list restaurants Bruges

This list contains restaurants in Bruges and the suburbs.
We 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 our inquiries. In our inquiries to know whether a certain restaurant will serve vegans, we explicitly state what vegans do and don’t eat, most often via e-mail. We ask whether it’s possible to get a vegan menu, for two people. We repeat the info when we make 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.
This list is not exhaustive. We aim to update it with new additions as we get more info along the way!

The restaurants are listed in alfabetical order. If we have written a blog about it, with a more elaborate review of our visit(s), you will find the bloglink next to the listing.

VEGAN RESTAURANTS IN BRUGES

 Primavera3  Primavera, Korte Vuldersstraat 14, 8000 Brugge, location. 050/34.06.30
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 is definitely great value for money. Small portions though.
 uitgezonderd  VolXkeuken – People’s kitchen by Uitgezonderd, Zandberg, 8310 Assebroek, location
Vegan people’s kitchen, every 1st Saturday of the month, for 5€.
VolkskeukenBrugge  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, 3€. Often combined with a ‘Give Away’, screening of documentaries, …

RESTAURANTS WITH VEGAN OPTIONS or VEGAN UPON REQUEST

A – L

 aquarel 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  Auberge De HerboristDe 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 
bhavani  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.
 bocca  Bocca, Dweersstraat 13, 8000 Brugge, 050/61 61 75, location
Near ‘t Zand. Focus on take-away (some in house seats also available) Vegan optons 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)
 booksbrunch 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.
 cafepistolet Cafe Pistolet, Oude Kortrijkstraat 4, 8310 Brugge, 0479 11 39 42, location
Outside city center, near Baron Ruzettelaan. The pistolets are vegan, and there’s one vegan bread spread (hummus, grilled zucchini) (mail 2016/12)

Red curry with vegs, 15€

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 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
 debron  De BronKatelijnestraat 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 advisable to call in advance. Juices. No reservations accepted for 2 people. Often full house, although it’s not our favourite place. Rather blend culinary experience, very healthy though. SEE OUR REVIEW
 DeJonkman  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
 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. REVIEW will follow.
 derepubliek 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. Soon: vegan pastry from Chez Mariette (mail 2016/9). Dishes 15€-20€. Good place for a relaxed casual dinner or lunch. SEE OUR REVIEW
detorre 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)
 detwijfelaar  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.
 deverlorenhoek  De Verloren Hoek, Carmersstraat178, 8000 Brugge, 050/69.80.19, location
Brasserie/ pub style. At edge of city, east side, near Kruispoort. Nothing vegan on menu. But willing to make something vegan, preferably ask it two days in advance. (mail 2016/08)
   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).
 EtenbijLieven  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).
 exkibrugge6  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 the review we wrote about the EXKI in Brussels).
 Forestiere  Forestière, 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  Goffin, Maalse Steenweg 2, 8310 Sint-Kruis Brugge, 050/68.77.88 location
Restaurant at edge of city (east side, near Kruispoort). More upstyle. 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.
hashtagfood13 Hashtag Food, Oude Burg 30, 8000 Brugge, 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)
 Indiantandoori  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.
 JillesBrugge  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).
 la-buena-vista  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).
 BistroLaPorta 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.
 Latrattoria 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).
LePainQuotidien 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
lpqbruggebis10 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
 Litolait  Li o Lait, Dweersstraat 30, 8000 Brugge, 050 70 85 70, location
Near ‘t Zand and Zilverpand. Same street as Grün. Coffee, breakfast, light lunch, pastry. Vegan pastry by Chez Mariette. Bagels are vegan. Bread spread can be made vegan (mail 2016/08).

M – Z

 Naraï Thaï  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€.
 Nomad  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). SEE OUR REVIEW
 NovotelBrugge16  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.
   Oyya, Noordzandstraat 1, 8000 Brugge, 050/33 32 13, location.
Icecream bar. Near central Market. Vegan icecream available, seen on this Facebookpost (2017).
 pane_pane  Pane Pane, Sint Jakobsstraat 2, 8000 Brugge, 050 49 09 54, location
Sandwiches. City center, on north east side near market. Two vegan sandwiches – bread of the sandwiches is also vegan (info on their FB here)
 Parazzar 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.
passionforfood Passion for Food, Philipstockstraat 39, 8000 Brugge, 0477/40.17.14, location
City center, near Burg. Mediterranean. Haven’t been here yet and has no website, but apparently vegan on the menu. Still need to check it out.
 Pastis_Brugge4  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  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. Recommended! SEE OUR REVIEW
 Refter  Refter, Molenmeers 2, 8000 Brugge, 050/444.900, location
Bistro, spin-off from restaurant De Karmeliet, just around the corner. Nothing vegan on their menu (35€), but they confirmed vegan is possible (mail 2014/1).
2013_Réliva_Brugge3  Réliva, Goezeputstraat 6, 8000 Brugge, 050/33.13.07, location
Traditional restaurant with vegan options and vegan menu (3 course 35€). Close to ‘t Zand. Recommended! We like it a lot!
The lasagne and quinoa dish are excellent! And vegan chocomousse! We’ve been here several times.
OUR REVIEW(1) and OUR REVIEW(2) and here are impressions from our most recent visits to Réliva: OUR REVIEW(3). And REVIEW(4) from feb 2016
 RockFort 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  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.
 saladefolle 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.
 sanscravate 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 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.
Shalimar  Shalimar, Gaston Roelandtsplein 25, 8310 Assebroek, 050/355.828, location
Indian restaurant, just outside city center (Gentpoort), spacious place, nice decor, vegan dishes on the menu, main dish 13€. We’ve been here a couple of times. Food is nice, but service can be a bit slow (and some mistakes eg serving yoghurt dip sauce despite having asked a full vegan menu).
 sforno  Sforno, Sasplein 11 – 8000 Brugge – T. +32 50 69 26 82, location
We can make a pizza with lots of tomato and vegetables on top (mail 2015/12)
SolYsombra 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
 taboule  Taboulé, Langestraat 93, 8000 Brugge, location
Middle Eastern style fast food, East side of town. Vegan items indicated on menu. Also take away.
TajMahal  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 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).
 tGuldenVlies ‘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
 Huidevettershuis  ‘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 …
tjonggerecht ‘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
TomsDiner5 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-caffe  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 REVIEW!
 juice-for-life-brugge  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.
 zushi1  Zushi, Dweersstraat 3, 8000 Brugge, 050/96 8000, location
Take away Sushi. Near ‘t Zand. Vegetarian options whih can be veganised (leave out the mayonaise) – personal communication Summer 2016.

RESTAURANTS IN BRUGES NOT SERVING A VEGAN MENU or ??

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 no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/1). inquired again via website (2016/9), no reply.
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 Rombaux  no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/12)
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
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)
 De Halve Maan  group lunch – no options for vegans (end of 2016)
Delaneys no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2014/02)
De Passage no (e-mail 2014/2)
 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)
 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.
 Oyya  Icecream bar. Currently no vegan ice cream, but working towards it and possible from Summer 2017 onwards available (mail 2017/1)
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
Tête Pressée Yes, but we cannot guarantee 100% that it doesn’t contain any animal ingredients. So this is actually a “no”. (e-mail 2014/2)
The Olive Tree  no reply to our e-mails with request for info (2015/1)
 ‘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

 AlmaVero  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).
 Buddhasia9 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? We recently (Summer 2015) passed the resto, and it seemed closed. Website no longer works neither.
 DeKarmeliet  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.
 Grun9  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
 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 we aim to update them with new additions as we get more info along the way.
If you have more suggestions, please let us know so we will can go check them out and add them to the list!
Did you find this information useful? Please leave us a comment!

Restaurant Réliva, Bruges
Restaurant Réliva, Bruges

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Waw ik ben hier echt blij mee. Mijn gezin gaat vaak op restaurant. Grote hulp! Many thanks.

  2. L says:

    Vegan wok en volkoren pasta in Stoepa

  3. Chelsea says:

    Thank you so much for doing all this research and putting it online! My husband and I are vegans from the USA on a bicycle tour across Europe. We are in Bruges right now, doing our best to find restaurants that have vegan options. Your information is so helpful and I am glad you are letting these restaurants know that people are interested in vegan menu items. Thanks again!

  4. hksudan says:

    We are visiting from Canada – are there any vegetarian/ vegan restaurants around Oostkamp?

    1. brugesvegan says:

      Hello, I’m sorry but I don’t know of any such places. I don’t think there are any in Oostkamp, as I keep a good eye on all thing vegan popping up in the area.
      There is even only one vegetarian restaurant in Bruges!
      Enjoy your journey!

  5. I can’t even begin to explain how helpful this post is. I’ve recently transitioned to the vegan lifestyle which has greatly impacted on the time me and my partner spend going out together. We used to love going for dinner and are massive foodies, but it’s quite difficult to find places that cater for vegans in Doncaster (or anywhere in the North of England, really). I’ve booked us a surprise trip to Bruges for my partner’s Christmas present and have been intent on researching some great places to eat that can cater for us both. Your blog has covered that for me and more, thank you so much.

    1. brugesvegan says:

      Thanks for your comment Ciretta. It’s always nice to get feedback from people who have stumbled upon our blog and find the info useful! 🙂
      Good luck on your vegan journey, and enjoy your holiday in Bruges. If you would find any new (vegan friendly) places, pls let me know!
      And feel free to leave a comment whether you agree or disagree with our reviews of certain places.

  6. louiseedv says:

    great!! If you swing by Brussels and look for vegan or vegan friendly places, link below! Belgium is moving forward!! https://ledvdotbe.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/vegan-in-brussels/

  7. H says:

    brilliant list.

  8. Nicole Jergovic says:

    Tried to go to Jillies for the vegan burger and vegan fries. Terrible service. We waited 20 minutes after being told we could take any table. A lot of tables were open. After 20 minutes my husband went and very politely just let the waitress know which table we had gone to. (We hadn’t even been given menus or been able to order drinks). The waitress got angry that he said something. We left. Also, there is a mounted dead young moose on the main dining room wall. So even though the have a vegan burger (on a non-vegan bun) you have to look at a murdered baby animal while you eat). Zero starts is what’ I’ve give this place.

    1. brugesvegan says:

      Wow, that indeed sounds terrible. We haven’t been at Jilles yet, but are not so eager to go there, hearing your experience. Thanks for your feedback Nicole!

  9. Nicole Jergovic says:

    Tried the DutchWeedBurger at Novotel. Nobody knew if the fries were fried in vegetable oil or in dead cow fat. So we couldn’t order fries or onion rings. It was ok. But it’s not something I feel like I’d have to go get a second time. Also the place is so family friendly that during dinner time (about 8pm) there were some parents actually knocking on the dining room window to get the attention of their child, so that wasn’t super fabulous… unless you just want a family room style dining experience.

    1. brugesvegan says:

      We have also tried TDW at Novotel, our experiences are here.
      https://brugesvegan.com/2016/04/15/novotel-bruges/

      At this visit, they affirmed us the fries were baked in vegetable oil, although seeing salmon listed on the menu card as ‘vegetarian’, didn’t give us a reassuring feeling.
      Similar experiences about the atmosphere at Novotel. The restaurant/bar is a spacious place, but all patrons were asked to sit on the same side, making it very crowdy and noisy.

      Pity! I hope you will have or have had better dining out experiences while in Bruges!
      Thanks for your comments 🙂

  10. Caz says:

    Thanks for sharing! We often go to Lokkedize on Korte Vulderstraat for their tasty falafel pitas and mixed salad. The sauce is not vegan but we take our own soya cuisine and they mix up some yummy samurai-esque or garlic sauce for us. The salads are tasty… Often greens, grated carrot, sweetcorn and sometimes watermelon. Super friendly staff too who are happy to help. Maybe ring in advance to tell them you are coming because sometimes they run out of falafel!

    1. trudi_bruges says:

      Thanks Caz for your feedback! I’ll look into it 🙂

  11. Tash De Rycke says:

    Worth checking out: http://detwijfelaar.be/menu/hoofdgerechten.html We had the veg wok and loved it. Great service and large portion of delish food 🙂

    1. trudi_bruges says:

      Thanks Tash! added to the list 🙂

  12. it’s no coincidence: many places unwilling to adapt to clients vegan wishes have already closed their business

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