list restaurants outside Bruges

This list contains restaurants in the greater Bruges area in Flanders (and beyond), where vegans are welcome. For an extensive list of restaurants IN BRUGES, see this page in the menu section on top of our blog.
At the bottom there’s also a list with restaurants that have replied to us they don’t (and won’t) serve a vegan menu.

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 per province/city, and then there’s a list with restaurants outside Belgium. 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.
  • These lists are not exhaustive. They are based on my personal experiences, restaurants which I have visited, or which I would like to go visit one day! I focus mainly on finding restaurants in Western Flanders (around Bruges) and in Louvain (as I visit Leuven / Louvain a lot).
    If you have any suggestions, please let me know, so I can check it out and add them to the list!
  • 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 🙂

RESTAURANTS: vegan, vegan options, vegan upon request

WESTERN FLANDERS

Blankenberge, Medina, Moroccan,  ‘vegetarian tajines, couscous, tapas. we don’t use animal fats‘ (mail 2018/07)
Blankenberge, Starckx, gastronomical. ‘The chef will surprise you with vegan dishes. Just let us know 3 days in advance‘ (mail 2018/07)
Bredene, Duinenhoeve 
Brasserie. One vegan dish standardly available, pasta with tofu and nuts. (mail 2018/07)
 Bredene, Lautrec (21km from Bruges) ‘we always work with fresh ingredients and can make something for vegans on the spot‘. (mail 2017/7) Great! Want to try it soon! (mail 2017/07)
   Brugge: see the list HERE
De Panne, Alfons Koffie & lunch, has a vegan bagel with cashewcream, portobello, courgette, and sweet potato, see this FBpost (May 2018)
   De Panne, MoomBreakfast/lunch. No vegan options for breakfast yet, but we hope to have them in the future. Lunch options are either vegetarian or vegan. (mail 2017/10)
Waterenvuur Diksmuide, Water en Vuur (45km from Bruges) Restaurant on a rennovated barge, next to the IJzertoren en near the Dodengang. Several vegan options on the menu (eg seitan stew). Fries baked in plant oil. We’ve been here several times over the years. Recommended. SEE OUR REVIEW  and REVIEW2
   Dranouter, Eetcafe ‘t Folk Open Fri-Sat-Sun. Vegan burger standardly available. Other vegan options on request, ask the Wednesday before (mail 2017/11).
   Ieper/ Ypres, Ariane (Hotel / restaurant). One vegan dish: stew with seitan (26€). Fries are baked in vegetable oil (mail 2017/12)
   Ieper/Ypres, Captain Cook (73km from Bruges) Steak restaurant (so beware!). Vegetarian dish that can be veganized (mail 2017/10). Calzone with vegetables and tomato sauce, without the cheese.
   Ieper/ Ypres, De Fonderie, Brasserie. ‘Yes, we often serve vegan dishes, simply mention it when making the reservation‘ (mail 2017/12).
   Ieper, Ypres, Den Olifant . Menu changes weekly. The vegetarian spaghetti is always vegan (vegetables are baked in oil). Other dishes can often easily be veganised. Preferably mention it when making the reservation  (mail 2017/10).
   Ieper / Ypres, Depot
Trendy shop and bistro, several dishes can be veganized: risotto: portobello, grilled vegetables, quinoa salad without the feta, tabouleh … (mail 2017/10). Sounds good!
   Ieper / Ypres, Vauban
Café, menu changes every couple of months, mostly vegetarian dishes, some vegan or some dishes which can be adapted, preferably ask some days in advance (mail 2017/10).
Knokke-Heist, Ellis Gourmet Burger
Burger restaurant (chain). Vegan burger “beet the roots.” Additionally you could ask to omit yoghurt sauce on the sunny fresh carrot burger or omit mayonnaise and goat cheese on the portobello burger to make them vegan.
Knokke-Heist, Le Pain Quotidien, part of worldwide chain. Standardly vegan options (bread with spreads, mezze platter, falafels). Nice terrace. Friendly, but slow service. Food was ok. SEE REVIEW
Knokke-Heist / Duinbergen, Sel Gris
Gastronomic restaurant. ‘Please make a reservation, at least 48 hours in advance’ (mail 2018/07)
Koksijde, Domino’s Pizza, American pizzeria chain with also several locations in Belgium. Take away and delivery. Limited seating.
Offers vegan cheese. Two vegan pizza’s: vegan margaritha & vegan spicey.  (since May 2018)
sollcress Koksijde, Soll Cress (52km from Bruges) On Belgian coast. Restaurant of hotel. Vegan available (as such mentionned on their website, only one dish though, mail 2016/12).
dekleinkeuken9 Kortrijk/Courtrai, De KleinKeuken (56 km from Bruges) Vegetarian bistro, vegan options standardly available. We’ve been here twice for lunch. Nice food, good for a light lunch. Uncomfy chairs though. SEE OUR REVIEWS.
Kortrijk, Domino’s Pizza, American pizzeria chain with also several locations in Belgium. Take away and delivery. Limited seating.
Offers vegan cheese. Two vegan pizza’s: vegan margaritha & vegan spicey.  (since May 2018)
Kortrijk/ Courtrai, Gluti-No (56km from Bruges), Frituur (fast food shop/resto), with also glutenfree and vegan snacks (are baked separately) (info 2018/05).
nectar4 Kortrijk/Courtrai, Nectar (56km from Bruges) Vegetarian restaurant with plat du jour that can be veganised. Main dish 10 or 11€. Request vegan in advance. Not really our cup of tea (spice it up!) SEE OUR REVIEW
   Kortrijk/Courtrai, Petit Paris, eetcafé (pub style restaurant). No vegan options standardly available, but willing to veganise some pasta dishes. Main dishes 13-15€.  SEE OUR REVIEW
table-a-amis Kortrijk/Courtrai, Table d’Amis (56km from Bruges) Michelin*, exceptionally, they want to serve a vegan menu (only 3 course – 40€) – not on Saturday evening (mail 2013/11).
   Nieuwpoort, Brasserie Casino. Curry with coconut milk and rice on menu, we also can make a salad, and have vegan icecream (mail 2018/07)
despelleplekke Oostduinkerke, De Spelleplekke (46km from Bruges) On the coastline, near French border. One vegan dish standardly available (listed as such on the menu): grilled eggplant.
   Oostende / Ostend, Albrecht (29km from Bruges).
City center. Opened March 2018. Salads can be adjusted. Soy milk available. Soup with vegetable stock. (mail 2018/03)
variety of mushrooms with lentils, 20€ Oostende/Ostend, Bistro Belle de Jour (29km from Bruges). City center. At the back of De Grote Post. Vegetarian dishes that can easily be veganised (+/- 20€). If you mention vegan when making the reservation, will put in extra effort (mail 2016/05). Visited Summer 2016. We liked it! Original and varied. SEE OUR REVIEW.
bottargaig Oostende/Ostend, Bistro Bottarga (29 km from Bruges) Next to the Casino Kursaal, overlooking the beach. Traditional restaurant. Couple of vegetarian dishes: thai red curry and vegetable ragout (but ask without noodles and with rice) are vegan. No vegan appetizers nor desserts. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Oostende/Ostend, Croqino’s, city center near Wapenplein, ‘we have one sweet croque. We hope to have a hearty one available soon ‘ (mail 2018/05)
   Oostende/Ostend, Brasserie den Ensor (29km from Bruges).
Brasserie at Vayamundo. The Veggie Paella is vegan (the veggie vol au vent isn’t, it is made with milk) (mail 2017/07)
CultuurCafeOostende Oostende/Ostend, Cultuur Café De Grote Post (29km from Bruges) Nice Brasserie-style resto in the city center (near shopping street and Kursaal). Vegetarian items on menu which can easily be made vegan upon request. Very friendly. Fresh. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Oostende/Ostend, Damas, Syrian restaurant, city center, ‘yes we have vegan options’ (mail 2018/05)
  Oostende/Ostende, Domino’s Pizza, American pizzeria chain with also several locations in Belgium. Take away and delivery. Limited seating.
Offers vegan cheese. Two vegan pizza’s: vegan margaritha & vegan spicey.  (since May 2018)
   Oostende/Ostend, Frituur Franky (29 km from Bruges)
Fries are baked in plant based oil (palm oil). Vegan burger in vegan bun, baked on plate, with ketchup or brown bicky sauce. The mini spingrolls are vegan, but we cannot bake them seperately from the other snacks (mail 2017/08).
  Oostende/Ostend, Histoires d’O (29 km from Bruges)
Brasserie. On the beach promenade, near Casino Kursaal. ‘we have quinoa salad, grilled vegetables and pasta with vegetables’ (mail 2016/10). Visited Spring 2017. Enjoyable lunch, pie from Madam bakster. Main dish 15€. PS: the pasta pesto isn’t vegan afterall. SEE OUR REVIEW
 Oostende/Ostend, Jilles (29km from Bruges)
Burgerbar (there’s also one in Bruges and Ghent). On Beach promenade, near Casino Kursaal. 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).
Ostend / Ostend, La Vie 
City center, near harbour. ‘The red curry and fajita can be made vegan, we also have vegan/glutenfree pasta, papadums & vegan sushi’ (mail 2018/07). We liked it a lot! REVIEW WILL FOLLOW
letouquet Oostende / Ostend, Le Touquet (29km from Bruges)
Tea room/brasserie on the beach promenade (not far from the main shopping street): vegan snacks (croques, pancakes, etc) standardly available. Visited in Fall 2016. Disappointed. Croques served with non-vegan prepackaged sauce (despite being served as ‘yes they are vegan‘). SEE OUR REVIEW
   Oostende/Ostend, Maju
Coffee and lunchbar, combi with hairsalon Gregory.  Soup is always vegan, salads, wraps, hummus. (mail 2017/11).
Oostende/ Ostend, Mamacita
On beach promenade. Only takeway and delivery. Website mentions one vegan wrap with hummus.
   Oostende/Ostend, Namastee Tandoori
Nepalese and Indian.  The vegetarian dishes are vegan or can easily be veganised (mail 2017/10)
   Oostende/ Ostend, Organic Vision
Organic restaurant, in city center with vegan options. Vegan plat du jour and sugar free and gluten free desserts. SEE REVIEW
Sassys Oostende/Ostend, Sassy’s (29km from Bruges)
Pizza & pasta bar, vintage, vegan options on the menu, outside of city center (Stene), main dishes 10-15€. Been here a dozen times over the years, always for lunch. Pizzas are nice, we don’t fancy the pastas, nor the pastry. Sometimes very slow service.
   Oostende / Ostend, Sanseveria Bagelsalon
The other (original) Sanseveria Bagelsalon is in Bruges. Small place. Breakfast and lunch. Vegan options – or veganisable – are labelled (two bagels, one salad). SEE OUR REVIEW.
   Oostende/Ostend, Pizza en Pasta Poppy’s (29km from Bruges)
Pizza with vegetables, without cheese (crust is vegan). Pasta contains egg though. Possibly more vegan options in future (mail 2017/08).Visted in Summer 2018. Nice pizza, loads of vegetables, missed some vegan cheese though SEE REVIEW
Oostende/Ostend, Thee met een verhaal (29km from Bruges)
Tea house, vegan pie available. Great selection of teas. Near Casino Kursaal. SEE REVIEW
Oostende/Ostend, Toi, Moi et la Mer
More gastronomic. ‘No problem to make vegan menu. Request it two days in advance’ (mail 2018/07)
Boury Roeselare, Boury (38km from Bruges)
Michelin*, vegan menu possible (mail 2013/12), not on Saturday evening, menu 95€ (supplement for lunch bc of special request). Request in advance.
Roeselare, De Peuzelaere
Pub style resto, Traditional Flemish dishes (meaning: lots of meat). Two vegan dishes standardly available (labelled on menu: vegan grill sausage, vegan burger (16€). Opening mid June 2018.
Roeselare, Domino’s Pizza, American pizzeria chain with also several locations in Belgium. Take away and delivery. Limited seating.
Offers vegan cheese. Two vegan pizza’s: vegan margaritha & vegan spicey.  (since May 2018)
   Roeselare, Flooh’s Homemade Burger (38 km from Bruges).
Burgerbar, 1 vegan burger standardly available, 2 others can be veganised + several vegan sauces standardly available, and other vegan side dishes too. Fries (in several varieties) are baked in plant oil. (mail 2017/08). We had a lovely lunch. Recommended! SEE OUR REVIEW
   Roeselare, Hummus the Original (38km from Bruges)
Middle Eastern style. Several vegan options standardly available falafel, hummus, foel. Special vegan menu for vegans coming soon (mail 2017/07).
  RoeselareMister Spaghetti.
Chain of restaurants with several locations in Belgium. Menu on website mentions 3 vegan dishes (filter vegan).
   Roeselare, Noorderhuis (38km from Bruges)
Mexican restaurant. Vegan options mentioned on their website. Went here for a Sunday lunch. 25€ for lunch menu (starter + main + coffee or tea). Loved it! Great value for money. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Roeselare, Saladette
Salad bar. Menu options change daily, and there is always something possible (mail 2017/10)
   Roeselare, Tina’s
Coffee/tea house, with pastry, light lunch. Tomatosoup is always vegan. Brownies and banana cake are always vegan. Vegan quiche. (mail 2017/10)
   Roeselare, ‘t Orakel (38km from Bruges)
Greek restaurant, vegan menu mentionned on website (moussaka, stuffed eggplant).
Ruiselede, Charbon
More gastronomic. ‘We are vegan friendly. Just mention it when making the reservation’ (mail 2018/07)
   Torhout, El Gato Negro
Spanish music and tapas bar. Vegetarian dish which can be veganised. Preferably ask it in advance (mail 2017/10).
Torhout, Pizza Break
Pizza place. Has one vegan pizza standardly availble (with vegan cheese). Review will follow
HertogJan2 Zedelgem, Hertog Jan, (12km from Bruges) 
Gastronomical, Michelin***, menus from 100€ to 200€. Vegan possible, if it requires special ingredients +25€. Request upon making the reservation. If someone wants to sponsor us, so we can go check it out, let us know! 😉

EASTERN FLANDERS

Aalst, Ellis Gourmet Burger
Burger restaurant (chain). Vegan burger “beet the roots.” Additionally you could ask to omit yoghurt sauce on the sunny fresh carrot burger or omit mayonnaise and goat cheese on the portobello burger to make them vegan.
  AalstMister Spaghetti.
Chain of restaurants with several locations in Belgium. Menu on website mentions 3 vegan dishes (filter vegan).
 tvijfdeseizoen  Aalter, ‘t Vijfde seizoen (30km from Bruges)
Willing to make a vegan menu, request it when making the reservation (mail 2016/05). It was fantastic! One of our best gastronomic experiences! SEE REVIEW
Adegem (Maldegem), Dorp 56. ‘Yes, we can provide something vegan. Just let us know in advance‘ (mail 2018/04)
Adegem (Maldegem) Pasta La Vista, ‘the pasta can contain traces of egg, but we have a glutenfree option. The Thai Red curry saus is vegan’. (mail 2018/07)
  Bazel, Hofke van Bazel (96km from Bruges, near Sint-Niklaas)
Gastronomic. Vegetarian menu standardly available, veganised upon request (when making reservation) (mail 2017/08).
   Brakel, De Vijf Seizoenen (80km from Bruges, near Geraardsbergen)
Gastronomic. Vegan menu is possible, if you ask it a week in advance (mail 2018/01)
 Markiesdesalade1  Deurle, Markies de Salade (near Ghent, 46 km from Bruges)
Vegan restaurant, opened in Fall 2015. We went here for our 26th anniversary and had a nice dinner. SEE OUR REVIEW.
 amatasughent8  Gent / Ghent, Amatsu (51 km from Bruges)
Japanese restaurant, city center. Vegetarian menu, which can easlily be veganised. We had a nice dinner. SEE OUR REVIEW
 defobie Gent / Ghent, De Fobie (51km from Bruges)
There does not appear to be anything vegan on the menu, but they are willing to make a vegan menu, when requested a couple of days in advance. The website mentions Ann (owner) is specifically interested in vegan cuisine (and she is vegan herself, mail 2015/01).
 Gent/ Ghent, Foodstorms (51 km from Bruges)
Popup on different locations. Gastronomic dinners. 50 euro for 5 course dinner. SEE OUR REVIEW
Komkommertijd Gent/ Ghent, Komkommertijd (51km from Bruges)
Vegan restaurant, all you can eat buffet for 13,50€ or 16€ (dinner & WE). Also take away. Make a reservation! Recommended. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Le Botaniste, menu, counter  Gent/ Ghent, Le Botaniste (51km from Bruges)
Vegan bistro/fastfood (self service). From the same founder as Le Pain Quotidien. Nice but not overwhelming. Uncomfortable seatings and very crowed atmosphere  SEE REVIEW1. and REVIEW 2
LekkerGeC Gent / Ghent, Lekker GEC (51 km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant. Self service, vegan buffet, you pay according to the weight on your plate. Next to Sint Pieters train station (update 2017: moved!!). Been here several times over the years. Quality varies from visit to visit.
 lofgent  Gent / Ghent, Lof (51km from Bruges)
Stylish restaurant. More gastronomical. Vegetarian menu which is made vegan upon request (when making the reservation). We liked it, although some minor hicups (no vegan bread, made a non vegan cappucino, looooong wait for the tea and coffee) SEE OUR REVIEW. Second visit. Food was nice, although still the same isues. Very chaotic service too. SEE REVIEW2
  Gent / Ghent, Lokaal (51km from Bruges)
Vegetarian Tea house, with vegan options. Using mainly local ingredients. It couldn’t really charm us. Great concept, not expensive (main dish 6€), but the execution needs a lot of upgrading and finetuning before we would consider visiting again. SEE OUR REVIEW
 Gent / Ghent, Mie Vie (51 km from Bruges)
Near Vrijdagmarkt. Vegan brunch/lunch. Sandwiches, paninis. Nice light lunch. SEE REVIEW
Seitan stew with croquettes, Mosquito Coast, Ghent Gent / Ghent, Mosquito Coast (51 km from Bruges)
Omni restaurant with one vegan option (some of the veggie dishes can be veganised too). Spacious place. Seitan stew with croquettes was nice. Don’t like the stuffed zebra head on the wall though. SEE OUR REVIEW
 pandagent14  Gent / Ghent, Panda (51 km from Bruges)
Organic restaurant: serves fish + vegetarian dishes. It’s been years since I’ve been to this restaurant, used to go here a lot in the nineties!  Serves a typical old-school vegetarian Plat du jour, which can be served vegan. Organic shop in front.
   Gent / Ghent, Publiek
Traditional menu. vegan is possible. Request it when making the reservation (mail 2018/01). Want to go here soon!
   Gent / Ghent, Qosy Green (51km from Bruges)
No sit down restaurant, but vegan Thai take away and catering. We had a lovely lunch. Great value for money. SEE OUR REVIEW
VoltaGent Gent/ Ghent, Volta (51km from Bruges)
There seems to be nothing vegan on the menu, but Volta mailed us vegan is possible (2013/12). Want to check it out soon!
   Gent / Ghent, Vrijmoed (51km from Bruges)
Fine dining. 4 course vegetable menu is 69€ (more courses possible). Vegan is possible, notify when making the reservation (mail 2017/08)
 DeBaronie6 Lovendegem, De Baronie (35km from Bruges)
There’s nothing vegan on the menu. We were here for a communion feast, and got a nice 3-course menu (requested in advance). SEE OUR REVIEW
Maldegem, Little India
Indian restaurant, several vegetarian dishes, some are vegan or can be veganised ‘we have several vegan custommers, so that is no problem‘ (mail 2018/07)
   Nevele, ‘t Aards Paradijs (37km from Bruges)
Gastronomic. Vegetable menu is nearly all vegan and can easily be veganised (but advised to request it when making the reservation). Homemade seitan. Mushroom burger, eggplant schnitzel, … (mail 2017/08). 75 euro for multi course menu. One of the best gastronomic dinners we ever had. SEE OUR REVIEW 
  Sint-Niklaas, Grenoble (84km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant. One plat du jour. Main dish 10- 11 €. One of the saddest restaurant experiences we ever had 😦
SEE OUR REVIEW

VLAAMS BRABANT

 

   Leuven / Louvain, Annapurna
Indian. Some vegan dishes standardly available, and veggie dishes that can be veganised. Mentioned in a FB group.
Leuven/ Louvain, Baracca
Italian restaurant. ‘We have some vegan options, but they are limited. We cannot offer a vegan menu‘ (mail 2018/03)
 bistropiazza2  Leuven / Louvain, Bistro Piazza / Since early 2017 renovated and new name: Grand Cafe Industrie (126km from Bruges).
Right opposite the train station. Some vegan options standardly available, clearly indicated on menu (even the bread is vegan!). Had a wrap with hummus and vegan cheeze croquettes from SHAVT. Each only 11€ish. SEE OUR REVIEW .
   Leuven / Louvain, Cafe Entrepot (126km from Bruges)
Vegan pumkin lasagne 13€. Mentioned in a FB group. Still need to check it out!
   Leuven / Louvain, Café Manger (126km from Bruges)
Has a vegan option standardly available since August 2017. We were the first to try it out, as we were just in Leuven that day SEE OUR REVIEW
  Leuven / Louvain, Ellis Gourmet Burger
Burger restaurant (chain). Vegan burger “beet the roots.” Additionally you could ask to omit yoghurt sauce on the sunny fresh carrot burger or omit mayonnaise and goat cheese on the portobello burger to make them vegan. Review will follow
Greenway Louvain, interior  Leuven / Louvain, Greenway (126 km from Bruges)
Vegetarian fast food restaurant. Vegan options clearly indicated. City center.
Been here several times over the years. Nice. SEE OUR REVIEW and REVIEW2
   Leuven / Louvain, Het Strand (126km from Bruges)
Vegetarian with vegan options. Opened end 2017.
   Leuven / Louvain, House of Lalibela (126km from Bruges)
Ethiopian restaurant. Vegan standardly available. 40 euro for shared platter for two. Very friendly place. It was good, but overall a bit monotone flavours. SEE OUR REVIEW
 Leuven / Louvain, Karamna (126km from Bruges)
Lebanese. ‘You can have all the cold appetizers except number 5. From warm appetizers you can have number 12,13,16,17,21,23,25 (mail 2017/07).
We were here for dinner, loved the food! SEE OUR REVIEW
   Leuven / Louvain, La Divina Commedia (126km from Bruges)
Italian restaurant, gastronomical. Vegan menu on request (ask at least a week in advance). 3 course menu for 45€. It was nice. SEE OUR REVIEW (visit April 2017).
 Leuven / Louvain, Lasagnerie Löven (126km from Bruges)
All kinds of lasagne. One vegan option standardly available (lasagne with lentils) 14,50 or 16,50€. We liked it! SEE OUR REVIEW
   Leuven /louvain, Life Bar
Vegan breakfast & lunch bistro. Definitely want to check this out on our next visit to Louvain!
Le Pain Quotidien, Louvain  Leuven / Louvain, Le Pain Quotidien (126 km from Bruges)
Part of international chain, organic bakery/bistro with several vegan options standardly available. There’s also one in Bruges. Went here for breakfast. SEE OUR REVIEW
 Lukemieke Leuven / Louvain, Lukemieke (126km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant. Lunch. Plat du jour can be veganised (the non-vegan items are left out). I once asked whether any of the cakes was vegan, and the waitress replied ‘no, but the cake only contains a little bit of egg!‘. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been here, but it was not my cup of tea. Old school vegetarian plat du jour.
Smoked seitan with carrots and sjalots, 17,5€ Leuven / Louvain, Mykene (126km from Bruges)
Several vegan options or vegetarian dishes that can be veganised. We liked it. SEE OUR REVIEW and OUR REVIEW(2)
lunch at Noordoever, Louvain  Leuven / Louvain, Noordoever (126km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant, opened 2015. Spacious place, north side of town near docks. Buffet, pay per weight. A bit expensive, but we liked it! SEE OUR REVIEW. and REVIEW2
 Leuven / Louvain, Palmyra
Lebanese Syrian restaurant, with vegan options clearly indicated on menu. Sounds good!
   Leuven / Louvain, T&Ko
Vegan teahouse. Breakfast and lunch. And cakes! We had a nice light lunch. Some music in the background would be better for the atmosphere though. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Leuven / Louvain, Taste
More fine dining. Willing to make a fantastic vegan menu, please ask a day in advance (mail 2017/11). 3 course menu 45€. We liked it! SEE REVIEW 
   Leuven / Louvain, Thai House
Snack Bar, also take away. Cheaper. Has a seperate veggie menu, of which most seems to be vegan. Still need to check it out!
 Leuven / Louvain, The New Holy Cow
Indian. Some vegan dishes standardly available and some vegetarian ones can be veganised (mentioned in FB group).
Cashew Zuiders / Southern Cashew, 5,5€ Leuven / Louvain, Vegaverso (126km from Bruges)
Vegan sandwich bar, lunch. Nice spacious place, lots of homemade breadspreads and vegan desserts! around 7-10€. Recommended!
SEE OUR REVIEW and REVIEW2 and REVIEW3
** CLOSED SUMMER 2018 **
 LovingHut Leuven / Louvain, Loving Hut Classic (126km from Bruges)
Vegan restaurant, part of worldwide chain. Small place, nice food, but rather fast food style. Been here a couple of times. OK. Uncomfortable seatings though (update: 2017: the stools have been replaced with chairs! :-). Review of our last visit (March 2017) is HERE.
CLOSED JUNE 2018
Loving Hut Veganerie, Louvain Leuven / Louvain, Loving Hut Veganerie (126km from Bruges)
Vegan restaurant, part of worldwide chain. Big place, terrace in front. Fast food style: burgers/pizza. Been here a couple of times. Uncomfortable seatings. 3 Reviews of Veganerie
   Leuven / Louvain, Zarza
Gastronomical. vegetarian menu standardly available, vegan menu on request (make reservation). We loved it! SEE OUR REVIEW 

ANTWERP

 

Antwerp, Bites and Wines (91km from Bruges)
Vegan restaurant open since end of 2014 (no longer vegan since summer of 2018)
UPDATE: From April 2017 on: no longer dinner, but only lunch and desserts UPDATE: From Summer of 2018: vegetarian and vegan tapas for dinner.
broersjulienne5 Antwerp, De Broers van Julienne (91km from Bruges)
Website states ‘vegetarian kitchen’, but they also serve fish. Vegan dishes standardly available. Main dishes +/- 16€. Been here twice. Disappointing. Lack of understanding of what vegan means and poor service. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Antwerp, Graanmarkt 13 (91km from Bruges)
More gastronomic dining. Standard vegetarian menu available, request vegan when making the reservation. Would love to go here one day!
a piece of each cake ... :-) Antwerp, Greenway (91km from Bruges)
Vegetarian fast food restaurant (there is also a Greenway in Ghent and Louvain, and in the train station of Brussels). Vegan options clearly indicated. City center, Groenplaats.
Spacious place. Been here for vegan cakes. SEE REVIEW 
Antwerp, Récollets
Vegan restaurant. City center. Nice menu. We had the cheese platter and cheese croquettes (yes, all vegan!). Loved it. SEE REVIEW 
rosenobel6 Antwerp, Rosenobel (91 km from Bruges)
Often referred to as a ‘vegetarian restaurant’, but it also has some meat dishes (chicken) – but see update. Vegan dishes standardly available, 14-18€ City Center, Cathedral. Nice. SEE OUR REVIEW
UPDATE: 2015 CLOSED
UPDATE: Fall 2016: reopened! Now buffet style
(vegetarian with vegan options)
 WildProject  Antwerp, Wild Project (91km from Bruges)
Breakfast, brunch/lunch Vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. We had a lovely light lunch. SEE OUR REVIEW.
 FunkyJungle10  Mechelen, Funky Jungle (109 km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant, vegan options (UPDATE: as from 2017 reportedly fully vegan). At the foot of the Sint-Rombouts cathedral. Open since June 2016. Nice terrace. Light lunch. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Nice lunch SEE OUR REVIEW2
Red chilli curry paste with coconutmilk, pineapple, tofu and mushrooms, Mechelen, Lan Na Thai (109km from Bruges)
Thai restaurant, 5 min walk from market place. Vegan dishes on menu. SEE OUR REVIEW
NOTE: we have recently been told by someone who visited this restaurant that Lan Na Thai apparently uses fish sauce in most vegetarian dishes. So be warned and check and double check!
Update: reportedly closed Feb 2018.

LIMBURG

Hasselt, All About Eve (171km from Bruges) Concept store. Serves vegan dishes, natural and/or vegan cosmetics. Visited in June 2018. Nice lunch. Review will follow.
Levensboom Hasselt, De Levensboom (171km from Bruges)
Vegan options a la carte. De Levensboom is often labelled a vegetarian restaurant, however they also serve fish (UPDATE: since 2014 not anymore!). Great vegan dishes though! We were last here in 2010.
lunch  Hasselt, Le Pain Quotidien (171km from Bruges)
Part of international chain, organic bakery/bistro. There are also two LPQ in in Bruges. With several vegan options standardly available.  SEE OUR REVIEW
   Hasselt, Vous lé Vous (171km from Bruges)
Gastronomical (check openingshours, only Fri and Sat). Vegan menu on request (ask at least on Tuesday before). (mail 2017/08).

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Leopoldsburg, De Gastvrijheid (156km from Bruges)
Vegan options a la carte, vegetarian menu can be veganised (request when making the reservation, preferably a week in advance). 3 course (32€) or 5 course (42€). We were here in 2013. SEE review (in Dutch) on my other blog Graswortels.

BRUSSELS

 dentheepot  Brussels, Den Theepot (95 km from Brues)
Vegan restaurant. Near Bourse. Plat du jour, only open for lunch. Above organic shop.
exkibrusselagora6  BrusselsEXKi Agora (95km from Bruges)
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). We had a nice lunch. Toilets were very dirty and smelly though. SEE OUR REVIEW
 Fanny Thai7  Brussels, Fanny Thai (95km from Bruges)
Near the Bourse and Concert Hall AB. Bad experience. Oyster sauce in dish listed as vegetarian. We will not visit again.  SEE OUR REVIEW.
 greenwaybrussel4  Brussels, Greenway at station Bruxelles Midi / Brussel Zuid (95 km from Bruges)
Stall in the train station of Brussels Midi/Zuid. Part of chain of vegetarian restaurants and brand of products. Vegan options clearly indicated. Some seating places. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Main dish  Brussels, Little Asia (95km from Bruges)
Well know Asian restaurant in the city center of Brussels. The appetizer was promising and exciting, the main dishes and desserts disappointing (and too expensive) SEE OUR REVIEW.
Moonfood7  Brussels, Moonfood (95km from Bruges)
Vegan restaurant (started as a raw vegan restaurant, but no longer fully raw). Was hoping to go here (Spring 2015), but – despite e-mail them about their opening hours, and getting confirmation they were going to be open … it was closed :-/
We went again in Fall 2015. Nice food, nice bright and spacious space. Buffet was a bit disappointing as many dishes were nearly empty (late afternoon) SEE OUR REVIEW.
   Brussels, The Sister (95km from Bruges)
In an alley leading to the central Market Square. Vegan options standardly available! Also vegan waffles. We had mixed feelings about the food though. SEE OUR REVIEW

LIEGE

   Liège, Como en Casa (200km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant, opened 2016. We had a very nice lunch! Appetizers and dessert was a bit expensive though (but large portions). Varied and original. Recommended! SEE OUR REVIEW

OUTSIDE BELGIUM

Avocado bagel, with hummus  Alkmaar (Netherlands), Bagels & Beans  (274km from Bruges)
Part of a chain on several locations throughout the Netherlands. fastfood brunch style. Vegan options. We liked it. SEE OUR REVIEW
BungaMelati Alphen (Netherlands), Bunga Melati (155km from Bruges)
Indonesian restaurant, vegan dishes a la carte, vegetarian rice table which can be made vegan, 27,5€. We loved it.
 Bolhoed Amsterdam (Netherlands), De Bolhoed (246km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant, with several vegan options. Nice food, nothing culinary special but enjoyable. We like the terrace in front, so we could have lunch in the sunshine (2013)
GoldenTemple Amsterdam (Netherlands), Golden Temple (246km from Bruges)
Indian Vegetarian restaurant, with vegan options. Disappointing. There were very few vegan options. Service was extremely slow and erratic and the place looked dirty. We have had better Indian vegan dishes in regular Indian restaurants than in this place (2013)
Jinso, Arena Boulevard Amsterdam (Netherlands), Jinso (246km from Bruges)
Loungebar and restaurant. Big place, near the Amsterdam Arena, The Heineken Music Hall and the Ziggo Dome. Vegan dish available. We visited again in 2015, and got the same dish (which is nice). SEE OUR REVIEW
 SamaSebo Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sama Sebo (246km from Bruges)
Indonesian restaurant, not far from Rijksmuseum. We didn’t look at the menu, just ordered a vegan ricetabe, and got this. Yummie. We loved it (2013).
   Amsterdam (Netherlands), Vegan Junk Food Bar (246km from Bruges)
All Vegan junk food! Just north of Vondelpark. We loved the food. Bit umcomfy seatings though. SEE OUR REVIEW
 Waaghals Amsterdam (Netherlands), Waaghals (246km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant, with some vegan options. We visited in 2013. It was OK, but a bit dull, flavourless food, and unfortunately not that many vegan options.
   Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), Barceloneta.
Vegan tapas bar in harbour area. Nice cocktails and tapas (albeit on the expensive side). We didn’t fancy the atmposphere very much.  SEE OUR REVIEW 
   Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), Floripa
Vegan lunch and Cocktail Bar, we really liked it! Recommended SEE REVIEW 
   Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), La Raposa
Vegan feminist anarchist bookcafe. We didn’t really feel welcome. Nice lunch though. SEE REVIEW 
   Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), Rasotera
Vegetarian restaurant with vegan options, old city center. We loved it. Recommended! SEE REVIEW 
   Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), Teresa Carles
Well known vegetarian restaurant. We were somewhat disappointed. Food was not really spectacular and service was so rushed and somewhat chaotic. SEE REVIEW 
   Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), Vegetalia Born
Vegetarian restaurant in old city center. A bit underwhelmed. SEE REVIEW 
 Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), La Trocadero
Vegan bar, near Sagrada Familia. Fastfood. Nice! Cheap! SEE REVIEW 
   Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), The Green Spot.
Vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. Trendy place. Near the harbour. We liked it! SEE OUR REVIEW
  Barcelona (Catlanuya / Spain), Vegesana
Vegetarian restaurant (nearly all vegan). Near place de Catalunya. Asian style lots of faux eats. Big portions. more ‘fast food style’. SEE REVIEW.
 foodforfriends1  Brighton (UK), Food for Friends (326km from Bruges)
Although one of the oldest vegetarian places in Brighton, we had a very disappoiting experience. Service was slow and erratic. Seatings were very close to each other and accoustics were bad. Really not a relaxed nor enjoyable dining experience (Summer 2015). SEE OUR REVIEW.
pie with gravy sauce  Brighton (UK), Loving Hut (326km from Bruges)
Vegan restaurant, part of worldwide chain. Small place, nice food, but rather fast food style. Nice terrace in front, Vibrant atmosphere. Just across from shop Vegetarian Shoes. SEE OUR REVIEW
vegan tapas platter, £24,50  Brighton (UK), Terre à Terre (326km from Bruges)
Vegetarian restaurant with vegan options. More upstyle. One of the best restaurant experiences we ever had. The tapas plate was amazing. On the expensive side though, but worth it! SEE OUR REVIEW
Fish n Chips  Brighton (UK), The Gourmet Girls Pop up restaurant (326km from Bruges)
Pop up restaurant at organic shop Fanny’s of Hannover, last occasion was at the end of 2015. We were here in the Summer of 2015 and had a vegan ‘Fish n Chips’ menu. SEE OUR REVIEW
Wrap, with extra potato wedges  Brighton (UK), The Prince George (326km from Bruges)
Vegetarian Pub with vegan options. Relaxed. Straightforward pub food. OK. SEE OUR REVIEW
Hickory Chick Burger, VBites, Brighton  Brighton (UK), VBites (326km from Bruges)
Vegan café in city center, relaxed. Nice upstairs seating. We liked it. SEE OUR REVIEW
Reportedly closed. Sept 2017.
 purec Cadzand (Netherlands), Pure-C (24km from Bruges)
Bistro-bar, vegan menu possible, request in advance, when making the reservation, 42,5€ (3 course) or 67,5€ (5 course). We want to check it out soon!
 lachendejavaan1 Haarlem (Netherlands), De Lachende Javaan, (255km from Bruges)
Indonesian restaurant. Very busy. Vegetarian rice table which is made vegan upon request. SEE OUR REVIEW
Tahoe Phad king (tofu with ginger and black mushrooms), 12,95€ & Tahoe phad medmamuang (tofu with cashew nuts and mushrooms), 12,95€ Haarlem (Netherlands), Erawan Thai (255km from Bruges)
Thai restaurant in city center, vegetarian dishes available, of which most seem to be vegan. Served with prawn crackers. Left us with doubts whether it was vegan. SEE OUR REVIEW
Haarlem (Netherlands), Flamboyant (255km from Bruges)
Indonesian restaurant. Vegetarian rice table which is made vegan upon request. SEE OUR REVIEW
 bungamas1  Leiden (Netherlands), Toko Bunga Mas (220km from Bruges)
Indonesian restaurant, also take-away, lots of vegan options. We ordered a vegan rice table take-away. We loved it! SEE OUR REVIEW
   London (United Kingdom), Black Cat
Vegan cafe in Hackney (east London). Workers cooperative. Nice lunch. Cheap. SEE REVIEW 
   London (United Kingdom), Dough Society
CLOSED SUMMER 2018 Vegan donut cafe in Hackney (east London). Nice. SEE REVIEW 
   London (United Kingdom), Farmacy
Vegetetarian restaurant in Westbourne Green (north west of Hyde Park, near Notting Hill). Nearly all vegan. Nice, although a bit overhyped (expensive!). SEE REVIEW
   London (United Kingdom), Manna
Vegan restaurant, near Primrose hill (lovely view on the city!). Very nice dinner.  We loved it!  SEE OUR REVIEW
 London (United Kingdom), Mildreds at Soho
Vegetarian resaturant on 4 locations in London. Vegan options clearly indcated. The food was OK, but the crowded and busy atmosphere killed it. Nope. SEE OUR REVIEW
 namafoods4  London (United Kingdom), Nama Foods
Raw vegan restaurant. Bright place. We loved it. Really great food and nicely presented. Lovely staff. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Update: closed end of March 2018. Real pity!
   London, Pret a Manger, several locations throughout the city/world.
On site or take away. Vegan options labelled. Also a veggie Pret a manger. Nice sandwiches and wraps! SEE REVIEW
   London (United Kingdom), Redemption
Vegan restaurant, bistro style. Bright spacious place. relaxed. No alcohol. Sugar free. Nice light lunch. All in all very cheap. SEE OUR REVIEW
 taibuffet3  London (United Kingdom), Tai Buffet
All you can eat vegan buffet. Near Shepherd(s Bush. The place is packed and the food (and the floor) is a bit (well, more than a bit …) greasy, but it is super cheap! SEE OUR REVIEW
   London (United Kingdom), The Gate 
Gastronomic vegetarian restaurant (has 3 locations). We went to the one in Marylebone, just above Hyde Park. Loved it. SEE OUR REVIEW
   London (United Kingdom), Tibits Bankside
Vegetarian restaurant near Tate Modern and millenium bridge. Buffet. Pay per weight. Nice food. Spacious place. On the expensive side. Pity it’s not standardly accessibly. And didn’t appreciate the snarky comment.  SEE REVIEW 
 vanillablack10  London (United Kingdom), Vanilla Black
Gastronomical vegetarian restaurant, more expensive. Vegan menu, vegan wine list. We liked it! SEE OUR REVIEW
 London (United Kingdom), Vburger
Vegan fastfoodstall at Camden Market. Nice! SEE REVIEW
   London (United Kingdom), 222Vegan
Vegan buffet. Out of city center. Near vegan shop Greenbay. Very cheap. Crowded little place. SEE OUR REVIEW.
   London (United Kingdom), Wulf & Lamb
Vegan restaurant in Knightsbridge (between Hyde park & Thames river). We went here twice! Loved it! SEE REVIEW.
Maastricht (Netherlands), Bancale 61
Pizza place. Traditional woodfire oven. Several vegan pizzas with homemade vegan cheese. Loved it. Uncomfy seatings though. REVIEW will follow
Maastricht (Netherlands), Kafethea
Vegetarian coffee bar. Has vegan pancakes/cake. All in all: a bit disappointing. We had hoped to find more vegan options in a more relaxed and cleaner setting. SEE REVIEW
Maastricht (Netherlands), Kapulaga
Indonesian restaurant. Several vegan options standardly available. Vegan ricetable. Loved it! SEE REVIEW
 lovinghutmaastricht Maastricht (Netherlands), Loving Hut (198km from Bruges)
CLOSED 2018 – Vegan restaurant, world wide chain with many Loving Hut restaurants, lots of mock meats, no alcohol. Just outside the city center. Nice to have so much variation to choose from. Dishes were very heavy with sauce though (2013). Visited again June 2018, just before it closed (due to retirement of owner). SEE REVIEW
Maastricht (Netherlands), The Lab
Pub. Tempeh burger, which was just sliced tempeh in a bun. Vegan bowl. Rude service. And very dirty toilets. Will definitely not visit again. Review will follow.
   Middelburg (the Netherlands), Stoom
Station diner (railway). Plenty of vegan options, cleary indicated. We loved it! Charming vintage interior. SEE OUR REVIEW 
Middelburg (the Netherlands), Vriendschap, Café restaurant, separate lunch/dinner menu. Has some vegan items, like salad with avocado and grapefruit and noodles salad with shiitakes and peanuts.
Starter Oostburg (Netherlands), Het Stadhuis (28km from Bruges)
Restaurant, coffeehouse, vegetarian always available, vegan upon request. Recommended. We liked it. Good value for money and knowledgeable about ingredients. See OUR REVIEW. And OUR REVIEW(2)
   Paris (France), Brasserie 2ème Art
Vegan bistro. Straightforward nononsense fastfood style. Near Louvre/Pompidou. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Paris (France), Gentle Gourmet
Vegan restaurant, gastronomic. Loved the food. But a bit overpriced. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Paris (France), Le Potager du Marais
Vegan restaurant, small place, vegan versions of more traditional dishes. We liked it. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Paris (France), Season Square
Vegan fastfood place. Near Bibiothèque National and Parc de Bercy. Loved it! Good value for money! SEE OUR REVIEW
   Paris (France), VG Pâtisserie
Vegan organic pastry shop/bistro. In between cemetery Père Lachaise and Bastille. We loved it! SEE OUR REVIEW
   Rotterdam (Netherlands), Gare du Nord
Vegan bistro in old train coach. We were here for lunch. Nice snacks, although limited lunch options. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Rotterdam (Netherlands), Heavenly Cupcakes
Vegan patisserie, also lunch (some sandwiches, Dutch Weedburger). SEE OUR REVIEW
   Rotterdam (Netherlands), Leaf
Vegetarian restaurant (mainly vegan). Lots of variety. Asian style dishes, a lot of ‘mock meats’. Nice! Recommended! SEE OUR REVIEW
 dekroontjes7  Texel (Netherlands)De Koog, De Kroontjes (329km from Bruges)
Vegetarian dish, which can be made vegan upon request. 18€. Curry risotto. Not bad, but not very exciting. And a pity they didn’t offer us an appetizer, nor dessert, despite requesting vegan many days in advance. SEE OUR REVIEW
 Texel (Netherlands) – De Cocksdorp, Opduin (329km from Bruges)
Hotel-restaurant, Indonesian ricetable every Saturday evening, which we asked to have a vegan version of when making the reservation. Nice. SEE OUR REVIEW
The dutch weed burger with fries, at Paal 9, Texel  Texel (Netherlands) – Den Hoorn, Paal 9 (329km from Bruges)
Beach pavillion, which has the famous Dutch weedburger! 12,50. We loved it! SEE OUR REVIEW
 tajmahal2  Texel (Netherlands) – De Cocksdorp, Taj Mahal (329km from Bruges)
Indian restaurant, vegan options – and no problem to veganise dishes. SEE OUR REVIEW
egg plant  The Hague (Netherlands), Hortus (198km from Bruges)
Newly opened in 2015. Nice spacious and bright place with also hotel in the building. Vegetarian – nearly all vegan. We loved it. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Ticheville (France), La Maison de Vert (429km from Bruges)
Vegetarian B&B in Normandy, with restaurant open in the evening. We stayed here a couple of days in 2017. Very nice garden, very peaceful, lots of cats.  Nice food. SEE OUR REVIEW.
gembersereh3 Tilburg (Netherlands), Gember & Sereh (166km from Bruges)
Indonesian restaurant, just around the corner from event venue 13, vegetarian dishes available which can be veganised, 15-17€. SEE OUR REVIEW
(WITH OTHER OPTIONS IN TILBURG LISTED IN THE BLOGPOST)
Dutch weedburger, Chiliburger and 'chicken pieces'  Utrecht (Netherlands), Bagels & Beans (240km from Bruges)
Part of a chain on several locations throughout the Netherlands. Fastfood brunch style. Vegan options. We liked it. SEE OUR REVIEW.
hummus, quinoa, fennel, red pesto & crackers  Utrecht (Netherlands), De Zakkendrager (240km from Bruges)
Classic restaurant. No problem making us a vegan menu. Appetizer was promising, main dish a bit disappointing. SEE OUR REVIEW
Valkenburg (Netherlands), Pistache
Bistro Bar, one vegan option, has vegan labelled wine. Found this place by accident. Mango avocado salad was nice! SEE REVIEW
 biobarvonantun9  Vienna (Austria), Bio Bar von Antun
Vegetarian restaurant, vegan options clearly indicated. Nice terrace in front. In historical city center, and yet a very quiet terrace. We had a nice light lunch. SEE OUR REVIEW.
UPDATE:
new ownership 2017. Now called Palato (non-vegetarian restaurant)
seitan roulade, 14,90€  Vienna (Austria), Hollerei
Vegetarian restaurant. Terrace in front of restaurant (not so comfortable though). We had a nice lunch. SEE OUR REVIEW
 iloveveggieburger12  Vienna (Austria), I Love veggie Burger
Vegan fast food Place. Nice terrace in front. We had a nice lunch. SEE OUR REVIEW.
vegan schnitzel, Landia  Vienna (Austria), Landia
Vegetarian restaurant, with vegan options. Serves traditional Austrain dishes like Wiener schnitzel and cordon blue, vegan style. A bit underwhelming. SEE OUR REVIEW
 tian22-tekst  Vienna (Austria), Tian
Vegetarian Michelin* restaurant. Expensive, but well worth it. We had a gastronomical 6 course menu. And no, that’s not an egg in the photo 😉 SEE OUR REVIEW
 xuscooking5  Vienna (Austria), Xu’s Vegetarian Cooking
Vegetarian Asian restaurant, lots of mock meats. Although I am no fan of labelling and especially shaping vegan foods as ‘fish’ or ‘chicken’, the food in itself was nice! Very friendly. SEE OUR REVIEW
   Zoetermeer (Netherlands), Selamat Datang
Indonesian restaurant in center of city.  No vegan options standardly available, but willing to adapt the vegeterian dishes (although some difficulty explaining what that means). We’ve been here twice. This is the review from our last visit: SEE REVIEW

Not serving vegan or no reply

Restaurants explicitly stating NOT to offer a vegan menu, or which didn’t reply to our inquiries (with distance from Bruges).
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, then ending up being served some salad and tomatoes.
It’s a pity though some restaurants don’t reply at all.

 

 

d’Afspanning Beernem (13km) bistro, mail 2013/11: no
Di Coylde Beernem (13km) restaurant, mail 2013/11: no
Den Duyvetoren Bellem (35km)  restaurant, no reply to our e-mails (2014/1)
Langue d’Oc Bissegem (54km) restaurant, mail 2013/11: no
Picardie Blankenberge, several vegetarian dishes on the menu (with quorn, not vegan). ‘We don’t have any dishes that fulfill your wishes’ (mail 2018/07
De Zuidkant Damme (6km), restaurant, mail 2013/11: no
Notarishuys Diksmuide (45km) restaurant, mail 2014/1: no
Paul’s Boutique  Ghent & Kortrijk, burgers and fastfood. Mailed several times (2014 & 2015) to ask whether they have a vegan offer (and whether the buns and sauces are vegan). No reply.
Asked on their FBpage, no reply. Asked again 2016, specifically about the bread and sauces: ‘we have vegan brugers, you can get more info at the counter’. Would have appreciated a more conclusive answer, especially since there are several reports from people on social media stating that the buns are not vegan (contain dairy).
Bartholomeus Knokke Heist (18km), restaurant, mail 2013: no
Frituur Groeninghe  Kortrijk (60km from Bruges), snackbar, fries and burgers, with a section ‘vegetarian and vegan’.  Mailed several times (2015) to ask which items are vegan (and whether the buns and sauces are vegan). No reply.
Asked via their FBpage, no reply.
2018 04: several comments on social media about misinformation (‘vegan’ items not being vegan).
 Funky Food  Kortrijk, saw this mentionned in a FB group. No replies to our e-mails though (2017/12)
 Kromme Elleboog  Leffinge (30 km from Bruges), vegetarian yes, vegan no (2016)
 Spaans Dak  Leuven, ‘we serve vegetarian, but not vegan’ (mail 2017/12)
 Bistro des Belges  Oostende (29 km from Bruges), no replies to our e-mails (2017/12).
 Bistro Mathilda Oostende (29km from Bruges), mail 2014/11: no. Pity, because they do have a vegetarian dish available, and options for vegans are scarce in Ostend
 Passe Vite  Oostende (29km from Bruges), mail 2016/05: ‘we are not a vegan restaurant‘. Pity, because they are specialised in Mediterrean dishes (which should be easy to veganise, no?)
 Pico Bello  Oostende (29km from Bruges), no reply to our mails (Spring 2017)
 ‘t Botteltje  Oostende (29km from Bruges), Beer bistro. Mail 2017/01: ‘we have several vegetarian dishes, for real vegan we refer to Belle de Jour‘.
 ‘t Groote Huys  Oostende (29km from Bruges), No: mail 2016/05.
 Eethuis Transvaal  Ruddervoorde (near Bruges). Vegetarian on reservation, not vegan. There are other specialised establishments for that (mail 2018/04)
 De Mess  Sijsele (7km from Bruges), No: mail 2018/03 ‘We work with a ‘mess is more menu’ in which it is impossible to avoid all animal products. Half of it is vegetarian though‘.
Barenzo Westende, No: ‘we don’t serve vegan dishes, we are a grill restaurant‘ (mail 2018/07)

CLOSED or no longer serving vegan

 

 vegetarischetraiteur5  Amsterdam (Netherlands), De Vegetarische Traiteur (246 km from Bruges).
Snacks (burgers, pita, but also salads). Lots of vegan options. Take away or seated. Cheap. We liked it! SEE OUR REVIEW
UPDATE: CLOSED
 Lombardia Antwerp, Lombardia (91km from Bruges)
Snackbar, sandwiches, burgers, couple of vegan options a la carte. They call themselves a vegetarian restaurant but also serve meat and fish. Main dishes 12-18€ This is a popular, trendy place, ‘vintage’ look. Not really our style though, too crowded, overpriced, uncomfortable seating and often unfriendly: Snap!  SEE OUR REVIEW
UPDATE: CLOSED 2018
Avalon Gent, Avalon (51km from Bruges)
Everything is vegan (except for milk with coffee). Organic. Only open for lunch. Gastro dinners every first weekend of the month. Plat du jour and other dishes, 15-16€. Nice terrace in the back. Been here dozens of times over the years. Recommended.
UPDATE Summer 2017: CLOSED
 baritaliano3  Gent / Ghent, Bar Italiano (51km from Bruges)
CLOSED 2018 – Italian place with some vegan options or vegetarian items which can be veganised. Vegan icecream! Very friendly and happy to check for ingredients. OUR REVIEW
 zukini6  Gent, Zukini (51km from Bruges)
Saladbar in Overpoortstraat. Several vegan options. Vegan pastry. Nice. cheap. SEE OUR REVIEW.
UPDATE Winter 2017: CLOSED
 LoveandFood14  Hasselt, Love and Food (171km from Bruges).
Menu has (next to dishes with fish) vegan options standardly available. New place, opened June 2016, SEE OUR REVIEW.
UPDATE: CLOSED September 2016
BistroFino Ieper/Ypres, Bistro Fino (73km from Bruges) Been here once (2012). Vegetarian dishes on the menu, when we made the reservation, we asked whether vegan was possible, and that was ok. Bistro style, main dishes 15-20€. Closed.
Fortify Café, Maidstone, UK  Maidstone (United Kingdom), Fortify Café 
Vegan café. We had a nice lunch here on our route to Brighton. SEE OUR REVIEW.
Update: CLOSED
aquadelmar Oostende/Ostend, Agua del Mar (29km from Bruges) In Casino Kursaal, with sea view. Same chef as restaurant Ostend Queen (which since 2017 only takes group reservations). Vegan options standardly available. Was OK. SEE OUR REVIEW
CLOSED end 2017
bistro-plato Oostend/Ostend, Bistro Plat’O (29 km from Bruges) City center Ostend, next to main shopping street (Christinastraat). One vegan dish standardly available. Telephoned to make a reservation, asked if we could also get a vegan starter or soup, and got a very chilly and annoyed ‘no I won’t make something special for you‘ response. Fair enough, but it immediately tempered my desire to visit, so in no hurry to go check it out. Maybe if you do, let us know how it went?
Closed 2018. Bistro Albrecht is now on this location
Oostende/Ostend, De Graankorrel (29km from Bruges)
Vegan, macrobiotic restaurant, city center, only open for lunch during weekdays, plat du jour in small (12,20€) or large size (13,20€). With nice vegan dessert! SEE OUR REVIEW and REVIEW(2)
SUMMER 2016
: Temporarily CLOSED, moving to another location
UPDATE 2017: reopened as Organic Vision, at, Mijnplein 10, Ostend (no longer vegan restaurant though)
marhaba Oostende/Ostend, Marhaba (29km from Bruges)
Middle Eastern – Mediterreanan style, in the east side of the city center (Visserskwartier). ‘tajine with olives vegetables, tajine with vegetables and grapes, or plumps, almonds and vegetables‘ (mail 2016/10). CLOSED 2018
De lunchbar Oostende/Ostend, De Lunchbar (29 km from Bruges)
Lunch and take away bar, with focus on vegetabes! Are happy to veganise their offer on request (mail 2016/05).
UPDATE: CLOSED FALL 2016
ostendqueen Oostende/Ostend, Ostend Queen (29km from Bruges)
Gastronomical restaurant. In the Kursaal, on the top floor, overviewing the sea and the beach promenade. Vegan menu standardly available, according to this FB post!
UPDATE Feb 2017: From now on, Ostend Queen only accepts reservations for groups of min 25. On the same location (in Kursaal) is restaurant Agua del Mar (see above), same chef, with vegan options. CLOSED end 2017
Tumis Tahu Taoge, 12,60€ Tielt, Lemon Grass (35km from Bruges)
Indonesian restaurant, with several vegetable dishes on the menu. SEE OUR REVIEW
UPDATE 2017: CLOSED
DePostelein Waregem, De Postelein (75km from Bruges)
Organic restaurant. Vegan dishes standard available, and if you ask in advance, the plat du jour can be veganised. Never got here yet, bc it always seems to be closed when we want to go! Main dishes 18-20€.
UPDATE: CLOSED FALL 2016

6 Comments

  1. About 15 years ago, I remember visiting a vegetarian restaurant in Gent called Panda. Does it still exist? I also remember visiting Lombardia in Antwerp. Having ordered a vegan meal, I wasn’t aware that some of the burger mixes were of ‘organic’ meat until one of the staff told me. Oh and does the Den Teepot vegetarian cafe/shop in Brussels still exist?

    1. Yes, De Panda still exist! I should add it to the list, thanks. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been there, must go check it out again one of these days.
      I can totally understand your comment about Lombardia 😉
      Don’t really know about the Theepot. I’m not so familiar with Brussels. I think it’s still there, but will check it out!

  2. As you have listed Amsterdam I’m surprised that you have omitted De Waaghals on Frans Halsstraat. Coincidentally there is (or was the last time I was there) a wholefood shop next door called De Aanzet. It may be the only wholefood shop in Amsterdam that *doesn’t* sell meat. I have to say that from a vegan perspective Rotterdam, Den Haag, Haarlem and Leiden are / were all disappointing; as was Alkmaar though I had no expectations of finding a vegetarian restaurant there. It’s good to know that there is one in Maastricht, there wasn’t when I visited back in 1999.

    1. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but based on personal experiences. But now that you mentioned Waaghals, it reminded me to add a few more restaurants in Amsterdam that we have visited but weren’t in the list yet!
      About the Loving Hut in Maastricht: it’s indeed only open since a couple of years!

  3. Thank. You so much for this list. I am planning a trip to this area with my family this summer and am trying to sort out an itinerary. We are a vegetarian family and I often base our travels on where we will be able to find options. I want to go to Bruges but am afraid! Do you have any sense of which cities it will be easier to get by in: Amsterdam. Bruges, Antwerp, Luxembourg, Cologne, Brussels. Thank you!

    1. Hi Jenly, glad you found our blog.
      I have no idea about Luxembourg.
      I’ve heard and read that Germany/Cologne is ok for vegans, but it’s been ages sinces we’ve been there.
      Amsterdam also has a great deal of vegetarian and vegan friendly places.
      In Belgium: Brussels is the least veg friendly. Options are scarce, but Antwerp and Bruges (of course 😉 are ok.
      You might consider visiting Ghent or Leuven (Louvain), both Uni-cities with a lot of veg options.
      Enjoy!

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