All posts tagged: take-away

#166 Very nice lunch at Hashtag Food, Bruges (4)

restaurant review #166 –ย ย Hashtag Food is a restaurant at the edge of Bruges. It is not a vegan restaurant, but they have several vegan options standardly available.ย  Hashtag Food used to be in the city center, but in the Fall of 2017, the restaurant moved to a quieter area at the edge of the city, near the Scheepsdalebrug. We have visited Hashtag Food on several occasions throughout the years. Previous reviews of Hashtag Food are here. But this was our first visit to the new location at the Scheepsdalebrug. This review is from a visit at the beginning of this year. The new location is a nicely renovated place, with earth and wood like colours dominating the atmosphere. The old vinyl records as placemats have remained. I love the idea, but as a music lover, also have some heartache using vinyl this way! The menu options have changed somewhat. The only vegan appetizer is a tapas selection. Options to make combinations (eg potatoe wedges on the side) are gone, as it became too difficult to …

#118 Take away from Qosy Green, Ghent

Restaurant Review #118 – Qosy Green is a Vegan Thai take away and catering bussiness at the edge of Ghent. So strictly speaking, this is not really a restaurant review, as we didn’t have our meal onsite. Qosy Green does not have a shop with a counter, where you can choose from a menu, so it is advised to telephone ahead and place your order for take away. A couple of weeks ago, we had friends coming over for lunch. As we both have had a lot on our minds the last couple of months, our friends suggested to bring take away from Qosy Green for lunch. A great idea! This is what we had: springrolls with sweet sour sauce, curry with tofu and rice on the side and an impressive looking marble cake with whip. The only thing we had to do was cook rice, and heat the dishes (the spring rolls in the oven, the curry on the stove). So we had a relaxed lunch! Really great value for money (55โ‚ฌ for 4 …

#103 Indonesian take-away from Toko Bunga Mas, Leiden (NL)

Restaurant review #103 – Bunga Mas is an Indonesian restaurant in the center of Leiden (the Netherlands). It also offers take away, and that is what we did, when visiting our friends living nearby a couple of weeks ago (so technically speaking, this isn’t really a restaurant review, but anyway, you get an idea of the place nonetheless ๐Ÿ˜‰ We love Indonesian food, but unfortunately, there are hardly any Indonesian restaurantsย in Belgium. There are plenty in the Netherlands though (given the colonial history/connection), and whenever we are there, we try to go visit one! We arrived at Bunga Mas just as the shop/restaurant opened, at 1PM. It is a small place, with just a handful of tables. They do seem to be more oriented towardsย take away. Bunga Mas is not a vegan place (also serves animal based dishes), but they do have a large selection of vegetarian dishes. The lady at the counter was very friendly, and could immediately tell us which vegetarian dishes were also suitable for vegans (most of them). We bought a …

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

Restaurant review #82 – Grรผn is a new bistro in the city center of Bruges, not far from ‘t Zand and ‘t Zilverpand. On their facebookpage, Grรผn 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 phoned beforehand to inquire and make a reservation, and yes, they confirmed they have vegan options. Note: see update below We were there for lunch on a weekday and the place soon filled up. There’s also a nice terrace in the back, and some tables in front of the bistro. It’s a spacious, bright place, soberly decorated, not so comfy chairs though. There did not seem to be a lot of vegan dishes available on the menu card, butย some dishes could easily be adapted to make them vegan (with either falafel or bakedย tofu). We had the Lebaneseย salad (avocadohummus, roasted cauliflower, carrots and instead of haloumi, we choose falafel, 14โ‚ฌ) and the plat du jour, which was pearl couscous with salad …

#7 Restaurant Komkommertijd, Gent ****

restaurant review #7 – Restaurant Komkommertijdย in Ghentย is probably the best know vegan restaurant in Belgium (there are in fact only 3 vegan restos in Belgium).ย Komkommertijdย literally translates as ‘cucumber time‘, a period where there is not much news to report and not much happening. The word possibly originates in 17th century England, referring to the period when there was hardly any business for tailors, because when theย cucumbers were in season the gentry left town for the countryside and business was slow for them. Business is definitely not slow at Komkommertijd in Ghent. It is highly recommended to make a reservation, because every time we’ve been there, the place is packed. The restaurant has an all you can eat vegan buffet, with soup, warm and cold dishes and also a dessert (most often a piece of cake). At lunchtime, you pay 13,50โ‚ฌ for the buffet, in the evening and during the weekend it’s 16โ‚ฌ. You can go and fill your plate as many times as you want, so this is definitely the place to go if you …