All posts tagged: vegan Brussels

#230 Two vegan pizzas at Otomat, Brussels

restaurant review #230 – Otomat is part of a chain of restaurants in Belgium. We had already visited the Otomat in Bruges a couple of weeks before and liked it (see review here). We went to a concert at the Ancienne Belgique a couple of weeks ago, and decided to have pizza at Otomat before going to the show. It is located at the Oude Graanmarkt, not far from De Beurs / La Bourse. There are two vegan pizzas standardly available: the dirty vegan (a new pizza) and Las Vega.

#217 Ethiopian lunch at Kokob, Brussels

restaurant review #217- Kokob is an Ethiopian restaurant in the city center of Brussels. I have seen it mentioned on social media several times over the years, as a place where vegans are welcome. We were here for lunch on a Sunday, and were greeted warmly. Kokob has a very cosy interior. I loved the artwork on the wall, which was from ARI Graphic art. Chairs were rather uncomfortable though. There are several vegetarian dishes mentioned seperatedly on the menu. We specified that we wanted vegan (no dairy, no eggs, etc) and that was said to be no problem. The waiter sounded very reassuring. The waiter suggested a mixed platter, with a selection of 6 dishes, at 26€ per person, and this is what we had. We were served a small appetizer with lentils as an amuse gueule. To me, this tasted a bit monotone. Soon afterwards, our main dish was about to be served. As the waiter wanted to put the large plate on our table, he noticed it was not all vegan (with …

A vegan waffle place in Brussels: Veganwaf’

Shop review #56 – This new vegan waffle place just opened a couple of days ago. VeganWaf’ is not a tea room or restaurant where one can sit down, but a walk in food stall in the Galerie Agora, near the Central Market. On ground level, about 20 meter from the entrance. We were there on the first day it opened. VeganWaf’ only offers one type of waffle, which resembles the Liegeois type of waffle (sugary waffle). Waffles are gluten free and vegan and cost 3,50€ On the opening day, they only offerend banana or chocolate sauce as a topping, but I’ve seen that meanwhile they have added some more options. We loved the waffles! Great to have this new addition in the city center of Brussels. VeganWaf’, location GalerieAgora 48 1000 Brussels no website facebookpage:  https://www.facebook.com/Veganwaf-470671810006715/ View this post on Instagram A vegan waffle place in Brussels! Opened today 😊👍👍and we already tasted them 😋 #veganwaf in Galerie Agora. 🌿🍁🌿🍁🌿🍁🌿🍁🌿🍁🌿🍁 #veganwaffle #vegangaufres #vegan #veganbrussels #brussels #galerieagora #waffle #wafel @veganwaf A post shared by trudi_brugesvegan (@trudi_brugesvegan) on …

First Vegan Street festival in Brussels!

Saturday was the first edition of Vegan Street Festival in Brussels. It was organised by Veganizer BXL, and supported by the city of Brussels and Beyond Carnism. A vegan festival in the heart of Brussels, with lots of foodstalls, live music, and from 2 to 8 PM there were also talks scheduled in a nearby café. Great! The festival took place at the Marché aux poissons (the fish Market). Oh the irony, to have a vegan market here 🙂 We made sure to be there early, as we know from experience with other vegan events, that it usually gets really crowded in the afternoon, and foodstalls usually sell out after a couple of hours (which reading by the comments afterwards, was the case here too). As we were there early noon, we did not get to attend any of the talks (some talks in the morning would have been nice too). We strolled around, saw a lot of familiar faces and businesses, and chatted with friends. But also got to discover some businesses that were new …

#178 Great vegan burgers at H&K’s, Brussels

restaurant review #178 – H&K’s is burger bar in the city center of Brussels. It opened in June 2017. It is about a 7-8 minute walk from La Bourse. We were here a couple of weeks ago, after we had been to a concert at the Ancienne Belgique the night before (and stayed overnight in Brussels). It is not a vegan restaurant, but there are several vegan options, clearly labelled. The waiter asked whether we had been there before (no, it was our first visit) and then came to explain how it works. He placed a selection of vegan buns on our table that we had to choose from, and further explained that we should choose our vegan burger, the sauce for the burger, garnish, vegan cheese, and sauce on the side. The vegan burger (everything included) is 15,90€. This was our lunch: The defender juice (apple, carrot, ginger) and Virgin Mohjito (note: no alchol served at H&K’s) Potiron, foccacia, fume cheese, piment veganise, rode ui, gemarineerde paprikas, and tomatoes and steakhouse fries, piment mayonaise L’oriental …

#168 Vegan options at The Sister, Brussels

restaurant review #168 – The Sister is a small cafe in the heart of Brussels, in an alley leading to the Grand Place (the central market place, where the city hall is). The alley is called the ‘Vlees & Broodstraat’ by the way (the meat and bread street). The Sister has a nice selection of vegan options, clearly indicated on the menu. The café also offers a wide variety of Belgian beers. Here is a part of the menu, with vegan options clearly indicated: We were here for an early dinner, before going to a music show at the nearby Ancienne Belgique. This is what we had: sesame lentil falafel, comes with soup (12€) sweet wrap (6€) We had very mixed feelings about the food. The sweet wrap was very cheap (6€), but this was not the ‘hearty’ sweet wrap that I had in mind when ordering. It came on a sort of cabbage or lettuce leaf, and was hardly ‘wrapped’ at all, but held together with a string. A strange combination with the sweet peanut …

Our visit to Veggieworld 2017, Brussels

Veggieworld is an international vegan fair, that has been organised since 2011, in 8 different European countries. In October 2017, it was organised in Brussels for the first time. Veggieworld was located in Tour and Taxis. Nicely renovated old industrial buildings on the north side of Brussels. Parking just next door (a bit expensive, 7 euro, whether one was there for half an hour of half a day didn’t matter), good facilities (accessible toilets). Bright place, with high ceilings. It was unclear to us at first – going by the name – whether this was a vegan or vegetarian fair (it is vegan). We feel “Veganworld” would be a much more appropriate, clearer and better name. Veggie usually refers to vegetarianism, not veganism, so that is confusing. And using the word veggie instead of vegan makes ‘vegan’ less known and even sound more extreme (see our post: just say the word: vegan!). Admission was 8euro pp (10 euro on the day itself), which we felt was a reasonable price. Of course a free festival like …