the special products nor knowledge (mail 2015/12)|
|‘t Pandreitje||no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/02)|
|Uilenspiegel||replied a vegetarian menu is possible. Asked again for a vegan menu, but got no reply anymore (2014).|
|Willemijn||No, maybe in the future (mail 2014/1) Closed|
CLOSED or no longer serving vegan
| Alma Vero, Generaal Lemanlaan 106, 8310 Assebroek, location, +32 (0)474 52 00 29
UPDATE – closed 2016/06 TAKE-AWAY only! Just outside city center. There’s always at least one vegan dish on offer (or vegetarian which can easily be veganised).
| Bhavani, Simon Stevinplein 5, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.90.25, location
Indian restaurant, city center. Vegan options. Participates in Thursday Veggieday campaign (not necessarily vegan, but vegan upon request). Classy decor. Bit more expensive than the other Indian restaurants in town. Lunch menu (2 course) +/- 20€. We’ve been here a couple of times over the years.
CLOSED Nov 2018
| Bohio, Geldmuntstraat 1, 8000 Brugge, 0485 76 84 08, location
Breakfast and lunch bar. Sandwiches, bowls. Vegan options labelled on menu. Ask for vegan bread. To eat on site or take away. Plat du jour, can be made vegan. Nice lunch! SEE REVIEW.
UPDATE Nov 2018 – CLOSED
|Buddhasia, Sint-Salvatorkerkhof 14, 8000 Brugge, 050/34 16 91, location
Near main shopping street & ‘t Zand, behind the church. Vietnamese restaurant, opened in Fall 2014. Menu lists 5 vegan dishes (titled “vegan”!), 9-14€. Good awareness of what vegan means, which was reassuring.
Nice, but could use some more spicing. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Update: CLOSED? Summer 2015: we passed the resto, and it seemed closed. Website no longer works neither.
| De Karmeliet, Langestraat 19, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.82.59, location
City center, gastronomical, Michelin***, Menus 85€ – 210€, vegan possible (mail 2014/1).
CLOSED Fall 2016.
|Gentile||CLOSED no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2016/02). Although there are some dishes on the menu with mushrooms which are possibly vegan. Italian style restaurant.|
| Grün, Dweersstraat 4, 8000 Brugge, 0476 92 85 80, location.
Bistro, lunch. New place (June 2016). Close to ‘t Zand and Zilverpand (same street as Li O lait). Dishes can easily be veganised (with tofu and falafel). From August 2016 onwards: vegan pastry available. Terrace in front and in the back. Also take-away (lots of vegan options). Nice place. SEE OUR REVIEW.
UPDATE: december 2016: CLOSED
|La Porta, ‘t Zand 2, 8000 Brugge, 050/330.555, location
Italian bistro, city center at ‘t Zand, confirmed that vegan dishes are possible (e-mail 2014/01). Risone & pasta fungi.
Now ‘t Sandpoortje (no info available yet).
|Le Pain Quotidien, Philipstockstraat 21, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.60.50, location
Part of chain with many branches all over the world. City center, near market and Burg. Several vegan options standardly available. Closed for dinner. Tea-room-brunch-snack style. SEE OUR REVIEW
| Novotel Brugge Centrum, Katelijnestraat 65, 8000 Brugge, (+32)50/930802, location
At the edge of city center. Restaurant of the Novotel hotelchain. Serves the famous Dutch weedburger (made from seaweeds) 11€. Salad or soup as starter. No gastronomical experience, but nice to have the Dutch weedburger in Bruges. Unfortunatley not with the traditional tartar sauce, as they didn’t have that vegan. SEE OUR REVIEW.
UPDATE: no longer serves the Dutch weedburger. ‘we have a vegetarian lasagne’ (mail 2017/10)
| Vier de Seizoenen, Astridlaan 14, 8310 Brugge (St Kruis – Assebroek), location
Just outside city center, near Gentpoort. Organic shop, with small restaurant in the back (lunch). Vegetarian plat du jour (sometimes vegan – or veganized on request) on certain weekdays. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Closed July 2018
|Zeno||Closed Fall 2016. Although their website states you can mention special requests upon reservation (eg vegetarian), they replied us (mail 2013/11) a vegan menu is not possible, because nearly everything contains animal products. Pity, especially because they are mentioned in the ‘Green Gault & Millau 2013’ (restaurants with special focus on vegetables).|
The above lists are certainly not exhaustive, but I aim to update them with new additions as I get more info along the way.
If you have more suggestions, please let me know so I can check them and add them to the list!
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