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Impressions from Vegan Summerfest 2016, Ghent

A couple of weeks ago, Belgian organisation BE Vegan organised the second edition of Vegan Summerfest. We went to the first edition in 2015 (see our post here) and surely did not want to miss it! This year, the festival was in the Artcube in Ghent, where BE Vegan had also hosted a talk by Jo-An McArthur last Winter (see blogpost here). A more spacious venue than last year, with more room inside and outside. We went early to avoid the big crowd as much as possible and to secure a parking spot nearby (by the time we left early afternoon, people were already parked several blocks away from the venue). The foodtrucks were outside and inside were two halls with stalls of organisations like Bite Back, Animal Rights, and also several shops selling shoes, books, food and cosmetics. With benches to sit down and relax a while. During the afternoon, there were some talks in yet another hall. Would have loved to hear Ruby Roth‘s ‘Vegan is Love‘ talk (via Skype), but that was scheduled for the late …

Vegan chocolates from Confiserie Jonas

We bought this selection of vegan chocolates on our last visit to restaurant Vegaverso in Leuven. They are made by Confiserie Jonas, a vegan chocolatier from Oudenaarde (we also bought his vegan ‘neuzekes or cuberdons, you can see those here). The leafy ones are with coconut caramel, the little bears with hazelnut praliné and the heart shaped ones with cuberdon syrup (a red raspberry candy). I especially liked the praliné ones, and the coconut caramel. The combination of cuberdon and chocolate wasn’t really my thing, although the other half of the bruges vegan happily ate all of those 🙂   Vegan chocolates from Confiserie Jonas 4 chocolates at 2,50€ bought at Vegaverso Leuven, March 2015

#34 Our lunch at vegan restaurant Vegaverso (2), Leuven *****

Restaurant review #34 – This was our second visit to vegan restaurant Vegaverso in Leuven, which opened only a couple of months ago. We already blogged about Vegaverso here, and in that blog you can also see photos from Vegaverso’s interior. Vegaverso is the second all vegan restaurant in town (the other one is the Loving Hut), and just around the corner from vegan shop SHAVT. We were there for a quick lunch. We had these juices from isis, bitter lemon and apple sparkle, 2,50€ each. — UPDATE – see below — As we had both eaten sandwiches on our previous visit to Vegaverso, we wanted to try the burgers. We had a de luxe burger soft (8€) and a smokey burger (8,90€) with a bowl of salad on the side (don’t remember the price of that). The ‘bacon’ in the smokey burger tasted creepingly real! Or as real as we both could remember what bacon actually tastes like (being nearly 20 years ago that we both had eaten any). The burgers are huge (for the record, you can also …

Vegan cuberdons or ‘neuzekes’

I had been quite a while since I last ate cuberdons. They are a typical Belgian candy, cone shaped, and called ‘neuzeke’ (a little nose). The artisanal ones are supposed to be vegan, but they are often also made using gelatine and non-vegan colouring. Confisserie Jonas, a vegan chocolatier from Oudenaarde makes vegan cuberdons! I was very happy to read they would be become available at resto Vegaverso in Leuven, as we had a trip to Leuven planned. Luckily, the cuberdons had just arrived the day we were in Vegaverso! vegan cuberdons 1 bag with 10 cuberdons, 5€ bought at Vegaverso Leuven, March 2015