A visit to foodtruck festival Barrio Cantina, Bruges

Barrio Cantina is a Foodtruck festival, taking place in several Belgian cities throughout Spring. After weekends in Ostend, Ghent and Antwerp, Bruges is the final stop. We had never visited Barrio Cantina before (it’s been organised every year since a couple of years), and it is not a vegan festival. But we wanted to discover…

Interview with Trudi

A couple of months ago, Ned from The Way of the Squirrel Books posted a call to other bloggers to do an interview. I had seen such calls for interviews before on other blogs, but had never actually done one of them. I was contemplating on editing the ‘about’ section on my blog anyway, but…

#110 Wok with vegs and seitan at De Twijfelaar, Bruges

restaurant review #110 – De Twijfelaar is a bistro in the city center of Bruges, near the Dyver. It is a family run bistro: the lady of the house serves the restaurant and her partner operates the kitchen. De Twijfelaar literally means ‘a person who is always in doubt’. It can also refer to a type…

#109 Small lunch at Nomad, Bruges

restaurant review #109 – Nomad is a new place in the city center of Bruges. It is located at ‘t Zand, near the Noordzandstraat (hence, on the north side of the square). NOMAD stands for No Ordinary Meals And Drinks, and the vegetables they use come from their organic farm just outside of Bruges. I had inquired…

#102 Light lunch at the new Le Pain Quotidien, Bruges

Restaurant review #102 – A couple of weeks ago, we visited the new restaurant of Le Pain Quotidien in Bruges, which opened in 2016. Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ) is a world wide chain of organic bistros, founded by Belgian Alain Coumont. We already wrote some reviews of our visits to several LPQ restaurants (the first LPQ in Bruges,…

GIVEAWAY! 3 year blog anniversary and 100 resto reviews

Three years ago, at the end of 2013 between Christmas and New Year, I started The Bruges Vegan Blog. I had already been blogging in Dutch on Graswortels (previously called Veggieleven), but decided to start an English blog to share restaurant reviews and other things vegan related with people from around the world. 3 YEAR BLOG OVERVIEW…

#98 Casual vegan dinner at De Republiek, Bruges

Restaurant review #98 – De Republiek is a brasserie in the city center of Bruges, close to the market square (north west of market). It’s a spacious place, with a larger terrace on an inner court yard. Inside, the tables for dining are on an elevated level. De Republiek is also a cultural hub with…

#92 – All vegan evening at traditional restaurant Guillaume, Bruges

Restaurant review #92 – Guillaume is a traditional restaurant in the city center of Bruges. It is just a 5 minute walk from ‘t Zand. I had contacted Guillaume several times over the years to ask whether we could dine there (vegan menu), but always received a negative (albeit very polite and friendly) response. So I was…

#82 – Nice light lunch at new bistro Grün, Bruges ***

Restaurant review #82 – Grün is a new bistro in the city center of Bruges, not far from ‘t Zand and ‘t Zilverpand. On their facebookpage, Grün describes itself as a “healthy food restaurant“, “Take out Deli” and a “green hang out spot“. I had read on social media that they have vegan options, and…

#80 – Disappointing lunch at Tom’s Diner, Bruges **

Restaurant review #80 – A couple of weeks ago, we visited restaurant Tom’s Diner in Bruges. It is located in one of the small alleys on the north side of town, just above the Augustijnenrei. There are no vegan options standardly available. Long time ago I had mailed them to request if vegan was possible,…

A look inside organic supermarket Bioplanet, Bruges

Shop review #23 – Bioplanet is a chain of organic supermarkets in Belgium. There is also a Bioplanet in Bruges, and it is located at the edge of the city,  on the northside. There is easy parking in front of the shop. The Bioplanet is not as large as the regular (non-organic) supermarkets, but definitely larger than…

#78 Light salad lunch at Sanseveria Bagelsalon, Bruges ***

Restaurant review #78 – Sanseveria Bagelsalon is a cosy little place in the city center of Bruges. It’s just a 5 minute walk from the Burg and City hall, and near the famous Rozenhoedkaai, where many tourists align to take that famous snapshot of Bruges’ canals and the Belfry. I visited Sanseveria Bagelsalon with a…