All posts tagged: cathedral

#81 – Light lunch at new veggie resto Funky Jungle, Mechelen ***

Restaurant review #81 – Funky Jungle is a new vegetarian restaurant (bistro style) in the center of Mechelen (in between Antwerp and Brussels). It is located at the foot of St Rumbold’s cathedral. I¬†visited Funky Jungle¬†a couple of weeks ago for lunch with a friend. On the other side of the road, there’s a¬†nice terrace (with robust¬†chairs with armrests, hurray!) at the foot of the St Rumboldtower . The¬†vegan options are clearly marked on menu, although there was some uncertainty about the burger buns being vegan or not (so we didn’t choose that). We shared a bowl of beet hummus as a starter (4,50‚ā¨), it came with crackers and sourdough bread. The waitress wasn’t sure about the crackers being vegan, so we didn’t eat those (afterwards she did show us the ingredient list of the crackers, and they are vegan!). For drinks we had virgin mojitos (4,50‚ā¨). The beet hummus was really nice (my photo failed miserably, I was trying to get the restaurant in the background in the photo,¬†and as such lost focus on …

#75 – A piece of cake (or three!) at Greenway, Antwerp ***

Restaurant review #75 – Greenway is a Belgian vegetarian brand (restaurants and products) and was founded by Paul Florizoone in the mid nineties. The first Greenway restaurant¬†opened in Ghent in¬†1996 and I vividly remember it opening at that time (I worked nearby and was thrilled!). Meanwhile there are three Greenway restaurants in Belgium (Ghent, Louvain and Antwerp) and a take-away at the railway¬†station of Brussels-Midi. It’s been a while since I’ve been in the one in Ghent, but I have visited the¬†Greenway in Louvain again recently for lunch (blog is coming up soon). On my visit to¬†Antwerp a couple of weeks ago (where¬†my friend and I also went on board¬†one of Sea¬†Shepherd’s ships that was docked in the harbor for a couple of days, see the¬†blog here), we visited Greenway in Antwerp for some cakes. The Greenway is at de Groenplaats, which is in the city center, close to the cathedral and the city hall. There were three vegan cakes on offer, all made by¬†Julie from Flockfoods, a new company making vegan pies, muffins and …

#15 Restaurant Rosenobel, Antwerp ***

Restaurant review #15 – Rosenobel just opened a couple of months ago. It was announced in several media as being a vegetarian restaurant, although they also serve non-veg items. On their website they state to have a ‘vegetarian inspired kitchen’. We had already emailed to ask whether they also have vegan items standardly available and got an affirmative reply. Great! The restaurant is located at the foot of the cathedral in Antwerp, and although we knew this, we walked by several times in search for this restaurant. There is no sign on the front wall with the name of the restaurant, and given the lounge seatings behind the front windows it’s not really apparent this is a restaurant. To be clear and prevent you from wandering in the cold like we did: if you are facing¬†the front entrance of the cathedral, restaurant Rosenobel is located on your left. We were there for lunch on a Saturday and the restaurant was remarkably¬†quiet (just one other table besides us). Vegan items are not indicated on the menu …