All posts tagged: pub

#175 Pasta lunch at Petit Paris, Kortrijk

restaurant review #175 – Petit Paris is a restaurant in the city center of Kortrijk / Courtrai, near the central market place. We were in Kortrijk a couple of weeks ago, when we visited waste free shop Zonder Meer, to try some of the vegan cheeses that were available to taste that day. Restaurant Petit Paris is just across the street from Zonder Meer, and Johan from Zonder Meer said that they are always willing to prepare something vegan. So we went to try it! View this post on Instagram Vegan cheese tasting today at waste free shop Zonder Meer! Yummie! @serotonina_cheeze @zondermeerkortrijk @recollets_antwerpen πŸ§€β˜˜πŸ§€β˜˜πŸ§€β˜˜πŸ§€β˜˜πŸ§€ #vegancheese #vegansofbelgium #vegan #veganfoodshare #vegansofbelgium #vegantasting #kortrijk #visitkortrijk #courtrai #vegankortrijk #wastefreeshop #verpakkingsarm #zondermeer #veganbelgium A post shared by trudi_brugesvegan (@trudi_brugesvegan) on Mar 24, 2018 at 4:25am PDT We were early for lunch and were one of the first custommers. Good thing, because by about half past 12, the place was packed and several visitors had to be turned away. Petit Paris is not really a ‘restaurant’ for elaborate wining and …

#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 rooms for art exhibitions, socio-cultural events and a movie theater. De Republiek has changed owners and I enquired again whether it was possible to get a vegan meal (before I never got a reply). The new owner replied promptly and said there are no vegan dishes standardly available, but there are possiblities to easlily adapt the dishes (preferably ask it in advance when making the reservation). So I telephoned to make a reservation for dinner, and also asked whether we could get a vegan starter or soup, which was said to be no problem. The food was very nice. As a starter we were served a dish with a red beet burger. We had a sneeky suspicion it was the …

The Bruges Catering Guide. What about vegans?

We discovered this handy pocket size guide on our last restaurant visit in Bruges. The Bruges catering guide /Horecagids Brugge (online version) lists dozens of restaurants and pubs in Bruges, which a short description of each establisment. Handy in size, sure, but hardly any information relevant for vegans. There’s only one restaurant that explictly mentions vegan dishes in its description, and that’s restaurant RΓ©liva (see our review here). Having the word ‘vegan’ mentioned in a restaurant guide for Bruges is in itself already progress compared to a couple of years ago, but still leaves vegans pretty much in the dark as to where they can get a decent meal. There are other restaurants listed in this guide which also cater for vegans (and we know because we’ve checked them, see our list of restaurants in Bruges where vegans are welcome), but it’s not clear from their description in the Bruges catering guide. So vegans are pretty much left in the dark. That’s also one of the reasons why we started this blog of course.Β However, the …